Video: Praying Mantis | National Insect Week

I was recently comissioned to produce a short film for National Insect week, working with the Royal Entomological Society and presenter Dr Tim Cockerill. It was an absolute blast to shoot and a wonderful location, filming inside the colourful bug houses of insect breeders Janice and Graham Smith! I think I may get one as a pet!

Check it out below.

The bug houses had a lovely mix of diffuse light and the tank lights provided night back-lights for our presenter Tim! We shot this on a Sony A7s ii using mostly Canon L lenses, the macro was shot on a RED Epic.

We also produced some shorter social content for FB / Insta, we optimised the content with text and by outputting the vids in a 1:1 square ratio.

One of the examples below!