Showreeel: 60 Shots in 60 Seconds
Keble College: Welcome To Your Library
David Youngs: Boulder Burnt
AVEVA: Corporate Video
Hawstead: A Special Place to Live
ECIS Rome 2016
Cambridge on the 5D Mk11
Contamac: Corporate Video
GÉANT: The DECIDE Project
GÉANT2 Project Launch Video
Chlamydia: Treating the Condition and the Risk
Douglas Adams on artificial life
Perkins Engines Ltd: Corporate Video
Watching What's Yours
BP: Stay Safe
Showreeel: 60 Shots in 60 SecondsA one-minute showreel summarising my work as a producer, director, lighting cameraman and editor.I have worked on hundreds of factual and factual/drama productions, both on location and in the studio, on every continent - apart from Antartica!I directed everything on the reel and was lighting cameraman for everything apart from the robbery and sculpture sequences which were photographed by Marcus Birsel and Sam Montague respectively.
Keble College: Welcome To Your LibraryOxford’s Keble College library is at the heart of the college – physically and intellectually – this video gives new students an overview of what the library is for and how to use it.Directed, filmed and edited by Andy Taplin for Peninsula Films using a Canon C300 and 5D MK11.
David Youngs: Boulder BurntI filmed this video for a very talented multi-instrumentalist friend of mine David Youngs. He plays astonishing acoustic guitar using a percussive tapping technique that has to be seen to be believed - hence the video. He also plays drums and percussion to a very high level - he is stupidly talented basically!I used a combination of PMW 350 for the colour shots and Canon 5DMK11 for the B&W. Colour grading was done in Magic Bullet Colorista and MB Looks.For more information about David visit: davidyoungs.net
Anna's StoryAnna's shares her personal account of being diagnosed with breast cancer and experience of treatment. Filmed using the EyeDirect system to achieve eye contact with the subject.
AVEVA: Corporate VideoAVEVA, a leading supplier of plant and marine design and management software, was founded 40 years ago in Cambridge (making them the oldest software company in the world). This video provides an overview of the company’s technology and values.Produced by Peninsula FIlms (UK) Ltd for AVEVA.
Hawstead: A Special Place to LiveAs part of Hawstead's entry to the Suffolk Village of the Year competition we were asked to produce a video to show at the 'semi-final' stage.We were very happy to help. In the little more than a year we have lived in Hawstead we've made many friends and enjoyed being part of a real community. The villagers got behind the project - as they invariably do - and in less than a week we'd produced a film that captures the strong sense of community that exists here.The video was shot with a Canon 5D MK11 for the village shots and a PMW350 for the interviews.
ECIS Rome 2016Highlights video from The Educational Collaborative of International Schools conference in Rome 2016. Delegates comment on the conference and what it means to their professional development.
PolocodePolocode, a new satnav app developed by a commercial airline pilot, aims to solve the last few hundred meters problem that postcode-based satnavs can suffer from where it can be difficult to find an exact location.
Cambridge on the 5D Mk11What is a Canon 5D Mk11's video capable of during afternoon around my home city of Cambridge, UK.Lenses used: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L and Nikon 105mm f/2.5 Ai-s.Overall I’m very pleased with the image quality, although there are occasional moire and aliasing artefacts which is only to be expected.
AVEVA Everything3D™Product video for AVEVA's revolutionary new plant design software Everything3D™
Contamac: Corporate VideoShort introduction to Contamac the world's largest manufacturer of contact lens materials.I produced, photographed and edited the video for Contamac through my production company Peninsula Films.
GÉANT: The DECIDE ProjectGÉANT, the pan-European data networking infrastructure, supports a number of medical research projects that need high-speed research networking capabilities.One such project is DECIDE: The Diagnostic Enhancement of Confidence by an International Distributed Environment which is helping clinicians and researchers diagnose Alzheimer's disease at a much earlier stage than previously possible.
