Freelance Filmmaker

Filming Made in Chelsea star in a band stand
Jose Cuervo
Mariachi in Chelsea - Made in Chelsea x Love Island
Much Better Adventures
ADVENTURES NOT DAMS
The story of colour poem film
Brewers
The Story of Colour
Women in freight video
Amazon
Women in Freight - Amazon

Freelance Filmmaker

I'm a dedicated freelance filmmaker specializing in the creation of captivating films for various purposes including for broadcast, marketing, PR and corporate needs. With a wealth of experience, I collaborate with some of the country's most prominent brands, broadcasters, and innovative start-ups, crafting films and videos that leave a lasting impression.

Key skills I offer as a filmmaker:

  • Camera owner/operator
  • CAA authorised drone operator
  • Lighting/sound capable
  • Pre-production preparation
  • Highly proficient at editing
  • Skilled interviewer

 

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From concept development to final delivery, I understand the importance of weaving a compelling narrative that engages the audience and leaves them eager for more. Whether it's producing a VT ready for broadcast on ITV or crafting a dynamic social media advert for platforms like IGTV, I ensure that every project resonates with viewers.

With 15 years of expertise, I have honed my skills as a freelance filmmaker, staying abreast of the evolving video consumption landscape. I have transitioned seamlessly from traditional broadcast VTs to creating online content for platforms like YouTube and social media. As an independent filmmaker, I've successfully collaborated with industry giants like Amazon, Heineken, and Twinings, reaching millions of viewers with our online film productions.

I am well-equipped to handle a wide range of projects, whether working solo or as part of a skilled team. My filmmaking toolkit includes state-of-the-art camera systems, featuring the Sony FX9 and Sony FX6, as well as various smaller and action cameras. What sets me apart is my CAA-approved drone operator status, complete with operating authorization and a GVC certification. This allows me to capture stunning aerial footage with high-quality drones, adding a unique dimension to my work.

My gear extends to a comprehensive set of portable lighting equipment, sound kits with wireless lavaliers and shotgun microphones, and a versatile collection of lenses for diverse shooting situations. Whether it's studio lighting or natural light, I adapt to the project's specific needs, using my lighting expertise to infuse cinematic quality without unnecessary expenses. Additionally, I have a range of top-quality grip equipment, including gimbals (DJI RS3 Pro), dollies, automatic sliders for operatorless shooting, and Easyrig setups, ensuring the delivery of top-tier freelance filmmaking services.

My portfolio showcases my expertise in producing various types of content as a freelance filmmaker. This includes sat-down interviews, scripted drama-inspired films, humorous comedy sketches, attention-grabbing viral PR stunts, and thrilling adventure films. My work spans from 10-second shorts to 10-minute masterpieces, catering to a wide range of content needs.

Throughout the production process, I provide comprehensive support, from developing initial treatments to navigating the pre-production stage. As a director, producer, and location shooter, I ensure seamless project execution during production. Post-production sees me expertly editing and assembling different cuts for various mediums, resulting in a polished final product.

As a versatile freelance filmmaker, I am adept at tailoring content to suit various platforms. I specialize in creating content for social media, covering platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Facebook Stories, Instagram (grid), Instagram Stories/IGTV, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. My extensive and diverse client portfolio spans well-known household names like Amazon, EE, and Heineken, as well as small start-up companies and noteworthy organizations, including the Government, FIFA, and UNICEF. I also collaborate with broadcasters such as ITV, contributing my expertise to their video production needs.

To date, my greatest achievements have been attempting to stop damning on Europes last wild river, covering Glastonbury for EE and hitting international headlines with the award winning Swimming in plastic campaign.

Relevant Freelance Filmmaker Work:

Filming Made in Chelsea star in a band stand
Jose Cuervo
Mariachi in Chelsea - Made in Chelsea x Love Island
Much Better Adventures
ADVENTURES NOT DAMS
The story of colour poem film
Brewers
The Story of Colour
Women in freight video
Amazon
Women in Freight - Amazon
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Amazon
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Mike Skinner
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Mike Skinner Music Video
Kraken Screamfest 22
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Hide and Seek - Screamfest
Justin Young singing into a mic
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Institute of Cancer Research
Case Study Film
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Lab Coat Canvases