Work for others

Promotional video for Selly Oak Response

June 2020 - in production

Selly Oak Response is a group formed by current students at the University of Birmingham at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. They set up a foodbank and community response network serving people in need helped by a diverse group of local volunteers. I am creating a short-film documenting the work they are doing.

Promotional video for Solidarity Kitchen at the Warehouse Cafe

June/July 2020

The Warehouse Cafe, a workers cooperative, had to close owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. During this period they set up the Solidarity Kitchen, a meal donation service helped by over 300 volunteers that has given out thousands of meals free-of-charge. In collaboration with Aaron French, we created a short-film documenting the work they are doing. For Aaron's edit, please visit https://vimeo.com/434387222

Workshop videography for the College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham.

17th January 2020

Dissertation Dislexia Workshop to demonstrate techniques for dislexic students to write better essays. Coordinated by Professor Nicholas Adams who required 2 video outcomes: a training film for others to hold similar workshops and a promotional film.

Filmed and edited by Ben and Ziqiao Xi

Event Videography for CVAN (Contemporary Visual Arts Network) South East

20th November 2019

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

https://cvansoutheast.com/news/dialogues-towards-change-rights-and-representation-in-the-visual-arts/

Chosen to video 'Dialogues - Towards Change: Rights and Representation in the Visual Arts'. One of three public events championing positive change in the visual arts ecology by showcasing best practice and informing the development of a new phase in the network's activity. Made possible with financial support from Arts Council England.

Event featured presentations, facilitated breakout sessions, panel debate and open discussion.

Filmed by Ben, edited by Nadia Perrotta https://nadiaperrotta.jimdofree.com

Skydrive - 'The Way You Just Knew'

2015

05:28 minute video

Music video filmed in various locations across north-western Scotland, developed and edited in dialogue with the band.

Artists in the studio preparing for their Degree Show

2015

06:03 minute 2-channel video

With time of the essense in the hectic run-up to the culmination of their degrees, the film is a sped-up tour of one of the busy group studios. Filmed with a focus on the artist, their works in progress and the make-up of their studio surroundings, the film also displays a roving group crit/meeting.