Video Production

My blog articles related to my video production experiences and knowledge

Skills needed for filmmaking showing Julian Langham with camera kit

Skills needed for filmmaking

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 bespoke communication and promotion. There’s…

Promoting diversity showing RoxXan at UK Black Pride

London filmmaker promoting diversity

As a freelance filmmaker reflecting and promoting diversity in my film and video commissions is something I always consider. By actively promoting diversity I strive to ensure all of our disparate society is represented in the projects I produce. Promoting diversity in film and video production…

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

Behind the scenes videographer

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 is a great way…

Quote for video production. Julian kneeling down adjusting the settings of his radio microphones

Video production editing quote

When requesting a quote for video production and editing for your proposed project, there are 12 important questions you should first consider, as the answers will have a bearing on the pricing of any estimate you may be given. 12 questions to help estimate a…

Samyang prime lenses. Photograph of five lenses

Samyang prime lenses

Samyang prime lenses and a Metabones speed booster are the latest acquisitions to my filming kit. I frequently update my filming and editing kit so that I can continue to enhance the quality of my video production and post-production commissions. Videographer filming kit update A recent purchase…

Producing a music video. Close up shot of a fine artists paint brush applying gold leaf over onto beard hair

Producing a music video in a small studio

When you are looking at producing a music video especially a low budget music video its good to utilise the resources you have access to. We devised this music video based around filming in a very small studio space. Music video production and filming This…

Filming interviews indoors. A image showing Historian Dr Jennian Geddes as she was being filmed

Filming interviews indoors

To help other filmmakers when filming interviews indoors I’ve composed a list of ten points to consider before the interview takes place. Considering these different points will help ensure a successful outcome for you and the client when being asked to produce a new film…

Funding support films image shows black and white image of a man's face behind two prison bars

Funding support films

Funding support films and videos produced for charities and other social enterprises can help secure more financial security. I’ve written a short guide to help teams involved get the most from their film or video project commissions. Explain complex messages One of the great strengths…