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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…

Freelance guest speaker Julian Langham filming on location

Talking as a freelance guest speaker

With many years of video production experience, I’m occasionally asked to speak as a freelance guest speaker.  In this post, I detail one recent speech. Invitation to speak as a freelance guest speaker My friend, film studies lecturer Marko Waschke, recently asked me if I…

Editing a promotional video. A photograph of an Avid Media Composer non-linear editing system timeline showing edited clips across many different audio and vision layers

Editing a promotional compilation video

In this blog article, I explain the process of editing a promotional video. Recently, I received a request by email to tender a quote for editing a promotional video. This initial enquiry provided a brief outline of the client’s requirements together with what production details…