“I asked Jason to write me a theme tune and some jingles for my latest tour. The brief was far ranging. From a silly jingle, to a light entertainment musical sting to a very serious orchestral News theme tune. To an over the top rock guitar solo at the end.
“Jason created a brilliant film for us to promote The Quays destination in Greater Manchester. This involved a very busy filming day at several different locations – with an awful lot to pack in! Jason’s professionalism really shone through and he made the process easy and seamless, knowing just what was needed and giving confidence to everyone involved. Jason’s support throughout the editing process was incredible and he was very patient with us, with lots of parties needing to give their feedback. The result is a fantastic film which captured all that we were hoping for. A huge thank you!”
Account Manager www.mason-williams.co.uk
“I am writer / Director of ‘Homecoming (A Love Letter)’ and had the pleasure and privilege of working with Jason Read as my DoP.
Jason was an eleventh hour replacement for my original DoP who dropped out very close to the shoot days. However any worries I might have had about crew dynamic, skill, understanding or personality were very soon put to rest. Jason was very open to what I wanted to do and I felt relaxed and very confident on the set knowing that Jason was extremely efficient and consistently gave me the look and feel of what I am trying to do.
My experiences with Jason were excellent and I look forward to working with him again.”
“Jason is that perfect blend of creative energy and technical expertise. He has brilliant creative ideas backed up with huge amounts of practical knowledge in performance, filming and digital post production which means you’re working with someone who understands and can support the project from beginning to end. Highly recommend. Oh and he’s a lovely chap!”
Steven Carne www.999callfornhs.org.uk
Jason was recommended to me to create a showreel for my new musical cabaret ‘A touch of Mrs Robinson’. He filmed two performances, mixed a sound desk recording and edited the resulting 3 hours of footage into a 5 minute showreel, incorporating animated graphics and artwork from my website designer. Jason was a real pleasure to work with. He was extremely committed to the project, very happy to talk ideas through, and worked closely with me to explore various iterations in order to decide the best segments to include. He pulled out all the stops to complete the showreel in time without compromising its quality. I’m really delighted with the finished result.
Fiona Coffey atouchofmrsrobinson.com
“I cannot recommend Jason enough having worked with him on various projects including music videos, viral adverts, comedy clips and live performance filming. He is a very confident director who puts you at ease in front of the camera. From the initial concept right through to editing he brings great enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge. He has a great eye for locations and faces hurdles with positivity and a courageous spirit. Very professional and incredibly talented.”
Tracey Collins (Tina Turner Tea Lady, New Found Affection) www.tinatealady.com
Robo films did a great and professional job on my Ace Guitar Academy promo video. The set up was fast and the filming was fun and effortless. The final result was turned around quickly and was exactly what I wanted. I look forward o now making a full length DVD with Jason!
Ace (Skunk Anansie, The Ace Guitar Academy)
“Robo films were a pleasure to work with. Jason knew exactly what I wanted and how to achieve it! His communication and turn around of edit was excellent and was more than happy to accommodate any changes made!”
Andrew Bourn (Bourn to Swing, Jack Pack)
“Jason is a one man film crew. He gets on board with your vision and takes it beyond all your expectations. Lighting beautifully, filming skilfully and efficiently & editing creatively. The end product is always a feast for the senses.”
Amber Topaz www.ambertopaz.co.uk
“Robo films recently came to Stagecoach Coulsdon and shot 3 films with our students aged 6 – 16. Jason is exceptionally creative, easy to work with, efficient, professional, great with kids, calm, organised, super quick and value for money. Nothing was too much trouble or a problem and the imaginative finished films are great quality and will be shown at a local VUE cinema soon. We have no hesitation recommending Robo Films and we will be using them again in the near future!”
What some of the parents said…
“the Movie was brilliant”
“ we had a fab time watching all 3 performances and we appreciate all the effort that must have gone into it from you and all the staff involved. “
“Watching all the children on the big screen in a proper cinema was brilliant. It was an experience we will all remember for years.”
Zoe McCready, Principal, Stagecoach Coulsdon
“The best thing about working with Jase is his fantastic attitude to creating something wonderful. You know it’s going to get done, and get done well! An absolute pleasure to work with, Jase makes the process easy by suggesting solid solutions from start to finish to get the result you’re after. Whether it’s film or stills Jase is incredibly experienced and talented, I cannot recommend him enough. He’s gets it.”
Cat Bellamy, Actress and Entertainer, Once upon a Parachute
“Jason has helped me with the creative visuals for my business since I very first started up. He did the excellent photographs I have on my business card and website. Jason filmed and edited my showreel, under very tight constraints of where and when he could film me at work, I felt I could only offer him meagre footage. However Jason used his superlative skills as a cameraman, and amazingly creative editing and sound to produce a work of absolute genius that has been a godsend to my business. And at great great value. I cannot recommend Jason highly enough.”
