It’s been a long while since my last blog post, it can be pretty easy to let the time slip by and forget to post regular updates, so apologies for the slackness of late!
Since it’s been so long i’ll just look back on a great year as we approach the end of 2014. I took on the biggest challenge of my life back in May which saw me climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest peak, with a great group of people – Team Endeavour. I went a long as the team Videographer and put together a film of the journey to the top – it’s available on my YouTube Channel so please check it out if you have some time over the holiday period.
It was an amazing life experience with a great team and most importantly we raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK, Remount and Have a Heart!
On my return, I enjoyed another great summer working with the British Army 7s team who put in another great effort on the 7s Circuit, featuring in tournaments around the country, including Edinburgh, Newquay and London amongst others. The team finished with a great extra time win over the German National 7s side in Harpenden, with the match being sealed by a superb try, shown in the link below:
During the summer I also tried my hand at filming some other sports including working with the Army Swimming & Water Polo teams and the Army Lawn Tennis Association. It was great to try something new and I also had the opportunity to film at the World famous All England Club, Wimbledon during the Inter Service Tennis Competition. It was definitely a highlight for me to film at one of my favourite places in the world, links are below to check out the montages I put together:
As Summer ended I focused back on rugby and filmed for the Army Rugby League as they took part in their Inter Service Competition. Unfortunately they didn’t retain their IS Crown but they put in a great effort against both the Navy and RAF. I also returned to Reading RFC to begin my sixth Season working with the Green Machine – a great club with a really good set up across the many teams they field week to week.
I also returned to do some filming work for the Army Netball Association during their Corps Competition in Aldershot. I filmed during the two day event and put together a promotional montage to show off the sport within the Army and hopefully attract more interest and players. It was great to cover the event, although a little trickier to film as it’s such a fast paced sport – it was a good challenge and I look forward to working with the ANA again in the future.
It’s also great to be back working with the Royal Engineers RFC as they work towards retaining their Corps Title. They have so far won two and lost one game this Season and return in the New Year to take on the Royal Signals in what will be a tough game against a renewed side.
As well as Christmas and New Year I’m also looking forward to a Skiing Holiday in early 2015 and will be taking my GoPro to hopefully get some good footage on the slopes, stay tuned for that!
I’ve also been working with Coach Logic – A great online coaching analysis tool that is well worth checking out. I spent a day with Founder Mark Cairns filming testimonial videos with West Ham FC Academy as well as Ealing RFC and Reading Hockey – here’s a sample of what I put together:
I’ve also been posting some blogs on their website, which I will also upload to here soon so be sure to check back for them. They feature some tips and tricks for filming/editing, etc that I’ve picked up over the years so they may come in handy!
Overall, it’s been a great 2014 with plenty of awesome experiences that I will never forget and meeting some great people along the way, making new friendships! It’s seen me take on new tasks and challenges and hopefully is a sign of even better things to come for 2015!
See you in the New Year!