Trailer for the Hong Kong Film Festival. Working with Academia Rossica, I produced a trailer for
the Hong Kong cinema circuit. With a tight deadline to get the cut past censors, I also created a DCP and other formats for promotional use.
Katherine of Alexandria Feature. This is the highly ambitious historical feature by Michael Redwood
starring Peter O'Toole and Edward Fox. I was involved in the online process, trimming the film, working with a Scratch grader, producing marketing material, online video, brochures, website design and also working with Matt Howe, a Grammy award winning sound engineer.
Coke Spec Spot. Coca Cola spec-spot by award winning director Pete Williams.
C300 footage, After Effects compositing and a rich colour grade.
Indie Cities Pilot. This project is a pilot for a new TV series called Indie Cities.
Produced by Stay Gold Studios, it celebrates the independence revolution sweeping Europe.
OMO Advert. Advertisement for OMO (Unilever's alternative brand name to Persil).
The advert is primarily for the Chinese market. Using C300 footage, green screen, a colour grade
and some day-dream effects, the advert was given a stylish finish.
DJ Yoda Music Video. Top Hip Hop turntablist, DJ Yoda commissioned me and a friend to produce
a music video for one of his latest tracks 'Rudies' - featuring Afrikan Boy. Working around a
tight budget, we turned the video around from conception to final cut in less than 3 weeks.
Samsung Global Bloggers. Samsung are covering the olympics with a team of bloggers and I'm
in charge of editing content, including video reports and digital daily shows for their website.
Tight turnarounds and on-location editing are key to making this project work.
MSN LateRooms. I was in charge of editing a variety of travel videos from all over Europe.
The finished product was placed on the MSN website to help promote Laterooms.com.
I worked with a graphics team to create a great looking video ready for the web.
MEC Promotional Shorts. For this project I was in charge of editing a range of short videos for
MEC Global's Cannes Lions Festival submission. Each piece showcased MEC's product integration
with clients such as AT&T, Conan, Coors and Paramount.
Christies House of Cards film. This film project was designed to showcase work by the world's
leading contemporary artists including Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst. The video
linked the themes of the sculptures to Chardin's House of Cards at Waddesdon Manor.
TA Promo Video. This was a video commissioned to help promote the concept of joining the Army
whilst keeping your day job. Including interviews with family and colleagues with action packed
scenes of army training, the video was designed to be light and entertaining whilst also informative.
BBC Grand National. The painstaking process of rotoscoping horses frame by frame was also rewarding. Working in a small team, we used a combination of Photoshop and FCP Studio to create a truly original opening to the BBC's Grand National, watched by tens of millions worldwide.
Skills & Services
Final Cut Pro / Avid Editing
- Includes Encoding, Editing, Sound Editing, Transcoding and Mastering to DVD & Web.
- On-Location Editing, Animation, Rotoscoping, Compositing, Colour Correction, After Effects,
Subtitling, Mastering to Blu-Ray and Digital Cinema Package creation (DCP).
- Mac Technical Support / Data Recovery,
DVD Design, Authoring & Duplication.
Photoshop Graphic Design & Advanced Image Manipulation.
Camera operating, lighting, sound operating.
Directing a feature documentary...
A Russian Fairytale is a feature film project which took four years to create. After working with the Russian based charity Love's Bridge on a video project to highlight their work with homeless teenagers, I developed the project into a cinematic film at international broadcast standard.
I have always been fascinated by Russian history and especially it's recent struggles in coming to terms with the new economic and political way of life. After working with Love's Bridge, I read in detail about the perestroika and numerous NGO reports about the rise of 'Besprizorniki' (children who are not cared for). Later I took part in charitable conferences, sharing my experiences and
helping to raise awareness about the issue whilst building up a platform for a documentary film.
In summer 2008 I begun the difficult task of fundraising through radio interviews, letter campaigns and newspapers. In a final bid to secure our budget I held a fundraising evening at Pushkin House in London and spoke in detail about how the film could help create change. Many people were inspired to help fund the non-profit film which would in turn bring much needed awareness to the charity and the cause at large.
With our basic budget covered, I flew out to Perm with cinematographer Nicolas Doldinger. We shot the film entirely on the EX3 with 35mm Prime lenses, creating a visually stunning backdrop for our character's stories. We spent a month in winter (-36°C) and a month in summer (+30°C) without taking a day off, on call day and night, following their tumultuous lives on the streets of Perm (on the border of Siberia).
The film has since played in Moscow at the ArtDocFest and Riverside Studios in London.
"There is a wonderful and important film 'A Russian Fairytale'. The English documentary film-maker spent a considerable time filming young homeless people and drug addicts in the city of Perm. He tracked a whole group of these people" - Veteran Russian filmmaker and actor Andrei Smirnov.
"Utterly compelling" - DocHouse.org
☆☆☆☆ - Cine-vue.com
"It's a beautiful though utterly sad portrait and filmmaker Jake Mobbs, staying true to the intention of a documentary, has done a fantastic job creating an objective, observational portrayal that highlights a serious issue". - Docgeeks.com