Get in touch for your company promos, pitch videos, internals videos, interviews or property shoots. I produce videos to suit your budget and timescale.
Live shows, music concerts and private parties are just a small example.
I am a filmmaker, a storyteller and a creative. My career began straight after art school, fortunately gaining a trainee position working in the art department of a British independent sci-fi feature film. It was an eye opening experience to say the least and I ended up doing a bit of everything. Building sets, prop making, graphics, set dressing… I loved it. I pursued this circus lifestyle for the next 17 years and worked my way up the ladder becoming an art director, landing jobs on a number of productions on BBC, ITV, channel 4, independent feature films including working with Shane Meadows on his London based film ‘Somers Town’ and numerous commercials and music videos including ‘Shine’ from ‘Take That’ during their comeback in 2006.
My passion for film making, story telling, cameras and photography drove me to collaborate with aspiring young film makers to help them shape their passions and dream projects. It’s an uplifting experience to see a persons dream take shape, so I began applying a more considered approach to my camera work.
It has been a dream to build my own brand that people would trust, to collaborate with like-minded creatives and make professional quality films that people love to watch and share. And above all, to meet new people like you with a story to tell. What’s yours?
Here’s what I can do for you…
I use cameras that are are specially designed to be compact, yet “pack-a-punch” with images that have a cinematic look. This allows me creative freedom to capture any kind of production whether its a wedding, corporate film or documentary. Either as a “run ‘n’ gun” single-shooter or with a multi-camera team. Clean audio is captured using radio mics and other devices, while smooth cinematic movement is achieved with jibs/ cranes, stabilisers, sliders or dollies.
Using the latest editing software from Adobe and Apple allows me the creativity, flexibility and speed for keeping up to date with current standards. During this process I add the music, include any special effects like lens flares, muzzel flashes (if required on fictional pieces) for example, then finally I colour grade the finished edit. Colour grading is the process of altering and enhancing the colour of a film, video image, or still image either electronically, photo-chemically or digitally. Applied creatively, it can dramatically alter the feel of the film.
Either with events, portraits or landscape photography, I aim to capture natural moments using natural light where possible. But that doesn’t exclude the creative use of artificial lighting techniques, A rainy day during a wedding may require a quick relocation indoors… Pack-shot photography is a familiar environment to me, as its similar to a miniature film set. With its array of lights, equipment and techniques focusing on the subject you have total control of the look you’re after.
Motion graphics are used to enhance the footage with animated elements or text. This is especially valuable for the corporate sector for presenting graphs and data in a creative and interesting way.
From logo designs, flyers and business cards to magazine covers, movie posters and DVD covers. You name it.
These are just a few of the programs and cameras we use.
- Final Cut Pro X
- Premier Pro
- Apple Motion
- Lightroom 4
Canon C100 mkii
Canon 5D mkii
Our tools adapt to each and every job, using the latest equipment and technologies available.
So please have a browse through some of my recent projects…
take a moment to read what some of my clients say…
We worked with Edd in November 2015 on some corporate filming work. He was incredibly professional and efficient, always using his initiative and making suggestions and recommendations – filming with the end product in mind. He managed to capture some fantastic footage whilst remaining inconspicuous. He was extremely flexible – being adaptable and reacting quickly to our needs. He is friendly and approachable, making people feel at ease when being interviewed. I would certainly recommend Edd to others and hope that we’re able to work together again in the near future. Thanks Edd.
Director, Virgo Health pr
Edd Cross Films came on board our debut feature film initially to create two title sequences but soon jumped onto help us create a crucial Visual Effect element. Due to the nature of the production and the short time frame required for Edd to complete the work, he was placed under a huge level of pressure. Through out this potentially challenging period Edd remained calm, focused, communicative and above all was able create work of an exceptionally high standard. At a time which was challenging to our production Edd Cross Films not only delivered on our original brief but also created even more elements that have gone on to book mark our feature film and elevate the final product beyond our expectations.
A pleasure to work with and an exceptional professional.
Film Director, Nighthawk Productions
Edd Cross Films produced some fantastic VFX for our feature film ‘Retribution’, as well as some excellent opening/closing credits and main titles. The service was extremely efficient and at a good pace. Edd was extremely friendly and professional and always on hand to discuss any notes; making several invaluable suggestions that really enhanced the end product.
We were extremely satisfied with service and final product and cannot reccomend Edd Cross Films highly enough!
Film Director, Nighthawk Productions
Actor’s Showreel: Edd provided a very friendly and professional service, and was hands on in the selection process, coming up with excellent ideas towards creating a very slick and well rounded final piece.
I would highly recommend Edd to anyone looking for a professional showreel.
Actor, Casting Call Pro
… and get in touch with me to discuss your event or project.
If you’re interested in collaborating, have a corporate project you would like to discuss with me, or would love your special day captured beautifully, then please get in touch using this form. You can follow me and check out more of my work using the social links below. I hope to hear from you soon.