Sunday, 5 June 2011

New Site just launched...

Over the past couple of days i've been working on a new logo and also a new site that is a bit more modern. I will still be keeping this site up and running as there is still quite a bit of traffic that passes through. But the new site is a bit more sleek with separate pages and a better layout.

 You can go to the new site @

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Paul Kessling at the Jelly Stand, Reading Art Fair

Paul Kessling at the Jelly Stand, Reading Art Fair from Dominic John on Vimeo.
A short video on a abstract painting demonstration that Paul Kessling did while at the Reading art fair on Sunday 15th May.
You can find more of Pauls work at:

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Experiments with a digital pin hole camera

I've seen quite a few companies starting to make custom body caps for DSLR's etc that have been made in digital pin holes cameras. It looked like quite an easy bit of camera DIY so i thought i'd give it a go. So far the sensor is defiantly getting enough light, but having big issues with focus, obviously im not looking for a completely sharp, crisp image, but enough so that you can see the subject. Here is what i've managed to do so far, hopefully with a bit more R&D might be able to get a slightly sharper image. 

digital pin hole camera experiment

Monday, 9 May 2011

Let the good times roll on...

So, just finished uni for the summer. Got some really cool bit of work lined up over the summer, and hopefully a couple of road trips etc just for fun. Which should mean that there will be more content going up over the next couple of months.
Keep an eye on here for new videos and photos and enjoy the weather.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Heading off to Prague

So tomorrow i leave for Prague for a couple of days. Going with some of the people off my course at uni. Should be really good fun, Looks like the city has some amazing culture. So should have some good footage and photos when i get back to put on here.

By for now. :)

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Sunny day with a Bolex

Sunny day with a Bolex :D

First time shooting with the Clockwork Bolex. 1st impressions are that using it handheld is hard, but will hopefully give a really cool first person look to our short project. I tried to build my shoulder rig around it but the body of the Bolex weights so much and the thread sizes are different, but i think next time i would i like to spend more time setting that up.

Also as its clockwork you only have approx 21 seconds per wind, so takes have got to be quick. Apart from that we didn't really have any problems, just making sure you set up the light meter correctly etc. as you can only a 3rd of the light through the viewfinder, the two 3rd's goes to the shutter.

Should get the rushes back first week of may so it will be interesting to see what we get out of the camera. Crossing my fingers it works.

Enjoy the sunny weather.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Old and new tech, shooting on the Boex 16mm this weekend for ... on Twitpic

Old and new tech, shooting on the Boex 16mm this weekend for ... on Twitpic

Old and new tech, shooting on the Boex 16mm this weekend for ... on Twitpic

For one of our last 1st year projects we are shooting a 60 second film on the Bolex 16mm camera,
i've also chosen to go 4:3 ratio as well, even more retro.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

It's such a sunny afternoon :D

A sunny afternoon

Just working on a storyboard final draft for 'Photographs' are end of 1st year production. The sun is taunting me, but i'll try and go out for a ride later :)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New Video... Bolex experimental product shots...

Bolex short video from Dominic John on Vimeo.
Just a short video experimenting with product shots of the Bolex Clockwork camera that i am using at the moment to film a project.

Shot on the Canon 7D

Lemington Spa with John and Dom from Five Two Race Team...

DMR Omen

DMR Omen

DMR Omen

John and Dom sessioning Lemington Spa

Saturday, 19 February 2011

New exciting projects coming soon...

Just a quick update, I've got a couple of projects on the go with productions teams, so in the next month or so there should be lots more exciting projects focused around Narrative stories. So keep a look out on here.
At the moment this is really where im trying to work in as I develop as a filmmaker, as well as carrying on with mountain biking videos etc.

The showreel that I uploaded yesterday is just a small portion of some of the work that i've been doing over the past couple of months, but there will be an updated version of it out in a few months time if not sooner.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Dominic John // Showreel

This is a sort showreel from the last couple of months. I've got some really exciting new projects lined up at the moment for the next few months, so this will be updated soon.

Shot on the Canon 7D

It's a waiting game....


Waiting for the train at St. Pancras station in London on the way back from 'The Production Show' expo.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

A perfect coffee fuelled day.


Just a little idea I've been playing around with, first time using Illustrator.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Coffee fuelled day..

Coffee fuelled day.. on 365 Project

Feeling a bit battered and bruised after yesterdays riding, as fun as it was, that crash hurt. So coffee is defiantly helping keep me awake today...

Joe Chicksands double jump.

Joe Chicksands double jump., originally uploaded by Dom John.

Spent Sunday at Chicksands bike park. This is one i took of a friend doing one of the doubles there.

New Video: How to manual... with Joe Buck.

How to manual... with Joe Buck from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
Spent a day at Chicksands bike park with some mates and my bros. the other day. We shot this short  video on how to manual a pump on the 4X track. Enjoy :)

Shot on a Canon 7D
Canon 50mm f/1.8 ll

Monday, 10 January 2011

Badbury Clumps // UK

More Mountain Biking Videos

Badbury Clumps is a local riding spot for us. It was one of the first sunny days of 2011, and before heading back up north for university I decided to get some more filming done with some local riding mates. Chris and Joe are both sponsored by Kik Clothing and Green Oil, racing in the NPS 4X series.
The light was sweet, the ground had some form of grip and for once it wasn’t too cold. What more could you want…

Filming, editing and photos // Dominic John

Music // Ratatat - Bilar

Friday, 7 January 2011

I think its been raining?... on 365 Project
This was todays shot, very wet and gloomy today :/

Treacle.... smile please, now sit still... on 365 Project
This was yesterdays photo for my 365 project collection.

Treacle... Walkies... video

Treacle... Walkies... from Dominic John:-) on Vimeo.
This is a short video experimenting with handheld shots. Based around a short walk with my dog.

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

Music // Andy Mckee - When She Cries

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Busy London Streets...

Busy London Streets... on 365 Project
Spent the day in London today, got some great light for about 3 minutes and then it was gone again. A good day to be shopping...

For more of my 365 photos got to:

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Setting up... by domjohn · 365 Project

Setting up... on 365 Project
Just getting all my kit ready for a video shoot tomorrow. Should be good, have a photo update of it tomorrow :D

New 365 photo project...

Hi Guys

One of my new years resolutions is to take more photos, so i've set up a 365project account and so with any luck should have a photo going up daily on to their site. Look out for some interesting photos hopefully.

Here's the address:



The Charge Iron

More Mountain Biking Videos

This is a short video that i shot a week or so ago when we had the snow around. wanted to try some product shots of my Charge Iron.

Shot on a Canon 7D

Canon 24-105mm USM
Canon 17-40mm USM
Nikkor 28mm prime 

Enjoy and Happy New Year.