I am married and have a very energetic 4 year old boy. I'm creative, imaginative and love to come up with simple solutions to complex issues... very helpful when helping to communicate to a wider audience.
My top 3 ‘strengths’ are: COMMUNICATION I am an effective communicator on behalf of clients. e.g. for Northern Powergrid we have a long standing detailed knowledge of the organisation, professional relationships, branding requirements and security protocols; enabling us to promote your ethos, values and strategic direction and authentically convey your story to all stakeholders. I listen carefully to - and therefore understand - our client needs and that of their intended audience, but we are not afraid to challenge and offer constructive alternatives which develop and enhance client’s ideas. Our ability to tell an effective narrative, through video production and professional photography, to engage viewers and get desired results is probably our greatest strength.
TECHNICAL ABILITIES I utilise the latest 4k HDR video cameras, operate our own drone for aerial shots, have a full photographic location kit, own discreet audio equipment, provide photographic and video ‘time-lapse’, and have in-house powerful editing and animation facilities.
In addition to keeping up to date with the technical aspects of video and photography, I also understand the legal implications (eh Health & Safety requirements) and how they can affect clients.
COST EFFECTIVE EFFICIENCY My third strength is my ability to be highly responsive to the needs of your team, working to ever-tightening budgets; even working evenings and weekends to offer prompt and efficient turnaround times. FrequentlyI have been called a day or two before an event, established needs, liaised with venues, put an experienced crew together and delivered an effective film or photographic coverage of an event.
I have over 20 years’ experience in the video production industry with my first production being a training film for Shell
Since then I have taken thousands of photographs and produced 100s of videos which include those produced for:
• Martin House Children’s Hospice
• Police Federation
• Ministry of Agriculture
• GE Money
• Kirklees Metropolitan Council
• Conoco Phillips
• Rugby Football League
• The Training & Enterprise Council
• Business in the Community
• Whitbread Plc
• North Yorkshire County Council
• Leeds City Council
• Department for Children, Schools & Families
MA Film & Television Production
BEd Creative Arts
I love collaborating on creative content to help communicate sometimes complex concepts; through the use of video or photography at an affordable price point.
Initially having a chat about about what you want to achieve and then tailor your video or photographic solutions to both your aspirations and your budget.... working in close collaboration throughout the process until you are more than happy with the results.