Filmmaking and video production blog

Freelance video producer Julian Langham outside Basel airport

Freelance video producer

Working as a freelance video producer I film across the UK and Europe working on my own. In this article, I explain how I managed all my kit when filming at Baselworld which is the world’s leading Swiss watch and jewellery show based in Basel….

Shoulder rig for DSLR showing shoulder mounted camera support rig

Shoulder rig for DSLR

I needed a shoulder rig for my DSLR, so looked at building one to explore how it felt when filming. It was an interesting exercise which I enjoyed bringing together. This shoulder rig for DSLR can be adapted for many different types of cameras and…

Writing a production brief. Two different DVD covers of films from Koestler exhibitions

Writing a production brief

Writing a production brief is an essential way to communicate the creative vision and any set requirements to other people who will be working on the film or video project. Preparing for video production As a filmmaker, I’m always getting asked for tips and ideas…

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

Logo and brand design

Deciding how to manage my brand design after leaving the BBC in 2009 was a new process for me.  I wanted to create my own brand identity, and so I explored a few options. After a couple of years, I decided it was more vital…

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

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 the Avid application and open…

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

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. I am highly-practised…