Cradle - Short Film Poster Art and BTS Photos.

I was asked to go and take some photos for a short film called Cradle. It’s a film by Joe Facer & Adam Sandy who run a production studio called, Dreams Of Summer Productions.

It’s a very dark film that needed a quiet a cryptic poster art that had tones of darkness and sadness to it. it also had to be a familiar scene that everyone is aware of. That’s why I went with photographing the scene where the main character is digging a grave. I thought this would have the best shots for the poster art they where looking for.

Here are the finished poster I photographed and edited for them.

You can watch the full short film here:

If you are looking for poster art for your short film and/or behind the scene photos, then get into contact with me at, musketphotography@gmail.com

Head Shots and Showreel for Actor.

I was asked to take some head shots and film a showreel for an actor to help him get more work in the acting scene. This is something I’m very interested in as I do background extra work on films and I also direct and photograph on short film myself.

The actors name who asked for my services was Danny. He had three scenes he wanted to act out and have me film them. He was not 100% sure on how he wanted them to be filmed. So I help with my expertise and knowledge to make them the best they could be. I then hired out a village hall to shoot the scenes in and we where ready to go. Danny set me over some example shots of him doing the acting of the scenes to help me understand more on what I will be filming. We also discussed what clothes he should wear for each scene and also if he needed any props for the scenes. We spent a little time sorting these out as its important to have good detail in the shots to help improve the overall scene.

With all the planning and Danny’s skills in acting. It only took us half a day to shoot the three scenes. I then went back home and edited the shots together for him. I also edited them as separate scenes as well so he could use them separately. We focused mainly on making sure Danny’s acting was the main focus and everything else added was just there to improve the scene and not overpower is performance as they where all about showing off what acting he could do.

Here is the finished showreel I filmed, edited and graded for him.

Here are the head shots I took for him as well at the end of the filming.

If you are looking for some head shots and/or showreel, then get into contact with me at. musketphotogrphy@gmail.com. I am also available to do corporate head shots if that is something you are looking for as well.

Doddington Hall Accommodation photography

Here are a selection of photos I took to show off the accommodation available at Doddinton Hall in Lincoln. It was a perfect summer day which was a bonus for all the outside shots as well. It took a full day to shoot all these photos.

If you interested in having photos taken of your accommodation, home or rooms for yourself or your business then give us a contact by filling out one of the forms on my website, http://musketphotography.com

Jessica & Will's Wedding (My First Ever Wedding) Musket Wedding Photography

I was very lucky to bag this as my first wedding to photograph. The couple where so lovely and relaxed with letting me and my photography partner go with the flow and photograph in our creative style.

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We where so nervous about doing this wedding, that we did some rehearsals in a playing field near my house. We wanted to make sure we could get in the places we needed to be in order to get the shots we wanted. I have always been about being prepared and ready for any project I am involved in. So planning has always been a big part of my work ethics.

After getting stuck into the shoot of the wedding, I started to relax and forget about worrying as you don’t have time for that. You just have time to shoot and get the shots needed. I enjoyed it a lot more that I thought I would. I loved the pressure and how everything in your life was forgotten and all that matters was the moment you where in there and then and getting the shots. It’s all about being in the moment in all of the things you do in life. It’s how you truly enjoy life and get things done.

We met the couple thought her brother as we had filmed him a few times in his band called, Taken Root.

Escape Sessions

Song: Walk

Artist: Taken Root

So it was great to have a connection there to make the first time shooting a wedding a lot less scary. It felt more like shooting for a family member so it was a complete joy to do.

Here are the photos from the day.

It was such a great honour to shoot this wedding and for the couple to be so brilliant so my first wedding was a lovely introduction into wedding photography. I also got another wedding from doing this one which was fab.

If you would like me to photograph your wedding then please give me an e-mail at: musketweddingphotography@gmail.com or fill in the form on my website: http://musketphotography.com/musketweddingphotography

Thanks

Anthony

Escape Sessions (Youtube Music Channel)

Escape Sessions (Youtube Music Channel)

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Roxanne & Will's Wedding at Kelham Hall & Country Park Newark

This was my first ever summer wedding and what a summer it was. It was incredibly hot. I was down to my waistcoat to try and stay cool. It was perfect weather all day for the wedding. This made it very good for photography. The only problem was the ceremony was in the middle of the day when the sun was at it’s highest so there was very bright light and harsh hard shadows to try and deal with. Lucky there was plenty of places to reduce the harsh light to get some nice couple shots.

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The wedding was at Kelham Hall in Newark which is a beautiful place to get married. It has some lovely gardens to take photos as you can see here.

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You can see the rest of the photos in the gallery down below.

Album Art and BTS Photos for Coffee Breath's Music Video, A Familiar Feeling

Me, Adam Sandy and Hamish Dickinson run a music channel on YouTube called Escape Sessions. Here we film bands live and take photos of them while doing it for our instagram page as well.

We filmed a talented band that met each other while studying at Birmingham Uni called Coffee Breath. Once we filmed the band performing a few live songs for our channel, (you can watch them HERE). They asked us if we would be free to help out making a music video with them. We of course said yes and a few months later they got into contact with us.

Coffee Breath playing their sessions at  Escape Sessions

Coffee Breath playing their sessions at Escape Sessions

They already had a Director (Mark Fenton) for the music video, so we where there to help make his visions come true. Adam Sandy was the main DP and I was the assistant DP/Photographer.