Natalie Haverstock (Miss Ballooniverse) www.missballooniverse.co.uk
“I’ve used the services of Robo Films many times and will continue to do so. I am someone totally untechnically minded so the fact that Jason can translate your ignorant ideas into something classy and professional is wonderful. A one man band, he can fit onto your madness easily and sometimes without you even noticing to capture the most magic of moments and transform them into a master piece. Highly recommended.” Jayne Hardy, Manager Stagecoach Stanmore.
Jason was hired to document 3 weeks worth of activities during the production of my show Drawing Room at the public art gallery Drawing Room, London. Together with 11 assistants I created a 4 x 24m large drawing over a period of 900 collective drawing hours, a scale and scope that is very difficult to capture. Jason visited over 10 times during the work period to shoot live action, getting as close as to follow the most delicate movements of our hands and dotted marks on the vast surface. He also installed not one, but two stop motion cameras that followed the process from overhead. This allows the viewer to see the drawing develop like an analogue photograph in the days of darkrooms and magical chemistry. Gathering up all the footage Jason edited a dynamic draft which we swiftly trimmed together over a pleasant couple of hours. I am left with a descriptive, dynamic and very beautiful 4 minute video that tells the story of this amazing process in an equally amazing way. Jason is nothing but a pleasure to work with. He became a natural part of our team, maintaining his very own sharp focus throughout. We are sure to work together again.”
“Jason was absolutely awesome! He arrived in great time and photographed our event beautifully without being intrusive in any way. He captured all the key moments perfectly and delivered the pictures super quickly. Jason was friendly and a delight to work with and I’d highly recommend him for any event.”
Caroline & the fivesquids team. http://www.fivesquids.co.uk/
“Two Dumb Blondes really enjoyed working with Robo Films on our showreel video – very professional, knowledgable and patient with all our diva demands, and didn’t flinch once listening to our operatic high notes through the headphones! Excellent editing skills, was more than happy to do re-edits for us. Highly recommended, two very happy divas!”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jason Read for his musical wizardry, Jason is a supremely talented man, He has worked on various projects for me and every time he comes up with the most amazing music. Even when he is given a very brief brief.. ‘We want something frenchy, something sciency, something a bit like Jaws but not Jaws.’ Jason just knows what to do his knowledge of music is beyond the norm! Jason did the music for our latest show Father christmas’ christmas list. His music under scored the whole show. We asked for Brian Eno style christmas and he delivered. We also asked for ‘its a small world type of song for elves’ and again he came up with an amazing song which had all the children bopping up and down. He is open to suggestions and happy to change and develop things if needed. He is also very quick. I suggested more bells on one track and I had just that within a few hours, I am very impressed by Jason and we will always use him for our musical needs.”
Becky Kitter – Scratchbuilt Productions.
“I have been working as a professional singer for 30yrs & have had the privilege to record with some of the best producers & in some of the best studio`s in the world.
This summer I had the pleasure in working with Jason Read from Robo Films. We recorded six songs with three part harmonies, with four different singers & multiple costume changes, because not only did Jason record us, he filmed us too, with a green screen behind so we could choose any back ground we wanted, to complement the different themes, of each song.
We now have Six brilliantly edited promo videos, plus well mixed tracks, to send to agents & clients , through out the entertainment industry.
I can`t thank you enough Jason, for being so easy, helpful, talented, generous, hard working & of course for the great direction you gave us on the day!!!!!!!”
“Punctual, Polite, Perfection. Jason did an awesome job photographing our wedding. Not only did he capture the day beautifully and to the fullest extent a camera would allow, he was completely unintrusive and managed to capture some incredible shots that we didn’t even notice him taking which were extra special when we got the photos back. He turned the pictures around quickly and provided us with a detailed and complete record of our day. Thank you, Jason.”
“I commissioned Robo Films to make a video of a local forestry project. Jason was a delight to work with and was keen to understand the requirements and took care to listen to aspects of the shoot I was particularly interested in capturing. The result was a breathtaking film delivered on time using both aerial and ground based footage which has captured a moment in the life of this ongoing project beautifully and earned major praise from some very discerning people . True to Jason’s attention to detail and humour he even provided a mini film of the eclipse (which happened to coincide with the shoot) and a comedy mini film – both beautifully set to music! I would have no hesitation in recommending the work of Robo films again and am already talking to them about the next commission.”
On Robo Film School: “A great day to discover the basics of using a camera to shoot film. Left the class confident, and buzzing, to get on and shoot a scene. The hands on experience with the small group and the time spent highlighting shooting pitfalls and examples of shots gave enough knowledge but without overload. Our inexperience was embraced and at no point did we feel undermined when asking basic questions. The follow-up time, arranged separately, to edit the footage was equally satisfying and identified areas for personal improvement. A gem of an experience. Thanks Jason – Claire and Holly.”