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Leigh Spencer leighspencer

Graphic Design & Video Editing

Leigh Spencer is a Leicester based freelance Graphic Designer, Photographer and Video producer. He currently runs a successful ongoing social media campaign for the Leicester based charity Menphys, merging social media with the charity's more traditional fund-raising methods and creating a brand image for the charity to use across all public facing media.
He has also completed a variety of print and new media based projects for a number of clients these have included work for The Leicester Riders Basketball Team, Menphys (Charity), Leicester Lions RFC, and a variety of promotional projects for special events including social media, logo design, branding, posters, invitations, clothing and other promotional products.

Location: Narborough, Leicestershire, UK

Website: leigh984.blogspot.com

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leighspencer blogged Leicester Riders Next Game Poster 2013

Leicester Riders Next Game Poster 2013

My design for Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders Basketball team next game poster is displayed at all Riders home games informing fans of the next home game.

The design retains the layout from my previous work for the club whilst also adhering to the brand guidelines created for the club in their 2013 re-branding.   

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leighspencer blogged Locos In A Different Light 2013

Locos In A Different Light 2013

I travelled to National Railway Museum in York for the Locos In A Different Light competition during which the museum invited lighting students to illuminate their collection of Steam engines in interesting and innovative ways highlighting various parts of the engines with coloured light bringing them to life in a totally different and visually interesting manner.

The 2013 competition was particularly special as Mallard and its sister locomotives where on display at the museum as part of the Grea..

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leighspencer blogged Storm St Jude - Cornwall 2013

Storm St Jude - Cornwall 2013

On the 27th October 2013 much of the UK was battered by Storm St Jude.

I travelled to Cornwall to witness the storm as it made landfall on the Cornish coast.

High waves and strong winds battered the coastline and the lighthouse at Godrevey as the storm approached.

Despite the epic scene a small Kestrel hovered in front of me its head and eyes fixed on its prey below whist it expertly used its wings to steady itself against the gale force wind that made my attempts to stay stood uprigh..

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leighspencer added a video UK Storm St Jude

UK Storm St Jude
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leighspencer blogged Autumn Colours - Around Leicestershire

Autumn Colours - Around Leicestershire

I take a look at the range of bright Autumn (fall) colours now on show around Leicestershire. The days may be getting shorter and the weather cooler but with them come a riot of oranges yellows and fiery reds as the leaves change colour, My film focuses on the dance of the leaves as they are blown in the wind set against an increasingly stormy sky.

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leighspencer blogged Ffestiniog Railway 150th Anniversary - The Gravity Slate T..

Ffestiniog Railway 150th Anniversary - The Gravity Slate Train

In this film I take a look at The Gravity Slate Train that operated as part of the railways 150th Anniversary event in 2013, When the Festiniog Railway first opened in 1836 and before steam arrived, all "down" trains were worked by gravity.

A horse would pull the empty wagons to the top of the mountain and after being loaded with slate they would be allowed to travel back down under their own weight with the horse riding in specially designed dandy wagons. When Steam was introduced to the railway..

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leighspencer blogged Ffestiniog Railway 150th Anniversary - 1863 and all that

Ffestiniog Railway 150th Anniversary - 1863 and all that

I travelled to Wales for the Ffestiniog Railway 150th Anniversary event '1863 and all that !'.

Recreating scenes from the railway's early days authentic steam engines from the era where accompanied by costumed characters and events along the length of the railway.

Highlights included a line-up of vintage engines at Porthmadog Ffestiniog, a variety of freight trains and an Early-morning Victorian Train with authentic carriages including the unique 'flying bench' on which passengers sit back ..

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leighspencer blogged Ffestiniog Railway 150th Anniversary - Rails On The Wharf

Ffestiniog Railway 150th Anniversary - Rails On The Wharf

Rails On The Wharf features a demonstration of Horse drawn slate wagons of the type used widely in Wales during its mining past. The Horse is seen walking the length of the rails before returning lead by its owners in period costume. The demonstration was part of the Ffestiniog Railway`s 150th Anniversary event in Porthmadog and took place on the Wharf alongside the harbour area of the town.

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The white horse pulled the empty slate wagon along the harbour Wharf

The Horse ..

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leighspencer blogged Menphys Children for Children Carol Concert Poster Design ..

Menphys Children for Children Carol Concert Poster Design - 2013

A Poster designed for the charity Menphys advertising their annual Children for Children Carol Concert at the Leicester`s De Montfort hall.

The Poster was designed following the brief of a traditional Christmas Carol Concert poster  with modern elements, the colour scheme mixes the charity's well known red with blues and whites allowing for a snowy Christmas feel the layout follows the brand guidelines created for the charity by myself for use across all public facing output.

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leighspencer blogged Thrust 2, 30th Anniversary Event - Coventry Transport Museum

Thrust 2, 30th Anniversary Event - Coventry Transport Museum

On the 30th Anniversary of Thrust 2 breaking the World Land Speed Record I visited the Coventry Transport Museum to meet driver Richard Noble and designer John Ackroyd.

Thrust 2 is a British designed and built jet propelled car, which held the world land speed record from 1983 to 1997 and is currently on display at Coventry`s Transport Museum. The car (designed by John Ackroyd and driven by Richard Noble) reached a top speed of 650.88 mph (1,047.49 km/h) breaking the World Land Speed record at 63..

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leighspencer blogged The Duke Of Lancaster AKA The Funship

The Duke Of Lancaster AKA The Funship

My short film takes a look at The Duke Of Lancaster also known as The Funship. The TSS Duke of Lancaster is a railway steamer passenger ship that operated from 1956 to 1979. The ship currently beached at Llanerch-y-Mor near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales has had a varied history being used as a cruise ship and later as a car ferry in various locations. The Ship was converted and run as a static leisure centre and market known as the Funship for many years before various issues caused ..