Imitating LifeShot on 16mm film, this opening sequence shows how an elegant visual analogy was used to introduce the principles behind testosterone replacement therapy.Directed and edited by Andy Taplin.Lighting cameraman: Sam Montague.Written and produced by Amethyst Television Ltd for SmithKline Beecham.
GÉANT2 Project Launch VideoGÉANT2, the pan-European research and education data network, is an initiative of the European Commission, together with national research and education networks in 32 countries. The GÉANT2 project provides high-bandwith data networking to Europe’s research and education community. This video was the centrepiece of a launch event in Luxembourg.Written, directed, photographed and edited by Andy Taplin.Produced by Peninsula FIlms (UK) Ltd and Dante Ltd for The European Commission.
Chlamydia: Treating the Condition and the RiskOpening sequence, shot on 8mm film, of an educational video for teenagers about the treatment of chlamydia, and how lifestyle contributes to the risk of infection. Voiced-over by actress Tara Fitzgerald.Directed, filmed and edited by Andy Taplin.Written and produced by Amethyst Television for Trinity Pharmaceuticals.
Douglas Adams on artificial lifeThis interview with the late Douglas Adams was filmed in November 1997 at his home in London, on Betacam SP in 4×3 – state of the art at the time!I was making a video for CyberLife about the artificial-life (AL) technology being used in their Creatures series of computer games. Douglas was impressed with the evolutionary, bottom-up approach that CyberLife had used to evolve life-like digital entities that could learn and pass on characteristics from generation to generation. Douglas was a true geek, fascinated by evolutionary biology and computer science, and one of the first people in the UK to own an Apple Mac. Douglas’s ability to ‘riff’ on subjects that interested him was exceptional and in this interview he talks about the potential for AL, as it seemed at the time. CyberLife’s unique approach to developing artificial-life seemed then to have huge potential outside of Creatures, for example in industrial applications that could fundamentally change the way we interact with computers and software.Thirteen years later and we’re still waiting for the AL revolution to happen. Perhaps the world was not (and still isn’t) ready to hand over control to digital life forms, or perhaps the difficulties in applying AL to the real world were insurmountable. I’m not sure, but either way the company CyberLife no longer exists. However, Creatures continue to survive and thrive with many devoted fans breeding digital communities. Steve Grand, the chief architect of CyberLife’s technology, is still working on AL and may yet unleash his creations on an unsuspecting world.The two things I remember most about interviewing Douglas Adams, as well as how engaging he was, were that he was very tall (at least 6’ 5”), and the furniture in his house was correspondingly huge. So although he looks perfectly in proportion sitting on his vast sofa, I felt rather small in comparison. And secondly he insisted on sitting next to a life-sized sculpture of a naked human figure which looks innocent enough in the wide shot but I had to try and frame it out in the close-ups as the thing’s groin appeared next to Douglas’s head and was extremely distracting!
Perkins Engines Ltd: Corporate VideoPerkins Engines Ltd is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced diesel engines for the plant, construction and power industries.This short, dynamic video is used to open visitor presentations at Perkins Engines Innovation Centre in Peterborough, England. The video was filmed at Perkins’ manufacturing plants in Brazil, the USA and Europe and shows the extent of their worldwide operations, as well as highlighting company values.Directed, filmed and edited by Andy Taplin for Peninsula Films (UK) Ltd.
Watching What's YoursEducational video using dramatic reconstructions to illustrate security issues facing a variety of organisations, with advice on how to tackle them. This short clip is part of the opening sequence to the video.Directed and edited by Andy Taplin.Lighting cameraman: Marcus Bursell.Produced by Shelly Masters and Co for the Home Office.
BP: Stay SafeA Health and Safety programme for BP's customers, to encourage best practice in the delivery, storage and management of hot bitumen. The video is used as a DVD and a CD-ROM and includes a bitumen health and safety quiz linked to an on-line database of results.
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