I have been working as a Videographer for Maximus UK since June 2021. Working as part of the video team within the marketing department. Within the role, I have Planned, Directed, Filmed and Edited video content for a number of different stakeholders, and worked with companies such as Tesco, Travelodge, Tim Hortons and Wincanton. Many of the projects I have worked on videos that help establish different governmental schemes and programmes that help people looking for work to find and prepare them for local jobs. I have filmed all across the company, and enjoy the progress of my style and confidence filming corporate video content. Alongside the corporate video content, the role has provided me with the opportunity to film different local charities and promote the work they do for local areas.
The videos linked below are all projects that I have led on whilst working at the company:
The Bach Choir
From 2021-2022 I worked with The Bach Choir on several different video projects. The most prominent of them would be the Bach Inspired promotional video, used by the choir on their Kickstarter and website, to bring in donations to fund their Bach Inspired Project. Here I interviewed several composers, who had created new pieces of music, inspired by the different Chorales in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Filming the choir on location in London, whilst they recorded their pieces was thoroughly enjoyable.
I created a short video for my personal YouTube channel, discussing and celebrating a company that restores and releases classic films on Blu-ray.
The project wasn’t commissioned and was a personal project for me, I very much appreciate classic cinema and have thoroughly enjoyed Arrow’s output over the past 10 years.
I got in touch with Arrow themselves, who had already seen the video, and wanted to promote it across their social media channels. I am very happy that they liked my work, and am very grateful for their kind words and support!
I was commissioned by Instro Precision Ltd. to create a series of short videos, showcasing their facilities and production of military grade equipment.
The project was thoroughly enjoyable and enabled me to develop my skills, particularly looking at the pre-production; storyboarding, location scouting and highlighting the important core values that Instro hold: Precision, Performance and Quality.
The project was made in partnership with the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University. I was asked to include a current Film student in the project, as part of work experience within an industry setting. It was my responsibility to discuss the project with them before the shoot, and assist with guidance and direction. Having a second camera operator was useful for the shoot, teaching the student how to manipulate the camera and discussing the different shot choices and project as a whole, was a very encouraging experience for me.
The project was filmed and edited during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, precautions and procedures were taken place to allow a safe working environment for all workers at Instro, the student involved and my own safety.
The feedback I have received from Instro has been very positive, the video hit the brief they put forward perfectly, and I hope to work with them again in the future.
Having worked with musical ensemble Classico Latino before, I was approached to create a video stinger reel for them, showcasing their music, live performances and recording sessions.
Working alongside the group again, provided an enjoyable and exciting opportunity.
“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Sam. We felt he really took the time to understand what our briefs were. We are very pleased with the various videos Sam filmed and edited for us and would highly recommend him to other organisations.” – Classico Latino
In 2019 I worked with the ensemble on several video projects:
I was approached by the musical ensemble Classico Latino, to create a short video, documenting their time working with Ardingly College. The video was intended to show the engagement between the College, Students and Classico Latino, which culminated in a concert at the end of the day. Classico Latino now uses this video to show different schools and colleges an example of the work they are able to do with their students.
Following the creation of this video, I was also asked to create a brief TV Stinger video for Classico Latino to utilise whilst they tour their circuit in South America, using footage they provided, I edited together a short advertisement, suitable for use across TV, Websites and Social Media.
Canterbury Christ Church University
Following studying Film, Radio and Television (First Class BA Hons) at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), I was offered a job to work within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing as a videographer, to promote the different courses and facilities to prospective students.
My role allowed me to develop an extensive range of videos for the faculty, including, course films, event days, interviews with academics and students, advertisements for social media and live-recorded presentations. I thoroughly enjoyed working as a self-directed individual, organising and planning different shoots and targeting demographics alongside my colleagues in the marketing department.
I was involved in multiple aspects of video marketing for the university, and was invited to join the marketing department’s videographer on many shoots and projects. My inclusion in marketing meetings, video discussions and branding awareness groups, enhanced my understanding of corporate video marketing.
In 2017, a campaign which assisted the filming and editing of, was nominated for that year’s HEIST award.
Towards the end of my contract at the university, I was involved in discussions surrounding the prospect of continuing to work for them. Because of the high quality of video content I’d produced for CCCU, I was offered an extension of my contract, with the opportunity to produce exciting videos for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, alongside the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. This allowed me to experiment a little more with the form of my videos, and presented me with the opportunity to celebrate a recently produced specialist building on the North Holmes Road campus.
London Oriana Choir
I was commissioned by the London Oriana Choir to film one of their mid year concerts, as part of their marketing and online presence.
Working closely with the choir, and sound engineer on the day, I recorded the concert on several cameras, capturing the music as it was performed live. My musical knowledge was essential to the job, as anticipating which part of the choir to focus my attention on allowed the pieces to be well-represented. It was also crucial that the audio files and video footage was synchronised correctly in the edit.
The concert was excellent and I am hoping to work with the choir on any future projects they may have.
Mr and Mrs Tomcik's Wedding
I was commissioned to film the wedding of Mr & Mrs Tomcik last September. I filmed the entire day, from preparation, handing over of the bride and the ceremony itself and then the reception.
Within the package, I included a short sizzle reel of their big day, alongside a longer 17 min cut of the day.
I was approached by CESET (Confederation for the Education of South East Teachers) to produce several videos for the launch of their website and social media platforms.
Upon meeting with them, we worked on creating a brief which was achievable and desirable, to promote their purpose within the education sector in the South East.
As the brief contained informational videos for their website and social media, I used my knowledge of the different platforms to create engaging video content, suitably formatted for use across platforms.
“I worked with Sam over the course of a year to plan and shoot a series of videos to promote teaching as a career in the South East. The films were specifically targeted at encouraging career changers to give something back to the place they came from. Sam understood the message and combined serval interviews and contextual clips to produce some uplifting and very moving films. Sam produced films to use on our website and some additional clips for our social media feed. We could not be happier with the final films and I would not hesitate to work with Sam again!” Pollyann Butterfield-Tracy, CESET
The Figure in the Window
The Figure in the Window opened the 2015 Eat My Shorts, Short Film Festival at Regent Street Cinema, London.
The film follows a photographer as he explores the origin of a mysterious ‘figure’ he sees in one of his photos.
My credits on this film include: Writer, Director, Sound Editor and Sound Designer.
A short film exploring the landscape of Dungeness.
Shot on a Panasonic GH5 and set to the music of Max Richter, the video conveys the feel and atmosphere of the surreal landscape.
I worked closely with up-and-coming singer Darshaan to produce a short visual stinger for one of his new single’s Northern Line.
Darshaan used the video to spread his brand awareness and market his song across his social media platforms, which received a good reception!
NYCGB, Alexander Technique
Commissioned by the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and The Society for Teachers of the Alexander Technique, I was asked to create a short video to advertise the collaboration between the NYC and STAT through the use of the Alexander Technique that can benefit young singers.
NYCGB, China Vlog
As a member of the National Youth Choir from 2011 – 2016, I was asked to create a short video vlog of the choir’s tour of China in 2016.
The tour moved from Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The vlog works as a brief presentation of the experience we had and holds as a visual memento for the people on the tour.
NYCGB, Blooming Heather Music Video
Commissioned by the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, I produced a short film for the Girls’ Choir based around their performance of the piece ‘The Blooming Heather’. Part of the brief was to correctly convey the lyrics of the song via the sign language signals the girls were using as they were singing.