Q & A
What do you love most about your job?
All buildings, whether 100 years old or newly built, are unique and have a story to tell. I aim to understand the design and layout of a space and bring it alive with a video so when people watch the film, they can get a positive emotional feeling without actually visiting the property.
Secondly, it's the range of interesting people who I meet every day in my job when I visit their property to help them sell or promote their business Everyone has a story to tell about their home/cottage - from the sad stories to inspiring stories and I love that every house and every person is different.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Spacedust Films started in 2007 just before I moved my family back from London to Newcastle. I was searching for a house back up North and the online photographs of the properties gave me no sense of the space or 'feeling' of a potential new house I was buying.
So I asked my father, a keen amateur filmmaker to visit a property I'd seen online and film it with his VHS camera! He then posted the tape of this slightly shaky but priceless footage down to me. That inspired me to move from advertising into setting up a specialist video company to help other people move.
Luckily, this period also coincided with the rise of YouTube, which made deliver of online video possible. I was also fortunate to meet the forward thinking owners of two North East companies - Coastal Retreats and Sarah Mains Residential who had the foresight to see how video could help build their business.
Why should I choose you?
When I started the company there was only a handful of us doing this type of work. Nowadays, a Google search brings up hundreds of businesses offering this service.
The number one reason to choose Spacedust is quality. Every second of every film is considered to look it's best - no short-cuts, and everything is bespoke. Secondly, I'm a genuine guy who enjoys working with people and try to understand what they want for their property.
We offer a full in-house service from initial meeting to delivering final video on your site:
Filmmaking - exterior/interior/location
Editing - FCPX/ After Effects/ Adobe Premier studio
Colour Grading - enhancement of colours
Hosting - Vimeo Pro
Social Media inclusion
360 degree & interior photography
Reducing our carbon footprint is important to us and we try our best to limit the use of fossil fuels during our video production.
We use solar panels to power all of our computers and to recharge camera equipment. Our editing studio is built using Eco SIPS panels and heated by an air source heat pump. We travel to all our filming destinations via a fully electric car.
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1996: Worked at Gateshead MBC Architectural Department
1999: Worked at Coats Viyella/ Bangalore, India
2000: Graduated from Northumbria University, 1st class honours Fashion Marketing
2000 - 2004: Advertising creative bd-ntwk London
2004 - 2007 Video director bd-ntwk (Coca-Cola/Stella Artois/Nintendo/Peugeot)
2007: Founded SPACEDUST FILMS/ London
2008: Produced UK’s first HD property video tour (Savills)
2008: Relocated company to Newcastle, UK.
2014: Guest writer for Hillarys Design Interiors.
2016: Award: Innovation in property media: Corporate Video Magazine
2016: Award: Best property video specialist UK: TMT Media Awards