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The short films on this page are documentary films Chris has mostly been commissioned to direct, shoot and edit. Documentaries are a great way to share your events with your followers and potential customers. Films like these also provide a valuable way to show how your product is made, or tell a story in greater detail. To discuss a film to showcase your activities, please email and we can work together to capture your concept and bring it to the screens of (potentially) millions.

CAR SHOW: Enfield Pageant of Motoring 2016 2016 duration 03:00

I took my camera and a sound recorder along to my local car show one Bank Holiday Monday (31/05/16) and this is what I saw there...
I made this one for fun :)

OTTOMAN ART 1450-1600 2014 duration 08:45

This is an arts/history documentary I was commissioned to make by Hali Publishing Ltd. on behalf of the Bruschettini Foundation. The film was specifically made to be screened at a special exhibition of Ottoman art now taking place at the Palazzo Lomellino in Genoa (October-December 2014). The film is in Italian with overhead English subtitles for screening at this prestigious venue. The film combines still images of exhibition artworks, stock photography, typography, music, sound and motion graphics to tell the story of the rise of Ottoman Empire. The script was by renowned US scholar Walter B. Denny. and the Italian voice over by Matinee.co.uk.

SIMON'S CAT: VET VISIT 2014 duration 03:43
Here's a piece of documentary content I shot and put together for the very popular Simon's Cat YouTube channel. In this video, we follow Simon's Cat creator Simon Tofield on a visit to the headquarters of Cats Protection, one of the UKs largest animal welfare charities. The main filming took place in one day, and I shot this using a canon C100 Cinema camera and Senheiser radio lavalier mic kit. So far more than 600,000 viewers have watched this video on YouTube.

MAKING SIMON'S CAT: 'OFF TO THE VET' PRE_PRODUCTION 2014 duration 02:15
Here's another short promotional / documentary video I've made for Simon's Cat Ltd. This is quite a simple interview video in which Simon's Cat creator Simon Tofield describes the pre-production work that is going on for his new Off To the Vet film project. This video was part of a month-long crowd-funding campaign by the team to raise funding for a major new film project. The fund-raising proved to be very successful!

MAKING SIMON'S CAT: 'OFF TO THE VET' STORY INSPIRATION 2014 duration 02:15
Here's another short promotional / documentary video I've made for Simon's Cat Ltd. This is quite a simple interview video in which Simon's Cat creator Simon Tofield describes the inspiration behind his new Off To the Vet film project. This video was part of a month-long crowd-funding campaign by the team to raise funding for a major new film project. The fund-raising proved to be very successful!

MAKING MR.PLASTIMIME #1: FIRST SKETCHES 2012-14 web series of 7 episodes

Oscar-winning animation director Daniel Greaves is making a new short film at TANDEM films and Chris was asked to shoot and edit a series of short 'behind the scenes' webisodes to help document and publicise the project. This is the first episode of the Making Mr. Plastimime series showing Dan sketching out character designs for the film.

MAKING MR.PLASTIMIME #2: MODEL MAKING 2012-14 web series of 7 episodes

This is the second episode of the Making Mr. Plastimime series showing animator Steve Edge creating an animation puppet for the film.

MAKING MR.PLASTIMIME #3: MIME SHOOT 2012-14 web series of 7 episodes

This is the third episode of the Making Mr. Plastimime series, mime artist Stuart Luis comes into the TANDEM studio.

MAKING MR.PLASTIMIME #4: ANIMATION TESTS 2012-14 web series of 7 x episodes

This is the fourth episode of the Making Mr. Plastimime series, animator Steve Edge shoots the first animation tests for the film.

MAKING MR.PLASTIMIME #5: TANGO DANCERS 2012-14 web series of 7 x episodes

This is the fifth episode of the Making Mr. Plastimime series, tango dancers Nathalie and Bruno come in to the TANDEM studio.

MAKING MR.PLASTIMIME #6: THE HAT TRICK 2012-14 web series of 7 x episodes

This is the sixth episode of the Making Mr. Plastimime series, Director Daniel Greaves briefs stop-motion animator Steve Edge.

MAKING MR.PLASTIMIME #7: THE SCORE 2012-14 web series of 7 episodes
This is the seventh episode of the Making Mr. Plastimime series showing the orchestral score for the film being recorded in Slovakia by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.

SIMON'S CAT : GROMIT UNLEASHED 2013 duration 01:16

Chris shot, directed and edited this short promotional film for Simon's Cat Ltd. Simon's Cat creator Simon Tofield shows his illustrational awesomeness as he decorates a giant sculture of Aardman animation's Gromit in aid of the 'Gromit Unleashed' charity. This video is embedded here from the official Simon's Cat Youtube channel, adverts may appear.

SIMON'S CAT : KITTEN CHAOS PREMIERE EVENT FILM 2011 duration 01:35

Chris shot and directed this short promotional film for Canongate Books and Simon's Cat Ltd. The film promotes Simon Tofield's third Simon's Cat book 'Kitten Chaos' and showcases the exciting launch night event held in a West end cinema venue. This movie is embedded here from the Canongate YouTube channel.

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