Filming

Corporate, commercial, education and broadcast filming services including documentary, factual, BTS, B-roll acquisition, promos, entertainment features, interviews, music, events, tutorials, advertising, social media content, product videos and creative arts.

Editing & Post

Editing, quality enhancements, colour grading, sound mixing, special effects, green screen, animated logos, music and more. Creativity, sensitivity, timing and all the special attention needed to turn assets and footage into work that really means something.

VFX

Compositing, dynamic 3d text, rotoscoping, animations, particle effects, green screen, virtual studios and custom scenes. Visual effects and head-turning motion graphics design to make your production shine.

Web, Design and Marketing

Wordpress web development, copy writing, scripting, advertising, photography, digital design and print work for commercial organisations. Bespoke artwork for leaflets, flyers, posters, POS material, custom merchandise and more.

Sound

Interview and field recording work, foley, stereo and surround mixing, audio enhancement, live recording, voice-over and music production.

Specialist Areas

Aviation and airside filming and photography, theatrical arts, education and SEN projects.

A trusted independent producer.


Choose a balanced alternative to self-producing or costly production companies with a freelance service providing value, versatility and client-centred control.



Background


Paul has worked as a professional freelance filmmaker, videographer and multimedia producer since 2003.  He has worked within production teams and also independently, self-producing complete projects from concept to delivery.  Regular crew roles include shooting producer/director, lighting camera operator and editor but Paul’s range of key services also include graphic design work, script and copy writing, Wordpress web development and multimedia content production for web, social and other digital platforms.

Based in Thurrock, Essex, Paul produces media for clients in London, Kent and Essex.  He serves public and private sector companies and organisations; 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.

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 and magazine publishers and became a Senior Advertising Executive.  Since launching Alchemy Productions, subsequently re-branded Paul Carpenter Films, he has developed specialist skills and experience through extended freelance work including aviation and airside production work; aircraft operations and ground crew work; fire and first aid response; documentary making; music production; educational and SEN-focused work and multi-camera live production.  He is a touch-typist and has advanced I.T. skills including PC 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 runs a home-based 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. The studio also provides quick access to professional libraries of affordable creative assets including music, designs and images used to enhance any project.  Paul also owns and operates a range of broadcast camera, sound, grip and professional lighting equipment.

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 Next, we'll form ideas and plans to develop them within the scope of your budget. Highest-quality simple projects don't have to cost much. Breathtaking complex work costs more ...it's your choice. Whether your business is a start-up or a global brand, budget needn't be an obstacle.


3 You will receive a free itemised quote presenting all the options available to you. Simply choose your preferred options and the project begins. Filming is unobtrusive and can planned around your own work schedule. Oversee the shoot or collaborate with the edit as much or as little as you want to.