No production company is an island. At TopLine Film, we have a considerable amount of talent in-house, but we rely on freelancers for many projects – sometimes for a bit of support while someone’s away on annual leave, sometimes to bring a level of expertise that we don’t necessarily have to hand.
This National Freelancer Day, we wanted to celebrate the people who’ve helped us make some of our best videos. Here are just a few!
Grant is an energetic, experienced, and charismatic director, one who’s a joy to watch on set. Perfect for creative shoots.
Freelance Camera Operators
Ivan is a very experienced camera op who’s always up-to-date with the latest camera tech. Whether it’s for work or for pleasure, he can usually be found shooting something. Lately he’s focused on drama and commercial work, but he’s still available for corporate projects.
Fun fact: his dad was the brains behind that famous slow-motion scene in The Matrix. You know, the one where Neo does the freaky back-bend thing.
Another great camera op, Paul has a keen eye for composition and is very passionate about how sets and scenes are lit.
A calm and collected presence on location, Alex gets great shots and is a pleasure to work with. He has collaborated with broadcasters such as Reuters and ITN Productions, as well as global organisations like Microsoft, Amcor and Abbvie.
Josh is creative, fun to work with, and a recent-award-winner – check out his documentary film!
Freelance Sound Recordists
A force of unbridled positivity, Alex is as skilled as he is nice (very, on both accounts). Because of this, he can be quite hard to pin down. If Alex has a window open, grab him while you can.
Another sound recordist we use regularly, Anthony is super friendly, super talented, and always a pleasure to have on a shoot.
You might have seen Julian’s work already: his recent sound projects include shows such as One Born Every Minute & Gogglebox, to name just a couple. He’s frequently found cracking jokes on location.
David L. E. Davis
Super organised and super fast, David is a superb editor with a keen attention to detail. He also has a great sense of humour, and is definitely not the former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
A highly experienced, personable, flexible and collaborative editor and motion graphics designer, Andy has worked with a variety of clients in the corporate and broadcast industries – including Barclays, Bentley, HSBC, KPMG, LV=, Network Rail, North One TV, Shell and Sky.
Freelance Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
A super talented visual effects and motion graphics designer, Chris can add a little pop, oomph, or whatever other comic-book noises you favour to your production.
Are you looking for a video production company to help with your next project? Get in touch with our MD, Jamie.