Free Film Making Workshops on Southend Pier!

The final days of summer 2012 may have rolled around all-too quickly, but there’s surely still time for one last weekend of family fun in the sun.  (Okay, in Southend-On-Sea, ‘sun’ may be overly optimistic.  ‘Fun’, however is almost guaranteed!) This coming weekend, between Friday 12th September and Sunday 14th September, I will be offering

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Mencap Music School Documentary Nears Completion

With the new school term just underway, I am pleased to announce I am nearing completion of the much-anticipated documentary for Southend Mencap Music School. The film runs for a full hour and provides a fascinating insight into the wonderful work of David Stanley and his music school.  The school enables individuals with a learning disability to socialise, learn

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Paul Carpenter Films Features in 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Celebrations

  On Friday 6th July 2012, Hylands Park in Chelmsford hosted the grand finale to Sparks Will Fly; the Essex leg of the Olympic Torch Relay. Weather remained relatively kind by current British standards and the event was a complete sell-out with a crowd in excess of 15,000 people gathered at the main stage in

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Paul Carpenter Films Complete Film for Olympic Torch Finale

Over the last two months, Paul Carpenter Films has been working on a special visual effects sequence to be shown during the Essex finale to the Olympic torch relay as part of Sparks Will Fly.  The thirty-second video sequence has a graphic theme based around Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of radio, and features a number of sports performers.

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Web Promo Films, Tutorials, Demos and Job Application Videos

The way we use the Internet has changed greatly, with most business and individuals now making the web their first port of call when seeking a product, service or individual. In-turn, the nature of video production has changed.  Your potential customers now expect to find a little more than a basic text website, and promotional video

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VFX and Creative Sequences

As experts in use of Adobe Production Premium resources, Paul Carpenter films can offer extended creative projects such as visual effects sequences, animated logos, music stings and soundtracks, graphics and projections. This is a comprehensive creative service spanning conceptualisation to end delivery and is ideally suited to live events, arts or education projects requiring creative or

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Music Video

Paul Carpenter Films are now offering an incredible music video production service offering value for money never before witnessed in this field. Due to the progression of technology over the last five years, there is potential for producing incredible film-like music videos and promos even on the very lowest budgets. With a proven track record

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Interviews, Vox Pops and Talking Heads

Professional video with high production values can be an immensely powerful asset to any company or individual looking to publicise a product, service, skill or opinion. Sometimes a message can be conveyed through a very simple, but professional piece of work.  With this in mind, Paul Carpenter Films have launched a new stripped-down service offering interview

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Documentary Making

Paul Carpenter Films specialises in corporate and social documentaries and has an extensive track record in this field. The corporate documentary has become an increasing popular option for businesses wishing to offer customers an insight into their work or achievements, and offers far more scope for promotion than an advertisement. Documentaries can be anything from five

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Arts & Theatrical Films

Paul Carpenter Films offers a range of creative services suitable for projects requiring bespoke digital asset creation. Adopting a unique multimedia-driven approach, we can produce show-stopping artistic content for theatrical work, AV sequences, live events and artistic projects. Typical arts project work can range from £250 for basic work to £4000 for complex design. Return

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Corporate Films

Paul Carpenter Films offer a comprehensive corporate film making service covering all aspects of the process, from conceptualisation to final output. Services offered are suitable for businesses of all sizes from sole trader to large corporations and everything inbetween.  Products include company updates, web overview films, advertisements, montages, documentary, talking heads, product demonstration films and

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Pro Effects Support Our Olympic Torch Relay Shoot

I am pleased to say I’m now making good progress with the Olympic Torch Relay project, thanks in no small part to supporters of the endeavour. High-profile, challenging projects like this one require a good deal of collaboration. Earlier this week I was given the opportunity to run some vital chroma key tests at the premises of

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Promo Live at House of Colour!

One of my recent business promo films can now be seen on the home page of the international website for House of Colour. Personal stylist Alex Turchyn demonstrates how to pack over a month’s worth of perfect clothing combinations into only one small suitcase, leaving you more time to enjoy your well-earned break! See it

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London Olympics; Chelmsford Calling!

