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Working freelance Q&A

Working freelance Q&A is an article I have written to answer some of the questions sent to me by students looking for help with their future aims and ambitions and potential freelance career. Answering students questions Initially, a couple of creative media production students, currently…

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Uploading video to Instagram

Uploading a video to Instagram can be less straightforward than other social media sites. I this article I explain tips, guidance and one way in which you can upload your edited videos to Instagram. You might also like to check out some of my Instagram…

DBS checked cameraman Julian Langham showing my DBS certificate

DBS checked cameraman

As a DBS checked cameraman, I am often commissioned to film video projects which may include working with or filming groups of vulnerable people. Here I explain some of the projects that I have worked on. Ensuring safe working practices As a DBS checked cameraman,…

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How to edit a music video

As a professional video editor with many years of experiences, I’ve written a brief guide to explain how to edit a music video. Editing music-based video Over the course of my professional editing career, I’ve enjoyed editing a wide range of music-based projects. These have included editing…

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Fast video editing workflow

For any professional video editor, a fast video editing workflow is essential. Managing large quantities of camera file data and its related post-production processing work efficiently means ensuring that you have fast transfer speeds, computer render speeds and broadband data rates. To help optimise my…

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Freelance Data Wrangler

Explaining the process of working as a freelance data wrangler on a one-day film production as a short case study. Managing digital camera file-based media Managing, spot-checking and backing-up the large quantities of digital media files on a film set or shoot is generally now…

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Corporate video editing

In this blog article, I give a brief overview of corporate video editing when compared to different genres. Critical requirements for video production Corporate clients require a wide range of professional skills for their video productions and post-production editing. These are some of their key requirements. Professional technical…

How to make a music video. Blurred image of lead singer with golden beard and hair with me filming in the background.

How to make a music video

I enjoy working on music-based projects and music videos. I’ve worked as a video producer, director, cameraman and post-production editor whilst at the BBC and as a freelancer. I share my freelance video production perspective to help anyone who might be thinking of creating a…