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Inclusive video content for BBC Ten Pieces

If you haven’t heard of BBC Ten Pieces, you’re missing out. Here’s how we worked with them on some fantastic video content to make sure all children are included in the great work they do. Ten Pieces is a fantastic annual campaign from BBC Teach. It’s all about introducing children to orchestral music, and using it Read more about Inclusive video content for BBC Ten Pieces[…]

Claire Russell from @play.hooray

These toilet training videos might be a game changer

BBC Bitesize has just launched a big ongoing project that I’ve been plugging away at since April. I’ve been working alongside Three Arrows Media, who were commissioned by BBC Learning to deliver 24 short videos to help parents prepare for their children starting primary school. This content, housed on a dedicated BBC website as well as on CBeebies Read more about These toilet training videos might be a game changer[…]

Wide shot of the BBC Philharmonic orchestra from above

Launching the BBC Philharmonic’s 2019-20 season

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the BBC Philharmonic for a while, producing video content for their website and social media. This particular edit was for a more offline purpose, though: the launch of their 2019-20 season. They wanted to impress the opinion formers in attendance, not just with the orchestra’s playing but with Read more about Launching the BBC Philharmonic’s 2019-20 season[…]

BBC Philharmonic programme notes app

Why the BBC Philharmonic wants concert-goers to use their phones

The new Notes web app by the BBC Philharmonic seems like such a simple idea, and yet it’s completely revolutionary. During the concert, audience members can access a web page where they’ll get live programme notes beamed straight to their device, triggered at the relevant moment. Ellie and I road-tested the tool a few months Read more about Why the BBC Philharmonic wants concert-goers to use their phones[…]

Mark Heap on stage.

BBC Contains Strong Language

Event videography is always great fun, especially when the event is one you’d want to go to anyway. That is absolutely the case with the BBC’s Contains Strong Language, a poetry and spoken word festival that takes over Hull each year in September. I got to film a wide range of events featuring everyone from Read more about BBC Contains Strong Language[…]

An elderly man looks sad.

Music for veterans

This was a lovely project to work on with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. They took a small ensemble to Broughton House, a nursing home in Salford for military veterans, and put on a concert for them. They had also invited the residents to an upcoming concert marking 100 years since the Armistice, but not everyone Read more about Music for veterans[…]

Mark Simpson playing clarinet with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

We’re really excited to be partnering with the BBC Phil over their coming season, creating several pieces of video content for their social media accounts. To begin with, they asked us to come along to one of their Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. They needed an interview to be uploaded to Facebook as soon Read more about BBC Philharmonic Orchestra[…]

Interior of Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík.

Reykjavík to Hull: A tale of two cities

I’m really proud of this film, which I wrote, directed, shot and edited. Iceland has a huge number of cultural links with Hull, which are being celebrated during its City of Culture year. I headed up to Reykjavík with a small but perfectly formed team (Kofi Smiles and Martha Mangan) to explore these connections. This VT Read more about Reykjavík to Hull: A tale of two cities[…]

Ben Horrigan and Ellen DeGeneres.

When I met Ellen DeGeneres and she told me off

This was one of my favourite days ever: getting to meet the absolute star that is Ellen DeGeneres, and produce an interview between her and Lindsey Russell for Finding Dory, as part of my day job on CBBC’s Blue Peter. Being kids’ TV, we don’t tend to go for straight, sit-down interviews, so I thought it would Read more about When I met Ellen DeGeneres and she told me off[…]