Design Projects Up, Up and Away!

A fun design commission for The Wing Walk Company in Kent, this project included concept design, copy writing, aviation photography and custom design work from scratch. As a part-time member of the Wing Walk Company crew, I sometimes work as Pilot’s Assistant during summer seasons. It’s an amazing privilege to be a part of such

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Artwork Designs For Broadway Tour

Digital artwork design has become one of my most popular services offered in addition to film and video. This latest commission involved producing a show poster and web promos for an upcoming show on Broadway. This unique project included both the studio photography elements as well as the design itself. The finished work was printed

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Online Learning Portal National Lottery Project

The People’s Postcode Lottery and National Lottery have supported a number of developments from the Music Man Project UK, including this commission I received to produce a unique interactive online resources portal for teachers and students with learning disabilities. Based on responsive web design integrated within the client’s website (also developed and managed by myself),

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BTS NatGeo Shoot With Astronaut, Chris Hadfield

Working in production certainly has its privileges. Meeting astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, was surely the biggest privilege of my career so far. On a recent shoot for National Geographic, Chris visited a small airfield to shoot a sequence featuring him flying in a vintage Tiger Moth biplane. My

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Aviation Photography and Merchandise @aviationphotos_london

Quite a lot of my work has revolved around aviation over the last few years. A student pilot and wing walk ground crew member, I like to take whatever opportunity I can to combine business with pleasure. I have begun compiling a series of one-off photo prints and merchandise for aviation enthusiasts. Featured initially on

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Responsive Web and Media Design for Charity Orchestra

The Yardarm Folk Orchestra has been a valued and long-standing client of mine ever since I produced their first TV documentary which aired for one month on The Community Channel. Eight years on, we have since produced a series of live performance videos, a full length promotional video, graphic designs for banners and flyers, and

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DVD, VFX and Design Work for Royal Albert Hall Premiere

The Music Man Project UK is a fast-growing nationally recognised organisation dedicated to providing music education and performance opportunities for people with learning difficulties and additional needs. As their official media producer of ten years now, I was delighted to be invited to produce some media elements to feature in their Royal Albert Hall debut

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Troubadour Sean Taylor on Path Into Blue

It is always a privilege to be able to speak one-to-one with an established artist and discuss workflow and inspiration. When prolific singer-songwriter and contemporary troubadour, Sean Taylor visited my office at Damyns Hall Aerodrome recently, we took a rare opportunity to sit quietly and extraordinarily coldly, in a disused hangar. In the insightful interview

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STEM Educational Video for Schools

One of my latest videos, commissioned by Thurrock Council for use in local schools, aims to demonstrate the practical value of learning core STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and maths. GCSE and A-level students have become increasingly disengaged with STEM subjects, apparently feeling they lack relevance in everyday life. Featuring interviews with a range of successful professionals

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The Flying Adventurer

Adrenaline junkies and global adventuring often go hand-in-hand. When Dubai-based fighter pilot, skydiver and social media influencer, Fareed Lafta visited a England to discover wing-walking, it was an obvious unmissable opportunity to break-out the camera equipment. In my occasional role as Pilot’s Assistant at The Wing Walk Company at Headcorn aerodrome in Kent, I get

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Multi-Camera Production at the London Palladium

Filming at major venues never fails to excite and amaze me, and our recent trip to the London Palladium was no exception. When the Music Man Project announced its 2017 performance of Music is Magic at the famous West End venue, it was clear that coverage of the event would be a challenge.  Run by

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New Production Office Open

I am delighted to have now re-located my production facilities at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster, Essex.  Clients can now arrange visits by appointment in order to discuss projects, view rushes and finished work and even to shoot on location. This exciting development marks key changes to the structure of the business, including an extended range of production services

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Oath Upfronts at the Roundhouse

I was recently very pleased to be commissioned to film on behalf of Oath, parent company of AOL, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Millennial Media, at the Roundhouse in Camden. Part of the high profile Upfronts industry event, the Oath conference featured cutting-edge moving theatre and multi-screen AV delivery facilitated by creative event production agency, DesignScene. The conference, attended

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A Flight with The Turbs

The Turbulent Team are one of the most fondly regarded and longest established flying teams in the world.  Part of the famous Tiger Club, ‘The Turbs’ have recently relocated at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Essex and I couldn’t resist an unmissable opportunity to film with the team as they began preparations for the new display season.. The

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Coca-Cola Flying Fun for Endemol and Stars of YouTube

