I am a licenced SUAS (drone) operator with permission (PFCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority. ETM offers drone operator hire, with kit, for aerial filming and photography. Naturally this comes fully insured, with public liability insurance.
All corresponding paperwork and safety checks are ensured. This includes: pre-flight safety checks, site surveys and risk assessments. As well as contacting the relevant authorities and obtaining owner permissions before flying. Safety is paramount in this game and I'll only fly when we're legal and safe.
The potential with aerial filming is enormous and the imagery achieved adds a level of sophistication and elegance to your production that previously took much larger budgets. Have a look around at some of my previous work. I'd be glad to provide aerial filming services for your next production.
BMF (Be Military Fit) is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy. I went down to their class at Inverleith Park with the aim of making a promotional film to show off what they can do for you.
I'm really passionate about 2D motion graphics. Here's the first of my 'opposites' projects
I was hired recently as an camera & drone operator for the Etape Loch Ness 2019 cycle event. A fantastic gig, very early morning rise and filming with the aid of some sweet motorbikes.
Free was born out of the idea of getting a bit older, feeling the strains of modern life, however still having the drive and the passion to get out and use skateboarding as a form of escape, pleasure and tranquility.
I was ecstatic when Jazz Scotland asked me to make some promo films for them and some of their highlighted artists. It meant combining three things I love, namely, jazz, the highlands (well, Scottish islands in this case) and whisky into one trip whilst filming some incredibly talented musicians.
Finally got around to making up a motion graphics showreel! And here it is. It showcases just some of the work I've been doing over the last couple of years. Motion graphics / animation is an area in which I'm developing a wider skill-set, and more clients. Have a look and if you'd like some motion graphics / 2d animation for your project then I'm always open to new projects and ideas.
In 1935 radar was invented by the physicist Sir Robert Watson-Watt & co. Here's one take on a GUI for it.
REBRAND! The time had come to get around to rebranding and here it is! Play North is the new name for all my freelance activities: filming, aerials, editing & motion graphics.
Not far from Edinburgh, Siccar Point is a rocky promontory that has become a place of pilgrimage for geologists from across the globe.