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In early 2011 I shot and edited a series of videos for Yazoo from the media run at the Loaded LAFTAS which they co-sponsored. Starring Soccer AM/Channelbee’s own Robbie Knox and a smattering of the nation’s best loved comic performers including the likes of Jimmy Carr, David Baddiel, Keith Lemon and Vic Reeves
the videos deal with the weighty issues of favourite comedy films, funniest words and in Keith Lemon’s case all manner of strangeness.
Blog about the shoot is here and here’s one of the videos:
Picked up a fun job in more ways than one last week. Fun because I got to team up once again with Soccer AM and Channelbee’s Robbie Knox and also because we were tasked with filming some of the nation’s best comedic talent, at the Loaded LAFTAS. A job for co-sponsors Yazoo, we were in the media run interviewing guests and nominees, quizzing them on their favourite films/funny lines/funny words etc. I was doing the donkey work and brought Robbie in to be the on-screen talent as a) I used to like his vox pop bits on Channelbee and b) he is cheap. Not a huge amount to report, all went pretty much according to plan and predictably the bleep machine (tone, for the technically minded) got a good workout in the edit, especially when it came to everyone’s funniest word. Keith Lemon told us bizarre stories about sweaty nether regions and touching dogs, David Baddiel admitted that The Infidel didn’t make his top 3 funniest films and Vic Reeves seemed pretty perplexed by Robbie’s interviewing technique. He may be no Paxman but all in all I think he did a pretty good job. You can judge for yourself anyway now that the vids are up on Yazoo’s YouTube and Facebook channels. There were about 6 in total so you might want to check back there in a while to see the others:
Together with old Soccer AM muckers Joe Worsley and John Fendley, I shot and edited an online viral for Flip, a quick gag featuring ‘The Inbetweeners’ star James Buckley and regular Channelbee collaborator/top bloke Dean Roof. The video has been taken down as it reached the end of its contractual period with James, but it was fun while it lasted!
‘Matt Ryder actor.com’ is an innovative, new online comedy series devised and written by actor/producer Warren Llambias (‘The Shouting Men’). We produced a pilot which I co-produced, shot (2nd camera, under DoP Graham Fowler) and edited. The series will follow the life of Matt Ryder, an actor/cabbie who is struggling to lose his tag of ‘the bloke from the PC World ads’ and is not at all based on the life of Warren Llambias, an actor/cabbie who appeared in lots of PC World ads. At the heart of the project is a ground-breaking and very exciting sponsorship concept, so if you are a brand/agency and would like to hear more, do get in touch.
Channelbee was Tim Lovejoy’s entertainment, comedy and football video site, a joint venture with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment. I was asked to join Tim and some of the old Soccer AM gang to help set up what was to be an exciting new venture for all of us. It paved the way for what I’m doing now, and I believe we were on the right lines in many respects, but it wasn’t to be(e). Had YouTube been where it is now at the time I think we would have been on to a very good thing!
I was lucky enough to work on the production team of Soccer AM at Sky Sports from 1999-2007, starting as editorial assistant and eventually co-writing and producing the show for 4 years. The best of times…but also the toughest of times!