Work is now well-underway for my latest and most exciting project to date; a video sequence to be shown during the Olympic Torch Relay. The piece will form part of “Chelmsford Calling”, a spectacular original performance devised by theatre company Pinpoint Create.  It will be scheduled alongside the finale to “Sparks Will Fly” by Walk the

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Holiday Packing Needn’t Be A Chore!

In my latest film, style consultant Alexandra Turchyn demonstrates how to pack over a month’s worth of perfect clothing combinations into only one small suitcase, leaving you more time to enjoy your well-earned break! http://vimeo.com/38515655 This short web promo film was produced for House of Colour using the latest mobile production technology.  Paul Carpenter Films can now bring the studio

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Help for Our Local Charities

Thanks to all who supported the Help for Heroes charity concert at Eastwood school last Saturday.  The event was a huge success, raising over £2000 for a very worthy cause.  Counillor David Stanley entertained a sell-out crowd with a spellbinding performance on the custom-built Quantum™ T321Q three-manual Allen theatre organ.  Eastwood’s head of music, Liam Ambrose

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House of Colour High-Key Shoot

We all enjoyed a fantastic (and exhausting!) epic-length shoot yesterday.  Look out for the forthcoming promo film for House of Colour, in which talented stylist and actress Alexandra Turchyn demonstrates one of the many ways in which she can help enhance your appearance, confidence and lifestyle. A professional House of Colour personal consultation can improve

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France En Confiance!

My new business promo film is now available for viewing on my Vimeo pages. France en Confiance is a unique and personalised venture, “une aventure !”.  Aimed to acquaint you with the French language and culture, it will give you the confidence to speak some French in real life situations and to experience an  “authentique” France 

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Mencap Music School Free Christmas Concerts

Last week I began filming for my latest documentary; a film following students of Southend Mencap music school as they prepare for their popular annual Christmas concerts and a forthcoming world-record attempt. The school was founded by Cllr. David Stanley, a charismatic, energetic and hugely talented composer and musician.  His vision was to set up regular music

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Southend Mencap Music School

I’m delighted to have now secured my next major project which is a documentary for Southend Mencap Music school. This is set to be an exciting piece of work, charting the progress of a group of music students with special educational needs as they rehearse for their annual Christmas concerts followed by a world record attempt set to

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October Update

October has been a busy month so far.  Following the official premiere of the Beowulf documentary, which was attended by a host of VIP guests, I am now entering the final stages of the Pioneer school project. ‘Our life at Pioneer’ is a 30-minute documentary giving a fascinating and moving insight into everyday life at this

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Southend Community to Celebrate Local Arts and Heritage Project

The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf is a local arts, history and heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Over the last year, the project has involved students from six schools and has delivered a series of Beowulf-inspired history, art, creative writing and music workshops.  In addition, community groups worked with a professional cast to produce a

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Pioneer School

Since January 2011, I have been working with Pioneer School in Basildon as part of the Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships project. Pioneer is a special needs school and my task as a Creative Practitioner has been to guide a group of student film makers and make a documentary about life at the school. Filming

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The Trailer is Here!

The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf:  Grendella’s Lament “The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf” is a fantastic arts, culture and heritage project developed by Pinpoint Create. It has been running in Southend-on-Sea and has been a fantastic success, involving schools, community groups and a host of top-level creatives. I have been making a documentary following

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Free Show in Priory Park

My documentary for ‘The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf’ is coming along nicely.  What an absolute pleasure and privilage it is to be able to work with a genuine original score.  Congratulations to David Stanley for a fine piece of work! David is just one of many talented creatives behind this impressive community project.  Why not come along

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Get Ready for the Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf!

There’s now only a week to go before the ‘Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf’ project reaches its climactic end. Over the last eight months, I have been making a documentary about this excellent project.  I have worked on many youth arts projects in the past, but this one really stands out in terms of how

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Current Projects

There are three awesome projects on the go at the moment: Firstly, I should start by telling you about a fantastic project now in its seventh month.  I have been working with the Royal Opera House on a Creative Partnerships project with Pioneer school in Basildon. Pioneer is a special needs school and a wonderful

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Alchemy Productions Overhauled!

I am an independent corporate film maker trading as Alchemy Productions.  My company has been producing films for almost a decade now and I have worked for many prestigious clients in London and the south east of England. Technology has moved on dramatically over the last couple of years and as a result, my ‘old’ Alchemy Productions website

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