There’s nothing like repeat business to make you feel proud of the work you’re doing. That was exactly the case with The Worshipful Company of Paviors who, after working with me the first time round, invited me back to film a lecture video for them.
Lecture video filming – Dana Skelley OBE
Based in central London, The Worshipful Company of Paviors are a livery company who date back to 1276. Their aim is to promote paving as a craft with local events and outreach programmes, and I was proud to be a part of this when I filmed their latest lecture.
In February 2017, the 42nd Annual Worshipful Company of Paviors Lecture was held at Imperial College London. The lecture was led by the very inspirational Dana Skelley OBE, who is known in the transport industry as one of Britain’s most widely respected women in engineering. As Director of Asset Management for Transport for London, Dana was well equipped to deal with the topics she would be discussing. I was honoured to film her lecture on a history of London’s streets, as told through the eyes of the capital’s infrastructure networks.
Capturing the event from all angles
With the lecture video nature of this event, it was important for me to capture not only the speaker but the Powerpoint content itself. Thankfully, Dana was a wonderful speaker and her slides were visually engaging, so it was easy for me to splice the content alongside her in the final edit.
I filmed the lecture with three cameras – each with a different lens, one wide, one medium, and one narrow. I always take this approach with any kind of event video filming package I offer, as it helps to incorporate not only the speaker, but the visual content, and the audience engagement too. Of course, this does not mean that sound quality is neglected – I ensured that Dana was wearing a wireless clip-on microphone to provide broadcast quality audio. This content appears on The Worshipful Company of Paviors website, so it’s essential to get it right!
Same time next year?
As with all of my corporate event photography, I aim to provide quick turnaround times. This project was completed within 48 hours, which should set me up nicely for next year. In 2018, I’m hoping to deliver the finished product even quicker – in real time, in fact! The Worshipful Company of Paviors have asked me if I will help them with a live internet broadcast via Facebook and YouTube, which I’m really looking forward to. Watch this space!
If you’d like to know more about my lecture video photography, get in touch with me via my contact page.