I offer high quality video production services including filming, editing and upload to the Internet. Since 2006 I have worked with Essex adult-themed Electro pop act Kunt and the Gang. Our videos were seen online by over 1 million people and shown on Channel 4's Rude Tube before YouTube removed our channel in April 2011 due to multiple violations of their user agreement. Miserable sods. The videos have been reinstated at our new Vimeo channel and also at our new YouTube channel.
Here is a list of my work to date.
Hopefully the first of many videos with this talented cabaret performer, this track was written to celebrate Elliot's love of doors. Shot over 2 days with additional animation by Elliot's brother Justin. My first non-Kunt and the Gang video for a long time but one that hopefully shows some of the stuff I've learnt from working with Kunt since 2006.
To promote Kunt's 2012 "Bangers and Mash" UK tour we put together a video for the track of the same name. Shot in the pub where we filmed "Perverts On The Internet" and lip-synced by Kunt to the track at 50% of its normal speed, the footage was sped up to 100%, giving the video a weird jolty feel. Shot in one take by the very helpful and very slim Dean Roof.
To mark yet another Christmas working with Kunt and the Gang, we put together a video for the above track. Shot in HD in a studio on a green screen and edited in Premiere.
Kunt and I appeared on Rev and Dan's radio show on 20 October 2011 and I took along my video camera to capture the event. 2 hours of waffle and filth condensed into just over 30 minutes. A tedious fact for nerds similar to myself is that the footage in its completed format (an h.264 file) weighed in at 1.8Gb and took nearly 11 hours to upload to the Club Tuppence YouTube channel!
To promote Kunt's new album "Hurry Up And Suck Me Off Before I Get Famous" we shot this video with our friends Dean Roof and it starred Kunt with our mate Jeremy Carsehole (Paul the builder from "Perverts On The Internet"). It parodies music videos along the lines of Phil Collins' "Another Day In Paradise". Shot in HD on my newly repaired Panasonic HDC-SD700 camera, this was filmed around Basildon with some interior scenes on a green screen. Edited in colour on Adobe Premiere, it was taken into in Adobe After Effects CS5 where desaturation and film grain were added. The CCTV sequence at the end was processed in After Effects.
Filmed partly on location at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and partly in our usual locations. In this episode, Kunt's show at the Edinburgh Fringe isn't going too well, until a cruel prank promises to turn things around.
36 hours after the death of Amy Winehouse, Kunt and I had this tribute video written, filmed, edited and uploaded to YouTube. As I dropped my Panasonic HD camera during a shoot the previous week and had sent it away for repair, we decided to film this video quickly in standard definition on our Sony Handycams. We shot all the action on a plain white background (we didn't have time to set up the green screen etc.) and used the new Rotoscoping feature in Adobe After Effects to cut the characters out of the background. Due to time constraints the video is a bit rough around the edges but managed to draw over 30,000 hits in the first few days of being released. Job done.
After our YouTube channel was removed and we lost all our work, we decided to make an appeal to fans of Kunt and the Gang to ask them to download copies of some of our videos and upload them to their own YouTube channels. The characters in the video were shot on a plain white background with the background lighting added in post production in Adobe Premiere.
Episode two of our sitcom Perverts... filmed in high definition, edited on Adobe Premiere Elements 9 etc. etc. In this episode, Mike finds a new way of making money and Kunt falls in love, but will they ruin it for each other?
The first complete episode of our sitcom Perverts... filmed in high definition, edited on Adobe Premiere Elements 9 and uploaded to YouTube while we push for a commission from a TV production company. In this episode, Kunt wonders why his single "Use My Arsehole As A C**t" only made it to number 66 in the Christmas chart, and Mike has a little secret he wants to keep to himself.
Filmed in December, this was to be our last video in standard definition and is the test episode of Perverts On The Internet, telling the story of an unfortunate event to have happened to Kunt's manager Mike Gibbons. It forms the basis for the series which will be released online on a monthly basis alongside other Kunt-related projects.
Kunt and the Gang - "Use My A**ehole As A C**t (The Nick Clegg Story)" - filmed in October 2010 by Kunt, Dean Roof and me!
This video was rather hastily put together to accompany Kunt's re-release of "Use My Arse" to coincide with nationwide student protests against the proposed hike in tuition fees. The video also helped promote the original version of "Use My Arse" all the way to number 66 in the Official UK Christmas Top 100 Singles Chart.
