Ladies & Gentlemen – we have a winner!

A few days ago Danny challenged the Photoshop geniuses on Twitter to a simple competition – all they had to do was to use their skills to combine two pictures onto a picture of Death In Paradise stuntman Nrinder (wearing one of our cool Bucky T-shirts) and then send their work back to Danny for judging.

The competition was fierce and talented giving Danny a hard time picking the best picture however he finally chose a winner: Garry Vaux of Surrey. Congratulations! For his fantastic efforts Garry has now joined the honoured ranks of being an investor on the Bucky film and has winning picture shown below.

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Would there at least be a jar of coffee?

A moment that will always stick in my head from the Bucky shoot was on the very first morning. It had been a fairly frantic process putting all the crew and equipment together and although I knew all that was sorted, I hadn’t had a chance to get a sense of how the rest of the production would work. How would the cast be transported? Would there at least be a jar of coffee?

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A thought did cross my mind…

DOP Ed Moore and myself were discussing safety, operating and related aesthetics of shooting out the back of Danny’s Jeep.  The first shots of the day were already ‘in the can’ and so the team swiftly moved onto the next sequence of tracking along with Bucky’s bike.  You think sitting on the back of a Jeep with a camera is simple, but try it with the weighty Steadicam on and it’s a whole different game.
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‘The Modfather’

This embarrassing moment has to go down as one of the memorable moments during the ‘BUCKY’ shoot. We were doing some travelling shots of a kid riding his tricycle through the streets. We had a Steadycam operator, James Elias, who was hanging out of the back of a jeep trying very hard not to fall out.

I was driving, Ed Moore the DOP was in the passenger seat. In the back we had Ed Lancaster, our Key Grip along with a couple of crew, plus a load of gear. It was uncomfortable. Steve Keys was driving behind with his daughter who was on ‘Unit Photographer’ duty. We were under the flyover near Portobello in Notting Hill when I pulled over to have a chat with, ‘The Modfather’, Paul Weller Continue reading