Description: Swift Summit 2015 was a 2 day conference event in Bloomsbury, London, focusing on the Swift development language. 25 experienced speakers came together for workshops, presentations and panel discussions, to enlighten a hungry audience on a new and exciting technology.
Brief: A 3 x multi-camera recording of 25 sessions, over two days, with lossless real-time capture of slides and on stage coding demos.
Description: #HackMakeTheBank is a series of Fin Tech hackathons held throughout the year. The event brings together talent developers, experienced entrepreneurs, designers and product managers to prototype and build the next generation of financial startups and apps.
Brief: Overall highlights video of the event to be shown at the end of the 48 hour hackathon. Live streaming and recording of the final hack presentations. A detailed 3 - 5 minute documentary of the weekend.
So far I've produced videos for the #HackMakeTheBank events in London (for Level39), Dublin and Belfast (for Ulster Bank).
Description: Pitch @ Palace is an annual event hosted by HRH The Duke of York, KG. It's run in partnership with Microsoft Ventures and Waywra.
41 businesses from 14 Partner Organisations pitched their ideas to a panel of judges. One team was selected from each Partner Organisation to pitch at the live event at St James's Palace on 5th November, together with one wildcard.
Brief: 41 pitch videos, 60 seconds in length, had to be filmed and edited at the event with an incredibly fast turnaround. Filming started at 11am and all videos were handed to the client by 6pm that evening for immediate upload to YouTube.
Description: HouseTrip is one of the largest holiday rental websites in the world. An ideal alternative to hotels, HouseTrip allows homeowners to rent out their properties to holiday makers.
Brief: A series of 4 informative talking head videos with "Location, Location, Location" star Kirstie Allsopp, about how to get the best out of HouseTrip. A video for being a good guest, a good host, how best to travel with your family and fun activities to do when away.
Additionally a small ident for use in television advertising was also created.
Description: The Europas is Europe's premiere tech awards ceremony, taking place every year since 2009. This year saw the awards come back to London in a blaze of sparkling glory. Hosted at the amazing Old Billingsgate Market venue, this event brought some of the most powerful and influential people in tech all under one roof to celebrate Europe's startup scene.
New for 2014 was The Europas Gathering. An unconference taking place throughout the day in the lead up to the awards.
Brief: 3 highlights videos, one of the daytime unconference, one of the awards ceremony and one combining the previous two. - Additionally a series of 3D graphics and imaging, announcing the nominations and winners with voiceovers, wer produced.
Description: Wikimania is the Wikimedia Foundation's annual conference. Each year it takes place in a different host city and attracts thousands of attendees from around the world, many of them contributors to massive open source projects like Wikipedia, to discuss and shape the way the open web evolves.
This year's Wikimania conference took place at the Barbican Centre in London, spanning 200 talks over 5 days in August, with 3 months of fringe events proceeding the main event.
Brief: To supply a live stream (to the web) solution for two cameras, two laptop inputs and a potential audience of several million viewers, at short notice. - Wikimania's previous live streaming partner had pulled out of the event a few hours before broadcast.
Description: Beet.TV has been considered an essential media chronicle of the digital video revolution since 2006. Beet.TV tells its story with short, well-edited and informational videos. The videos break news, report on industry developments and spots the trends. The videos provide unique insight into the passion and point of view of industry influencers.
Brief: Produce & Film Beet.TV's video content in London. This often consists of a series of one on one interviews, as well as regular panel discussions, with some of the most influential people in online television.
Description: Tradeshift brings all companies, big and small, together to transact, connect and collaborate with each other. For suppliers, they deliver free electronic invoicing, faster payments and predictable cash flow. For enterprises, they empower them to work more easily and productively with their entire supply chain, anywhere in the world.
Brief: Filming Tradeshift's events in London, including producing videos of presentations given to customers (prospective and current) and highlights of their social functions.
Description: CMD+R Conf was a 4 day event around iOS programming and design hosted in the heart of London. Day 1 saw a workshop, Days 2 & 3 hosted a one track conference and Day 4 provided a hackathon.
Brief: A 2 day 2 camera livestream with inline slides. 19 talk videos produced and delivered after the event within 24 hours. This event also required a complex video distribution system and routing for different visuals to be displayed on certain screens at certain times.
Description: React Conf London 2014 was a 2-day, single track conference with follow on workshops about building reactive systems. Held at Shoreditch Village Hall, this event saw 200 developers engage in discussions that shape the future of technology.
Brief: 13 presentation videos and 1 highlights video. The presentation videos feature inline slides and 2 cameras, one wide and one close up. Videos from the first day of the event were delivered to the client on the same day and uploaded in time for the start of the second day of the conference.
Description: The Data Summit is a day-long festival packed with amazing speakers, interactive workshops, great food and tons of cool swag. They gather the greatest minds in the Dataverse to address everyday data challenges and exchange amazing stories.
2014's Europe Data Summit was held at Level39, One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London.
Brief: 12 videos of presentations by keynote speakers. This was a 2 camera shoot, with presentation slides, graphics and videos inline with the content. All videos were delivered to the client within 24 hours after the end of the event.
Description: TEN (Thought Expansion Network) enables new thinking, new action and the empowerment of existing activities. Led by Jonathan MacDonald TEN promises to challenge the way we look at life and help us change what we do and how we do it for the better.
Brief: 1 hour long keynote presentation, with 3 cameras and inline slides, featuring a Q&A session. An introductory video for YouTube was also produced, along with vox pops from attendees sharing their thoughts on the event.
Description: Skills 2014 was a single day event, held at the RSA in London, with the aim to re-imagine a basic school schedule and the new approaches needed to teach each subject. It also saw George Osborne & Michael Gove launch the Year of Code programme.
Brief: A highlights video of the interactive sessions with London schools and various startup companies demoing at the space. Additionally a recording of George Osborne's (Chancellor of the Exchequer) announcement launching the Year of Code initiative was required.
Hello, my name's Chris Leydon and I make really good videos.
I'm a freelancer and startup guy who's worked with some amazing companies, publications and even started a few myself.
A while ago I created a simple screenshot sharing platform called TinyGrab. We had 400,000 users at the time we sold it and it was one of the most loved productivity apps for Mac, Windows and iPhone.
Since then I've organised a series of events, worked with companies on their marketing strategy and now I help them with their promotional and event videos. Live streaming and recording conferences is my speciality, but I quite like making short viral promotionals too!
I use my blog to showcase the work I've created for others and to publish posts about how to best work in the field of video production, with tutorials, tips, tricks and guides.
I'm based in Central London and would love to hear from you about anything you've possibly got coming up that we could work on!
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Description: Guitar Idol is an international online talent competition for unknown guitarists. The guitarists compete through 3 online heats and one online knock-out round, for a chance to fill 12 places to play at the London International Music Show.
Brief: Supply and operate a 3 camera recording of the 2014 Guitar Idol finals at the London Acoustic Guitar Show at Olympia. Editing was undertaken by the client.