What did Eddie the Eagle really think of that movie?

Charlton Kings Film Society were planning showing the “Eddie the Eagle” movie and asked me to film an interview with Eddie, with their Chairman Dan Harris. Here’s the result.

Promotional video for Orchard Press (Cheltenham) Ltd

Orchard Press, based in Ashchurch near Tewkesbury approached me because they knew they should be using video to promote their business, but needed guidance on how to go about it.

They wanted to be able to use a promotional video to demonstrate the breadth of services they offer using their state of the art equipment, including the only Heidelberg B1 press within 50 miles.

After several discussions I was able to devise a storyboard and write a voiceover script. Filming took place during two sessions. The resulting film is below. With thanks to the hugely talented Guy Harris voiceoverguy.co.uk for the ultra fast turnround and high quality delivery.

Rather than just rocking up with a camera and hoping for the best, with my commercial and business background I am able to guide clients on the best approach for their video.

Many SMEs tend to commission videos because they’ve read that they “must have a video on their website”, but without knowing how a video might work best for them.

My starting point is to always open any discussion with “why do you want a video?” which then enables me to guide them on the most effective approach. These vital preliminary discussions help to speed up the process, and more importantly help to avoid surprises later on in the process, because both parties are aligned from the outset.

On location at Edgbaston cricket

I’m delighted to have completed another video for long-standing client Gala Events.

This one was filmed at Edgbaston “the home of cricket”. It features former England captain Nasser Hussain and former Australian international player Glenn McGrath.

Video provider to Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce

I’m delighted to be producing member profile videos for Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce.

Here’s the latest in the series featuring Richard Cole and his visiting tailoring service.

On location at Remembrance Service, Bishops Cleeve

I was privileged to be asked to film the Remembrance Service in Bishops Cleeve on Sunday 9th November 2014.  Here is the completed video.

Production of showreel video for sports presenter Laura Winter

I’ve dealt with journalist and presenter Laura Winter on a number of occasions through the work I do for East Glos Club in Cheltenham.

I was delighted therefore when Laura asked me to shoot a showreel video for use on her new website.

The footage was taken across Cheltenham at East Glos Club, the Prince of Wales Stadium and Lilleybrook Golf Club. You can see the outcome below.

Note: I filmed the Cheltenham footage only, not the editing nor footage from non Cheltenham locations.

Lording it up at Lord’s with Michael Vaughan

I’ve been working with West Midlands based Gala Events for five years and recently I produced my eighth film for them.

This latest event was a Lord’s Long Room Lunch and it featured cricketers Michael Vaughan, Tim Bresnan and Steve Harmison. After a tour of the grounds, guests were entertained with a Q&A with the cricketers hosted by former cricketer and England selecter Geoff Miller.

Alan George of Gala Events says “We’ve used several videographers before and they haven’t come near to Expertise on Tap’s quality. Their attention to detail and their eye to get a variety of different aspects of our events, really show the atmosphere and help to sell next year’s event.”

If you’d like me to film your event do get in touch for a chat.

How to boost your YouTube channel’s recognition using new intro videos

YouTube has just launched a new feature which enables you to add  a three second intro video to your YouTube videos.

YouTube logoYou can select whether to add this to all your videos or just a selection. The aim is you can more easily build a consistent brand your fans will recognise.

It only takes three easy steps to set up and you can read more about this here.

On location with the pop pirates: Radio Caroline at 50

Easter Sunday 1964 saw the launch of legendary radio station Radio Caroline. Moored off the Essex coast it brought pop radio to the UK in a way that had never been done before. The station and others like it, revolutionised music radio in the UK.

As a lifelong fan of offshore radio I was determined not to miss out on the 50th anniversary celebrations. I made the long trip from Cheltenham to Walton-on-the-Naze to capture the 50th anniversary celebrations, organised by former Ross Revenge captain Tony “Captain Campbell” Haggis.