I bring 15 years of experience of being behind the camera, editing and managing projects from initial brief through to project sign off.
Getting the project up and running correctly:
Client / Stakeholder briefings
Scripting and Storyboarding
Scheduling and logistics
Voice-over sourcing and direction
Most of my projects kick off with me talking directly to the client stakeholder or a member of the the communications/marketing team.
My job is to obtain an understanding of the brief and translate it into a successful production.
Pre production is not always a big part of projects depending on the scale and complexity. That would just be using up time and budget we don't have.
It is important to be pragmatic and being flexible enough to work with whatever time and budget constraints come up. At the moment I am working on a project that we had to film before we even had the script and storyboard. We shot footage of everything from every different angle because we wouldn't be able to come back. It is not always easy but we always make it work.
Canon C300 II
Canon C100 II
Canon 5D III
Canon 7D II
This stage demands many hats:
Camera operator (inc lighting and audio)
Managing shoot list
As you will see from my behind the scenes page I work on a range of different projects that can find me working alone as a single camera op one day to managing a crew and complex shoot lists the next.
I have had the opportunity to work with an extensive range of cameras and camera rigs but my go to cameras are the C100 / C300 and Sony FS7.
I love the variety and enjoy the challenge and the reward of seeing projects through from concept to being on location with a camera in hand.
Projects I am often involved in are:
Staff profile video
Internal company announcement videos,
External promo videos,
internal product marketing videos,
Graduate recruitment videos,
Company training (sales enablement)
Bid support videos
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
Premiere Pro CC
After Effects CC
Media Encoder CC
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Time to bring it all together
I love the fact that I can come back to base armed with content from a great shoot knowing I have the job to pull it all together.
All my post production is based around the Adobe Creative Suite:
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Media Encoder
The client reviews are achieved through a combination of Vimeo and/or Wipster.
I enjoy the ability to integrate video between Prem Pro and AE especially when developing motion graphic elements. I am currently working on a project to place the video display in an animated 3D space which also incorporates text and infographics.