Portfolio

Ralph Lauren – Woven from History

I directed and filmed this shoot at the Magee mill, Donegal Ireland for Ralph Lauren.  Locally-sourced yarns are transformed into the signature herringbone tweed used to craft the RL67 jacket from Polo.

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Tattoo Tales

Tattoos can reveal personal stories, represent shared history and identity, as well as showcase artistry—or sometimes they just are what they are! Filmed & Directed by: Danny Cooke dannycooke.co.uk Edited by: Ed Moorhouse Executive Producer: Mischa Eligoloff Produced By: Billie Hoare

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A Day in the Life of an Arborist

A day in the life of arborist Jonathan Bellamy as he fells a diseased tree in Dartmoor, England. Client: Travel Channel Production: Original Concept Productions Director: Danny Cooke Editor: Ed Moorhouse

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How Alcohol is Made Mini-Series

Ever wondered how your favourite alcoholic beverages are made?  I directed and filmed a mini-series in collaboration with Original Concept Productions for Travel Channel.  These films showcase a day in the life of four of the world’s most popular drinks being made.  Wine, Gin, Vodka and Ale!

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Alfie Indra – Our Bench

Written & performed by Alfie Indra @alfieindra Director: Amanda Bluglass Director of Photography: Danny Cooke Editor: Callum Earnshaw Production Assistants: Ewa Stryczek & Matt James Alfie Indra is represented by keepmeyoung.uk Thanks to South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Devon, UK

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Travel Channel – Wild Travels Mini Series

I directed and filmed a series of wild travel shorts for the Travel Channel. The brief was to produce short form content that was exciting, fresh and reflects the programming and the positioning of the channel. The name “Travel” is associated with holidays, guides etc. but Travel Channel are more […]

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Dive in.

‘Dive in.’ captures the fleeting moment when plunging into water. It was filmed on location at Shoalstone Sea Pool in Brixham, UK.

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JLL Human Experience

I was the Director of Photography on this collaborative project with Wonderful Content for JLL Human Experience at Sky HQ Osterley.  

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Photobox Fathers Day

Client: Photobox Production: Original Concept Productions Creative Director: Colin Melville Director of Photography: Danny Cooke

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Mini-doc Series for Fine Living Channel

A craft-based mini-doc series that I Directed for leading luxury lifestyle channel Fine Living in collaboration with Original Concept Productions. Director: Danny Cooke Producer: Caroline Yearsley, OCP Post Production: OCP

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To China, with Love

Whilst on holiday to China, I filmed and visited Shenzhen, Xian, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. This short video captures my adventure. Filmed on GH4, Soundtrack by Woodkid.

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Sunset Pier

My first DJI Mavic aerial test at my local favourite spot to fly – Paignton Pier. I’m very impressed with how stable DJI has made the Mavic, despite how small it is! FYI, the video settings are ‘out of box’ all default values apart from the cinematic crop I added […]

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LOAK for Channel 4 Random Acts

I was commissioned as a Director of Photography on this project.  LOAK is a collaboration with Director Johny Mourgue. Initially we were talking about filming the project on an Arri Alexa.  However, after several tests we found that the character of the knife (voiced by Tom Bennett) was brought alive using […]

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A day in the life of a glazing factory

I directed, filmed and edited this short promotional documentary film about the Fenster Architectural Glazing workshop. Showcasing the behind-the-scenes craft and assembly of window glazing in the Devon, UK based factories. For more information about Fenster: uni-slide.com or fensteruk.net

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FIA World RX Championship for Quest

I collaborated with Mighty Fine Productions on a QUEST commercial for the FIA World RX Championship.  As DOP for A Unit, it was my role to direct all car photography within the commercial.

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Tourettesmobile – The Ultimate Superhero Van, by eBay

Biscuits! I collaborated with Rubber Republic on this project for eBay. Bruce was challenged to build a van fit for a Superhero, for stand up comedian Jess Thom (aka Touretteshero).  In 4 weeks Bruce used only eBay motors, and some friends, to create the ultimate retro tour ride. On this project, I spent […]

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Design Bridge & Booths Gin

I worked along side award winning, independent brand agency Design Bridge and Packshot Factory, to film renowned sign-writer David A. Smith for their upcoming Booths Gin campaign. My visuals can be seen in both films and was used in very different styles for their client Diageo.

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Echoes of Yolanda

Almost 2 years after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) tore through the Philippines, many survivors are still struggling to recover and are faced with constant reminders of loss and destruction. This film is dedicated to all the people who were affected by the World’s worst storm ever to hit land.

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Rowcroft Colour Road Rush

The Colour Road Rush is a charity event supporting patients and families across South Devon.  I directed a team of ground and aerial cameramen on the new Kingskerswell Bypass, to create this promotional video for Rowcroft Hospice.  Soundtrack by Wildwood Kin.

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ETSY – designosaurYEAH

A collaboration with ‘THEY bklyn’. I was commissioned to film an instructional video for the popular website ETSY. They asked me to shoot on a Canon 5dmark 3, it was very important to replicate the look and feel of the rest of the ‘how to’ series.

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Kinabuhi – Kapuluan Coconut

Filmed in just one day. I Directed, shot and edited this short-form documentary for Kapuluan Coconut ‘Kinabuhi’ about Filipino Coconut Farmers struggling to survive a Way-of-Life exploited by industrial agriculture and crippled by disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.

