A PETERBOROUGH-based corporate and documentary film-maker has published an open and honest blog post about the state of his business and work in the city.
Martyn Moore (left), owner of NorthLight Media (publisher of Peterborough Business) has written a review of 2017 in which he reveals the changes in film commissioning and the pressures of doing business in the city. You can read the whole review here: http://videopeterborough.co.uk/2017-review-northlight-media-year/
Moore said, “I wrote the review to let people see what we produce over a 12-month production period. Many video production companies don’t show their work publicly, preferring to present a ‘showreel’, which is often made-up of disjointed clips. Ever since I launched NorthLight Media we have always put as much of our work ‘out there’ as possible, to allow potential clients to enjoy the quality and full range of our productions. Being a Peterborough-based business, most of this appears at: http://videopeterborough.co.uk.”
Videopeterborough.co.uk links to many of Moore’s films via the YouTube accounts of his clients and provides an extensive online portfolio of his work. At the moment there are more than 60 films on there, almost all made in and around Peterborough.
In his review of 2017, Moore writes about how he has increasingly been asked to tender for jobs and how this has often resulted in projects being awarded to film-makers based solely on price. He also describes how trying to do a special favour for a newly formed band of musicians went a bit awry.
Moore said, “I hope the blog doesn’t come across as a whinge. I love working in the city and my many Peterborough clients have helped me to launch projects on a national and international stage. My award-winning film was shot on the Great Fen. But there is an increasing pressure to produce video for the lowest possible price and that seems to be regardless of the impact that has to have on quality. And not enough clients are looking hard enough at the range and quality of work of their suppliers.
“As my business has grown I have seen more work come from beyond Peterborough and this trend is very much set to continue in 2018. But there’s still plenty of video action in the city and it’s great to be a big part of it.”