Specialising in creative photography and cinematography, Still Moving Media offer a complete package from concept and planning, mood boards, competitor analysis and research through to art direction, execution, retouching and editing. We work closely with our clients to deliver stunning images that help them achieve their objectives.
Cheltenham born Spencer, set up his photography business in 2009 and built a reputation on fashion and creative commercial photography. Since then he has worked with companies such as Dubarry, Raging Bull and Selfridges and more locally The Cheltenham Festivals, Gloucester Quays, Cheltenham College and Gloucestershire College. Spencer is regularly approached to shoot for executive boards and high profile personalities.
Dale worked for many years in the music industry and began life behind the lens making music videos. Entirely self-taught this work increased and he developed his own YouTube channel and found himself making more videos and less music. Focussing on the structure of a video and the importance of controlling light, Dale has also developed a passion for time lapse videos.
Phil turned his passion for photographic imagery into a profession over ten years ago. Working on a range of commercial projects, he has become known for his attention to detail and ability to fulfil a clients brief no matter what the challenge! He particulalry enjoys the technical and styling elements of interior, product and food photography.
Zach is responsible for supporting all aspects of came work, production prep, equipment set-up, filming, editing and colour grading. Zach’s original background was in teaching Windsurfing, Sailing and Snowboarding. Due to this very active background, no challenge is too big or location to difficult for Zach to produce content from.
Rosanna is the point of contact for all Still Moving Media’s clients, assisting with research, shoot planning, website content, social media and project management. With a background in Fine Art, she has also taken on the role of storyboard artist during the pre-production stages.
Cheltenham Tourism Lifestyle Campaign
After a stint of travelling to clients all over (and outside of) the country, it was great to find ourselves at a shoot on our home soil, allowing us to re-establish our roots here in Cheltenham, while backing a fantastic local campaign. As part of an exciting, collaborative project, Still Moving joined forces with Cheltenham BID and Kelly Ballard, of the Cheltenham Tourism Development Project, to promote the town as the number one destination when it comes to shopping, lifestyle and night-life. With a production team of seven, six models and seven locations, a lot of planning went into the curation of this shoot. We are letting you in to some of the behind the scenes when it comes to planning a big fashion shoot on location.
Due to the variety of shots that were required, it was important to scout out a range of suitable locations within reasonable proximity to ensure ease of access for the production crew and models. After establishing the wonderfully accommodating Stuart Holmes Salon as our base camp, complete with two of their finest stylists, we were able to move easily between our wardrobe changes, with the locations, the Promenade, Montpellier Walk and Gardens, the Brewery, Cheltenham crescent, Cheltenham High Street, Lily Gins bar and Cowley Manor Hotel all in close reach. Our stylist Yvette lent us the wonderful Lily Gins for our cocktail scene and allowed us a chance to stop for a bite to eat (+ bubbly for our models!).
In addition to this, we had to ensure that our models were appropriately styled and made up for each contrasting scenario, which meant a mountain of clothes and shoes in all different sizes to contend with! To help prepare for these various scenes, we created atmospheric mood boards which comprised of styling, location and shot angle ideas, For the shot at Cowley Manor, we were asked to evoke a romantic wintery walk with the models then sitting in front of a fire. To create a country and cosy vibe, we supplied our models with warm socks and Dubarry boots and armed them with hot chocolate and wine. It was very handy to have all the models sizes well in advance of this shoot so we're not cramming feet into boots that are too small.
In contrast, for the cocktail scene in Lily Gins, our fabulous stylist Yvette dressed our models in stylish boutique dresses for to represent the independent shops in Montpellier. For the high street shots, we organised for some high end shops to supply us with some fabulous shopping bags and loaded our models up with them as a way of encouraging Cheltenham as a shopping destination. As well as conveying different locations, we also had to convey different timeframes within the day time exterior and then interior club scene shots. We also had to be carefully selective when framing our images to ensure that we were representing a wintery time of year, so blossom, daisies and people in t shirts in the background were avoided where possible! The shoot happened to fall on the warmest day of Spring so far, and in In typical English fashion, everyone was dressed for Summer.
For the Christmas shopping shot, the production team had to wait for it to get dark before shooting as we had very cheekily requested for Cheltenham Promenade Christmas lights to be turned on! Feeling extremely Christmassy, and nicely full after some supper in Cafe Rouge, our last shots were very successful, with lovely soft lights coming in through the trees.
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in helping the shoot come together, Kevin Blackadder from Cheltenham BID, Kelly Ballard of the Cheltenham Tourism Development Project, our Photographers, Spencer McPherson and Phil Stephens, Cinematographers, Dale Campbell and Zachary Flynn, Yvette Brentnall our stylist, makeup artist, Monika Vrublova, all our fabulous models and Rosanna Thorn-Lees for co-ordinating the shoot.
We leave you with a few more photos below.