Shooting Image Ltd is successful video production company with a wealth of experience behind it. As you can see by exploring this website, we’ve helped satisfy the video needs of a growing list of important clients, locally, nationally and even internationally. But where did we begin?
After completing my PhD in 1987 I worked for Dalgety PLC in the UK (1988 to 1997) and DuPont in the USA (1997 to 2008) as a Scientist/Technologist, Manager, Troubleshooter and as an Independent Consultant in a specialist technical field. I have several scientific publications, including US/EU and global patents and have won awards for my work, etc. - basically a veritable track record of achievement behind me. This is in both the corporate environment (where I initiated and led large multi-national technical projects) and a self-employed consultative environment.
Whilst working at DuPont I worked with over 50 companies globally. In that time I was travelling many 100,000s of miles by air every year - not as glamorous as it sounds! I worked with people from different cultures and professions (technical, marketing, senior management, shift operators, labourers - i.e., from factory floor to top level). I’ve worked extensively in the food industry (but also in other sectors like biotech and pharmaceuticals) in pilot plants, laboratories, universities, research institutes and many high tech (and some very low tech!) factories in North, Central and South America, Europe and Australia. Fantastic fun and a real privilege - but it was time to move onto something new.
The economic downturn in the USA in 2008 gave me a welcome chance of a career change and a way to spend more time in the UK with my young family. I’m now following an interest in video production which I’ve had all my life.
I was a very early adopter of the consumer HDV video format and also a pioneer user of portable media playing devices (PMPs). In fact, I was frequently using PMPs for in-flight video on long-haul flights well before the first Video iPod ever appeared, much to the amazement of some on board. I also participated extensively in moderating a large web forum to promote and problem solve this video technology as it was emerging. Now that the iPhone and other smart-phones and tablets are commonplace, everyone wants video content and increasingly on the move. They expect it to look like slickly produced TV content too.
I’ve always tried to be at the forefront of technology in my professional and personal life and saw this video revolution coming. I wanted to be even more active in this field and so I formed Shooting Image Ltd in 2008 to help companies create web video content in a professional and creative yet cost effective way. Now, nearly nine years on, I’m running a successful video production company - and loving every minute of it - because I’m always working with new people and helping them get their messages across in interesting ways. But it is more than that. These people trust me with their corporate image and that’s a responsibility I take very seriously.
If you watch some of our EXAMPLE videos and feel there is an opportunity I can help you realise, then please CONTACT me to discuss further. I live and work in the beautiful city of Ely just north of Cambridge but, as you already now know, Shooting Image Ltd can and do work effectively anywhere.
Dr Andy K Wilkinson
Shooting Image Ltd