After completing a full time, two year Creative Filming & Production course I worked as a camera assistant to Alan Almond, a highly respected cameraman and cinematographer, responsible for the TV programmes Silent Witness and Poirot.
The tips and tricks I learnt from Alan are some of the things that make my videos stand head and shoulders above your average video editor.
I first worked as a freelance video editor 4 years ago, in the hectic world of club nights and music festivals. The experience of working quickly, shooting in difficult locations and getting people to act naturally in front of the camera has set me in good stead to cover all types of events and businesses.
One of my specialties is close-up ‘eye to camera’ filming of people enjoying themselves – especially important for music events and weddings – because I’m very good at ‘not getting in people’s faces’ – so they’re relaxed and happy when I film them.
I’m equally good with shape animation, time lapses, panoramic shots, epic crowd shots, integrating stock footage with live footage or even creating an entire video from stock footage, to make an affordable commercial, like I did for this health supplement company. I’m also adept at capturing the mood of a place to show it off to its best advantage like this newly refurbished Cotswold Inn.