Covering the Beirut explosion

On August 4th the Lebanese capital Beirut was hit by a man made disaster. An explosion so devastating great swathes of the city were destroyed. In this strange mid-pandemic world deploying to a disaster isn’t as straight forward as it used to be 2 flights and 2 covid-19 tests in 24 hours and I was finally there to join the gathering team. This was the first major foreign deployment since the pandemic started and we were all feeling our way through it.

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Battle of Hastings 950th Year

Yesterday I was sent down by BBC News to the lovely town of Battle to cover a reenactment of the Battle of Hastings, commemorating the 950th Anniversary of that fateful day. I arrived at about 2pm to find that Tim and Duncan had organised a mock battle just for me to film for our piece and the action made up a major part of our edit.

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Western Riding with Mike Bushell

Another short VT from my Archive is this fun shoot with Mike Bushell from BBC Breakfast. Shot in an afternoon with Western Riding Trainer Bob Mayhew, this piece was edited by Breakfast and featured on a Saturday morning. Great fun shooting this although I really wanted to give the riding a go too!

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Nato Exercise Estonia with Jonathan Beale

The BBC’s Defense Correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from Estonia about Nato Exercises on the North East flank of the alliance’s borders with Russia. This report was shot by me with Jonathan in June and we edited using FCPX back in the UK for it to go out ahead of the Nato Summit in Warsaw in July 2016.

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3-a-Side Tennis

The task was simple… Turn up at the right time, gain vehicle access to a restricted area, meet up with Mike, learn the rules to a new sport, film enough footage for a 4 minute feature on 3-a-side tennis including 3 interviews and Voxes, stay hydrated, record voiceover in the car, edit and transmit… All in a day’s work

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