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