Public event

Public event 02

Research Without Borders public lecturers run by the Bristol Doctoral College at Unversity of Bristol.

We've shot a lot of this kind of project, typically with 2x fixed cameras and 1x roving gimbal camera. Output here is an event overview film (above) to give a quick flavour of event.

Also we edited films of the full talks (one below) which combine the two fixed cameras and full screen slides.

This is the kind of project where we feel our decades of production experience and sharp editorial insight really come to the fore. Before launching Beeston Media, our two main directors Hamish and Penny both enjoyed succesful careers in factual television production, mainly at the BBC and ITV.

We approach each project the way a journalist would, probing for captivating angles and stories with emotional appeal.

We believe this editorial prowess makes us the obvious choice for clients - both those with little more than a notion of what they need and those with a clear vision that can be enhanced by collaboration with video experts.

Working to the loosest brief, we typically lead the pre-production process by identifying a film’s key aims and contributors, and refining the target audience. Knotty facts are simplified and raw ideas are fleshed out into polished scripts.

This is demanding editorial work, particularly where thorny academic subjects are concerned - the smartest professors may excel at writing a world-leading academic paper, but value our help distilling their work into a 400-word filming script.

Specifically, at an event like Research Without Borders, you have very little time to capture the key interviews and other sequences that combine with the main talks to bring this overview film to life. Our years of experience help us prioritise our filming and concentrate on only the essential footage.

Claire Parnall

Beeston Media, were fantastic to work with from start to finish, Hamish and the team were professional and detail orientated whilst remaining friendly and relaxed, their innate ability to blend in at the events, whilst still achieving great footage and interviews, was very impressive. Their editing was excellent and the whole process was very smooth, they managed to encapsulate the best parts of each event, and we are thrilled with the results.

Claire Parnall

Project Officer, Bristol Doctoral College