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Filming a panel debate. Seven panel guests sitting on separate chairs on stage

Filming a panel debate discussion

Panel debate video production Filming a panel debate allows the later editing of the discussion with multiple camera angles and the sharing of various length versions. Video production commission Digital Drama, a multi-media production company, commissioned me to film and edit a panel discussion, which...

Filming at the BBC studios in Maida Vale. Julian checks his radio mic menu settings whilst monitoring the sound with a pair of headphones as the choir rehearse in Maida Vale studio 3

Filming at the BBC studios in Maida Vale

Filming a live BBC Radio 2 performance Filming at the BBC studios in Maida Vale required some advance planning to ensure that the project went smoothly. I was fortunate to be awarded a commission by the well-known Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir to create a showreel...

How to resolve video audio syncing. Screen shot of computer editing application timeline showing large collection of audio tracks

How to resolve video audio syncing problems

How to fix video audio sync problems In an ideal world video audio syncing should be a relatively simple process. In most cases, some form of sync sound is recorded with the video during filming. If an external audio recorder is being used, to improve...

Producing a music video. Close up shot of a fine artists paint brush applying gold leaf over onto beard hair

Producing a music video filmed in a small studio

Music video production and filming Producing a music video filmed in a small studio space was a project that myself and production designer Luis Carvalho, decided to develop.  We discussed ideas for a concept music video project several months in advance of the actual filming...

Questions to a video production freelancer. Wide shot featuring a lit green screen background in front of which are two LCD monitors, an edit station, lights, camera and grip.

Questions to a video production freelancer

Questions to a video production freelancer is a blog article I have written to help and assist the many students who contact me seeking answers and advice. Answering students questions Initially, a couple of creative media production students, currently studying at Chichester College, contacted me. As...

Tripod mounted Lumix GH4 secured onto the top of my Tascam DR-60

Fast turnaround filming and editing for a press conference

Filming for Alton Towers London Press conference at The Science Museum One thing I love about working as a London based freelance filmmaker is that every day is different. For example, I recently received an e-mail from the theme park company Alton Towers asking me if I...

Talking as a guest speaker to students. Julian Langham sitting in the front seat of a transit van with Marko Waschke. Julian is holding a Lumix GH4 supported within a fig rig.

Talking as a guest speaker to students

My invitation to speak My friend, film studies lecturer Marko Waschke, recently asked me if I would be interested in talking as a guest speaker to some of his students. I was and he subsequently invited me to speak with his 2nd year BA (Hons)...

Documentary filmmaker shows black and white image of a man's face behind two prison bars

Funding support films and videos produced for charities

A short guide to help teams involved get the most from their film or video project commissions One of the great strengths of funding support films and videos is that they can be used to explain complex messages within a short space of time. Commissioning...