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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Airfield Production Office Open for Visits

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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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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Thurrock’s Next Top Boss Virtual Studio Explainer Series

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss (TNTB) invites schools and colleges to collaborate with key local businesses to develop responses to ‘real world’ business challenges. The incentive is unique in providing young people with genuine opportunities to make a valuable contribution to the local economy and with it, the chance to build connections with potential employers.  Students face a series

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Acclaimed Roots Artist Sean Taylor Performs Live

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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ROH and ACE Premiere Special Needs Collaborative Production

Arts Council England and Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships enabled commission of a unique 9-month project involving Pioneer School in Basildon. Students with learning difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Disorders (PMLD) were engaged on a weekly learning programme aimed at teaching them the fundamental skills of film-making. With sole responsibility for this project, I

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