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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…

Multi-camera filming tips showing actors on set

Multi camera filming tips

Working on my own as a freelance videographer, I can offer my clients the option of multi-camera filming for suitable projects. Filming with more than one camera allows me to film a wider range of angles for any suitable event, performance or interview. These additional camera angles enable…

Promoting diversity showing RoxXan at UK Black Pride

London filmmaker promoting diversity

As a freelance filmmaker reflecting and promoting diversity in my film and video commissions is something I always consider. By actively promoting diversity I strive to ensure all of our disparate society is represented in the projects I produce. Promoting diversity in film and video production…

Behind the scenes videographer. A wide shot showing a studio video production in progress.

Behind the scenes videographer

Working as a freelance cameraman and editor my commissions include working as a behind the scenes videographer.  This enables me to provide engaging, fast-paced and short-form content of different durations that can be shared on all social media channels. ‘Behind-the-scenes’ video footage is a great way…

Editing subtitles illustrating the process of editing subtiles by showing a mid shot of an interviewee looking towards camera with a blurred background , text block with white subtitles

Editing subtitles

Subtitles are used in a wide range of people and are particularly useful when viewing on a variety of devices, particularly when ‘on the move’ or in noisy locations. There is now an increasing trend to add subtitles to the production of a video or…

Remote video editing. Close up of coloured Avid Media Composer keyboard with white text overlay

Remote video editing

Remote video editing is a service I offer from my base in Vauxhall, Central London. I am frequently receiving requests by email to estimate a quote for promotional videos, short films and different kinds of video editing work.  Usually, this initial enquiry provides a brief…

Quote for video production. Julian kneeling down adjusting the settings of his radio microphones

Video production editing quote

When requesting a quote for video production and editing for your proposed project, there are 12 important questions you should first consider as the answers will have a bearing on the pricing of any estimate you may be given. 12 questions to help estimate a…

Samyang prime lenses. Photograph of five lenses

Samyang prime lenses

Samyang prime lenses and a Metabones speed booster are the latest acquisitions to my filming kit. I frequently update my filming and editing kit so that I can continue to enhance the quality of my video production and post-production commissions. Videographer filming kit update A recent purchase…