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Fixing a RAID 5. Grab of the DiskWarrior error message

Fixing a RAID5 by deleting fsck_hfs file

How Avid post-production workflows can suddenly get interrupted A normal editing day: I was using my MacPro (nMP) (OSX 10.9.4) and Avid Media Composer to edit down a series of interviews for a short film I am making. I finished the day with my usual time machine...

Editing sync sound

Editing together the structure of a story from the sound The Strength & Vulnerability Bunker film was not scripted or storyboarded, it was more of an observational documentary-style. It was filmed as the actual events happened. To begin editing this type of film, I first...

Freelance video producer

Travelling to Europe for filming Working as a freelance video producer I’m just back from filming at Baselworld which is the world’s leading Swiss watch and jewellery show based in Basel. My filming equipment included two cameras, associated lenses, LED panel light and softbox. I...

Shoulder rig for DSLR.Julian Langham shoulder mounted camera support rig

Shoulder rig for DSLR

How to make a compact shoulder rig for filming I built this Lumix GH series camera and Tascam DR-60D compact rig to allow for longer observational documentary type filming. I wanted something to be able to film with my Lumix whilst shoulder mounted on a...

Writing a video production brief

Preparing for video production As a London filmmaker, I’m always getting asked for tips and ideas on how to make good short films and engaging video content. One of the keys to that can be for the client to write a good pre-production brief. I’ve...

Logo and brand graphic design. A photograph of the front and back of my business cards.

Logo and brand design

A clever business card design integrating my skills with my initials After leaving the BBC in 2009 I wanted to create my own brand identity and so I explored a few options. After a couple of years, I decided it was stronger to use my own...

Avid Media Composer project views. Avid Media Composer timeline showing the edit for The Strength and Vulnerability Bunker film

Avid Media Composer project views

Avid Media Composer project views These Avid Media Composer project views will be familiar to professional film and broadcast professionals from all over the world. I’ve been an Avid Media Composer Editor since 1998 and have continued to edit on the platform since then. When you launch...

Freelance videographer and video editor. A screen grab of an Avid time-line featuring 11 vision tracks and 17 audio tracks

Freelance videographer and video editor

Video production services In my work as a freelance videographer and video editor, I share my passion for creating powerful synergies between story content, visual rhythm and music. One of my key strengths as a video editor is my ability to produce strong visually-led stories....