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leighspencer blogged The Tour Of Britain 2013 - Llanberis Wales

My film features various cycling teams as they prepare for and race stage 4 of the 2013 Tour Of Britain bike race from Stoke-on-Trent to Llanberis.

We begin with the bikes being set up for racing before following them as they pass under flamme rouge (A red flag displayed with one kilometre remaining from the finish line of a race) before passing the Snowdon Mountain Railway station in Llanberis and on to the finish line in the Welsh town.

After the race we follow the riders and the teams as..

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leighspencer blogged Hidden Leicester - Beneath Stoneygate Tram Depot

Hidden Leicester - Beneath Stoneygate Tram Depot

I was given a rare opportunity to explore the disused area beneath the former Leicester Corporation Tramways Edwardian District Tram Depot during their Heritage Open Days event. Hidden below ground level the disused dark and dusty space makes for a spooky atmosphere of cobwebs, dark rooms and shows many echoes of its past as both a tram and bus depot. The area was originally used to repair and service the trams during the depots working life but after having a concrete floor installed has remained unto..

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leighspencer blogged The Victory Show 2013 - The Battlefield

My short film from The 2013 Victory Show features the epic set piece World War 2 battle re-enactment featuring tanks soldiers and explosions. Hundreds watched as the Allied forces moved across the battlefield in Cosby to holt the German troops advance, with loud explosions, smoke and dust the visibility was poor but the troops pushed forward. Will they succeed ?, Watch and find out !.

The Victory Show now in its 8th year features a battle re-enactment a large selection of living history displays ..

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leighspencer blogged The Victory Show 2013 Airshow - Feat. The Eurofighter Typh..

In the second of my films from The 2013 Victory Show I take a look at the aircraft displays at that help to make it one of the biggest WW2 events in the UK. The air show featured many vintage aircraft such as the Carolyn Grace Spitfire ML407 and the Trig Aerobatics Team, Also making an appearance where the Royal Air Force Acrobatic team The Red Arrows with the weekends flying concluding with a ground shaking display of speed and power from the Eurofighter typhoon.

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leighspencer blogged The Victory Show 2013 Tents & Tanks

The Victory Show now in its 8th year features a battle re-enactment a large selection of living history displays and an air show.

In the first of my films from the 2013 show I take a look at the static displays and the military vehicles that play a big part in making The Victory Show one of the biggest WW2 events in the UK.

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leighspencer blogged Sculpture In The Garden 2013 - A Change Of Heart

Sculpture In The Garden 2013 - A Change Of Heart

My film features a selection of the works on display during the 2013 Sculpture In The Garden exhibition which has been held annually since 2002 in the beautiful surroundings of the University Of Leicester Botanical Gardens and features a selection of contemporary sculptures by prominent international artists.

This years theme was A Change Of Heart and looks at the artists relationship with their materials.

The exhibition is free to visit (except during special event days) and runs from June..

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leighspencer blogged Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6 - Cardiff Bay - Wales

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6 - Cardiff Bay - Wales

My video features Action from Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series. Cardiff Bay provided perfect 'Stadium Style' viewing opportunities for the fast paced Extreme Sailing Series held over the August Bank Holiday, As the only UK based event on the series calendar the event attracted visitors from far and wide who where treated to plenty of action as teams from around the world competed in several high speed races. The action was so exiting even a well known Doctor materialised his time machine on the shor..

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leighspencer blogged Surfing The Severn Bore

The Severn Bore is a tidal bore seen on the tidal reaches of the River Severn in England.

The bore is popular with surfers who come from far and wide to ride this rare river wave,

It forms upstream of Sharpness, and can be seen as far as Maisemore and on particularly high tides has been known to reach Upper Lode Lock below Tewkesbury.

My film (Surfing the Severn Bore) features the evening bore of Wednesday 21st August 2013 and shows the bore approaching and passing before continuing i..

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leighspencer added a video Surfing the Severn Bore

Surfing the Severn Bore
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leighspencer blogged The First Leicester Castle Classic

My film features cycling action from the first ever Leicester Castle Classic Professional Bike Race.

The 20 lap race took place on 18th August 2013 around a route that took in some well known landmarks of the city of Leicester,

From the start/finish line at Bede Park on Western Boulevard the route took the riders into old Leicester though the tight cobblestoned medieval gateways and lanes the area is known for,

The route then looped back onto Western Boulevard before making a sharp le..

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leighspencer added a photo Gearing Up

Gearing Up
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leighspencer blogged Boardmasters 2013 - Fistral Beach Newquay

Boardmasters 2013 - Fistral Beach Newquay

My short film features a selection of Surfing & BMX action from the 2013 Boardmasters Surf Festival at Fistrel beach in Newquay Cornwall. The annual Boardmasters event combines Surf, Skate & BMX competitions at Fistral Beach which is well known as the home of the British surfing, the event also features a Surf Retail Village offering various apparel from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Fat Face, Oakley and more.

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leighspencer blogged Salcombe Town Regatta Firework Display 2013

The Salcombe Town Regatta is held yearly in the small town of Salcombe in Devon famed for its local crab and popular with holiday makers. The week long town regatta includes many traditional seaside events such as a sandcastle competition, spot the bloomer and a very popular firework display usually on the penultimate day of the event. My video (filmed from South Sands beach just outside the town) affords the viewer an alternative angle on the 2013 display with Salcombe castle silhouetted against the b..

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