Organising an event you want everyone to know about? Music, fashion, kids, sports, food, parties or else-related? Need a talented events videographer to film it? You’ve reached the right person for the job. I don’t just record video. I tell stories that photos and words can’t. Contact me for bookings and enquiries.
Is your birthday approaching? Are you throwing a big party or doing something exciting with your best friends? Why not capture that special day on video?
I’m a talented videographer, editor and storyteller from Leeds who’d love to create a memorable video of your special occasion that you can share with the rest of your friends on social media or just keep as a digital video memory.
Having a birthday videographer will allow you to focus on socializing with your friends without the need to reach for your phone to take a video of what’s happening. I’ll do all the filming so you can stay present and enjoy the moment.
You won’t even need to talk to me. I will blend with the crowd, watch out for great moments and film them on your behalf. At the end, you should expect to have a short but engaging video highlighting the best moments of your birthday celebrations.
I’m happy to record birthdays of people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether it’s babies, children, teenagers, young professionals, middle-aged or elderly people’s birthdays, it’s all worth a shot!
Contact me for bookings and further enquiries.
Examples of work:
Ever wondered who creates those cool fashion videos that Accent Clothing post on social media?
It’s a guy called Vlad who works there as a videographer and editor. He is also known as VD Productions (@vd.shoots on Instagram), has a diverse video work history and is available for hire!
Here are some of VD Productions’ favourite Accent Clothing videos:
Are you looking to start a video production business or become a self-employed videographer but feel disadvantaged for not having a car? Let me share my thoughts and experience on why although having access to a vehicle may be beneficial, it’s certainly not essential to having a successful job as a videographer.
Working as a videographer will inevitably require you to travel a lot, but a car isn’t the only way to get to places. Here are a few alternative to driving.
If you live in a small town, why not walk to the filming location? I’d consider anything at up to 35 minutes of walking distance reachable on foot. Walking has many health benefits too. If you aren’t familiar with the location you are required to film at, there’s no need to rely on a taxi. Use your smart phone’s free Google Maps navigation!
Bus & Train
Travelling by bus or train is my most frequent means of getting to jobs. If you live in a developed city, I’d recommend taking advantage of public transport. During rush hours, a bus may be even quicker to take you to your destination than a car. If you need to go to a different city, travel by train or coach. Remember to book cheaper tickets online. For UK residents, I recommend the Trainline’s mobile train app or National Express coaches. If you are a Yorkshire-based videographer, check out Metro’s First Bus m-Tickets app.
Getting a taxi to work is my least desired option but sometimes there is no other way to make it to a given location. For instance, if I’m to film very early or late at night and buses aren’t available or the location is simply not accessible by bus or train, I’ll have no choice but to book an Uber taxi. Uber provides a convenient way to travel by taxi, and currently gives me better deals than regular taxi companies in my city.
In my opinion having a car is a luxury that’s not imperative to being able to work as a videographer. Driving to jobs will certainly save you time but incur additional expenses such as petrol as well as insurance and maintenance costs which isn’t ideal if you aren’t getting regular work as a videographer. In fact, you’ve probably invested all your savings into production equipment and now it’s time to get some money back into your bank account until owning a car becomes affordable.
If you are concerned you have too much equipment to carry around on public transport or walk to places, I suggest you always find out in advance what the client expects you to do, and pack the required gear in a wheeled suitcase. Some clients will appreciate you taking little space to do your job, especially if the venue is small.
Cycling or riding a motorbike is another possible way of commuting, but it doesn’t allow you much room for equipment unless you are bringing camera and lenses only. Cycling with heavy gear on your back can be very tiring and unsafe too.
Personally, I’ve being working as a videographer for more than 3 years without having access to a car and relying on the above means of transportation.
Looking for creative videographer to capture the beauty of your pet?
I’m a Leeds-based video maker keen on filming positive interactions between pets and their owners to produce sweet animal videos.
Equipped with a sharp quality video camera and eyes highly attentive to detail, I can bring the best out of your relationship with your pet in crisp HD or 4K video.
Show the beauty and awesomeness of your pet with a creative video like this!
A showreel is a short video containing examples of a professional’s work for showing to potential employers. It appears a valuable marketing tool but my personal experience of working as a videographer has made me question its necessity?
Clients who require wedding videography, for example, would ask not for my showreel but for my best wedding film ever.
Video production companies would ask you for both your showreel and complete portfolio of work because a showreel on its own could be misleading. It could contain examples of work that don’t belong to you. In addition, employers will always ask you to clarify your role and exact responsibilities in each project.
So why bother spending hours building or updating your showreel when you could direct potential clients or employers straight to a few of your full-length videos that are most relevant to the skills needed?
There is indeed a good point of having a showreel as an aspiring media professional (videographer, actor, director, cinematographer, voice-over artist or else). A showreel is like a window. It provides a glimpse into your professional abilities. It teases the viewer to come inside and experience your work in its entirety, and eventually hire your services.
In this post I’d like to remind all aspiring film-makers that there’s no better day and time to make a film or online video than the now, the present moment. I’m aware that film-making, especially film-making on location, requires careful planning but no matter how good that’s done, there will always be challenges on set. Depending on how obstacles are dealt with during production, you can either elevate your project or let it suffer, as it happened in my recent experience of filming an online video outdoors.
At the beginning of February, I met with a friend to get some footage of him walk around Leeds city centre and Leeds Dock, and eventually create a cinematic video for his personal love poem. We were to shoot on a rainy day and I considered a reschedule. Instead, however, I decided to stick to the plan feeling confident in my ability to deal with any issues that arise. Plus, me and my friend have been trying to arrange a shoot date since September 2015. Luckily, the challenging conditions added value to my production.
Since it was raining, for example, the overcast sky provided for soft natural lighting. Atmospheric sound of rain was audible on the location sound recordings of the poem, which added extra emotion to the voice-over (although I ended up using an interior recording of the voice-over obtained in a “studio” environment without any background sounds or noise). Further, I got really excited when my lens got a little wet because of the drizzle (well initially I was scared of the water damaging my equipment!) and I pointed my camera at the actor, who was backlit by lights in the distance, and I noticed a lot of interesting scar-looking reflections (which fit perfectly with the last few lines of the poem from 01:15 to 01:18 seconds):
Have you ever been in a situation when unexpected challenges took your project on a higher level? Let me know in the comments below.