Just before Christmas, I filmed a short talking-head with Ben Sadler from the charity Alive & Kicking, which creates employment and health awareness in Africa. Filmed on my Canon C200.
Video Production & Editing
Because you're never really alone.
I was up at Liverpool FC a few months ago filming the charismatic Jurgen Klopp and getting some atmos of Anfield and the surrounds for a slightly different look to a typical press conference.
Across the channel to Dunkirk then a long drive with a boot full of filming kit to Liege to visit the incredibly successful Team Overdrive world rally company,
where Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has been training t compete in the Dakar Rally next year after leaving his position as manager of Chinese side Shanghai SIPG.
This is a short homage to my good friend Jeff Snyder, a genius of car restoration in the wonderful if furnace like town of Taylor, Texas. He has some extraordinary vehicles coming through his shop and his attention to detail and skill is legendary.
The Up Close video thought leadership series work that Nick did for us has been a real success here and exactly how we wanted it to turn out. It's an important marketing initiative for us, and we've never done anything like it before, so it was important to have someone that could advise us on how to go about it to get the right style and quality we wanted. Nick was super open to our initial ideas, really listened and then added in his expertise to get us to where we needed to be. He managed not only the technical side but also the human side, making sure those interviewed felt comfortable in front of camera. He's been heavily involved in developing the overall theme and concept, music and style. We're hoping to do another series this year and would also involve Nick in any video interview work on client projects too.
James Bryne, Growth & Reputation Director, Dragon Rouge, London
"Not only did Nick guide me through the logistics and technicalities of creating video, but he also helped direct the action on the day. He's incredibly hard working and happy to go to whatever lengths necessary to get the right shots to make the video work. His pleasant demeanour enabled him to get the best of the people being shot - which in the world of football can be very challenging. He also always delivers what you ask for in the edit and on time. An absolute gent and a pleasure to work with.”
Ben Welch, FourFourTwo.com
"Nick listened to and understood what I wanted from the videos and made the green screen effect work really well when it came to editing; we were novices in video production, but he made the technicalities of it seem straightforward and put me at my ease while I was delivering to camera. He was also patient and encouraging when interviewing clients for testimonials. I was very pleased with what Nick produced for us and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others.”
Adrian Worsley, Founder & MD, Digital Aid
“Nick brings this wonderful combination of documentary and commercial experience to his films He is creative, knows how to ask the right questions, pushed the thinking and understands both the picture and details.”
Sarah Palmer, Founder - Big Green Door