Pot Bellied Pig

Ian Afflec

Posts tagged Manchester

Dec 4

Sep 22

Music Video

Lisa Ella - Living My Life

The video is finally out Wooo!

Fun times were had shooting this 90’s inspired retro tune with The Comer collective, Feature Phonic Media, and of course Lisa Ella.

Aug 22


Episode 6: Comer TV

Photo shoot at a scrapyard in Manchester


Episode 4: Comer TV

Recorded Matt at work on Manchester’s streets and Club Revolution.

Jul 1


Episode 2: Comer TV

Behind the scenes of the music video

"Until Monday by Kid British"


The first Episode of: Comer TV

A promo video featuring a photo shoot on the streets and an apartment in Manchester city centre.

Video + Life Stuff

My cousin Lee invited me along to take a few casual videos at an exhibition in Manchester featuring some of the work done by photographer Matt Comer. It sounded like fun so I agreed.

A few days later, I had a thought:

"Why not actually make something of this?"

I owned a cheapie camera (JVC HM-445) but the opportunity for something bigger is just staring at me in the face. I contacted my friend Josh, who was (still is) much more experienced in video production than I was and had access to some nice equipment too. I asked him if he would like to come along and he said yes.

How simple was that!?

What would have been a couple of shots of an exhibition with a cobbled together interview and a cheapie (crappy) camera, has turned into a 2 camera promo video with great audio equipment.

I was pretty energized at the thought of putting an interview together. This wasn’t a college project or a funny video to show my mates. This was the real world and I’d just organised an interview with a professional photographer at a brand new exhibition hall 20/22NQ.

Everyone and everything there was great! The bar staff, the band, the event organisers, the models, the crowd, the food, the free booze. I was well looked after that night thanks to Lee and Matt.

I really appreciate the opportunity those guys gave me but more importantly, I’m glad I decided to take the chance and actually DO something instead of thinking about doing something.

It is so easy to just think about doing something creative, It’s easy to just┬ásay "oh I’ll start eating healthy and exercising tomorrow"


"When I get enough money together, hopefully things will get better".

No, things were going to start getting better right now.

I should note that at this point in time I was unemployed and had been for just over a year.

Matt was impressed with the video and has since invited Josh and myself to become more involved with the his new visual project Comer TV and also the Comer Collective itself.

Mar 13


I was invited to a one day editing class by a friend. I was provided with some footage, an audio mix, and taught to use some of the basic features of Final Cut.

For a first time using this software, I can say I’m pretty happy with the edit.

I’ve been meaning to jump into Final Cut for a while but never having the time or resources to do so, it got put on the “stuff to do list”and forgot about.

Very much appreciate the opportunity - Great day and a pleasant experience overall.

Dec 27


Helped out with many of the audio elements for the second episode of a TV show “Manchester People”.

Part 1 <—- Click for part 1