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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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.  I couldn’t resist an unmissable opportunity to film with the team as they began preparations for the new display season..

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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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New YFO Promo Celebrates Music 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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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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Professional Flight School for 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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Web Channels Simplifying Targeted Media

MMP-TV and other website-based TV channels have recently been created as part of my new ChannelPlan range of services.  ChannelPlan is an affordable YouTube video and Web TV production service for companies and individuals looking to produce regular broadcast-quality media. The service is available in two forms: ChannelPlan TV and ChannelPlan Basic. The no-obligation ‘basic’

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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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Self-Producing: How Highly Do You Value Your Corporate Persona?

In a media-savvy world in which image is everything, it seems counter-productive companies to delegate sensitive filmmaking tasks to non-specialist internal employees, students and friends.  Firms are looking to save money in an area critical to their corporate persona.  Web videos officially increase site visitors’ understanding of a product or service, by 74%.  In addition,

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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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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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Upgrades Bring Broadcast Production Values

With major production work currently underway for Sunbeam Productions, Yardarm Folk Orchestra and Southend Vox among others, this year seemed like a natural time for my next wave of upgrades. Paul Carpenter Films can now bring full BBC-level broadcast facilities to your place of work.  Crucially though, it’s still a production service provided to my

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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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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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