Mars: 5 day UK tour / Fulham stadium, Mars chocolate HQ, Houses of Parliament

                                                                 Media: DSLR Videography / Photography / Post production services / Motion Graphics


Behind the scenes
For this commission the brief was to document a winning Mars chocolate sales team from Mexico on a whirlwind tour of UK destinations.

We visited, Westminster abbey, Boisdale at Canary Wharf, the British Museum, the M&M shop in Leicester square, Mars chocolate HQ, Windsor Castle, Cliveden House, Fulham stadium, the London eye and the Houses of Parliament, with a Lord.

I have been to many of these locations before, some on many occasions such as the Houses of Parliament. Fulham stadium / Craven Cottage was new for me and along with the photo documentation I filmed the day’s action.

Straight after the 50min match between the old rivals Snickers Vs Milky Way I made an onsite highlight edit of the photos and displayed a slide show on a large LED screen in the Chairman’s club where everyone was having lunch.

During the game I operated one camera [switching regularly between stills and video] and had another DSLR filming on a tripod. It was unfortunate that it was raining during the match as it limited my angles and setup [would have loved to put cameras behind the goal nets].



The final day of the trip was a tour and dinner at the Houses of Parliament where everyone would get a chance to see a show reel of the weeks work. I chose the format of a customised motion graphic show reel [you can view several others on the KM site] with music as my means of displaying and the client was very pleased.
In less than 24hrs this needed to be complete and at times I thought there simply wasn’t going to be enough time as I like to spend longer on show reels, especially on the complicated ones where you need to make many tweaks and finishing touches.

The client had 587 high res adjusted jpegs in total.

With up to 14hr days and a new 3 week old son at home it was a long week but it was made easier meeting and working with some great people and a special thanks goes to Sergio for your Mexican football shirt, much appreciated.

Gear & Tech
Canon 5D MKII / Canon 60D
Canon 24-70mm F2.8L / Canon 70-200 IS F2.8L / Canon 17-55 IS F2.8
Manfrotto video tripod and 561 monopod
Canon 580ex flash with Quantum turbo 2×2 and soft box