Kunt and the Gang - "I Was Pissed Out Of My Head" - filmed in May 2010 by Joe Rigby and Lucy Halpin, with Kunt and I finishing off the project. Shown in its original 4:3 aspect ratio.
This video was made to promote Kunt's stint at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival and has received many positive comments so far. The video tells the tale of a man who just can't control himself as he is, by his own admission, pissed out of his head.
A quick 1 minute promo video for Kunt's greatest hits compilation CD and DVD. As this contains clips from most of the videos we have made for Kunt and the Gang, it is probably the most offensive video on this site. Watch it if you are not easily offended. In fact, watch it if you are.
Kunt and the Gang - "Shaven Haven" - filmed in March 2010 on my newly repaired Sony DCR-HC20 and edited in Premiere 6.5.
We used glorious Grays beach as the location for this shoot as it provided a perfect urban backdrop for this hip-hop-themed video. It wouldn't have worked without a brilliant and committed cast made up of our friends, and particular thanks to James Buckley who you may know from E4's The Inbetweeners and who kindly agreed to appear.
Kunt and the Gang - "W**k Fantasy" - shot in November 2009 on a home-made green screen, this video features Kunt and glamour model Carla Brown. This was our first foray into green screen compositing.
Shot on Sony MiniDV equipment, transition and compositing effects done in Adobe Premiere. Animated backgrounds (matrix, pink bubbles etc.) generated in VisualJockey Gold SP1.
Kunt and the Gang - "I Sucked Off A Bloke" - shot in July 2009 on Sony MiniDV equipment and edited in Adobe Premiere.
This was to advertise Kunt's tour at the time and is a parody of the Katy Perry track "I Kissed A Girl". Featuring Kunt, Lilly Kunt, Jim Sadler and the band Fashoda Crisis. It tells the tale of a forfeit having to be done as the result of losing a bet.
Our most popular video to date with over 250,000 hits on YouTube since its release in March 2007. It was shown on Channel 4's "Rude Tube" programme as part of their "Naughty and Naked" episode. In December 2010 the video was banned by YouTube for its adult content.
Shot on Sony MiniDV equipment and edited in Adobe Premiere. Featuring Kunt, me, Lilly Kunt, Jeremy Carsehole from The Flavours, Kunt's neighbours and helped by Phil Mykunt on cameras.
Kunt and the Gang - "Use My Arse As A C**t" - our first music video shot at Kunt's house and on location in Basildon, Essex on a boiling hot day in July 2006.
Shot on 2 Sony MiniDV cameras and edited in Premiere. Featuring Kunt, me and the Kunt Army. How we never got arrested that day I will never know.
This is the documentary I made with Kunt in 2009 about Kunt and the Gang, charting one man's attempt to make it in the music business, his hapless manager and the general goings-on of a man on a mission to spread his smutty music to the world.
Shot on Sony MiniDV equipment and with a Sony ECM-MS907 stereo microphone, this was edited on Adobe Premiere and the sound mastered in Cubase 4 and Adobe Audition using the T-Racks and BBE Sonic Maximizer plugins.
Dirtybarry - The Player - I recently found a few of our old Dirtybarry tunes and thought it might be nice to make a little music video for it. This video includes my debut as a swimmer!
Peshay feat. Co-Ordinate - "You Got Me Burning" - At a fairground back in 2005 I filmed outside and then inside a ride called 'Orbiter', unfortunately the track being played through Orbiter's PA system at the time was some piss-poor handbag house tune. After searching for a suitable replacement I chose Peshay featuring Co-Ordinate's "You Got Me Burning" which is a classic drum and bass roller.
This was my first ever music video and is not in any way connected with Peshay himself i.e., it is not a commissioned piece of work.
Spoof promotional video for Paolo Nutini's forthcoming album "Indecipherable", a collection of children's favourite nursery rhymes and other bloody stories, performed in Paolo's inimitable, unfathomable style.
This video caused quite a lot of offence to Paolo Nutini fans, but as none of my own friends are frustrated, middle-aged housewives I have not felt too much of a backlash.
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A Potted History of Me
After a brief spell as a foetus I was born in January 1975. Apart from being hit by a meteorite during my 12th birthday party I had a normal childhood. I kept my head down (fearing more meteorite strikes) and got on with my school days relatively unharmed.
I spent 12 years of my adult life working in the City before deciding to escape from behind a desk and do something more constructive. I paid off my debts and said goodbye to City life and its associated trappings.
