Filming at the London Palladium

Act II PosterOn 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…


1_2_4bIn 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.

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Watch the theatrical trailer for Music is Magic…