Jack Davies – Director, Camera Operator. PD

email: jack@frictioncollective.com
mobile: 07876 544297

With over 10 years working in the industry, Jack has an innate understanding of the image, the narrative and pulling multiple elements together to craft a well told, highly emotive and deeply moving story.

I started the company Friction Collective Ltd. back in 2014 and since then we have moved from filming massive multi day events such as Boomtown Fair, through to filming for Dyson, Prolifics and UWE and other  large corporations. We have created films for fashion brands and business hubs and worked closely with repeat clients such as Bath Carnival and Extreme Events. We understand it’s about creating films that make a difference, that reach out and pull the viewer in, whilst changing perspectives and creating new and inspiring ideas.

Having worked for many years as a studio assistant in my teens, i picked up all the skills, etiquette and tactics of commercial visual work. It was a steep learning curve and i remember fondly just how boggling that world was at the time. I eventually found myself doing music technology at Bath College, finding the tech side of music much more appealing as it meant technical creativity, something that still appeals to me to this day. Out of college i worked in a high end production studio, working on the score for the Mircosoft Xbox game, Halo 5. Once that project was finished i realised the visuals were what had excited me and set out back into the world of the moving image.

My real passion for film making and adventure comes through creating adventure documentaries. Cycling 650 miles across Vietnam whilst creating my first adventure doc, followed by filming Mel Nicholls, Lands End to John O’Groats world record and a 1,000 mile epic journey through central Malaysia.

I am proficient in working with stabilized gimbals and have a strong skill and depth of knowledge when it comes to working to getting incredible shots on such rigs.

I have a good working knowledge of:

Arri Alexa Mini

Arri Amira

Sony FS7mkii (owner)

RED Dragon

RED Epic 8K

Phantom Miro

Sony Alpha

 

Credits 2018/9
Dyson Balloon, Pure Cool. Online Ad. Director: Steve Perrott
05.01.19 – 02.02.19
Camera Operator.
Dyson Airwrap. Engineer film. Director: James Martin
15.12.18 – 20.12.18
Camera Operator
Engineshed Promo Ad.
10.11.18 – 17.11.18
Director, Camera Operator
Quoc Shoes Weekend, Kickstarter Film.
03.10.18 – 28.10.18
Director, Editor
Peregrine, Autumn in Bristol. Online Ad.
15.09.18 – 17.09.18
Director, Camera Operator
Dyson Lightcycle Tasklight. Age Film. Director: Steve Perrott
03.09.18 – 03.09.18
Camera Operator
Boomtown Theatrical After Movie.
19.08.18 – 10.09.18
Director, Editor
Bath Carnival. Official After Movie.
20.07.18 – 06.08.18
Director, Camera Operator, Editor
Dyson Metrology Lab. Engineer Film. Director: Steve Perrott
10.07.18 – 10.07.18
Camera Operator.
Dyson Hair Care. AirWrap HowTo’s. Director: James Martin
25.06.18 – 05.07.18
Camera Assist
Bath Carnival Banner Film.
13.05.18 – 16.05.18
Editor
NUCO Les Arcs, Travel Ski Film. Switch Films. Director: Will March
18.03.18. – 26.03.18
Camera Operator
The Florist. Grand Opening Film. Art Installation work. Online Ad.
02.03.18 – 10.03.18
Director, Camera Operator, Editor
Extreme Events. Rood Rampage Stingers.
25.02.18 – 28.02.18
Editor
Dyson Engineer Film. Director: Steve Perrott
12.02.18 – 14.02.18
Camera Operator
Jarpy Documentary. Venezuala. Director: Josh Williams
03.01.18 – 04.01.18
Camera Operator

Personal Portfolio

Velo Vietnam. 650 miles on the ‘Road of Death’. Director, Camera Operator. PD.

Velo Vietnam. 650 miles on the ‘Road of Death’. Director, Camera Operator. PD.

The Greasy Slicks – ‘Hawks’ Camera Operator

The Greasy Slicks – ‘Hawks’ Camera Operator

Velo Malaysia. Camera Operator. Producer/Director.

Velo Malaysia. Camera Operator. Producer/Director.

NUCO Freestyle and Backcountry Academy Film. Switch Films. Camera Operator

NUCO Freestyle and Backcountry Academy Film. Switch Films. Camera Operator

Dyson Hot and Cool Home Fan. Director

Dyson Hot and Cool Home Fan. Director

Inspirit – Gemma Compton, Documentary. Director

Inspirit – Gemma Compton, Documentary. Director

Peregrine ‘Made in England’ Autumn 2018. Director, Cam Op.

Peregrine ‘Made in England’ Autumn 2018. Director, Cam Op.

Dyson Pure Cool™ Personal Purifying Fan. Camera Operator. Directed by Steve Perrott

Dyson Pure Cool™ Personal Purifying Fan. Camera Operator. Directed by Steve Perrott

Quoc Weekend. Director.

Quoc Weekend. Director.