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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…

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

Filming a panel discussion

Filming a panel discussion with multiple camera angles and individual radio microphones for each contributor allows the later editing of the discussion to create a highlights video and delivering various length versions. Panel debate video production Digital Drama, a multi-media production company, commissioned me to…

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Subtitled language translations

Subtitled language translations for editing into videos or films is one of the many post-production services that I offer. This case study features a project which I recently completed and involved filming a series of interviews with well-known footballers and then adding subtitles with five…

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

Producing a music video in a small studio

When you are looking at producing a music video especially a low budget music video its good to utilise the resources you have access to. We devised this music video based around filming in a very small studio space. Music video production and filming This…

Filming interviews indoors. A image showing Historian Dr Jennian Geddes as she was being filmed

Filming interviews indoors

To help other filmmakers when filming interviews indoors I’ve composed a list of ten points to consider before the interview takes place. Considering these different points will help ensure a successful outcome for you and the client when being asked to produce a new film…

Fast turnaround video production. Tripod mounted Lumix GH4 secured onto the top of my Tascam DR-60

Fast turnaround filming and editing for a press conference

I can offer a fast turnaround video production if required. In this case study, I explain one recent project after received an e-mail from the theme park company Alton Towers asking me if I was available to film a forthcoming press conference at The Science…

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Funding support films

Funding support films and videos produced for charities and other social enterprises can help secure more financial security. I’ve written a short guide to help teams involved get the most from their film or video project commissions. Explain complex messages One of the great strengths…