Film and Video. Moving Images.

Rohan has had a life long interest in film. A project he worked on at school was presented in Bristol's prestigious Arnolfini Gallery way back around 1974. Despite studying both film, television and photography at college, it's only since the introduction of digital filming and recording that he has been working in the area professionally.

Recently, he has been producing short films for regional councils in the UK, and it's often not possible to show the finished products here, as there are just too many issues regarding confidentiality. However, if you would be interested in a private presentation of some of this work, please do not hesitate to ask.

Currently in Production (as of July 2019):

A short film about caring for children in the public sector

A short film capturing the atmosphere and stand-out highlights from a large music concert for young people

A 10 minute film about pre-school education for a conference in February 2020

A season long documentary about a semi-professional football club

A short film about an inclusive community arts based organisation

Two very short films for local education featuring two very different music teaching events and performances

Recent completed work has included:

Filming and sound recording of a video about supported lodgings for young people. Please note, editing and post production was done by the client on this project.

Five very short films (under 30 seconds) for release on Facebook and Twitter, in a square format with open subtitles, to draw attention to the fact that there are many misconceptions about who can, and cannot be a foster carer.

A short film about an innovative preschool that was originally commissioned by a local government body to show at a conference - but was liked so much by the organisation it featured they agreed to it being shown to the general public.

Feedback from the original conference has proved to be interesting.

88% of respondents enjoyed watching the video of the outdoor nursery with a further 9% rating it as inspiring and only 1% reporting that they did not feel it was relevant to them.

Further comments included:

‘Found the footage interesting and good to see how other types of settings work and are resourced. Inspiring ideas to take back for outdoor area at school.’
‘Good to see an exciting outdoor environment. Again this made me reflect on our practice.’
‘Love this! Will implement some ideas in our setting.’
‘Want to visit. Great ideas. Fitted in well with Neil Farmer.’
‘It was amazing to see such young children being encouraged to explore new skills. I will reflect on how we can use these approaches in school.’
‘I love this idea. I shall introduce safety walks into our setting.’
‘Interesting concept and really made me think about toys/resources outside.’
‘Fascinating to see an outdoor nursery in operation would have liked to have seen how they managed in bad weather.’

*Four short films for presentation at a conference, showing interviews with beneficiaries of local authority services, with the focus on the clients point of view.

*I'm a Governor. A collection of interviews to educate the public about the reasons they might want to become a school governor.

(Please note, that on the production called "I'm a Governor" Rohan was only responsible for the filming and sound recording. All the editing and post production was done in-house by the client. )

*Documentary film about a music workshop that is designed to help some specific pre-school aged children improve their communication skills as part of a program to prepare them for joining full time education in year one.

*Short film documenting a percussion masterclass in an educational setting by a drummer who has worked on internationally acclaimed music recordings and performances.

*A 17 minute film for presentation at a conference relating to the integration of healthcare and preschool checks for 24-27 month old children.
Consisting of a series of interviews with stakeholders in a new administrative process that increases communication between government departments.

*A film about new developments in providing support to parents. Commissioned by Children's Services at a regional council this film consisted of interviews with about ten stakeholders either singularly or in twos, who discussed how the introduction of "Triple P" parenting classes changed their experience around the children involved.
The material was also provided as a series of short clips that were used in presentations by Children's Services officers to other professionals.
There are many issues relating to confidentiality of this material that prohibit placing anything here to view. However, we do have a short selection of material that has been cleared for viewing by people working in the sector. Please contact us for more information should you wish to see this.

*An introduction to non-secure children's homes for viewing by incoming residents at a meeting with Social Workers when the decision to place a young person in such a home is being explained to them. It was designed to capture the flavour of current life in a children's home, and show modern conditions to dispel many outdated ideas about what these homes are like. The film contained interviews with former residents as well as current members of staff and footage from four separate locations.
Again, it's not possible to show any of this material to the general public, as there are many confidential aspects of this kind of work.

Previous earlier films that are available for public viewing include:

*A short film that is designed to introduce potential students to the attractions of studying at East Sussex Academy of Music. This film was viewed 2000 times on Facebook in the first week of it's release.