Training

Training and Resources

Meet the Trainers

Ian Damms

Ian Damms

Director of Breeze and Freeze. Ian has been producing videos for companies in the agri-food and rural sector since 1991 working throughout the World on various projects. Originally BBC and Anglia TV trained he has gained an enormous amount of knowledge in the production of video in difficult circumstances. The aim of these courses is to disseminate some of this knowledge to help those wanting to learn more and improve their video output.

Mark Spikings

Mark Spikings

Senior Producer. Mark joined Breeze and Freeze after working as a professional photographer for many years. His experience of knowing how to frame a good shot and still camera controls combined with the intricacies of video production learnt on the job over 15 years has given him invaluable experience to offer our trainees. Not only is Mark skilled in video production he is also an accomplished drone pilot, having been a keen model aircraft flyer since he was a boy. His former training in agriculture and electrical engineering is an excellent grounding for working within the Breeze and Freeze team.

Martin Pailthorpe

Martin Pailthorpe

Producer and director of tv documentaries with over 30 years experience of working in some of the most challenging places on earth. He has filmed expeditions on Everest and to the jungles of Guyana and Borneo, and from the plains of Zambia and the Australian bush to the high Arctic, for the main UK terrestrial channels as well as for international broadcasters such as Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

He has worked with wildlife of all sorts - from sharks and lions to (fictional??) animals like the yeti, and with presenters such as Ray Mears, Monty Halls and Bear Grylls, often doing the camerawork and editing himself.

As a trainer he has worked with all ranges of ability from University students to interested members of the pubic, and regularly lectures about his work and travels.

Gaenor Howells

Gaenor Howells

The voice of Gaenor Howells became a familiar part of daily life for millions of people during her time as a broadcaster and presenter with BBC World Service.

Gaenor’s broadcasting career started with BBC Wales and S4C and she offers presentation training to individuals and groups based on her extensive portfolio in radio, film and television during the past twenty five years.

What our customers say about our training…

Working at a communications agency for many clients, the need to capture rich content at any opportunity is imperative. The requirement for a variety of content formats is a necessity and video performs well on engagement time and time again. This is why we found the Breeze & Freeze training session offering insights and practical video production tips invaluable. The team have an excellent reputation for delivering professional, creative, engaging content and the training served to impart as much of this wisdom as possible… an excellent, interactive course. Thank you Ian and Mark.
Emma Craigie, Head of Media, The Ad Plain Ltd
As an innovative knowledge exchange company in the agriculture sector, we strive to produce informative and high quality knowledge transfer resources. The industry is seeing an increase in digital media as a tool for communicating information, so our company asked ‘Breeze and Freeze’ to deliver a day training session to our staff, predominantly focussing on improving the quality of our in-house produced videos. Ian and Mark covered a wide variety of topics and tailored the training to areas most suited to our company’s media outputs. They catered for the variety of skill levels in our group, and all of our staff members finished the training day with confidence to implement the skills and tips they had gained throughout the course. The practical elements to the training were extremely useful; with Ian and Mark showing all the staff how to set-up and get the most out of our companies equipment. We can guarantee that the quality of our videos will be improved with the knowledge we gained yesterday.Thanks very much Ian and Mark – we highly recommend Breeze and Freeze training to anyone in the agriculture sector.
Sarah Dusgate, Livestock Research Assistant, Innovation for Agriculture

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