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Director of Photography filming a short studio based film

Filming a short film at Elephant Studios I was recently booked to work as the Director of Photography on an art house short film. It was to be filmed at the London South Bank University’s (LSBU) newly installed Elephant Studios. With over 15 years experience of...

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

Video production editing quote

12 questions to help estimate a 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...

Samyang prime lenses. Photograph of five lenses

Filming kit now includes a set of five Samyang prime lenses

Videographer filming kit update 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. Samyang prime lenses...

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...