Monday, 13 December 2010

Singletrack Advert

Singletrack MTB Magazine advert for Life Cycles Premiere in Leeds from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
This is a short animation advert that i created for Singletrack magazine, for the premiere of Life Cycles that they were sponsoring in Leeds.

Photos provided by:
Sim Mainey (Designer & Art Director @ Singletrack Magazine)

Music by:
Tom Evans

Animator and director:
Dominic John

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Nearly Christmas...

So it's nearly christmas and almost the end of the first semester at uni, got so many ideas for filming over the christmas holidays :D, look out for videos coming out basically every week from now on. It's amazing the progression that i've seen in my own work and technical knowledge in the last few months and looking back at past work. Will very interesting looking back at the end of the year and the course to see my development as a film-maker. Exciting times :)

It is now December so i think i am aloud to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas with out getting pelted with electronic abuse lol.

Keep a look out for more videos and photo work coming soon...

Monday, 6 December 2010

Zeno playing @ The Big Blue Coffee Company cafe, Derby on Saturday night.

Zeno @ The Big Blue Coffee Company, Derby from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
A short video from there performance.

For more info on Zeno go to:

Dominic John

Dave Watts

Shot on a Canon 7D with 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Probably one of the most powerful short films ever...

This video caught my eye a week or so back. It won Vimeo's Best Video, Best Documentary and Community Choice. It is bascially a story of a man and his dog, but is such a powerful piece of media. Quite moving, definatly worth watching, but make sure you have a tissue as it will probably bring a tear to your eye including me.

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.
Thank You Jason Wood for allowing us this moment.
Oden's struggle with cancer finally came to an end.
May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.

Canon 7D

Directed/Edited: Eliot Rausch
Director of Photography: Luke Korver, Matt B. Taylor
Song: Big Red Machine / Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner

A story from the 8 LIVES Documentary.
For more of Jason Wood's story from 3 years ago

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Let it snow!... from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
Short video from first snow day this winter...
Shot around some of the parks in Derby, UK with some friends.

Shot on a Canon 7D
Lens: EF 17-40mm Canon

Music: Let it snow - Dean Martin

Saturday, 20 November 2010

BMX track Slow-mo fun... from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
A short piece, testing out the 60fps mode on the Canon 7D, at our local bmx track in Alvaston, Derby. Colour correction in Adobe Premiere CS5.

Girl Talk - Play Your Part (Part 1.)

Friday, 19 November 2010

Tom playing a John Mayer cover...Microphone test. from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
This is a short test with a Rode microphone on top of the Canon 7D to see what the quality of the audio is like, it seems pretty good for an auto function mic. For lighting i've just used a compact Pag light with battery and some basic ceiling lighting. Shot with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Thanks to Tom Evans for being awesome at guitar...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Just uploaded a new video. Shot a couple of weeks back.

Natural Landscape? from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
This is a short film that documents a short journey into the Peak District. Shot for a university project based mainly on composition.

Shot on a Nikon D90

Moby - Dramatic

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Canon 7D test footage.

Shot with new Canon 7D, the quality of the image is so much better than the Nikon D90, prepare for lots of HD videos :-)

Canon 7D test footage. from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
This is a short test piece that i've shot on a canon 7D, using a 24-105mm canon zoom lens.

Magic Wands - Black Magic

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Just uploaded this short film that i shot last week:

Untitled1 - An Abstract Film from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
This is a short film that i shot for a University project. The brief was an Abstract film no more than 3 minutes long, and this is what i came up with. All the music is original and was composed, recorded and played by Tom Evans.

Shot on a Nikon D90
Nikkor 28mm prime
Sigma 75mm - 300mm

To see more of my projects and work you can go to:


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

NPS 4X - Chicksands Rd 6, 2010

An overview of what went on at the last round of the NPS 4X this year.

We Are Rebels
Alice In Videoland

Shot on a Nikon D90

Lenses used:
Nikon DX 18-55mm
Nikkor 28mm prime
Sigma 75-300mm

Friday, 28 May 2010

NEW videos of mine on Singletrack Mags website :-)

On a recent trip to Wales with Benji and Matt from Singletrack Mag shot some videos:

Link to vid of NEW Saracen DH bikes with electronic shifting:

Link to vid of NEW 2011 Fox 180mm 36 forks at Mojo Suspension:

Monday, 24 May 2010

Back from a week at Singletrack Magazine

Just got back from a week working at Singletrack Mag up in Todmorden, Lancashire.
While I was up there me Matt and Benji took at trip down to Fly Up Downhill uplift service in the Forest of Dean and I produced a video for the Singletrack Website, here's the link:

Also while I was there I was asigned a space in mag's blog which is an ongoing thing and so I will try and keep it as regulary updated as possible as well as this one ;-), here the links to my first 2 blog entries:

Sunday, 16 May 2010

my bike for the weekend :-)

my bike for the weekend :-), originally uploaded by Dom John.

Photos from recent video shoot


One of the shots from the video shoot a couple of weekends ago at the local DH track.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Short video shoot at the local Downhill Trail

Just down the local (Wantage DH track preview) from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
A short preview of the work that we have done on are local track over the past couple of weeks. Featuring new lines, wooden drop-off, a new step down and lots more berms etc.. Enjoy.

More videos coming soon...

For more videos by Dominic John got to:

Monday, 19 April 2010

Gunning for Tamar Photo-shoot preview

DOM_027, originally uploaded by Dom John.

Just a preview from a shoot a couple of weeks ago with a friends band from Oxford 'Gunning for Tamar' check them out at

For more photos of the gig and a few more of the promo shoot, click on the photo and that will transfer you to my flickr page.



Thursday, 18 March 2010


DSC_0100, originally uploaded by Dom John.

One of the photos from a Charity gig that I did some photography at, go check the rest out, on my flickr page.

Monday, 22 February 2010


DSC_0237, originally uploaded by dominicjohn123.

Josh getting his back wheel out around one of the Wantage downhill track corners. I'll try and get some more photos up tomorrow at some point.


DSC_0229, originally uploaded by dominicjohn123.

Chris bombing it as usual down the track with some proper drift action.

Shot with my Nikon D90 and 18-55mm Nikkor DX lens.


DSC_0268, originally uploaded by dominicjohn123.

Me riding at the local downhill track, experimenting with a mixture of flash and natural light :-)

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Trailer for 'Come Rain or Shine' . Check it out.

So, just finished editing the trailer for a short film that I am working on. Check it out.
What do you think? Comments welcome.

Come Rain or Shine Trailer from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.

Trailer for a short film about some of the friends that I ride with. It features some of the local spots we ride. I use these short films to progress my camera work and editing skills. So there are still improvements that I can and will make, That is also the reason for the trailer. Thanks for watching, Hope you like it.

Music By:

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

For some reason the last video post didn't quite work out. So i've resorted to uploading another copy of it. enjoy :-)

You can also view it at:

Short Video that I shot when i built up my new bike. It got shown on a couple of sites and went down quite well.

Latest Film & new blog


This is a new blog that i have created to showcase my photography and film work that I continue to produce.

At the moment I am working on a new short film called 'Come Rain or Shine'. It looks at some of the local riding spots around Oxfordhsire and is just a general moutain biking film, that i can practice my filming and editing skills on.
The teaser trailer for it should be out in the next week or so.