The benefits of freelance


My aim is to provide clients with unique, personalised, cost-effective solutions for multimedia production. Hiring a freelancer is the ideal quick-fix professional alternative to self-producing, in-house media, or expensive agencies. My multi-faceted one-to-one media services provide quality, versatility and quick turnaround.



Key Skills

Filming

I own and shoot with Canon EOS Cinema cameras capturing up to 4k UHD in incredible 12-bit Cinema RAW.  Services include corporate; commercial; educational; broadcast; documentary; factual; BTS; promos; features; interviews; music; events; tutorials; ads; social  content; product videos and artistic films.

Editing & Post

My priority as an experienced editor is to apply the attention to detail, creativity, sensitivity, and timing required to blend assets into cohesive visual content that really means something.  Work includes short form and long form edits; colour grading; sound mixing; visual effects; green screen keying and compositing; animated logo design; and custom soundtracks.

VFX

As an Adobe Creative Suite specialist, I produce all required visual effects work using After Effects. Eye-catching custom graphics are included in all videos as standard. Projects include compositing; dynamic text; rotoscoping, animations; virtual studios; titles and transitions.

Web, Design and Marketing

I am an experienced Wordpress web developer having produced large scale sites with ongoing maintenance and updated multimedia. My marketing services include copy writing, advertisement design, photography, graphic design and print work including bespoke artwork for leaflets, flyers, posters, and POS material.

Sound

With professional sound recording facilities, and access to extensive licensed assets, I produce creative audio for all productions including foley; audio enhancements; multitrack recording, voice-over and custom music production.

Specialist Areas

I have extensive specialist experience in vintage aviation and airside filming and photography; theatrical arts; disability and SEN charity and community projects.


Background


Paul has worked as a professional freelance filmmaker, videographer and multimedia producer since 2003 and has led a vast array of projects from concept to delivery.  He is an Adobe Creative Suite specialist producing a broad range of visual media.

Paul’s varied production career amounts to over 28 years of combined media experience.  He worked for 11 years in advertising sales, design, publishing and distribution for two leading newspaper groups, as Senior Advertising Executive.  Today, his varied freelance roles include: self-shooting producer/director; lighting camera operator; multi-camera event videographer; editor; visual effects artist; designer; copy writer; web developer and photographer.  He specialises in multimedia content production for web, social media, broadcast and disc media.

Remotely based in Thurrock, Essex, only 15 miles from central London,  Paul provides a range of bespoke creative services designed to meet the specific requirements of public and private sector companies, organisations and individuals; broadcast networks; independent production companies; small businesses; charities and educational organisations.

Paul has led hundreds of production projects including shoots at major events and venues including London 2012; the London Palladium; Royal Festival Hall; Royal Armoury Museum; the Roundhouse and Old Trafford. Former clients include ITV; BBC; Endemol Shine; Royal Opera House; Oath; London Sport; DesignScene; Metal; Royal College of Music; Total Jobs and many more.  He has filmed and photographed numerous celebrities and public figures including Lorraine Kelly, Alecia Dixon, Ruby Wax, Chris Hadfield, Dame Judy Dench, Jo Brand and Katie Price.

As well as undertaking the major projects, Paul also completes small, quick-turnaround multimedia production projects including: filming with footage supply; asset design work; copy writing; stock footage acquisition; editing; templated promos; social media content; animated logos; website graphics and more.

After launching Alchemy Productions in 2003 and subsequently re-branding as Paul Carpenter Films, he has developed specialist skills and experience in documentary making; disability and SEN-focused work; multi-camera live production; aviation and airside production work, and aircraft operations and ground crew work.

Paul's supplementary skills include touch-typing, I.T. and computer building.  His post-production software skills include extensive experience with the Adobe CC suite incorporating Premiere, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Audition, as well as standalone applications including Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet and Studio One.

Paul works from a professional dedicated production studio equipped with the latest equipment and technology. A state-of-the-art workstation built exclusively for the Adobe CC platform ensures maximum compatibility and the capability to produce high-end work in all media formats, accessing  professional libraries of affordable creative assets including music, clips and images.  Paul also owns and operates an extensive range of Canon Cinema EOS broadcast camera equipment, as well as sound, grip and professional lighting.

Start Your Project: Three Simple Steps

1 Great production work begins with strong concepts. We'll begin by discussing your ideas and requirements and getting to know each other a little better. This is the time think about your target audience; the specific people you would like to see appreciating your work, what you want to say to them and how much time and money you are able to commit.


2 With a brief in place we will work together to develop ideas achievable within the scope of your chosen budget. Premium quality short-form projects don't have to cost much. Complex and long-form work costs more. It's your choice, and you remain in control. Whether your business is a local start-up or a global brand, budget needn't be an obstacle.


3 You will receive a free itemised quote presenting mandatory costs and optional costs. Select your preferred options, finalise your brief, and place your booking. Filming work can be planned around your company's busy schedule. With work underway you can step back or collaborate as much or as little as you choose.