I'm totally thrilled to say that Hope's YouTube channel has reached the 100,000 subscriber milestone, which means we have been awarded with the Silver Creator Award.
Hope and I have been working together for nearly 6 years. The first video I shot for her was a performance of her original song 'For Me Love', published on her channel in September 2013.
My personal favourite performance of Hope's is her cover of Lullaby by Billy Joel. The song is perfectly suited to her and she performs it brilliantly. This video was also my first time using haze on a shoot, which was very exciting!
Hope has been the subject in which I developed my abilities as a videographer, and so I am ever grateful to her for allowing me to film her. I look forward to working further projects with her.
Last year, Melodi - an old friend and ex-artist on my label, got in touch about shooting a music video for her new single. I was of course delighted to shoot her again, in collaboration with Lowkey Films.
She did it. She made me cry. A man who’s experience at boarding school spit me out with the emotional capacity of a spoon. That, and my newly understood logician personality traits.
This week I had the pleasure of filming Brian McFadden from Westlife at The Boisdale jazz club in Canary Wharf.
Following a 50 mph journey from the Dordogne to Calais (thanks to our hire van), Neil and I finally arrived back in the UK. The white cliffs of Dover ready and waiting to greet us.
This is the second time I've done this ferry trip and the first time I could go out on the deck without getting drenched. Alas, I was able to make a video.
I found myself travelling across the English channel by ferry for the second time this year.
Greeted by a tremendous pier, with lighthouse, the city of Calais is view and the vast coast of France disappearing off into the distance.
After the positive reaction to the original 'My Hometown' video, I began to wonder how I could replicate such an atmosphere and show my hometown in a different light.
So, I went on a similar journey through St Albans at night.
For the last 5 years or so, I have been developing an artist called 'Hope'. I first met her on stage, at the Childwickbury Arts Fair, put on by my grandmother - Christiane Kubrick. For the last year, this development has taken the form of 'Live In The Library'.
I've been going through a very challenging time mentally. I began psychotherapy two years ago and it has brought up (as it is designed to) a vast amount of personal history for me to re-evaluate.
I am learning to live in the moment. Yes, plan, but I all too often find myself missing out on what is in front of me, as I'm too busy worrying about what I have to do tomorrow.
Jack Elliott Hobbs is a bespoke visual content creator hailing from a large family of film-makers, artists and musicians. His passion is for real stories about real people, portrayed with bespoke style, clarity and vision.