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AWARD WINNING END-TO-END VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES

Cinematography | Filming | Drone | Editing | Motion Graphics | Animation | VFX | Livestream | 360º Video & Photo | Virtual Reality | Steadicam | Timelapse | Photography | Training | Location Scouting

We’re your one stop shop for video production & visual storytelling. We plan. We shoot. We edit. We deliver engaging creative content every single time! Craig harnesses his Cinematography expertise to provide TV-standard cinematic video production for ultra-affordable prices, finally making movie quality video content accessible to all.

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END-TO-END VIDEO PRODUCTION

Maybe you’ve already got a great idea, or maybe you just don’t know where to start… Perhaps you’ve got a campaign to get off the ground, a product to launch, a business to promote or an event to sell? From Creative Planning, to providing a fully-equipped, skilled & experienced film crew, through to putting it all together into a nice polished video, Craig & his team have your back from start to finish. We’ll even show you how to best get your shiny new video in front of your target audience.

TV ADVERTS | PPC ADS | FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM ADS | YOUTUBE ADS
WEB CONTENT | SOCIAL CONTENT | VERTICAL CONTENT | BRANDED CONTENT | CONTENT MARKETING
CORPORATE VIDEOS | PRODUCT VIDEOS | EVENT VIDEOS | TRAINING VIDEOS | EXPLAINER ANIMATIONS | PROMOS | PR & COMMS

CAA LICENSED DRONE PILOT

Craig is a fully trained, insured & CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approved drone operator available for filming, photography & surveying purposes all across the UK. The latest drone technology can provide a truly fresh & unique perspective to your project.

In order to operate drones for commercial purposes, pilots must possess:

  • Certificate of Competence in Remote Pilot Theoretical Knowledge & General Airmanship.
  • Certificate of Practical Flight Assessment.
  • Certificate of Recommendation for issue of a CAA Standard Permission.
  • Valid CAA PfCO Certificate (Permission to fly Commercial Operations).
  • Substantial aviation insurance meeting EC785/2004 standards.
  • An NQE-ratified company Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operating Safety Case (OSC – Ops Manual).
  • Pilot Logbook demonstrating 2 hours of flight time logged within the past 3 months.

* It is illegal to operate a drone for financial gain (i.e. remuneration or other valuable consideration) without any of the above in pace. Check to see if your Drone Operator is on the Official CAA Drone Safe Register.

Please note, drones cannot fly in wet or windy conditions & it may not be possible to fly in specific locations or at certain times due to legal restrictions or military/civilian airspace activity. Pre-deployment Operational Planning Surveys, airspace checks, risk assessments & land owner permissions are all legally required prior to conducting any flight.


PHOTOGRAPHY

Craig provides professional photography services & teams to support many projects & events. We specialise in:

  • Advertising & Promotional Photography
  • Astro Photography
  • Automotive Photography
  • Corporate Photography
  • Event Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Nature & Wildlife Photography
  • Product Photography
  • Property Photography
  • Remote Access/Location/At-Height Shoots
  • Sports Photography
  • 360º Photography for Virtual Tours, Virtual Reality (VR) & 3D Modelling

LIVESTREAM SERVICES

Whether it’s a product launch, sporting event, conference, presentation or performance, we have the required experience & equipment to professionally & seamlessly Livestream those special moments to a worldwide audience without delay.


360º VIDEO & VIRTUAL REALITY

We employ the latest super hi-res 360º 5.7K cameras to produce virtual reality & immersive video experiences.


360º PHOTOGRAPHY | VIRTUAL TOURS | 3D MODELLING

We employ the latest super hi-res 360º 5.7K cameras to produce virtual tours & 3D models/floor plans of buildings & spaces.


VIDEO EDITING & POST-PRODUCTION

Craig Charters Cinematography offer a full in-house post-production service. We have everything covered from Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Explainer Animations, Virtual Effects, Colour Grading, Sound Design , Sound Engineering, Pro Voice Over Artists & Bespoke Music Composition.

Craig & his team regularly manage outsourced post-production projects for large production companies, marketing agencies & big brands.


FREELANCE CINEMATOGRAPHER & CAMERA OPERATOR

Craig has operated on a freelance basis for a number of prestigious production companies and TV networks.


STEADICAM | GIMBAL OPERATOR

We utilise the latest 3-axis electronic gimbal stabilisation technology to achieve those ultra-smooth dynamic shots that keep audiences glued.


UNDERWATER CAMERAWORK

We have sophisticated underwater housings (inc. optional dome ports) for our 4KUHD Cinema Cameras, allowing full functionality filming at depths of up to 40 metres.


REMOTE ACCESS | EXTREME LOCATION | AT-HEIGHT SHOOTS

Originally achieving a BA (Hons) in Adventure Media, Craig has become very experienced operating in the harshest environments & under the most extreme of conditions.


TIMELAPSE | STARLAPSE | HYPERLAPSE

We can bring another dimension to your projects by utilising the latest Timelapse, Starlapse & Hyperlapse techniques & technologies. Craig has become somewhat of an expert in this field having managed a number of long-term & industrial/construction Timelapse projects.


LOCATION SCOUTING

Sandwiched between UNESCO World Heritage Sites, National Parks, AONBs & Dark Sky Parks, our HQ is perfectly situated to support your production with any Location Scouting requirements.

Born & bred in the area, Craig knows all the hidden gems, from perfect shoot locations to the best accommodation & eateries to ensure your production & crew realise their full potential. Plus we have great long-standing relationships with many local land owners & guardians.

Filming locations of interest in Cumbria, Northumberland & South Scotland:

Cumbria, UK – No.4 in the National Geographic Travel: The Cool List 2020


4X4 CREW VAN & DRIVER HIRE

We own a spacious 8-seat all-wheel-drive luxury crew bus equipped with top box, ladder, privacy glass, kitchen facilities & changing curtains to get your talent, crew & kit anywhere they need to be in comfort & on time.


LECTURES, TALKS, WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Craig has delivered lectures, talks & workshops for a number of institutions, conferences & events including the University of Cumbria, the Outdoor Industries Association & the Outdoor Show.  For availability & pricing, please contact: craig@craigcharters.com


CONTENT MARKETING & BRANDED CONTENT

We specialise in working with you to create amazing content that gets your audiences talking about your company & brand. It’s not about selling, it’s about engaging your potential audience & creating new customers over time through trust, engagement and awareness.