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 promo trailer, a behind the scenes video plus two retrospective mini documentaries for MMP-TV.
A retail DVD containing the full three-hour show, special features and other custom media was produced on behalf of Southend Mencap, the charity responsible for funding the event.
The challenges of producing a high quality multi-camera shoot to appropriate budget requirements and at such an iconic venue, were certainly significant. However, both the show itself and the media created from it were a great success, receiving public acclaim and additional media exposure. Excerpts from the videos produced were also featured on the BBC website.
Watch episodes 1 and 2 of the MMP-TV exclusive, “One Special Night” below…
In addition to the video coverage, I also designed and shot the promotional photos featured in all of the show’s publicity including an extensive press advertising campaign in the London Evening Standard.
My work included planning a custom photo shoot from which I could design a set of high key composite images. The resulting series of Photoshop designs were used for the new Music Man Project website, plus its own web TV channel, MMP-TV.
The broad range of media production services provided to the Music Man Project are part of my unique ChannelPlan service, providing affordable regular production for small local businesses and organisations.
Watch the theatrical trailer for Music is Magic…