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Terrestrial: a year of arts adventures in Weston-super-Mare

A Black Cat film

socially engaged arts projects, community events and wild adventures

Terrestrial has been supporting a series of bold projects in Weston-super-Mare. This film tells the story of these collaborative artworks - each created through a partnership between visiting national artists and local community groups.

camera & editing by Adam Laity
sound & editing by Jonathan Eve
Still photography by Paul Blakemore
Music by Verity Standen & Paul Rogerson
2020

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Where Do You Hide?

A Black Cat film

a new song by Verity Standen

A new song by Verity Standen, recorded remotely as a lockdown experiment - with singers across the UK screaming into their phones and laptops.

song composed and performed by Verity Standen
song produced and co-arranged by David Ridley
film directed & cinematography by Adam Laity
additional camerawork & editing by Jonathan Eve

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Figuring

A University of Bristol film

bodies, materiality and touch in a multi-person virtual reality

Video documentation of an artistic, scientific and technological project - Figuring - exploring bodies, materiality and touch in multi-person virtual reality.
For further details please visit figuring-project.

cinematography by Adam Laity
sound design & Foley by Jonathan Eve
2018

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A Good News Story

A Vincent Wildlife Trust film

a conservation project to bring back the greater horseshoe bat to Sussex

A small but significant group of greater horseshoe bats has recently been discovered using this dilapidated building as a maternity roost. This is very exciting as it is the first known breeding population east of its current stronghold in southwest England.

produced by Hilary Macmillan
camera, sound, editing & music by Jonathan Eve
2021

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Wild in Wales

A Vincent Wildlife Trust film

what has the return of the pine marten meant?

A short documentary about the return of the pine marten to England and Wales. What does this mean to the people who live or work in Wales? Featuring Iolo Williams, naturalist & broadcaster.

produced by Hilary Macmillan
camera & editing by Jonathan Eve
2016

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Wild again in Wales

A Vincent Wildlife Trust film

how the pine marten has successfully returned to Wales

Following a feasibility study and extensive consultation, 51 pine martens were translocated to mid-Wales from Scotland between 2015 and 2017. This has resulted in the re-establishment of a viable marten population, with the population growing in number and range. Wild again in Wales is a summary of the project to date. Featured on Springwatch 2020 on BBC 2.

produced by Hilary Macmillan
camera, sound, editing & music by Jonathan Eve
2019

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Motion Equals Emotion

A Jonathan Eve film

an introduction to robotic art

David McGoran, a robotic engineer and designer tells the story of Rusty Squid, a studio for robotic art and design, based in Bristol. This film was nominated for the 'Our City' competition in Bristol.

voice-over by David McGoran
camera, sound, editing & music by Jonathan Eve
additional footage by James Dalby and Adam Laity
2018

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Bristol - Around the Clock

A Jonathan Eve film

the city from dawn till late in 90 seconds

Scenes of people and places in Bristol, from dawn till late. This film was nominated for the 'Our City' competition in Bristol.

camera, sound, editing & music by Jonathan Eve
2017

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Heart in Your Hands

A Rusty Squid film

robotic hearts that beat to your heart rate

Documentary on the design and fabrication of robotic hearts. This film will be released later this year.

directed by David McGoran
cinematography by Adam Laity
editing & original music by Jonathan Eve

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Connectivity

A Jonathan Eve video installation

an immersion into the connections between living things

Originally created as a video installation, two screens facing each other held an audience enclosed in a moment of connectivity between pairs of living beings, separated by a vast stretch of space. Music made from found sounds taken directly from their environments (documentation video).

camera, sound, editing & music by Jonathan Eve
2015

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Drowning in an Automated Sea

A Jonathan Eve film

music video shot on 16mm Bolex

Scenes between Aberystwyth and Aberaeron, shot on a spring-wound 16mm Bolex, developed and digitised at the University of Aberystwyth. Music: Drowning in an automated sea by calm!
go to album on bandcamp.

camera & editing by Jonathan Eve
special thanks to Greg Bevan & Aberystwyth University TFTS alumni access scheme
2018

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Exploring Time

A Jonathan Eve film

a reflection on time, space and memory

An experimental reflection on time, space and memory.

camera, sound, editing & music by Jonathan Eve
2015

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Hello! I’m a Bristol based filmmaker, with a specialism in sound.

I storyboard, shoot, edit, and produce custom soundtracks - mostly for short-form docs and promotional content.

Recent clients include the BBC, Vincent Wildlife Trust, Rusty Squid and the University of Bristol.

I also have experience in analogue film which I use in experimental projects.

Day rate from £200.

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Rusty Squid has been very lucky to be working with Jonathan over the past year. Not only is he a competent editor and cinematographer but his understanding of narrative and tone is nuanced and insightful. He listens carefully and has a keen eye. Jonathan is also a fantastic composer and sound artist and has a beautiful sense of rhythm and movement. He is professional, hardworking and inspired, and has been a pleasure to work with.

David McGoran Rusty Squid, Co-Founder & Creative Director

Jonathan has produced two superb videos for Vincent Wildlife Trust. We were so pleased with the first video that we had no hesitation in asking Jonathan to produce the second. He was brilliant to work with - professional, diligent and skilful. He was also very patient in trying to accommodate our demands. I would not hesitate in using Jonathan again.

Hilary Macmillan Vincent Wildlife Trust, Head of Communications

A total pleasure to work with Jonathan. He traversed tight deadlines, changing plans and varied community collaborators with skill, efficiency and kindness. Jonathan was a brilliant partner to Adam Laity and Black Cat Films across a range of projects with Terrestrial and I look forward to opportunities to work together again in the future.

Tom Spencer Terrestrial, Director

Jon has been a great asset on a lot of our recent projects, both as a second camera op and specifically as a sound recordist, sound artist and offline video editor. On a shoot he’s a calm and focussed presence- even when working with vulnerable participants Jon is clear and enthusiastic, in terms of interviewing and documenting live performance.
His video editing is methodical and thorough and he has a great sense of tone and narrative. He also takes notes and criticism really well. But it’s his attention to detail when it comes to sound editing, design and mixing, alongside his understanding of music and the impact it can have on a film, where Jon really excels. He has an innate sense of pace and structure and works diligently, to budget and deadlines.
If you don’t hire him you’re probably a dick.

Adam Laity Black Cat Films, Cinematographer
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