Neil J. Davidson

Audio-Visual, IT and Web - Production, Training and Support

Hi there! I'm passionate about technology - video, audio and web - and helping others to reach their creative goals through thoughtful and innovative digital media.

This site is here to showcase some of the work I've created or been involved in creating. If you'd like to contact me there are links at the bottom of the page.

Video

I'm an experienced video maker, with nearly ten years' experience in all areas from planning and pre-production, through to filming and editing.


Forum Interactive - Showreel

Filming, editing, animation and DVD production


Forum Interactive are an innovative learning and development company, specialising in using creativity and interactivity to insprire, engage & motivate people towards behavioural change.

Drawing on footage filmed over a number of years, as well as specially obtained interviews, this showreel highlights the impact and benefits of working with Forum Interactive


Produced by Media Education



SiDE project - Promotional Video

Additional Filming


The SiDE project (Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy) is a major research initiative, investigating and tackling social exclusion.

This film highlights the range of research projects undertaken by SiDE with case studies and interviews with reserachers and partners.


Produced by Culture Lab, Newcastle University



Shared Care Scotland - Something To Look Forward To

Interviews, Filming, Editing, Animation, DVD production


Shared Care Scotland is a charity, which works to improve access to respite care across Scotland.

In this film, carers and service users share their experiences and offer advice to those planning or arranging short respite breaks.


Produced by Media Education



Children In Scotland - Enquire - British Sign Language for web

Greenscreen filming, editing, animation and encoding for web

Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning, and is managed by Children in Scotland

Designed as a web-based resource, this British Sign Language version of the printed booklets helped make Enquire's valuable range of support services available to the widest possible number of children and young people.

Produced by Media Education



Equality Trust

Filming, editing, animation and encoding for web

The Equality Trust is a charity which campaigns to increase public and political awareness of the harm caused by inequality.

An hour-long lecture, this video contains complex statistics which had to be put across clearly to the viewer in an engaging way.


Produced by Media Education



SiDE/OASIS project - Florence immersive video

Filming and photography, editing

The OASIS project is a research initiative looking at improving the quality of life of older people, through new technology.

The film, designed to be viewed in an immersive 'Virtual Reality' suite, is one part of a range of tools used to prepare older travellers for a holiday to a new city - in this case Florence, Italy.


Produced by Culture Lab, Newcastle University






Audio

Audio can be a more powerful medium than video, but is often sadly overlooked. It's true, the pictures really are better! I'm an experienced audio producer, editor and voice artist.


Night and Day

Audio recording, voiceover work, editing and encoding for web

Produced by Forum Interactive and Media Education, this audio play was produced as part of a research project looking into experiences of 24 hour care, from the perspectives of patients, family and staff.


Produced by Media Education



Oh What A Knight

Writing, audio recording, acting, audio effects, editing and encoding

Something a bit lighter! This comedy audio play was produced for a University assignment and features a riot of sounds, effects, music and silly accents.


Produced while I was a student in the Department of Film & Media, Stirling University



Web

I am, and have always been, a technology enthusiast, and my interest in web design goes back longer than I care to remember! Here are some of the more recent sites I've been involved in putting together, aside from this one, of course.


Coming of Age

HTML, PHP, Javascript, jQuery

Designed for the iPad, this web app was produced to coincide with the Coming of Age exhibition at the GV Art gallery in London during the summer of 2012.


Produced by Culture Lab, Newcastle University



Culture Lab Radio

Responsive design, HTML, Javascript, jQuery, social media integration, streaming server metadata integration

Site for experimental streaming radio station, Culture Lab Radio. Responsive design to allow easy access from mobile devices. Features integration with the LiquidSoap streaming language to allow live display of song metadata.


Produced by Culture Lab, Newcastle University



Luz da Lua

Design, HTML, Javascript, jQuery, social media integration

This site, to promote the band I played bass in, Luz da Lua, was designed to be lightweight, clean and minimalist, whilst providing all the social networking features required on modern sites




Creative

Outside of my professional work I also like to keep challenging myself creatively in other ways, including as a musician and DJ.


Soundcloud



Luz da Lua