Bristol Based Designer and Filmmaker

Jamie Bright­more

Designer & Filmmaker

I am an exper­i­enced multi-discipline designer and film­maker, cur­rently spe­cial­ising in aer­ial pho­to­graphy and video­graphy, motion con­trolled timelapse, and motion graph­ics. Addi­tion­ally, I under­take front-end web design / devel­op­ment, user inter­face design, brand iden­tity, and inter­act­ive infograph­ics projects.

I run 4mula design, a small cre­at­ive stu­dio in Bris­tol which out­puts bespoke design, web devel­op­ment, and brand pro­jects. I love the cre­at­ive industry I work within, but I also have a fas­cin­a­tion with Phys­ics, Astro­nomy, Geo­logy, Astro-physics, Time, and Cosmology.

Here’s a few words which sum me up, designer, illus­trator, web artisan, pixel nudger, code wran­gler, UI archi­tect, typo­graphy lover, Apple addict, pho­to­grapher, time-lapse fan­atic, sci­ence junky, digital music affec­tion­ado, and turn­tab­list.

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Aerial Photography

An Exciting Dimension

There have been sig­ni­fic­ant advance­ments in small unmanned air­craft tech­no­logy and the demand for aer­ial pho­to­graphy and video­graphy ser­vices is increasing.

Aer­ial video­graphy, the art of film­ing from the air, can add some ser­i­ous wow factor to pro­mo­tional films and videos. Remotely piloted air­craft sys­tems allow for a pleth­ora of excit­ing shot pos­sib­il­it­ies such as; top-down ‘birds eye’ views, track­ing through geo­graphic areas, i.e, wood­lands, pan­ning around struc­tures, tilt­ing up to reveal a vista, track­ing action, and other unique per­spect­ives which can only be achieved using agile devices such as quad­copters and hexacopters.

In addi­tion to cre­at­ing amaz­ing foot­age for films and mar­ket­ing pro­mo­tions, mul­ti­copters can also be used for sur­vey­ing build­ings and struc­tures, land sur­veys, and agri­cul­tural mon­it­or­ing. They are also extremely use­ful devices for doc­u­ment­ing nat­ural events, such as flood­ing and weather damage.

I have made a com­mit­ted invest­ment into aer­ial work, attain­ing a Remote Pilot Qual­i­fic­a­tion (RPQ-s)1 from a CAA approved National Qual­i­fied Entity, with Per­mis­sions to Oper­ate gran­ted by the Civil Avi­ation Author­ity. Aside from being a legal require­ment in the UK for this type of com­mer­cial aer­ial work, this pro­cess has empowered me to oper­ate safely.

Aer­ial con­tent cap­ture using a small unmanned air­craft sys­tem is an excit­ing spe­cial­ism and the res­ults are truly stun­ning. I can offer spe­cific­ally required foot­age and images, or – com­bined with motion con­trolled timelapse and reg­u­lar film­ing – a com­plete pack­age for bespoke film commissions.

To dis­cuss an film or pho­to­graphy pro­ject con­tact me today, I am based in Bris­tol but will hap­pily travel where required.

Ser­vices provided for

  • Pro­duc­tion Companies
  • TV Com­mis­sions
  • Archi­tec­tural Surveying
  • Real Estate
  • Pro­mo­tional Videos
  • Events and Promotions
  • Mar­ket­ing Solutions
  • Agri­cul­tural Surveying
  • Ele­ment within a Commission

Sup­plied for your project

  • Pro­fes­sional Aer­ial Equipment
  • HD record­ing up to 4K
  • High Qual­ity Images
  • 1 x Remote Pilot
  • 1 x Oper­a­tions Assistant
  • Pre-Deployment Sur­vey
  • On-Site Sur­vey
  • Risk Assess­ment
  • Safety Equip­ment

Post Pro­duc­tion

  • Col­our Correction
  • Col­our Grading
  • Optim­isa­tion
  • Edit­ing
  • Motion Graph­ics
  • Deploy­ment


  • RPQ-s (SUA)2
  • CAA Per­mis­sion to Oper­ate3
  • Air Safety Trained
  • Acci­dent Man­age­ment Trained
  • Pub­lic Liab­il­ity Insur­ance Cover
  • Extens­ive Com­pos­i­tion Experience
  1. For verification please see here.
  2. Remote Pilot Qualification (Small Unmanned Aircraft).
  3. Civil Aviation Authority more info.
  4. Nb. Details on the aerial production process can be found here.
CAA Approved Aerial Photographer

Packages from £499.
Please contact me to discuss a project.

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  • Aerial Photography Bristol
  • UAS Remote Pilot
CAA Approved Aerial Photographer

Packages from £499.
Please contact me to discuss a project.

Timelapse Film­ing

Beau­ti­ful Motion

Timelapse film­mak­ing is a DSLR pho­to­graphy tech­nique. Cru­cially, frames are shot using reg­u­lar inter­vals, the tim­ing of which is vari­able depend­ing on the desired result.

I’ve been prac­ti­cing the art of timelapse pho­to­graphy for over three years, imme­di­ately fall­ing in love with the rich­ness and depth that this type of film­mak­ing provides. It’s applic­a­tion can be used for all sorts of situ­ations, often provid­ing a dis­tinctly unique feeling.

Con­dens­ing vari­ous peri­ods of time in a filmic way is cap­tiv­at­ing, insight­ful, and beau­ti­ful. Where lots of motion is cap­tured, the viewer will always notice dif­fer­ent things hap­pen­ing on sub­sequent view­ings. Timelapse is also an art form that every­one will likely enjoy watching.

The level of gran­u­lar con­trol timelapse pho­to­graphy pro­duc­tion affords is immense, from con­vey­ing smooth motion by vary­ing expos­ure length, to the huge range of post pro­duc­tion options made pos­sible by using digital SLR cameras.

Along­side the core fun­da­ment­als of timelapse, the intro­duc­tion of spe­cial­ised motion con­trol equip­ment enables me to cre­ate a wide range of dynamic shots. For example, using motion sliders to provide lat­eral and ver­tical move­ment, pan and tilt con­trols, motor­ised focus pulls, track­ing along and around sub­jects from ground level, and hyper­lapsing, which is the tech­nique of mov­ing a cam­era through open space at reg­u­lar inter­vals of distance.

Motion con­trolled shots adds more interest and dynam­ism to com­pos­i­tions by show­ing the jux­ta­pos­i­tion of things such as fore­ground motion and lat­ent nat­ural motion, i.e, clouds etc.

Check out my showreel and other pro­jects to get a feel for my timelapse film­mak­ing work, and please feel free to con­tact me to dis­cuss a pro­ject. I am based in Bris­tol but will always travel where required.

Graphic Design

Image is Everything

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  • Branding Design Bristol
  • Infographics Bristol
  • Logo Design Bristol
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  • Corporate Identity Bristol
  • Brand Bristol