showreel 2016


The life and death of ideas.

So its been a while... (I feel obliged to start each post like this!)


I thought it would be interesting to talk a bit about why I do what I do because exactly a year ago today I was in the North West of Australia filming chemical tank cleaning operations for an oil and gas service provider! - glamorous I know! Here's a pic to prove it! :


And then 5 years ago today I was shooting a commercial in New York (had to attach classic pic!) :


In-between these 2 incredibly different and yet strangely similar shoots I have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most incredible people on earth. I've laughed until my sides have hurt, i've cried with friends at the horrors of what we are filming and I have been lucky enough to experience and see some of the most beautiful sites on earth.

I have been involved with over 2500 productions and along the way shot over 800,000 stills which take up ALOT of hard drive space!

I know a little about very very many things if you want me to tell you how to steer a nuclear submarine your asking the wrong person but I could tell you the front from the back! and I can definitely tell you the best way to keep the fine sand of the Sahara out of those nooks and crannies in many different types of cameras! (usually using gaffa tape)

But if someone 10 years ago said I would be doing this I would have said they were crazy! I was all set for a fine art/ life of crime! and somewhere along the way I discovered I liked business and I liked creating films and then I also liked money- or food either one but both are ideal. And with that for a while I seemed to loose my ideas, the creativity I had didn't disappear it was funneled into mechanical and technical solutions to problems that I found fascinating. I got really really into equipment and how/ why it works in certain situations, and then started working as a producer which meant I left the ideas to the creatives - the ideas people, while still trying to figure out how to work wonders with tiny budgets and outlandish dreams (mainly from the people with the budgets).

But just recently those ideas have been coming back and I realized that the ideas didn't die just the enthusiasm to see them exist had faded slightly!

So right now things are exciting - I have a son who is incredible and he has a large part to play for this resurgence in my enthusiasm for ideas - I have been spending as much time as I can with him and the way he sees the world (he is 9 months old) is just incredible - the playfulness in the way that he looks at others and the unending love that he has for everyone is pretty amazing! But for me the joy that he finds in discovery and play have really reignited my love for ideas which is pretty epic!

Soooo  long live Ideas and I am definitely going to try and see the world more from his view point as I want to explore again!







Its May whooooo!!

5 months into 2016 and it has been pretty incredible so far!

MBP has been doing some pretty fun different and engaging work recently and we have been around the world a bit again! here's some pics:

Dubai was incredible one of our favorite clients showed us a part of Dubai that we had never experienced before which was awesome!!

The desert in Dubai:

This was 30 sec from my hotel which is not a bad view!

When I had breakfast at the top of a very tall building:

Then we went to Berlin:




and then we were airside at heathrow: 


 
and then we were in the Caribbean:
 



 


and at the same time we have been delivering a huge mix of work for clients:
 
From animation for fife council: 
 
 

To helping the SNP deliver video content across Scotland: 
 

As well as content for Babcock Marine and Technology 

Oh and Matt's Book went to number one on Ibooks whoooo!! 





and you can get it here if you missed it: 

 
And we have also got our new instagram account up and running here: 
 

And we are knee deep in paperwork and loads of productions which are keeping us up all night! 

Will update again soon yey!
 
 
 
 
 
 


my endevour to post more!

Hello internet world!

So we have been working on a lot at MBP, we have been working with The Union ad agency to shoot some really fun eat better feel better online adverts : check them out here:

eat better

And then we have also been doing a lot of work with VETSNOW an amazing company Headquartered in Dunfermline who specialize in out of hours care for pets.

We have also finished off a project for SEPA and the 2020 climate change group

While also working on several quick turn around productions for the SNP including this here:


Voter Registration Week: Mhairi BlackPolitics affects everything, so Mhairi Black MP is encouraging you to register to make your vote count in the Scottish Parliament Election on 5th May #NVRD http://www.snp.org/politics_affects_everything_make_sure_you_re_registered_to_make_your_voice_heard
Posted by Scottish National Party (SNP) on Wednesday, 3 February 2016



Then we have been setting up lots of work with some super exciting companies over the next few months including a shoot air side at Heathrow which is going to be super super fun!

And we have a few trips to Berlin, Dubai and the Caribbean just been confirmed!

Alongside that Matt's just finished his digital book and hard back book which you can get here on blurb :

hard back beautiful mistakes

or here for the digital version:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1082186121

and here are a few image screen grabs:










As if all this isn't exciting enough! We have also just completed our new website!!! Here is a link:http://mbpltd.com/

It's super sexy so check it out!!! 

Feel free to drop us a line if you need any video production work done as we love making films and it would be great to work with you!!!!!! 




So long 2015!

Ok so back in April I got very excited and said I was going to post loads this year and well...
I didn't :-( now as a sort of explanation its been a very busy year even by my standards, i've traveled across the world this year - Norway, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Australia, Aruba, Bon Aire, Curacao, Antigua, Barbados, USA, Netherlands and France!

I've shot over 50 video productions and done over 20 stills shoots. MBP have delivered over 150 video assets and I have delivered over 10,000 still images!

I have traveled over 15,000 miles in the UK and we have created work for 15 new clients.

And i've become a dad!

Below are a few image highlights for the year!


























 

And here is a link to our new oil and gas reel for 2015:


MBP oil and gas showreel  2015 from MBP LTD on Vimeo.

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone that has made this possible over 2015 - the clients (your all amazing please keep working with us!) the crew you guys have really pulled a shift for us this year! The models who have all been incredible, hair, makeup, stylists, drivers, chefs, bookers, cleaners, writers, lawyers, accountants, advisers and of course the MBP family :-) Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year and i promise I will do more proper posts in 2016!