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just us

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I have a long running fascination with visual arts and technology, Lynsey my wife is a creative and hard working primary school teacher. Two separate worlds but together we work well. Lynsey has helped me appreciate all things wonderful and I owe her a great deal, she pushed us to where we are now.

My Dad loved all things novel and the 8mm Agfa cine camera was no exception…..and so my brother and I became hooked on film and music. John went on to become a successful editor with the BBC, I missed that appointment with the school’s career officer and ended up with Siemens in the ‘non-arty’ I.T. industry. I look back with some regret, but thanks to my precious wife and her inspiration, I finally get to do what was always more than a hobby, conceive short films to preserve the past for future generations.





interests

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My spiritual home is in the south-west of Cornwall, the homeland of my ancestors. I was lucky enough to spend my teenage years amongst the fishing boats in St. Ives and walking along the Hayle estuary where the renowned artist John Miller lived and painted his epic seascapes. During those years I met many artistic folk and they created a long lasting impression.

We return as often as time allows. I have yet to get out my old Peter Powell stunt kite and fly it along the beach just like all those years ago, young brothers running over the sand dunes in the wind and sunshine.




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What started out as pleasurable hobby has now become full time production. Those days of editing in the corner of the kitchen on a bar stool are long gone. We now have a purpose built editing suite that is both functional and comfortable, the only thing missing is the espresso machine. After years of working around technology, I finally get to make it work for me.

I still admire those artists who express themselves through their paintings, it’s an art form I have always wanted for myself, but I only have the eye and not the gift. Music however is my motivator, it takes me to places outside of the here and now, a mix of memories and desires, somewhere fleeting but always up lifting. How many careers enable you to stand on the shoulders of giants.…… great and talented musicians?



our wedding day

You spend months planning it, the weather is perfect, your family and guests are all smiling and happy - and then it’s all over in a heart beat. Days later friends are telling you it was a fairy tale wedding ……and we thought we were the only ones who felt that way.
I am so grateful to my brother-in-law Neil who, together with his girlfriend filmed the whole day for us on my own camera. Now we get to keep our own forever film (photos too of course) and it gets even better the older we become, though we sadly lose cast members along the way.

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your wedding day

We only want the same for you, a lasting record that you can share and pass onto future generations. Getting married is a huge moment in anyone’s life, a time when friends and family come together, a chance to celebrate and live like King & Queen for just a day. My job is to capture those fleeting emotions & feelings and not to miss the details that are so easily lost. The only way we can do that is to film in a very low key manner and stay out of people’s way, your guests are at ease and enjoying themselves, simply enjoy your own spectacle as it unfolds. I’m never happier than when I have a camera in my hand, moving in and out of your well planned proceedings, and there is fun & laughter happening all around me. I feel what you will feel when you watch your forever film weeks after your wedding day is over.