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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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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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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ITV Celebrates Success in DesignScene Spectacle

ITV’s The Big Roadshows have been touring the UK showcasing the network’s biggest successes in drama and entertainment and advertising. The annual DesignScene event sees hundreds of staff, talent and TV executives come together in lavishly built studio surroundings. Celebrities host a live show in which they interview senior executives about leading ITV programmes, features

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London Palladium Multi-Camera Shoot Challenge

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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TV Fame for Southend Folk Orchestra

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” was selected by national broadcaster, The Community Channel to feature in their ‘Brilliant Britain’ season during October.

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Fighting for our Veterans of War

Veterans of War is a local charity supporting disabled veterans of all ages. One of the organisation’s most popular fundraising events is this amateur boxing and MMA event held at various venues in the South East.

Lowest Budget Music Promos Ideal for Indie Producers

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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VIPs Endorse “The Music Man” Documentary Launch 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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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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Bespoke VFX Sequence Features at London 2012 Olympic 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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Chelmsford Calling 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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Southend Celebrates Lottery Funded Beowulf 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

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Beowulf: Grendella’s Lament

The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf is a funded arts, culture and heritage project developed by Pinpoint Create.  It has been running in Southend-on-Sea over several months, involving schools, community groups and a host of top-level creatives coming together to produce a memorable theatrical collaborative performance. I have been making a documentary following the project

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