Location Filming

My blog articles related to my location filming experiences and knowledge

Motion-Control-Cameraman-Barbican-Stage

Motion control cameraman

Filming stage performances Recently, I was commissioned by the Darbar Festival 2019 to work as a motion control cameraman and become a member of their camera crew for their annual music festival. This took place over four days at the Barbican in London and brought…

Skills-needed-for-filmmaking showing Julian with camera kit

Skills needed for filmmaking

Working as a Freelance Filmmaker What are the skills needed for filmmaking? The art and craft of working as a freelance filmmaker can be regarded as an essential modern-day craft skill. Every industry, business and professional now requires films and videos to help with their…

Behind the scenes videographer. A wide shot showing a studio video production in progress.

Behind the scenes videographer

On location video production Working as a freelance cameraman and editor my commissions include working as a behind the scenes videographer.  This enables me to provide engaging, fast-paced and short-form content of different durations that can be shared on all social media channels. ‘Behind-the-scenes’ video footage…

DBS checked cameraman Julian Langham showing my DBS certificate

DBS checked cameraman and videographer

DBS checked cameraman ensuring safe working practices As a DBS checked cameraman, I am often commissioned to film video projects which may include working with or filming groups of vulnerable people. Previously these have included working and filming with young people, people with learning difficulties…

Director of Photography side profile of Julian adjusting a tripod handle with a large LCD monitor view of the clapper board action behind him

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…

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…

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…