In 2005 I started a business with a friend, but during this period I made a music video for a comedy band called Kunt and the Gang. This led to a job working with my cousin's murder mystery company as an actor, whilst at the same time my audio sketches and jingles were used on the award-winning Livewire 1350 radio station at UEA Norwich.
I am now an actor, film-extra and voice-over artist...you may see me pop up in an advert for this or that, or hopefully in the cinema (!), or you may see one of my naughty music videos with my mate Kunt and think to yourself "For God's sake, couldn't the meteorite have just killed him?".
What can I do for you?
Shoot and edit your music video/documentary/short film - I film and edit in full 1920x1080 high definition, check the video section of this site for examples of my work.
Compile and author your DVD - I use the latest DVD authoring software to build DVDs with menus etc.
Record and produce your show reel disc - for actors and performers wishing to supply a show reel disc to agents etc. Your work can be burnt to DVD or placed online in high definition. For vocal only show reels, I own a portable recording system using quality condenser microphones and preamps.
Record your band's demo CD/album - For more information on this service please visit www.ctrecordings.co.uk
Provide music for your production - I have a lifelong interest in music and some of my early work with the band Dirtybarry has been used commercially. I can supply soundtracks for your production whether it be a corporate video, show reel or feature film.
Training - I am an experienced trainer and offer tuition on everything from using a computer to video production and DVD authoring.
May 2011 onwards - lots to tell and I WILL get round to it trust me...
April 2011 - bit quiet in general on the film stuff but I did two Morrisons adverts which were fun. Oh, and on 28th April, one day before the Royal Wedding, YouTube decided to remove the Kunt and the Gang YouTube account. We'd dodged a fair few bullets (7 in total) but I think the Royal Wedding version of "Fucksticks" reaching an admirable number 63 in the UK music charts for the weekend of the wedding (and the accompanying music video) were the final straw for the God-fearing rednecks at YouTube, so they shot us down. Now I'm not one to pander to conspiracy theories, but...
February and March 2011 - might as well roll two months together, no-one reads this crap anyway. Feb was good, as was March, "Perverts On The Internet - episodes one and two" were well received online, and I did a day's filming on a film called I, Anna and I'm one of the RAC engineers in the new Channel 4 weather idents, so you might see me between Channel 4 news and the weather, you know, the bit where they say "RAC motoring, sponsors of Channel 4 weather...". Well one of those. I think. The time has changed at last and the weather is on the up, so hopefully lots of film jobs will come in, the first few months of the year is always a bit slow.
December 2010 & January 2011 - December saw the end of my time on Hugo Cabret and I was very sad to say goodbye. I'd had a fair old run on it and it kind of became a routine. The starts were very early (5.45am being the earliest) and the hours were long, but I learned a great deal about the film-making process and the industry.
We decided to shelve our Christmas Kunt and the Gang video for Jesus (Baby With A Beard) and instead promoted Kunt's re-released single Use My A**ehole As A C**t all the way to number 66 in the official Christmas singles chart. It finished above The Beatles and Shakin' Stevens and made it to the top of the iTunes Latin chart (as Kunt recorded a Spanish version) and also did very well in the iTunes Comedy chart. We made a video for the Nick Clegg version (a political twist on Use My A**ehole to coincide with the Lib Dems going back on their pledge not to increase student fees), and the video for it can be seen here. In a very short space of time it had been viewed over 80,000 times.
As soon as the UK Christmas chart was announced, we released the Christmas episode of our musical sitcom Perverts On The Internet, entitled You Horrible Man (You Killed A Kid At Christmas). If you fancy a bit of a belated Christmas sing-along you can watch the episode here.
January has been taken up with writing episodes 2 and 3 of Perverts, both of which are in production now and will be ready soon, and we are proud to have made the leap to high definition video after 5 years with our trusty Sony Handycams!
2010 has been the best year of my life so far and I'm hoping that 2010 will continue this rarely seen trend!
For all my 2010 news click here!
Since I discovered my voice and my interest in trying to make people laugh, I've put together a number of audio sketches for my Myspace page. Some are funny, some are rude, some are a bit twisted and depressing, but either way I have enjoyed making them. My audio material and jingles have been used on UEA Norwich's award-winning radio station Livewire 1350 as part of the controversial Phil and Sadie Show.
I try to combine the knowledge of writing and recording music with voice management skills in the hope that the resulting sketches sound like actual adverts, charity appeals and so on. With the exception of the obvious backing tracks, all music and words are my own work.
