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Video Artisan – the backstory by Kevin Cook 

It all started with a self-publish book – ‘Video Artisan – How to earn a living from Professional Videography‘ . This was written in 2007 when I was the Executive Administrator of the Institute of Videography.  Performing this role for 17-years gave me an unique insight into the world of professional video production.  It also introduced me to those who were successful within it and how they achieved this.  This enabled me to write the book with some authority but, more importantly, inspired me to move back into video production.

What it means to work here

Video Artisan, the video production company, was born in February 2012.  The business name was obviously born from the book – but the word ‘Artisan’ captures my desire to create bespoke and hand-crafted video content. The company’s focus was, and still is today, about creating effective video communications for business clients. Our portfolio includes work for major corporations and blue chip clients – through to cost-effective video for local businesses. We’re small enough to care – and big enough to cope.

Are you after an easy voiceover recording solution?

Vocal Booth Pro 2
For all you voiceover recording peeps!

I’ve just added the following video review of the Vocal Booth Pro 2 & SL300 Mic bundle to my Kev’s Shed collection. If you’re not familiar with this voiceover recording solution then it’s time you were. If you’ve just got to have one after watching the video see the details at the foot of this post on a very special, one off, deal.

Who will love this voiceover recording solution?

The booth will appeal to a very wide spectrum of user. The video review was obviously produced from a videographer’s perspective but these are ideal for anyone needing a vocal artist or voiceover recording solution. It’s therefore going to appeal to musicians, bloggers, edit houses and pod casters – as well as those who need to record good quality telephone-on-hold messages and recorded public announcements.

Special Kev’s Shed price!

The guys at EditorsKeys funded this production and have offered a 10% discount to Kev’s Shed viewers.  Simply email me directly and I will pass your details on to them so you receive the special price – kevin@video-artisan.com.

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Christmas cheer from Video Artisan

This is just a final Christmas message and thank you to all my fantastic clients who have made my first year back behind camera so amazing.  If I had a crystal ball back in February when I launched Video Artisan – and could see where I am today – I’d be astonished at how well I’ve done.

I’m particularly grateful to Supadance for being my first corporate video customer (and having commissioned me to produce 4 more films since).  Another person to show faith in me was my good friend Paul Jaffe at Eiger Safety whose rope access film (nay Epic) is still in production. He just keeps on winning new and exciting projects which just simply have to be filmed – but we really are going to push towards completing this in the New Year (aren’t we Paul? : ))

There’s been many more clients since then – some of which you’ll be hearing about in the New Year.

Needless to say that winning the Open Category at the IOV Awards was a very special achievement for me this year and gave me the kind of boost that’s hard to quantify.  Getting a 2nd place in the Documentary Category was just icing on the cake.

Like I said, an amazing year that has completely blown away my expectations. And if the bookings and enquiries for early 2013 are anything to go by then this is just the start of something really special.

Last but not least – and maaaaaaaaaaaassive thanks to my wife, Tiff, for never doubting that I was doing the right thing.  You are always right dear! ; )

So have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year everyone. I’m off to crack open the sherry!

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