We had a load of Skype calls with the Director and band to talk about how to get this music video to work, how best we thought it would work and what they where wanting to be captured to tell the story. After many talks and ideas being passed about. Me and Adam went to set about to turn this story into a shot list for the Director to approve and then the music video could start production. We all had about a month to get everything we needed for the music video, like actors, props and locations. This happened really quickly and well thanks to Mark Fentons contacts, direction and the band getting there teeth stuck into it.

On the day of the shoot I could not get there till late in the evening which was not to bad as most of the filming was happening then. I just missed a few scenes that where shot in the day before the sun set. Adam went down earlier before me to get those shots and I came to assist for the main part of filming. While I was assisting Adam with the filming. I made sure to document the whole process and to photograph as many photos that I thought would work well for advertising the music video and also album art. Here are the BTS Photos from the shoot:

As you can see it was a great project to be involved in and there was a great bunch of people working on it. Here are the final photos for the album art and poster art I gave to the band:

As you can see they went with the blue and pink portrait for their album art from the selection of photos I gave them.

Coffee Breaths music was recorded by Hamish from Phoenix Sounds Studio. Adam Sandy edited up music video and you can watch here below:

Coffee Breath - A Familiar Feeling Original Story and Direction from Mark Fenton Adapted by Adam Sandy and Anthony Aitman Cinematography by Adam Sandy Still Photography by Anthony Aitman Produced by Escape Everything Studios Written and Performed by Coffee Breath Guest vocals from Shannon Farmer (DAME) Produced by Hamish Dickinson

Overall it was amazing to be apart of the story process for the music video as well as the photos. It is something I am going to be doing more of, so if you are a band or musician, who is looking for a music video made and photos, then get in contact with me at: musketphotography@gmail.com.

God's Broken Things - Short Film Poster Art, BTS & Screening of The Film.

I was asked by my fellow friend and DP Adam Sandy, who I work with on many projects like Escape Sessions and Short Films to come and photograph the BTS and poster art for a short film he was working on. I of course said yes, which led me to a church in Morton just outside of Newark at around 10pm. They where filming all night long which until 5am the next day. I ended up staying that long as well so it was quite the long shoot. It was well worth it as I got some amazing photos to use for the poster art.

HERE ARE THE FINAL POSTERS.

All these photos where taken between takes as they where practicing and figuring out how to film the scene. So I never needed to pose any of the actors. I just let them get on with it and I snapped away unnoticed.

Here are the behind the scene photos I took of one of the shoot night.

After the filming had all been completed and the film was edited up and ready to be show. They had a screening of the film at the local village where the church was they used. It was a great evening and everyone really enjoyed the film. I was lucky enough to photograph there as well.

The film has now been entered into many film festivals and we are all hoping it will win some awards. The film won’t be out for viewing for some time, so until then you can watch the trailer down below.

You can watch the trailer here:

Late at night Matthew, a young vicar, tears off his dog collar and turns to the bottle for comfort. He is waiting for a sign, a sign of approval from God. This evening will change everything. It will change the past, the present, and the future. For him and all those he holds close. Does God approve, does he even care? A Fresh AIR Films & Media production starring Joe Facer & Mark Wisdom. Edited by Alastair Railton. Cinematography by Adam Sandy. Media by Anthony Aitman.

Here is a behind the scene talk or the crew talking about what went into making the short film:

Want to see a Behind the Scenes talk on God's Broken Things with Director/Writers - Joe Facer and Mark Wisdom, Producer/Editor - Alastair Railton and Director of photography - Adam Sandy. Then check this video out! This is a Fresh AIR Films and Media production and the video was edited by Adam Sandy.

Mint Live - Your on demand customer support team

I took a selection of photos for a new business two of my friends started called, Mint Live.

They wanted a selection of photos they could use to show off what they do on their website and social medias, while being a bit different from the normal stock photo rubbish you get on loads of other customer service and marketing websites. We went with vintage props and a mint coloured background for the photos with a simplistic look. I think they came out very well.

I also took some portrait photos for their website and social medias as well, to show the people behind Mint Live.

Head over to https://www.mintlive.co.uk to see all my photos in action and what the business is all about.

Head over to https://www.mintlive.co.uk to see all my photos in action and what the business is all about.

Greer & Tim Kelly's Wedding 15.09.18

In the late summer of 2018, I got the pleasure of photographing a festival themed wedding, it was the wedding of Greer & Tim Kelly. When I first found out about what they had planned I was so excited, not just for the amazing photos I would get, but also on how amazing the wedding was going to be for the guest attending.

It was on the 15.09.18 in the beautiful surrounds of Great Bowden and Market Harborough in leicestershire. It’s always nice to photograph a wedding that’s a bit different from your traditional wedding, yet keeping some of those traditions in there.

It’s always nice to photograph a couple who has found me though me photographing their friends wedding before. So it was great to see people I knew and catch up with everyone and feel more apart of the wedding then just a stranger taking photos for them.

There favourt colours are navy and orange, so you can see from the photos that those colours where a big part of the wedding.

Matt & Sian Hull Autumn Family Photo Shoot

I spent a day photographing my mates family in the beautiful village of Wadenhoe in Northamptonshire. It was a lovely autumns day with a little chill to the air, but very fresh and dry with very little clouds in the sky.

Raff (the baby) was very cheeky and full of spirt and well behaved on the shoot. I was able to get some great photos of the family together. I asked the family to wear autumn coloured clothing and bring some props which they did to a high standard. This was a massive bonus as they added to the photos colour and feel to the overall shots. the pumpkins where a lovely prop to bering that we used at the end of the day in the lovely sunset.

It was a pleasure and joy to do this photo session. If anyone would be interested in me photographing your family, then send us an enquiry at: anthonyaitman@live.co.uk

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