Endemol Shine, producers of Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, One Born Every Minute, MasterChef and many other top shows, were recently commissioned to film flying adventures for Coca-Cola’s CokeTV.  I was lucky enough to be involved in the shoot as part of the film crew, working with Aerobatic Tactics who were providing the flights. Featuring YouTube stars,

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Behind-the-scenes at The Railway Ball

It was a pleasure to again be invited by top London event producers DesignScene Ltd, to film one of their high profile shows. Last week several thousand guests gathered in London Docklands to raise funds in support of homeless children living on the streets.  The Railway Ball is organised on behalf of top executives and staff within

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New YFO Promo Celebrates Music, Participation and Community

Back in 2013 I produced my original TV-broadcast documentary on behalf of the Yardarm Folk Orchestra in Southend-on-Sea.  This successful and popular community organisation attracts members from all walks of life and all musical abilities, performing its unique blend of folk music at local and charity events. Following their subsequent successes, the YFO recently commissioned me to produce

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Plane Tales showcases Vintage Tiger Moth for new PilotWingsTV

In the first of several new online series aimed at aviation enthusiasts, flight fanatics and pilots alike, Plane Tales features rare and interesting aircraft brought to life in unique musical films. Episode 1 has just been released on the PilotWingsTV YouTube and Vimeo channels, and features the iconic Tiger Moth.  G-OOSY, affectionately referred to as “GOOSY”,

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BackBeat Collaboration for PilotWingsTV Exclusive

I am delighted to be collaborating with the internationally renowned BackBeat percussion quartet and Aerobatic Tactics, to produce a short film about the vintage Tiger Moth aeroplane. “Plane Tales” will be a new series of artistic short films produced for PilotWingsTV – a specialist web and Youtube channel being developed over the coming months. In the first

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Thurrock’s Next Top Boss Hosts ChannelPlan Web Series

  . Between September 2015 and April 2016, I was invited to work with Thurrock Council on the latest Thurrock’s Next Top Boss incentive.  I was pleased to return to the project during 2016/17 and 2017/18. Thurrock’s Next Top Boss (TNTB) invites schools and colleges to collaborate with key local businesses to develop responses to

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ITV Celebrates Current and Future Success

Like most other freelancers, I never quite know what’s coming next.  My mixed CV includes everything from low budget music videos and product films to full-blown documentaries, educational films and VIP interviews.  Rarely though, do I stumble across opportunities to work independently alongside multiple A-list celebs and key public figures on behalf of a mainstream broadcaster.  Recently,

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Filming at the London Palladium

On June 21st 2015, the Music Man Project hired the famous London Palladium and took to the stage to perform a very special concert.  “Music is Magic” featured hundreds of students with learning disabilities performing alongside professional stars of stage and screen. I was lucky enough to be given the task of filming the live show and also producing the theatrical

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Low Cost TV-Style Product Videos Boost Sales for Large Online Retailer

ChannelPlan is a unique service introduced by Paul Carpenter Films earlier this year. It aims to bridge the gap between the customer-building potential of web video delivery platforms such as YouTube, and the limitations of shrinking advertising and marketing budgets. The latest client to benefit from a ChannelPlan production service is major online DJ equipment retailer, ElectroMarket.co.uk.

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ChannelPlan Brings Professional Flight School Videos to YouTube

Youtube is changing the way we consume media. Vast audiences are now more often than not, choosing to access short, specific video content through free on-demand services like YouTube, rather than sitting in front of their TVs. ChannelPlan is the name given to a new service designed to provide everything you need to produce a low

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MMPTV: A ChannelPlan TV Case Study

    ChannelPlan is an affordable YouTube video and Web TV production service, for companies and individuals looking to produce outstanding broadcast-quality media. The service is available in two forms: ChannelPlan TV and ChannelPlan Basic. The no-obligation ‘basic’ service provides inexpensive high-end YouTube channel production.  The ‘TV’ plan adds seriously powerful bolt-on multimedia production functions and

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TLS Film Release Celebrates Progress for Thurrock Disabled

October marks the official release of my new community film “Driven by Difference”, a 22-minute promotional documentary drawing attention to the impressive achievements of a group of disabled people in Thurrock, Essex. Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions is a highly successful community interest company run by and for disabled people.  It’s board of directors are an assembly

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Pro vs. DIY Testimonial Videos – How Highly Do You Value Your Corporate Persona?