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Fiona Miller Makeup Artist

A behind-the-scenes shoot showcasing the talent of Fiona Miller Makeup Artist. Modelled by Bethany Hutchinson. facebook.com/fionamillermakeupartist Soundtrack by freemusicarchive.org/music/Oskar_Schuster

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Dartington Community Day 2015

A short lyrical piece commissioned by Dartington Hall for their annual community day gathering. My brief was to capture the atmosphere and ‘moment’. With a very quick turnaround, I filmed the event, edited, graded and released to client the following day. Featuring music by Wildwood Kin.

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Rockioo

A promotional lifestyle/fashion video I directed for upcoming Rockioo smart device rockioo.com

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Home

A shot aerial film of my Home town, ‘Paignton’ by the Sea.

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Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode cbsnews.com/news/chernobyl-the-catastrophe-that-never-ended/ Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had and effect on so many people, including […]

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Viva

A documentary portrait of octogenarian queen of Cornish punk Viva Hamnell, or, how to be a rebel at 82. A heart-warming portrait of rebellion, spirit and joie-de-vivre. Britain’s oldest punk, great-grandmother Viva Hamnell reflects on her life in Cornwall’s first punk band, her love of Vivienne Westwood-inspired style and her […]

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Portrait of a Blacksmith

Portrait of a Blacksmith, featuring Robert Hills, a traditional and contemporary metalworker. Soundtrack Claude Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis performed by Sasha Cooke and Pei-Yao Wang.

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RedBall Galway

For RedBall Galway, I was commissioned to film and edit ‘a film a day’.  Each film was shot, edited, graded and released during the same day.      

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The Making of Kings of Leon ‘Beautiful War’ Artwork

David A. Smith has become renowned for specialising in reverse gilded embossed glass signs and ornate mirrors. Today he is increasingly called upon to design and produce decorative album covers and gilded glass signs for some of the world’s leading brands. Captured over a period of 6 days and made […]

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BRB England

A short film, created and edited entirely on an iPhone during a flight to Cyprus. The film was edited whilst waiting for a Rental car, immediately after the flight landed!

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Made with love, Piano for a day

‘Piano for a day’ was born out of love. I wanted to bring people together, see them smile and laugh, give them a moment that they can cherish and remember forever. I’m overwhelmed by the participation of the wonderful people and visitors of Torquay and the community spirit, without which […]

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A moment with Sol

Sam has a fascination and colossal knowledge of Birds. For his birthday, he had the chance to fly a Harris Hawk named Sol. This short film captures that moment.

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Tyler’s tale…

On Tyler’s Tale, I worked as Director of Photography and Editor.  Plymouth Music Zone uses special musical respite sessions with many young people who may be facing really tough times or going through particularly rough changes in their lives. PMZ try to offer a safe space to allow them to pause the […]

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Beneath 360

High board diver Tom Daley as never seen before. An Olympic short film ‘Beneath360’ in association with ICCI and Arts Council England. Featuring Tom Daley, Brooke Graddon and Victoria Vincent. Cameras Neil Hope, Vince Knight and Danny Cooke, music by John Hendicott, edited by Vince Knight, directed by Amanda Bluglass. […]

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Dott ‘Leave Tonight’

Official music video for ‘Leave Tonight’ performed by Dott. Dott are from Galway, Ireland and play shiny, harmony-driven garage pop. The band is led by songwriter Anna McCarthy (vocals/guitar) with Laura Finnegan (bass/vocals) Miriam Donohue (guitar/vocals) and Tony Higgins (drums).

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The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork

David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer. This film captures the ‘Behind The Scenes’ creation of the ‘Born & Raised’ […]

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Ray: A Life Underwater

A rogue with an eye for salvage – and the ladies – Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man’s deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts. Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his […]

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Incendia

With its organic nature, fire is a beautiful element to capture in slow motion. I performed this test as an experiment with the overcranking mode on the Sony FS700 camera (240fps/480fps) in order to directly compare the results to ‘Incendium’ where the slow motion was interpolated using Twixtor and shot […]

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Upside Down, Left to Right

A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

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RedBall UK

This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke brought his celebrated art project RedBall to the UK. Co-produced by Torbay Council and The Dartington Hall Trust, it arrived on the streets of the English Riviera in Torbay in June before touring to Plymouth, Exeter, Weymouth & Portland and London, finishing the […]

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Ourglass of Cockington

In this documentary we follow ‘OurGlass’, a glassblowing studio formed in 1995 and now situated in Cockington Village, located in the South Devon region of Great Britain. Brother and sister glass artists Mark Tranter and Patricia Tranter-Edmonds with Lee James reveal traditional glassblowing techniques, behind the scenes work and their […]

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David A Smith – Sign Artist

David A Smith is a name that has become synonymous in Sign-Writing and Glass gilding circles, with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. In this short documentary, we reveal behind the scenes work, techniques and visions that Dave uses when carrying out his […]

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Bokeh

Everyone has experienced fireworks. It is truly a magical sight. I set out to capture them, not as we know them normally, but in a way that many of you may not have seen them before. For this, I used Bokeh, which originates from the Japanese word “boke”, which means […]

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