Revisiting the Noughties: Birth of the Budget Music Video

Not long ago, production technology was different. Very, very different indeed. As everything progressively became smaller and more powerful throughtout the 00’s – my early years of working as a producer – there was a wave of upcoming music talent looking to capitalise on that progress. I produced a number of successful ultra-low budget music

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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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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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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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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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