The first of many projects to some in collaboration with the fantastic charity Show Racism the Red Card (Wales).
Filming a promo for a gent that looks and sounds an awful lot like Ed Sheeran.
Fantastic location in Caerphilly and a very fun shoot.
Spending time with the wonderful Michael from Wappato Media House. Helping through the mediums of Sound and Light for this web series shoot
Had a great time filming the incredibly talented people behind the music and musical 'Battle Scars'.
Today we prepped for the 'Tidy!' project with Arts Active. Hoping to get some great Visual Art from this process, starting with this tin-foil bunny.
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Location, location, location.
We've been given the go-ahead for filming at the Castle is South Wales. Filming starts toward the end of the month.
Apparently there is an underground tunnel connecting this castle to Cardiff Castle, which has lots of treasure inside. But it is guarded by 3 eagles. Unfortunately we won't have time to go snooping around for the tunnel.
2015 was a great year, I managed to graduate from University and move to Cardiff to start my career. Hopefully 2016 will be a good one too! I have lots of ideas for projects and lots of songs to get recorded too!
Just finished the shoot at the Infant School in Porth. Can't wait to start the edit!
Special thanks to all of the kids and staff, and my team Heulwen & D!
TAVERN WENCH has arrived!
Several months ago I spent a day in the oldest pub in Wales. It was the location for the fantasy-medieval-metal-rock band Rumpage's music video 'Tavern Wench'.
It was just as fun to film as it looks!
I spent the day doing some sound and field recording alongside the Welsh artist David Garner today. This is one of three projects that my friend and sound artist Teddy Hunter, are helping David out with.
Find photos like this from Araby on Instagram: @arabyartist
Here's a short that I was involved with by the Wappato chaps.
Ken Wetton, an individual of great wisdom, crass humour and unfounded generosity, has been our friend for many years. Being filmmakers, we like to show our friendship in the form of forcing Ken into uncomfortable situations - this one is no exception.
Here is a little promo video for the Red Ribbon Story LIVE.
Sound check with Teddy Hunter at Le Pub. Michael was there testing out his new expensive camera which was nice. The gig went well and Fishboy (Eric) put on a great show! A very talented storyteller indeed. He has such good stage presence that he literally didn't need the stage.
I will be playing on the 23rd of May at the Deleuzians of Grandeur CSM '15 Graduate show at the University of South Wales, Newport City Campus - FREE ENTRY.
The EP is now available to stream on Soundcloud and free to download.
The Red Ribbon Story has arrived...
EP COMING THIS FRIDAY
Another teaser trailer for The Red Ribbon Story
Come along for this joyous occasion.
Had a great time playing at Le Pub for CSM presents last night. It's always awesome when people sing along to your originals! And thanks to Jess Myers, Matt Read and Matt Ward for getting up to sing some ahhh's and to James Moore for tambourining!
TEASER TRAILER FOR THE RED RIBBON STORY IS HERE!
Helping out on a music video for the folks over at RUMPAGE headquarters...
Had a delivery from ACDSleeve today (What a great company name), so getting my creative game on to design the EP packaging!
Spent the past two days in the studio recording the RED RIBBON STORY EP. Can't wait to mix it all and share it all! Special thanks you Jess Myers for running the studio and Rosie Bell for her violin awesomeness.
Find these images and more on my Instagram account! @arabyartist
**Jack Evans' POACHERS FROM OUTER SPACE wins BEST ANIMATION at the Ffresh Awards 2015**
"That was good, I even stopped eating for a while." - Herve Girardin (CSM) about Araby's performance at university.
I've Just finished the re-shoot this evening and it's all looking good. Now to start editing! Click the image below for more information.
Helping the Wappato folks with their strange shenanigans. They eventually won best in class... a huge success for them I'm sure. Enjoy the Rose Prosecco chaps! Video here - https://vimeo.com/120082530 (Credited as David McSparron)
Off for the first day of shooting The Red Ribbon Story
The folks at Wappato have finished the documentary that I helped with, great stuff chaps! - https://vimeo.com/115286923
Jack D. Evans wins a British Animation Award.
Animator Jack D. Evans wins the 'Best Sting' award at the British Animation Awards
Rehearsal with my two actors this evening for The Red Ribbon Story. Here is my 'Guy'
In the studio working with the chaps at Wappato Media House, filming London based composer Angus McRae for their latest documentary.