Made by Me
Publicly-available examples of client promos and personal documentaries I wrote, shot, directed, edited and published. I’ve made several more that remain private.
Diamonds North Channel Swim
I followed my dear Diamonds as they trained for a world-record-breaking relay swim across the North Channel, in the chilly sea between N. Ireland and Scotland. This is a simple, personal, visual account of that journey to victory.
Launch of Synsis Empathic AI Kit
A promo for our company Sensum, highlighting our innovation in building a first-of-a-kind kit for measuring real-time human states from multiple sensors while on the move.
Memoir for Lyra McKee
Our dear friend Lyra was shot dead while reporting on a riot in Northern Ireland on 18 April 2019. In her memory, and to help share her story, I threw together some outtakes from a video we shot together in 2013-14. Through all the little mistakes and nervous laughter, I hope anyone seeing this gets the sense of Lyra’s passion and warmth.
The Hero Feeling with Red Bull Media House
A short behind-the-scenes look at a major project I led for Sensum, working with Red Bull Media House to explore the emotions of their athletes in extreme environments. I didn’t shoot or edit this one, although I oversaw the entire project and production.
Let’s Grow Together: An Overview of Northern Ireland Science Park and the Knowledge Economy
My longstanding client, the Northern Ireland Science Park, made a last-minute request to produce a video that would tell the story of the organisation’s outstanding growth. Following the peace process in Northern Ireland, the Science Park embarked on a mission to bridge the gaps between industry, government and academia. In so doing, the park has expanded to multiple sites and thousands of tenants. I wrote and created a short video to illustrate this.
North West Regional Science Park – Celebrating a Successful Launch
My longstanding client, the Northern Ireland Science Park, wanted to give something back to the sponsors of their extension into the North West region of the island of Ireland. Around the inevitable talking heads, I wanted to give a little life and shine to the project so I spent a few days travelling up to Derry to capture the main building in its best light. I took the opportunity to play with a range of range of styles including time-lapse, slow motion and animated text.
Donegall Diamonds Ladies Waterpolo Club – Belfast
I was asked by my girlfriend’s waterpolo club to produce something that could provide an intro to the club for their website, which I built for them.
On the Team
Promotional business videos that I helped to create.
Generation Innovation 2014
Contributed to the concepting and production management. Oh, and I appear in it for a brief time, under the pretence that I am supposed to be a “young” entrepreneur. At twice the age of the intended audience, that’s maybe pushing it.
Generation Innovation: Seeking Young Game-Changers for Northern Ireland (2013)
Wrote script and contributed to the concepting and production management. Aaaand in this one I performed the voiceover at the start, in spite of having nearly losing my voice that day.
RetroTech / FutureTech Event at CultureTech 2014
B Camera – providing some of the pretty background shots of lights and people, and the time-lapse at the end.
NISP CONNECT 25k Awards 2013 Alumni
Managed production and interviewed guests. The time-lapse at the start is one of mine, too.