Video is a true passion of mine and I create a lot of video content outside of my job. Here are just a few examples of some of the stuff I’ve created.

The Kama and Blowy Show

My brother (Blowy) and I (Kama) created a ‘video podcast’ in which, using GoPro cameras, we film ourselves exploring our respective patches while chatting over a voice call, recalling tales from the past. We’ve recently taken the audio from this conversation to create an audio podcast for the show too.

The amazing Nana

While living on an island in Japan’s Setouchi Sea, I encountered an amazing young girl named Nana. I tailored the video for social media using a square (1:1) aspect ratio.

Nana's kakigori empire

Nana is no ordinary Japanese girl and she's shown that in a very unique way of combining her passion for India and shaved ice.

Posted by Journalist: David Douglas Stuart on Friday, 10 April 2020

Music videos

Making use of both my friends’ willingness to be portrayed as heavy-drinking revellers and my pre-planned trips to Tokyo and Osaka I made a video clip for a friend’s band.

I also made a square video to promote the song on social media.

Due to time constraints I shot the video for Ozi’s track History in my garage and edited it from my laptop as I travelled.

Illustrating my photo

On Twitter an artist asked me if she could illustrate a photo I’d taken. I used the opportunity to collaborate with her and create a video.

"Can I draw your photo?"

The other morning I took my phone out of my pocket and snapped a photo of a dilapidated old building that I often walk past and posted it to Twitter. Somebody replied to the tweet asking "may I draw it please?" Looking through the user's drawings, it was clear that it would be a nice drawing so I asked if she could capture the process with a time lapse and also an audio description of why she wanted to draw it and I'd combine them with my own vision to make a video. Here's that video.

Posted by Journalist: David Douglas Stuart on Thursday, 20 February 2020

Time capsule

Opening a 2006 time capsule seemed like a worthy event to capture and preserve in the medium of video.

Bamboo growth

Many people don’t believe me when I tell them how fast bamboo can grow. Having access to a nearby bamboo grove was enough reason for me to create a simple video charting the growth of the remarkable grass.

How fast does bamboo grow?

A lot of people don't believe me when I tell them how fast bamboo can grow so I made this video.

Posted by Journalist: David Douglas Stuart on Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Walking around Tokyo’s loop line

I enjoy playing with video tailored for consumption on mobile phones and I decided to walk around the Yamanote Line and make a vertical video using only video shot on my iPhone.

Unfinished projects

I desperately wanted to do something with a pile of tapes sitting unused from a shoot I’d done while attempting to enter the world of paid journalism. Because the subjects had pulled out of the project, I concealed their identity.

Unfinished project: The itachari riders of Osaka

I've had a pile of video tapes from an abadoned documentary gathering dust in a drawer for almost 10 years.Every time I open that drawer a little voice in my head says, "David, you have to do something with those tapes."It was abandoned because the subjects of this documentary pulled out after the first day of shooting – they were concerned that I'd make fun of them.I'm not sure how they'd feel about me releasing this, but it's been a decade and I've obscured their faces.

Posted by Journalist: David Douglas Stuart on Sunday, 10 June 2018

My guide to Shinjuku

On a visit to Tokyo I found myself without any of my pro video gear so I decided to shoot a video guide using a GoPro and my phone.