Dragonfly

I was lucky enough, recently, to spend some time visiting family in beautiful, rural Portugal.

While I was there, I took the chance to practice some decent close-up, short depth of field shots. I decided to turn some of these into this short nature film.

Filmed & edited by Brin Coleman

Music: Bing Satellites - Shush
from the album Perpetual Motion, available from bingsatellites.bandcamp.com

Categories: Documentary

Feedback: The Guitar Pedal Maker

A look at Alex Lynham who runs SSD Devices, a small company based in Manchester that makes guitar pedals.

We find out how and why he does what he does.

More info: reverb.com/uk/shop/ssd-devices

Filmed & edited by Brin Coleman

Categories: Documentary, Music

Bing Satellites - Hidden Shallows

A track from the album Music from Mission Control or something, available on CD and download from bingsatellites.com

I filmed a few long slomo shots of waves crashing against Laguna Beach in California. I knew the waves there were spectacular - no good for swimming or surfing but great looking as they are large and powerful right by the beach.

I tried a few effects and layered different shots but in the end, a particular shot on its own suited the music better than anything else.

Filmed and edited by Brin Coleman.
Assisted by Alex Coleman.

Categories: Music, Experimental

Ghost Harmonics - Monochrome Drone II

Promo for the new ambient drone album by Ghost Harmonics, available to download from 22 February 2017 from ghostharmonics.bandcamp.com

The music is one continuous longform ambient drone focusing on just one note.

As you listen to the one note, you start to hear harmonics and textures that would normally be hidden in the music.

Filmed in MCos in February 2017.
Filmed and edited by Brin Coleman

Categories: Music, Experimental

Kevin Cummins, The Manchester College, 1st November 2016

Legendary music photographer visited The Manchester College to share his wisdom with arts and media students and to talk about his career.

More from Kevin Cummins at www.kevincummins.co.uk.

Recorded on 1st November 2016 at the Openshaw campus of The Manchester College.

Photographs reproduced by kind permission of Kevin Cummins.

Camera and Sound: Joel Foster, Michael Openshaw, Dave Speers
Editor: Brin Coleman

Categories: Documentary, Music

Manchester Sunrise, 25th March 2017

I took advantage of our unusually lovely weather and captured this morning's sunrise, shown here mostly at 50 x speed.

Lots of plane trails, birds and a crane visible through the trees.

Music: The Lovely Moon - Sunrise, available from bingsatellites.bandcamp.com/

Also includes ambient sounds (traffic, birds) recorded while the time lapse was being filmed

Categories: Experimental, Music

Manchester Sunset, 24th March 2017

There was a particularly lovely sunset in progress so I set up the camera to capture it at 25x speed.

Music: Bing Satellites - Up There In The Ether
from the album Castles In The Sky, available from bingsatellites.bandcamp.com

Categories: Experimental, Music

Ghost Harmonics - Ray Of Light

Video for the next minimalist ambient album by Ghost Harmonics which will be available to download and stream from 22 March 2017 from ghostharmonics.com

The music focuses on one single note and its harmonics that, usually hidden, are allowed time to breath and be discovered.

With this video, I have tried to capture the feeling I have while playing this music: it is hypnotic and psychedelic. The slow, minimal nature of the music lets the mind wander.

I also wanted, perhaps for the first time in a performance video, to make it personal and actually feature me, an actual human being with emotions and everything, creating the music.

Music and video recorded, produced and edited by Brin Coleman at MCos, Manchester during February and March 2017.

Categories: Music, Experimental

Ghost Harmonics - The View From Here

Promo for the upcoming ambient album The View From Here by Ghost Harmonics which will be available to download from 8 March 2017 from ghostharmonics.bandcamp.com

The video shows the actual recording of the album in MCos, my studio in Manchester.

Ghost Harmonics music is very minimalistic ambient drones focusing one one note and its harmonics. Sounds and textures of that note which are normally hidden are given a chance to be explored.

Crew:
Producer / Director: Brin Coleman

Categories: Music, Experimental

An Introduction to Ghost Harmonics

A look at the strangely familiar looking ambient musician Ghost Harmonics, who creates chilled out and minimalist longform drones.

He explains how the music is made, just what Urban Ambient music is and how the idea of playing just one note came about.

