Shooting and cutting – the good kind
I have worked for both organisations and individuals offering a number of audio-visual services; if you would like to ask me about anything in more detail or get a price, please get in touch via the contact form below and I’ll be happy to answer any questions. Also to give you an idea of how I’m set up, here’s a list of my kit.
Main jams – the work I do most of the time
Filming and sound recording
I offer high definition video production using my own professional camera and audio equipment or, as I have worked with a wide range of AV equipment, I can use whatever kit the client has at their disposal. Whether you are looking for documentation of an event, creation of promotional material, interviews or something a little more unusual, let’s talk through your ideas and see what’s possible.
Here’s a short showreel from a few years ago to give you an idea of some of the work I have done:
To see more, check out my Vimeo site.
Video editing and rendering
I generally use Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Media Encoder for my video productions, but I have also regularly used Final Cut Pro and various other editing programmes. If you would like me to edit some existing footage, I am happy for you to send me the rushes by post or digitally via services such as Dropbox (file sizes permitting), or alternatively collection or on-site editing can be arranged.
Taking your video to disc or web
Already have your video files edited and ready to go? I use a combination of Adobe Encore and Photoshop to create DVD or Blu-ray menus and I can either go ahead and burn the finished product to a master disc for you, or send you the disc image file as required. I can also convert and optimise video files to suit your specifications for uploading to the internet.
I have led many workshops with both young people and adults on the use of creative software and equipment, mainly with a focus on filmmaking or animation but occasionally other pursuits such as image editing and comic creation. I have taught at schools, youth/art centres, museums and village halls, and can usually tailor activities to the age, needs and abilities of your group.
Side jams – a little here, a little there
It can be a worry when beloved photos start to deteriorate – I can scan and digitise photographs or slides, and can also clean up the images if requested so that you have high quality digital versions for your archive. I can also digitise some tape-based media, but do bear in mind this can be time consuming and this will be reflected in the cost (don’t be put off asking though! Let’s chat and see)
Graphic design, copywriting and proofreading
I have produced a few logos, fliers, web copy and other publicity materials for various events and organisations, and on occasion have proofread professional documents; while I have less experience in these areas than with the other services above, I am keen to expand my portfolio and would charge a fee reflective of my experience, which may suit projects with a limited budget.
To see a range of my work, have a flip through the pages of my portfolio.
Phew, this was a long page – thanks for sticking with me so far. If you have any questions, you know what to do.