The benefits of freelance
Freelance production offers an efficient and cost-effective alternative to self-producing, in-house teams or external agencies. Streamlined and versatile, these standalone services will empower your business and reduce your workload.
Editing & Post
Web, Design and Marketing
Paul has worked as a professional freelance filmmaker, videographer and multimedia producer since 2003 and has led a vast array of projects from concept to delivery. An Adobe Creative Suite specialist, he provides a broad range of visual media production services.
Paul’s varied production career amounts to over 28 years of combined media experience. He worked as Senior Advertising Executive for 10 years, specialising in advertising field sales, design, publishing and distribution. He worked for two leading newspaper publishing groups specialising in daily and weekly newspapers and monthly specialist magazines.
Paul is a current Strategy Board member for Thurrock's Next Top Boss, an acclaimed Thurrock Council incentive for business students. He has also worked extensively on behalf of providers of vintage flight and wing-walk experiences, both as resident media producer and ground crew and pilots' assistant.
His varied roles as a freelancer include self-shooting producer/director, lighting camera operator, multi-camera event videographer, editor, designer, copywriter, web developer and photographer. He specialises in media content for web, social media, broadcast and traditional formats including disc-based media.
Working remotely from Thurrock in Essex - approximately 15 miles from central London, Paul provides a range of bespoke creative services tailored to the requirements of local and national businesses. Working as a small team or one-person crew, services offer both exceptional value and fast turnaround. They are available to public and private sector companies, organisations and individuals, broadcasters, independent production companies, small businesses, charities and educational organisations.
Paul has led hundreds of production projects including shoots at major events and venues including London 2012; the London Palladium; Royal Festival Hall; Royal Armoury Museum; the Roundhouse and Old Trafford. Former clients include ITV; BBC; Endemol Shine; Royal Opera House; Oath; London Sport; DesignScene; Metal; Royal College of Music; Total Jobs and many more. He has filmed and photographed numerous celebrities and public figures including Lorraine Kelly, Alecia Dixon, Ruby Wax, Chris Hadfield, Dame Judy Dench, Jo Brand and Katie Price.
In addition to major projects, Paul also works on much smaller projects including footage acquisition and supply, asset design work, social content, copy and script writing, editing and graphics. After launching Alchemy Productions in 2003 and subsequently re-branding as Paul Carpenter Films, he has developed specialist skills and experience in documentary making; disability and SEN-focused work; multi-camera live production; aviation and airside production work, and aircraft operations and ground crew work.
Paul is a qualified touch-typist with other supplementary skills in Microsoft Office, IT and computers. His post-production software skills include extensive experience with the full Adobe CC Suite. This incorporates Premiere, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Audition, as well as standalone applications including Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet and Studio One.
Paul works from a professional dedicated production studio equipped with the latest equipment and technology. A state-of-the-art workstation built exclusively for the Adobe CC platform ensures maximum compatibility and the capability to produce high-end work in all media formats, accessing professional libraries of affordable creative assets including music, clips and images. Paul also owns and operates an extensive range of Canon Cinema EOS broadcast camera equipment, as well as sound, grip and professional lighting.
Start Your Project: Three Simple Steps
1 Great production work begins with strong concepts. We'll begin by discussing your ideas and requirements and getting to know each other a little better. This is the time think about your target audience; the specific people you would like to see appreciating your work, what you want to say to them and how much time and money you are able to commit.
2 With a brief in place we will work together to develop ideas achievable within the scope of your chosen budget. Premium quality short-form projects don't have to cost much. Complex and long-form work costs more. It's your choice, and you remain in control. Whether your business is a local start-up or a global brand, budget needn't be an obstacle.
3 You will receive a free itemised quote presenting mandatory costs and optional costs. Select your preferred options, finalise your brief, and place your booking. Filming work can be planned around your company's busy schedule. With work underway you can step back or collaborate as much or as little as you choose.