You can find music from Ghost Harmonics at ghostharmonics.bandcamp.com

Crew:
Producer / Director: Brin Coleman

Categories: Music, Documentary and Factual, Experimental

Moon & Bacon meets Daniel Land

Daniel Land talks about the making of his solo album In Love With A Ghost, his first since the split of Manchester shoegazers Daniel Land & The Modern Painters.

Promo and concert clips courtesy of Daniel Land - danielland.co.uk - and James Land - jamesland.co.uk

Crew:
Producer / Director: Brin Coleman

Categories: Music, Documentary and Factual

Smoke and Light

A quick experiment with smoke and slow motion.
This won't be the last!

Crew:
Producer / Director: Brin Coleman

Music:
Bing Satellites - Ocean Waves at Nighttime, from the album Little House by the ocean, available on CD and download from www.bingsatellites.com/littlehouse

Categories: Experimental

Over To You - BBC Radio Manchester

I was lucky enough to take part in BBC Radio Manchester Over To You project where 100 people from the region took on various roles in the station over one week in March.

The team liked the idea I pitched so I made a report talking to students who have come to Manchester from overseas to ask them what they think of the city.

On the day, I was mentored by BBC Journalist of the Year, Richard Stead. The report was recorded at the Fielden campus of The Manchester College. We then took it back to Salford Quays where I edited it. We then wrote a cue for the presenter to introduce the piece.

A few weeks later, many of the people who took part in the project were interviewed on a live show.

The recording includes the original broadcast report (including cue), as well as the interview that followed a few weeks later.

It was an incredible and rewarding experience and hopefully not the last. I can, however, now include BBC Radio Reporter on my CV!

Categories: Documentary and Factual, Audio

Refugee Aid Chorlton

A look at Refugee Aid Chorlton which collects clothing and food for people in need around the world.

You can find more at facebook.com/groups/refugeeaidchorlton

Filmed and edited by Brin Coleman.

This film contains clips from:
Burdens - CC BY license - vimeo.com/163159891
Elle Kurancid - Writer/Editor, Peter Blodau - Writer/DOP, Le Monde diplomatique - Publisher
and
Ambassadors trip to Calais, Jungle - CC BY license - vimeo.com/155703477

Music: Bing Satellites - She Is Dreaming from the album Forever available from bingsatellites.bandcamp.com

Categories: Documentary

The Manchester Shoe Shine Co

A look at the North West's only shoe shine company, based in Manchester.

For more information, visit tmssco.com

Filmed and edited by Brin Coleman

Music: The Lovely Moon - Cherry Blossom
from the album Relaxing Moods: Eastern Dreams, available from bingsatellites.bandcamp.com

Categories: Documentary

Bing Satellites - Return To The Castle In The Sky

Video for a track of the new Bing Satellites album 'Castles In The Sky'.

Layers of cloud time lapses to accompany layers of drifting atmospheric ambient music.

The album is available on CD and download from bingsatellites.com/castles

Filmed and edited by Brin Coleman

Categories: Music, Experimental

The Meaning of Christmas

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I go in search of the meaning of Christmas and along the way enlist the help of two experts, Andy Salmon, Rector of Sacred Trinity Church in Salford and John Storey, Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at The University of Sunderland.

More info:
sacredtrinity.org.uk
www.crmcs.sunderland.ac.uk

Created for an assignment for the Broadcast Production degree I am currently studying at The Manchester College. A shortform documentary in the style of BBC Four

Crew:
Brin Coleman - Producer Director, Sound, Camera, Editor
Sigsbert Rutajunara - Camera, Sound
Nozibele Manyana - Production Assistant

Categories: Documentary and Factual

Christmas Carol Service, Sacred Trinity Church

A little bit of the Christmas Carol Service on Sunday 18th December 2016 at Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel Street, Salford, a beautiful 500 year old chapel near Manchester City Centre.

I was there to film an interview with Rector Andy Salmon for another project (more on that soon). He asked for a couple of shots of the carol service, so I put this together.

"We meet on Sunday mornings at 11.15 am for a contemporary Anglican Communion. We are fairly traditional but friendly and relaxed with a twist of creativity. We always say that “All are Welcome” and we genuinely believe it. We are a mix of young and old, black and white, gay and straight, male and female, child and adult, well off and struggling to get by, noisy and quiet… Whoever you are there is room for you at Sacred Trinity. After the service we serve good coffee and have a chance to chat."

