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Ebony's 3rd Birthday Cake Smash by Anthony Aitman

It was my nieces third birthday and I photographed here doing a cake smash. I brought some flowers from the local flower shop to add interest in the background.

She decided to wash the cake off her hands in the pool, so I got some family time fun photos at the pool as well.

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Short Film Poster Art - The Prisoner by Anthony Aitman

I sometimes get to photograph film posters. This is the latest one I’ve done.

There was a scene in the film where he’s drowing in the bath, so I thought that would be the perfect place to photograph a good movie poster. The film is about depression and dealing with it, so I thought this photo showing him struggling with his depression in a moment of wanting to end his life, would suit this movie’s poster well. It would also be a very eye catching visual image that would hopefully draw people into wanting to watch the film.

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I also took some BTS photos as well.

You can watch the FULL Short Film down below.

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Head Shots and Showreel for Actor. by Anthony Aitman

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.

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

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.

Matt & Sian Hull Autumn Family Photo Shoot by Anthony Aitman

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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