Welcome to Graham Video

Tel: 0131 337 5149
Email:Billy.Graham@GrahamVideo.co.uk

My interest in film-making dates back to the days of cine when editing was a physical process of splicing and gluing together sections of film. Contrast this with the state-of-the-art in-house editing suite I use today.

I prefer when possible to meet my clients here, where I can show you examples of my work and discuss your own individual requirements.

I enjoy the variety of work that my business attracts: weddings; award ceremonies, First Holy Communions; theatre performances; training films and more; including the occasional funeral - a great comfort to family members who are unable to attend; and equally enjoy the wide variety of people I have the opportunity to work with. It is always my aim to ensure that every customer is not merely satisfied, but delighted with the finished production.

Experience and Training
Filming:


Weddings of every description:
My early professional filming experience was as one of a team of 10 cameramen working for one of Edinburgh's largest companies. This gave me the opportunity to film religious and non-religious ceremonies, including Hindu, Chinese, Jewish, Humanist, and operate in venues of all descriptions whether catering for 2500 at the Brunton Hall or for small intimate family gatherings.

In my own business, I have filmed, edited and produced DVDs or Blu-Rays of the weddings of pop stars, football and rugby professionals, television producers, multi-millionaires. I filmed the 1000th wedding at Dundas Castle and the owner, Sir Jack Stuart-Clarke, chose me to film his own daughter's wedding. I also worked with him on the filming and editing of the annual performance of 'The Life of Christ'.

I have been commissioned to film members of The Royal Family on several occasions:
Her Majesty the Queen's visit to The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Visits to The Poppy Factory by Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother and the Duke of Kent
Princess Anne at Murrayfield Rugby Ground

For the National Coal Board and Midlothian Council, I filmed the demolition of the pithead at Monktonhall Colliery.
My film of the blowing-up of Edinburgh's last gasometer was broadcast on national television.
I have done broadcast filming of conferences for the National Health Board.

Editing
I was an early enthusiast for video and quick to see its potential. In 1982 I joined the Edinburgh Cine-Video Society where I won awards for many of my films and taught filming and editing techniques to other members. As the possibilities for creative editing increased with more and more sophisticated hardware and software, I learned editing with Heriot AV, experts in broadcast filming and editing, and spent many hours developing my expertise. I continue to do filming and editing on behalf of Heriot AV on a free-lance basis, including work for Local Authorities and the Courts.