The church is also a rather lovely music venue.

Many thanks to everyone at Sacred Trinity for such a warm welcome.

More information: sacredtrinity.org.uk

Crew:
Producer / Director: Brin Coleman

Categories: Documentary and Factual

Coming Over Here

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My final video assignment for the first year of FdA Broadcast Production at The Manchester College. A shortform documentary produced in the style of BBC Three, hence the bars and tone at the beginning and other parts usually included but not usually broadcast.

With much of the media portraying immigrants in such a negative light, I decided to show the real reasons why people come to the UK and the challenges they face.

Many thanks to Amaia, Sara and Jack for sharing their stories.

Crew:
Producer / Director: Brin Coleman
Camera: Brin Coleman, Isabel Turnbull
Lighting: Brin Coleman, Dave Speers

Categories: Documentary and Factual

Whale Watching (correspondence piece)

A correspondence piece about a whale watching trip off the coast of Southern California in 2015.

Created as part of an assignment for FdA Broadcast production at The Manchester College.

Written and presented by Brin Coleman

Categories: Documentary and Factual, Audio

Just What Is So Great About Manchester?

A video for my college assignment.

We had a brief to create a 2 to 4 minute piece. I chose (from a list) to do my piece in the style of The One Show so it is light and easily digestible.

Lonely Planet recently named Manchester as one of the top 10 must see cities in the world, so I made that the subject of my piece, asking Mancunians and visitors what they think of the place and getting some expert opinion from cultural historian and ex Alberto C. P. Lee.

Links, actuality and vox pops filmed in Albert Square and around Manchester city centre.
Interview filmed in Fred's Ale House in Levenshulme.

Many thanks to C. P. Lee for talking to us cplee.co.uk
and to Fred's Ale House for allowing us to film the interview there fredsalehouse.com

Music: Daniel Land & The Modern Painters - The Silver Medal (feat. Jayn Hanna) danielland.bandcamp.com/album/the-space-between-us

Crew:
Brin Coleman - Presenter, Script, Director, Camera, Sound, Editor
Dave Speers: Sound, Camera
Joel Foster - Camera, Sound
Mike Openshaw - Camera, Production assistant

Categories: Documentary and Factual

A Brief History of Ambient

Music documentary written and presented by Brin Coleman (aka Bing Satellites) chronicling the history of ambient music.

Produced in March 2015 for Radio Production Access to HE course at The Manchester College.

Featuring Daniel Land, Ulrich Schnauss and Anna-Lynne Williams and music by Ulrich Schnauss, Erik Satie, Harold Budd/Brian Eno, David Sylvian, The Orb, Phillip Wilkerson, Poodleplay Arkestra, Jack Hertz and Cousin Silas, Harold Budd & Clive Wright, Marconi Union, Trespassers William and Antonymes.

Categories: Music, Documentary and Factual, Audio

Manchester Voices Ep.1: C.P. Lee

The first episode of a new series of podcasts celebrating the lives of prominent and interesting Manchester people.

In this first episode we hear from founder member of Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, writer and academic C.P. Lee.

Guest: C.P. Lee www.cplee.co.uk
Presented, edited and produced by Brin Coleman for Moon & Bacon Productions moonandbacon.co.uk
Interview sound recorded by Joel Foster vimeo.com/user49015649
Production Assistants: Mike Openshaw
Dave Speers vimeo.com/user45436259
Interview recorded at Fred's Ale House, Levenshulme fredsalehouse.com

Created for a uni assignment for Fda Broadcast Production at The Manchester College.

Categories: Documentary and Factual, Audio

When The Sun Hits: The History of Shoegaze

Music documentary written and presented by Brin Coleman (aka Bing Satellites) looking at the origins, history and legacy of shoegaze music and dream pop.

Produced in May 2015 for Radio Production Access to HE course at The Manchester College.

Featuring Daniel Land, Ulrich Schnauss, Paul Lopez and Anna-Lynne Williams and music by Slowdive, Sigur Rós, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, M83 and Ulrich Schnauss.

Categories: Music, Documentary and Factual, Audio