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Lockdown music video production showing four video boxes

Lockdown music video production

Even in isolation or lockdown, a music video production can still be created by collaborating with other musicians and artists that are not with you. Using a recent music video that I edited together as a case study, I explain some tips about what to…

Lighting for filming showing a collection of lights

Lighting for filming

Considering, measuring and controlling the lighting when filming any kind of video will help ensure you record the best quality visuals possible. Here I write a brief overview of the basic concept of using light which, with your camera selected to manual mode, can help…

Videography kit lighting showing two Dedo sotlights

Videography lighting kit

When starting out as a video production freelancer buying videography lighting kit will be an essential consideration. In this blog post, I explain some of the factors and decisions I took when purchasing my lights and lighting kit. Buying your first lights The very first…

Videography how to learn showing filming kit laid out for display

Videography how to learn

With over 15 years’ experience of videography, I share some of my perspectives and views to help anyone who might be interested in working in this field or becoming a freelance videographer. Do you have a passion for videography? Following your passions in life is…

Motion control cameraman showing filming location on Barbican stage

Motion control cameraman

Explaining my assignment working as a motion control cameraman that took place both in the Milton Court and the Barbican main concert hall in London over a period of four days. My specific role was to film close moving shots of the performing artists, for…

Stock video NYE Midnight London Eye Big Ben sounds GRADED

Announcing new stock video feature

My portfolio of stock video footage will be an evolving feature of my website. During my freelance work as a cameraman, filmmaker and videographer I enjoy capturing many stunning visuals and beautiful moments. I will be constantly adding some of my favourite images to this…

Avid conform showing editors timeline

Avid conform

This blog post details a recent Avid Conform case study. The project to be conformed was a series of short films destined for online use. A significant challenge of this project, presented in post-production, was the massive amount of the large raster media involved. Avid…

Skills needed for filmmaking showing Julian Langham with camera kit

Skills needed for filmmaking

What are the skills needed for filmmaking? The art and craft of working as a freelance filmmaker can be regarded as an essential modern-day craft skill. Every industry, business and professional now requires films and videos to help with their bespoke communication and promotion. There’s…