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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…

subtitled language translations white text in five languages with a wide football stadium shot behind.

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…

Multi-camera filming tips showing actors on set

Multi camera filming tips

As a freelance videographer, I have produced, filmed and edited a wide variety of multi-camera filming projects. These have included operas, theatrical plays and (my recent project) a series of 2-hour musicals filmed with 6 UHD cameras. Having built up a wide breadth of knowledge…

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…

Funding support films image shows black and white image of a man's face behind two prison bars

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…

Promotional trailer video editor. Avid timeline showing video clips edited together on one track and audio clips edited onto different tracks

Promotional trailer video editor

Working as a promotional trailer video editor I’m always editing a range of different content into various styles. In this blog post, I give a brief overview as to how you might approach a trailer edit. Seconds to sell Working as a promotional trailer video…