What I do
I make short films to help the researchers, universities and business communicate their work on websites and for presentations and conferences. I’m uniquely positioned to do this with a background in BBC journalism and production and media relations for the UK Research Councils.
How I do it
I combine broadcast quality video production craft with the journalist skills developed over twenty years at the BBC along with knowledge of the UK research landscape to produce high-quality relevant films that inspire and inform. I am a very experienced interviewer and can get great results with even the most inexperienced contributors.
I work quickly. I’ll start by finding out what you want to achieve, and what you would like your audience to believe and feel. We’ll talk to you about your work and advise on the best way to help others understand the value of what you do.
Simple films might be a single day of filming interviews and illustrations which we edit and can turn around in a few days if time is tight. More detailed projects might involve filming at several different locations to illustrate your work in more detail. In every case, we’ll help you with the story and make you look great.
Unlike many operators who use the video capabilities of stills cameras, I use broadcast quality cameras and lighting including the Canon c300 Mk2 4K Cinema Camera and Canon C100 Mk2 Cinema Camera. This means our films and footage are professional quality (up to 12 bit 444 colour space) and suitable for broadcast. I edit with Premiere Pro CC.
I am a qualified drone pilot with a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) from the Civil Aviation Authority and £5million cover public liability insurance so adding ariel footage to you film is easy (subject to CAA guidelines). Please note there are many operators without these legally required qualifications – always use an approved operator.