Location Filming

My blog articles related to my location filming experiences and knowledge

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

Filming a studio based art-house film

Working as Director of Photography I was commissioned to lead a small crew on the production of an art-house style film. In this case study, I give a brief overview of the project. Filming a short film at Elephant Studios The project was to be…

Tips for filming outdoors. Julian adjusts the settings on his Tascam DR-60 digital audio recorder in the forest surrounded by his kit. A cameraman is watching.

Tips for filming outdoors

Here are some tips for filming outdoors. For producers or cameramen thinking ahead, these ideas and suggestions may help avoid problems when filming takes place on location. 11 tips for filming outdoors I recently spent a day’s assignment working as a DOP on the filming…

Filming live performances. Bille sings with backing singers behind her on a stage set with black and silver flitter

Filming live performances

Filming live performances and music gigs are a great opportunity to produce and film live performance videos for musicians and artists. Most venues will have a lighting rig with the necessary sound equipment already installed along with a suitable raised stage and a space large…

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 BBC Maida Vale

Filming at BBC Maida Vale may require some advance planning to ensure that your filming project runs smoothly. I was fortunate to be awarded a commission by the well-known Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir to create a showreel film for their website which included some filming…

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,…

freelance Data Wrangler.Two cameras and crew filming outside Bloomsbury Ballroom as a Range Rover arrives

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…

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…

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…