Kartforce is a charity run by Dave Player who is dedicated to helping injured service men and women. He has designed a unit that allows Karts to be controlled by just one hand which means that soldiers who have lost arms and legs can enjoy the thrill of racing karts. It's a great fun sport and allows amputees the opportunity to race against each other as well as able bodied drivers.
We were asked if we would donate a video to help promote the cause and so we filmed Corporal Andy Reid at Daytone in Manchester who was using the special controls developed by Kartforce. Andy lost his right arm and both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan and has amazed his doctors, family and friends with accomplishments that no one would have thought possible. https://vimeo.com/27285581 www.vision4video.co.uk
Coming from a background in advertising, marketing and publishing, I have spent many years working with designers, copywriters and photographers in the production of press advertising, direct mail and off-the-page selling.
As a Master Member of the Institute of Videography with twelve years experience as a cameraman and editor behind me, I believe that I have a well developed understanding of what is required to make an effective piece of video communication.
As a producer, I am personally involved in the filming all our work either as a cameraman or director and we bring in additional cameramen, sound and lighting crews as required.
I have also worked for many years as a semi-pro musician, so have a good understanding of performance, music presentation, sound recording and all things aesthetic!
I am currently a member of various creative and business groups in Manchester and Lancashire.