Tracks are in mp3 format, click the links to open your default music player, or right-click the link, choose Save Target As... to save the file onto your computer.
Pirate World - the sale is now on at Pirate World, which is a bit like PC World but with a more nautical bent.
Ape-Regaine - Dr. Robert Humanzee offers a solution to a common but rarely discussed problem.
An Appeal - something has to be done, so please give generously.
The Elephant Man sings "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera - John Merrick a.k.a. The Elephant Man performs a stirring tribute to the pint-sized nut-job warbler herself, Christina Aguilera. Taken from his forthcoming album Me And My Big Head.
The Gubbins Appeal - an appeal on behalf of The Gubbins Society, a registered charity.
In addition to the aforementioned silliness, I provided the voice on the Mister Midi track Say It Out Loud, which you can hear by clicking right here. Track is © 2008 Lucky Pierre Recordings so no burning it and flogging it down the market, alright?
Also available is the audio play Shannon Matthews The Musical in which I play the Prosecutor when Karen Matthews is on trial. You can order the CD here.
It'd be nice to have one of those lightbox things for showing off pictures wouldn't it? God knows how you do it...
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Hello and welcome to my site. Use the buttons on the left to have a look around and see what it is that I do.
I'm offering my services as a video maker via my Facebook page or have a look at the Video and Services sections of this site for more information.
Here are some samples of my voice which you can stream direct to your computer or download as an mp3. More samples to follow soon.
To listen, just click the links below which should open Windows Media, QuickTime etc. Alternatively right-click the link, choose Save Target As... to save the file onto your computer:
Reasonable hourly rates, am happy to travel to your studio or work from home, please contact me for further information. Other, less serious samples of my voice can be found in the Audio section of this site :)
My work so far...
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March 2012 - Rush (film)
March 2012 - Bomb (film)
December 2011 - KitKat (TV advert)
December 2011 - James Bond - Skyfall (film)
December 2011 - Parade's End (TV drama)
November 2011 - Not Going Out (TV sitcom)
October 2011 - The Freddie Mercury Story (voice-over)
October 2011 - December 2011 - Great Expectations (film)
August 2011 - Tesco (TV advert)
July 2011 - Jack The Giant Killer (film)
July 2011 - O2 (TV advert)
July 2011 - Trollied (TV sitcom)
July 2011 - Beer advert (TV advert)
July 2011 - Ladbrokes (TV advert)
July 2011 - The Jonathan Ross Show (TV ident)
July 2011 - Halifax (TV advert)
June 2011 - Photo shoot for photographer (photo shoot)
June 2011 - Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (film)
June 2011 - Sky Sports (TV advert)
May 2011 - Trollied (TV sitcom)
April 2011 - Morrisons advert x 2 (TV commercial)
March 2011 - Channel 4 RAC Motoring ident (TV commercial)
February 2011 onwards - Perverts On The Internet (sitcom)
February 2011 - I, Anna (film)
October 2010 - Morrisons Christmas advert (TV commercial)
September 2010 - Activia (TV commercial)
September 2010 - Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (film)
September 2010 - Tesco Mobile (TV commercial)
August 2010 - Holby City (TV series)
August 2010 to TBC - The Invention Of Hugo Cabret (film)
May 2010 - Jane Eyre (film)
Apr 2010 - Tesco (TV commercial)
Apr 2010 - Schweppes (TV commercial)
Mar & Apr 2010 - Holby City (TV series)
Mar 2010 - EastEnders (TV series)
Mar 2010 – Pizza Hut (TV commercial)
Feb 2010 – Microsoft Bing (TV commercial)
Feb 2010 – BBC Internal Training Video
Feb 2010 – Shannon Matthews The Musical (Audio play)
Jan & Apr 2010 – Sky Sports 3D (Newspaper campaign)
2006 – 2010: Big Monty Productions, actor for murder mystery company www.bigmontyproductions.co.uk
2008 - "Rude Tube", Channel 4, E4, More 4, video shown "Kunt and the Gang - Fucksticks"
2008 - "That's Intertainment - Fans, Glans and Caravans" - co-wrote, directed and performed in spoof documentary currently on YouTube
2006 – present: Kunt and the Gang - direct music videos
2006 – present: Myspace page myspace.com/mikefordham
2007 – present: Bass player in a band called RIGSBY
Trained plasterer! – trained 2009
Capable of numerous voices, characters and accents