Freelance Camerawork: Coverage and Acquisition
Paul Carpenter Film and Media offers both complete production project solutions and standalone freelance services, including lighting camera operator, self-shooting producer/director, stills photographer, editor and VFX artist. Multi camera facilities enable coverage of events or interviews in colour-matched broadcast grade ProRes HD. Other facilities include professional 4-point Dedolight kit and location sound recording equipment. Advanced post-production skills in Adobe production suite applications include Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator and Photoshop as well as Studio One 3 Professional.
Freelance services are suitable for a broad range of clients from corporate, commercial and broadcast to individuals and members of the public. Most requirements and budgets can be catered for.
Music Video, Arts Projects and Theatrical Film
With cinematic multi-camera facilities available in-house, even low budget shoots can deliver visually stunning, powerful results capable of attracting all the right attention. Popular services include music video shoots – all genres are catered for – plus live shows, dramatic performances or arts projects.
Corporate Film and Documentary / Factual Programmes
Factual film making services are suitable for businesses and corporations, educational projects, community organisations, broadcasters and news feature producers. Services also include script development, voice-over and presenter work where required.
Factual productions are scaleable to suit most budgets. Finished work can be adapted for web or social media distribution, large screen playback and public viewing, or various disc-based media.
Concise, well-produced web films for distribution on social media or websites, can transform your selling power and profitability. If you have a product, service or skill to promote or share, top-end media should be your first priority.
Changes in technology have enabled many employees and individuals to produce their own media for social platforms. The difference though, in hiring an experienced professional, is that you will receive finished media that is not only produced to highest broadcast standards, but that is well-scripted, accurate, concise, relevant and customised to appeal to a specific target audience.
Broader creative services offered include web design, graphic design including flyers, signage and leaflets, editorial work, event and product photography, animated logos and social media content production and management.
Clients needing a regularly-updated professional online presence can choose a monthly or annual plan including regular production of professional images or video, supporting campaign copy writing, social media updates (posts) and analytics to help you track individual post performance within your social media marketing strategy.
SEN / Learning Disability Educational Environments
Paul has produced many community-based educational films involving children and adults with special needs and profound and multiple disabilities. He has also documented many social and community issues and minority groups including disadvantaged young people, working closely with the general public and educational organisations. My experience and proven track record in this specialist field enables a sensitive and empathetic approach towards important social agendas. Previous clients within this sector include: Royal Opera House Bridge, Theatre Is, Southend Mencap, Family Mosaic, Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions, The Pioneer School, Ability Action, First Step and London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Health and Social Wellbeing).
Aviation and Airborne Filming
Based at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster, Essex, Paul Carpenter Film and Media offers fully insured specialist aviation footage and stills production services. The unique location on the outskirts of London is popular with mainstream TV and film production companies due to its open spaces and range of stylised sub-locations including industrial areas, old buildings, rare vintage aircraft and open scenery.
Working from a dedicated office in the main hangar building, Paul Carpenter Film and Media can offer wing walking and aerobatic stunt experience video coverage or photography. Additionally, multi-camera EOS cinema facilities and full air-side access at the aerodrome enables unique additional coverage for on-location shoots.
Previous high profile shoots have included National Geographic, Loose Women (ITV) and Coke TV (Endemol Group).
Working in partnership with some of the UK’s most qualified and respected pilots has enabled access to extensive bespoke facilities for aerial shoots and professional aerial stunt sequences shot for TV and cinema.
Visual effects work is incorporated into professional web or documentary productions. Adding style and finesse, motion text effects, animations, virtual elements, green screen work and dynamic transitions serve to further separate professionally-produced work from that produced by in-house marketing staff.
Paul Carpenter Film and Media specialises in the full suite of Adobe applications, including After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator and Audition. The business has produced dedicated VFX and hybrid VFX/footage productions for clients including the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
Popular VFX services include animated explainer videos, promotional montages and educational presentations.