In a media-savvy world in which image is everything, I must confess I am bemused by the growing trend for companies to delegate sensitive filmmaking tasks to non-specialist internal employees, students and hobbyists. Yes, these are challenging times, but to me it seems hugely counter-productive for companies to look to save money in an area so crucial to the

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Advice on Presenting Your Own Corporate Videos

I receive many requests from companies, individuals and public sector organisations, to produce self-presented training and demonstration videos. Combining the latest mobile production studio technology with unique techniques and workflow can yield fantastic, budget-defying results to take your media presence to the next level. When it comes to corporate video, keeping things ‘in-house’ can also boost staff experience and confidence, add relevance and context and

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New social care, health and wellbeing films planned for 2014

Over the past few years I have been working extensively – and quite accidentally, as a filmmaker within social care and special needs environments. I have been lucky enough to build a reputation in this fascinating and rewarding field of work, following completion of previous long-form projects for Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships, Thurrock Council and Mencap. Working primarily as a documentary-maker but also occasionally

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Christmas Day TV broadcast for “The Music Man”

I am delighted to announce that my 60-minute documentary, “The Music Man” will broadcast to a national TV audience on Freeview and all major satellite and cable networks throughout December, including Christmas day. As a highly accomplished musician, exuberant teacher and composer, David Stanley believes that all of us carry a musical instinct, which can unlock tremendous potential.

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See the Southend Folk Orchestra in tonight’s broadcast

My 30-minute programme based on one of the most unique community groups in Southend, the Yardarm Folk Orchestra, is scheduled for its final broadcast tonight. It will feature on Sky 539 and Virgin 233 at 9.30pm. “Yardarm Folk”, initially one of my standard low-medium budget corporate documentaries, was hand-picked by national broadcaster, The Community Channel to

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National TV Broadcast for ‘Yardarm Folk’ Documentary

Yardarm Folk is a new documentary by Paul Carpenter Films, centred around one of Southend-on-Sea’s most unique community groups, the Yardarm Folk Orchestra.  It is scheduled for its first national TV broadcast during October 2013 as part of the Community Channel’s “Brilliant Britain” season. The 30-minute film provides an overview of the orchestra’s aims and achievements so far, including its on-going commitment

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Transition from Education to Employment

I am currently making an interesting new educational film offering key advice to school, college and university leavers facing the challenging and competitive transition into employment. The film features a number of knowledgeable and sought-after guest speakers, all of whom are experts in their respective field. Production work includes extensive visual effects including green screen

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New Broadcast Level Production Values for High-End Corporates

With major production work currently underway for Sunbeam Productions, Yardarm Folk Orchestra and Southend Vox among others, the first quarter of 2013 seemed like a natural time for my next wave of upgrades. Why should you give two hoots about my business dealings? Well quite simply, your business could benefit.  Paul Carpenter Films can now bring full BBC-level broadcast facilities to your place of work. 

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Professional Promos for a Global Audience

The explosion of social networking has placed a number of very powerful marketing tools at our disposal, yet few artists or businesses manage to harness their full potential. While many dabble in the possibilities of sharing videos to promote a service or event, so many campaigns fall short of the mark with amateur footage.  A

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24 Hours In 2 Minutes; A Timelapse Project on Southend Pier

In the Spring of 2012, David Stanley, founder of the groundbreaking ‘Music Man Project’ and Mencap Music School, performed non-stop music for 24-hours to raise funds for the cause. He was joined by local percussionist Liam Ambrose. The event took place on the end of the world’s longest pleasure pier in Southend-on-Sea. This footage was

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“The Music Man” Launch Marks Success for Mencap

Working with Mencap Music School over the last year has been an enlightening experience. I recently had the privilege of showcasing my work during a very special event for around 200 guests and VIPs, at the former Plaza cinema in Southend-on-Sea. It was a truly memorable occasion, marking the end of a very significant piece

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Acclaimed Songwriter Sean Taylor Performs New Material

Nothing delights me more than being given the chance to work with artists I respect.  A few weeks ago, I was delighted to be asked to film two new live performance videos for critically acclaimed Blues and Folk artist, Sean Taylor.  In these films, Sean teams up with percussionist James Taylor, to perform two brand

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Mencap Documentary Available for Pre-Order

 “The Music Man” is my new full-length documentary following the remarkable achievements of Mencap Music School, a provision for individuals with a learning disability. Mencap Music School was set up between 2000-2001 by Cllr. David Stanley, a musician, teacher, author, fundraiser and composer.  Over the past decade, the school has developed a large following and has influenced

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Web Videos: Tips for Presenting

Earlier this week, I had the privilage of being asked to the House of Colour annual conference as guest speaker. My brief for the day was to speak for 90-minutes about the value of website videos and more specifically, how to improve your on-camera performance techniques. Initially, this seemed daunting to me:  Ninety whole minutes

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