I started work in a small electronics company in 1967.
We made data processing machines and later we acquired a company
that produced audio mixing consoles. We received a contract
for a large audio mixing console, from a then small UK recording company:
Virgin Records who were opening their first recording studio - The Manor.
I joined Virgin Records at The Manor in 1971 and worked on several albums,
the most successful of which was 'Phaedra' by Tangerine Dream. After about
four years I moved to Samaguru Productions and installed all the
electrical equipment for their new studio. Our most successful record
was 'Single Bed' by Fox which charted at number 4.
I left the music business shortly after getting married in 1979, and moved
back to Birmingham where I worked as an Electronics Engineer for a process
control company for eight years. I then moved to STC where I became familiar
with software for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). This software is
used to design and produce semiconductor chips.
In 2001 I moved into video and formed a company called Bodhisattva Productions Ltd.
Between Creation and Destruction won two awards in 2007: A Silver Medal from Everglades Film Festival and Best Foreign Feature Documentary from MoonDance Film Festival, where it was described by the panel as, "visually beautiful, mind altering and cinematic".
I do all my own writing, principal photography, grading, editing and mastering to DVD, HD1080 or 4K. I acquired a RED ONE Camera in July 2008 and worked on a pop promo for the rock band AC/DC - as part of a 4, RED ONE camera shoot.
I own all my own shooting kit including: RED ONE, 2 Angenieux zoom PL mount cine style lenses, Ronford Baker tripods, O'Connor fluid head, dozens of RED accessories and a basic 3 way lighting kit.
In terms of post production software I own copies of: AVID Media Composer, FCP Studio 7, Edius, Illustrator (CS2), After Effects, Imaginate, Color, Motion, Gimp, ClipFinder, RED Alert & REDCINE.
I am equally at home on PC or MAC - though I prefer MAC. I own various PC's and a MacBook Pro which has all the RED and Apple software installed.
The following documentaries have been released :
Title Year of Release Running Time
The Elimination of War 2002 75 mins
The War Habit 2003 65 mins
The David Peat Interview 2004 75 mins
The ministry for peace one day event 2005 75 mins
Between Creation and Destruction 2006 84 mins
Music Videos :
Artist Song Year
AC/DC Rock 'n Roll Train 2008
Vic Tizzle iSing 2010
Dot Star She's Killing Me 2010
Dakota We Get Along 2010
Emphirical Jealous Me 2010
Title Director Year
Retreat Simon Rickards 2009
Knock Knock Upen Patel 2010
Too Much Information Scott Cutts 2010
Best Year Yet 2009