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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Seeking Help Moving 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.  Advice on offer includes four key areas: How to

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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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