After graduating from the University of Winchester in 2010, with a degree in Film Studies and Film and Cinema Technology, I created Breaking Point Flix as a music video label which would attempt to transend the constraints of low-budget filmmaking and create concept based videos for a variety of clients and purposes. I have always been a great fan of music videos and grew up admiring the work of music video "auteurs" like Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Jonathan Glazer and Mark Romanek. We have reached a point now where music videos are a greater marketing tool then they have ever been previously. With the affordability of high quality equipment combined with social media and internet databases, it is of greater importance to an independent band then ever before to create a good high quality marketing tool. This has however created wide spread laziness, with videos often becoming a succession of pretty images with little purpose or meaning, essentially, a moving slideshow. What Breaking Point Flix seeks to be, is a label that believes in concept and entertainment. But all of that aside, I just want to make cool videos that people don't tune out of after 30 seconds.

JAN
01

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2016

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2016
So here's my top 10 of 2016. This is litterally just films i saw between Jan 1st - Dec 31st 2016. La La Land or Manchester by the Sea might have been on here but it's the UK and they haven't come out ...
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JAN
01

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015
So here's my top 10 of 2015. Quite possible this list will change once I've seen The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Chi-Raq and Creed but as of January 1st, 2016, this is where I sit. I don't think it's...
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DEC
19

MY 10 FAVOURITE FILMS OF THE YEAR

MY 10 FAVOURITE FILMS OF THE YEAR

My 10 favourite films of the year (not the 10 best, my 10 favourite).
10. INTERSTELLER - Beautiful, riveting and emotionally engaging. This is spectacle cinema at its bo...
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DEC
08

MEN NEED TO WRITE BETTER FEMALE CHARATERS TOO

MEN NEED TO WRITE BETTER FEMALE CHARATERS TOO
Here's a character description I read a lot: "she is twenty-something, slim, pretty" and then there will be an add on at the end like, "but not too-pretty" or "in an unconventional way," as if the wri...
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JUL
18

MY 10 FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEOS I'VE MADE

MY 10 FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEOS I'VE MADE
So I really don't write blog posts much, mostly because I generally don't have the time and kind of figure I'd rather just do the talking through the stuff I make (this is also why this will probably ...
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SEP
18

3 YEARS OF BREAKING POINT FLIX: What I learned making over 70 low-budget music videos

3 YEARS OF BREAKING POINT FLIX: What I learned making over 70 low-budget music videos

 

 

I had a moment the other day where it occurred to me that I have absolutely no clue when the anniversary of Breaking Point Flix actually is. Obviously I know it was three years ago and I can presume it was sometime during the summer, since I started it after finishing University and coming back to Edinburgh. It's funny, now it seems quite weird that I spent probably a good couple of weeks agonising over the name. In the end it really came down to something as simple as, reversing the words in Point Break (the movie I used to tell people was my favourite film so I wouldn't sound pretentious) and adding the Flix to the end (because I thought productions or films sounded too lofty for the sort of stuff I do). I know that the first ever music video I made was INNER CITY LIGHTS for KOBI ONYAME and that it was probably shot in either late July or early August. But ultimately, I don't really know when the starting point is so I suppose there's probably a reason this anniversary snuck up on me and I'm a bit late writing this.

 

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