Archived Works

(in no particular order)

The Ashes

The Ashes tells the real life story of cricketing hero Harold Larwood, plucked from the coalmines to become the spearhead of England’s now infamous ‘bodyline’ attack.  The production had 3 screens  using original footage from the 30's , live footage and bespoke animations to help create the scenes.

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE 2011 & 2013

Video Mapping / Outdoor Projection

Architectural Video Mapping - Re-opening of the  Real Haus - Berlin 2012

We've created many projection mapping projects that can precisely put a skin across any surface that the  projector light falls on to.  This surface can be as complex as a full building or as simple as a singular object on a stage.

Above are some examples of outdoor projection mapping onto various buildings.

To Dance Like Your Dad

Hetain Patel's rehearsed imitation of his father, where Hetain and Barret restaged existing footage of Hetain's father in his coach building factory, in Bolton. Focusing on his father’s physicality, Hetain performs his words, his accent, mannerisms and movements. Both films are shot in a single take and play in synchrony with one other.

First Person Shooter

First Person Shooter is a witty and prescient play about what happens when gaming and military technology collide. It was a vivid and immersive production, combining digitally generated content with live drama mapped onto an ever moving set to create an extraordinary theatrical experience.

Birmingham Rep

2010

Empty Bed Blues

In 1929, DH Lawrence and his wife visited two wealthy young Americans, hoping they might finance an edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Empty Bed Blues is a tragic-comic stage poem on life, death, and, above else, the nature of love and betrayal. It is based on the diaries of all four of the characters. The whole production is within a digitally immersive set which included virtual versions of the four characters.

Lakeside Arts Theatre

2009

The Priest of Nemi

The Priest of Nemi tells both the story of  the Rex Nemorensis, 'the king of the wood' in ancient roman history who played a major role in the mythography of J.G. Frazer in The Golden Bough, and of  the temple of the goddess Diana at Nemi was rediscovered and excavated in 1886.

The film documents many artifacts bought back from Italy and now owned by  Nottingham Castle.

 

Potlatch Productions

2010

Garage Band

Anarchy returns to the UK and shakes up four suburban lives in a brand new comedy from Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company.
Punk rides again in GARAGE BAND by the award-winning Nottingham-based playwright Andy Barrett.

The projection included the bands 'live tour' and  documentation of social media feedback whilst the band were playing.

Nottingham Playhouse

2009

The Masks of Mer

THE MASKS OF MER, a documentary by director Michael Eaton traces the extraordinary story of Haddon’s largely neglected footage, which raises vital questions of authenticity and reconstruction, and experiments with reproducing Haddon’s film version for public presentations, synchronised to the original phonographic recordings. Editing and post production by VentMedia. Duration: 110 mins

Potlatch Productions

2010

Smile

"The end of the pier. Candy floss, rides, kiss me quick hats, tattoos regretted later, of saucy postcards with the simplest message flying ‘cross land and sea- WISH YOU WERE HERE. After the success of his comedy at Nottingham Playhouse (Old Big 'Ead in the Spirit of the Man) - Stephen Lowe's latest play switches into a darker vein- SMILE is a hi-tech thriller of revenge and retribution. "

LAKESIDE NOTTINGHAM

2008

Glamour

In Celebration of 45 years of Nottingham Playhouse we were asked to work on the production of "Glamour'. Set in the 1960s, GLAMOUR is a revealing comedy of cinematic dreams, big-time gangsters and girls girls girls! The play transports us back to the heyday of the Moulin Rouge – not the Parisian nightspot, but a fondly remembered picture palace in the writer's, Stephen Lowe, native Nottingham.

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE

2009

Mountebank

Still from A.V performance by Vent Media and Mountebank - co-commissioned by q-Arts gallery in Derby and M.A.C.E (media Archive for Central England.

2007

Torch Relay  - Olympics 2013

Vent was ask to create four short films to accompany a live show to celebrate the local culture and history  of Nottingham. The films were shown on three larges screens during the Torch Relay celebration for the Olympics 2013 for an audience in the thousands.

OLYMPICS

2013

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Creating visual backdrops, lighting effects to cover the whole set and a sequence for the Lions journey across Narnia for the 2010 Christmas show.

Royal & Derngate, Northampton 2010

Flat Stanley

Based on the story by Jeff Brown , adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny and directed by Matt Aston this stage production tells the story of Stanley Lambchop who was a normal healthy boy until a notice board fell on him! Now he's only half an inch thick.

The visuals help to create the illustions required to tell the narative.

LAKESIDE THEATRE

2009

Still life

Still Life is a  short film about the dialogue of an old couple told through the objects that the pair have collected and surround themselves by in their front room. Music by Flotel.

Jump In

Jump In motion graphics for the children's festival 2012

VJing

We've well over tens years of VJing experience working with , Ghostface Killah (above), !!!, Benga, Joan as Police Woman, Kid 606, LTJ Bukem and Roots Manuva  amonst many others.

The VJ set-up's are as varied as the artist involved, for example we could make use of many live camera's within a set or create bespoke visuals to work tightly   with the music directly.

Up to the Ether

A film made with both found footage and original material for musician 'Flotel'

FLOTEL

2008

Threep (Live)

Together with electronic duo 'Threep' we created a live AV show in the full 360 degree dome at Leicester's Space Centre.

The visuals were a combination of audio fed live animations and pre-made graphics.

Threep

2008

Graphic Design

we have over 15 years of experience in graphic design work ranging from catalogues and point of sale, album covers to magazines.

Above are a few samples of some of the design for print over the last few years.

When the Fern Blossoms

Currently a work in progress 'When the Fern Blossoms' is a new production of a Ukrainian Folk Opera originally composed by Evhen Stankovych in the 1970's but controversially never performed.

This new commission by the The National Palace of Arts, Kiev,  will bring the opera fully up to date to reflect Ukraine's current political instability while paying homage to its rich traditions of storytelling.

It celebrates  Ukrainian folk culture, it's history and struggles, the whole project has taken on  a greater meaning due to the  unrest  in Ukraine over the last few months.

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Glossop Mills Architectural Projection

Commission to create and project  a film about the history of the Mills, their legacy and importance by High Peaks Arts and Leicester University. April, 2015.