I offer high quality video production services including filming, editing and upload to the Internet. Since 2006 I have worked with Essex adult-themed Electro pop act Kunt and the Gang. Our videos were seen online by over 1 million people and shown on Channel 4's Rude Tube before YouTube removed our channel in April 2011 due to multiple violations of their user agreement. Miserable sods. The videos have been reinstated at Kunt's new YouTube channel.
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You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are nice I will email back. I was going to put one of those snazzy contact forms on here where you fill in your details and then hit the Submit button, but it looks like too much hard work so I can't be arsed.
A Bit About Me
After a brief spell as a foetus I was born in January 1975 and share my birthday with Phil Collins. Apart from being struck by a meteorite during my 12th birthday party I had a pretty normal childhood. I kept my head down (fearing more meteorite strikes) and got through my school days relatively unscathed.
I spent 12 years of my adult life working in the City before deciding to escape from behind a desk and do something creative. I paid off my debts and said goodbye to City life and its associated trappings.
In 2005 I started a business with a friend, and during this period I made a music video for a comedy band called Kunt and the Gang. This led to a job working with my cousin's murder mystery company as an actor, whilst at the same time my audio sketches and jingles were being used on the award-winning Livewire 1350 radio station at UEA Norwich.
I am now an actor, supporting artist, film maker, voice-over artist...you may see me pop up in an advert for this or that, or hopefully in the cinema (!), or you may see one of my naughty music videos with my mate Kunt and think to yourself "For God's sake, couldn't the meteorite have just killed him?".
can I do for you?
Most of the services listed below can be seen in more detail at www.mikefordhamvideos.co.uk but a list of things I can do follows:
Shoot and edit your music video/documentary/short film - I film and edit in full 1920x1080 high definition, check my YouTube channel for examples of my work.
Compile and author your DVD - I use the latest DVD authoring software to build DVDs with menus etc.
Record and produce your show reel disc - for actors and performers wishing to supply a show reel disc to agents etc. Your work can be burnt to DVD or placed online in high definition. For vocal only show reels, I own a portable recording system using quality condenser microphones and preamps.
Record your band's demo CD/album - For more information on this service please visit www.ctrecordings.co.uk
Provide music for your production - I have a lifelong interest in music and some of my early work with the band Dirtybarry has been used commercially. I can supply soundtracks for your production whether it be a corporate video, show reel or feature film.
Training - I am an experienced trainer and offer tuition on everything from using a computer to video production and DVD authoring.
May 2011 onwards - lots to tell and I WILL get round to it trust me...
April 2011 - bit quiet in general on the film stuff but I did two Morrisons adverts which were fun. Oh, and on 28th April, one day before the Royal Wedding, YouTube decided to remove the Kunt and the Gang YouTube account. We'd dodged a fair few bullets (7 in total) but I think the Royal Wedding version of "Fucksticks" reaching an admirable number 63 in the UK music charts for the weekend of the wedding (and the accompanying music video) were the final straw for the God-fearing rednecks at YouTube, so they shot us down. Now I'm not one to pander to conspiracy theories, but...
February and March 2011 - might as well roll two months together, no-one reads this crap anyway. Feb was good, as was March, "Perverts On The Internet - episodes one and two" were well received online, and I did a day's filming on a film called I, Anna and I'm one of the RAC engineers in the new Channel 4 weather idents, so you might see me between Channel 4 news and the weather, you know, the bit where they say "RAC motoring, sponsors of Channel 4 weather...". Well one of those. I think. The time has changed at last and the weather is on the up, so hopefully lots of film jobs will come in, the first few months of the year is always a bit slow.
December 2010 & January 2011 - December saw the end of my time on Hugo Cabret and I was very sad to say goodbye. I'd had a fair old run on it and it kind of became a routine. The starts were very early (5.45am being the earliest) and the hours were long, but I learned a great deal about the film-making process and the industry.
We decided to shelve our Christmas Kunt and the Gang video for Jesus (Baby With A Beard) and instead promoted Kunt's re-released single Use My A**ehole As A C**t all the way to number 66 in the official Christmas singles chart. It finished above The Beatles and Shakin' Stevens and made it to the top of the iTunes Latin chart (as Kunt recorded a Spanish version) and also did very well in the iTunes Comedy chart. We made a video for the Nick Clegg version (a political twist on Use My A**ehole to coincide with the Lib Dems going back on their pledge not to increase student fees), and the video for it can be seen here. In a very short space of time it had been viewed over 80,000 times.
As soon as the UK Christmas chart was announced, we released the Christmas episode of our musical sitcom Perverts On The Internet, entitled You Horrible Man (You Killed A Kid At Christmas). If you fancy a bit of a belated Christmas sing-along you can watch the episode here.
January has been taken up with writing episodes 2 and 3 of Perverts, both of which are in production now and will be ready soon, and we are proud to have made the leap to high definition video after 5 years with our trusty Sony Handycams!
2010 has been the best year of my life so far and I'm hoping that 2010 will continue this rarely seen trend!
For all my 2010 news click here!
Since I discovered my voice and my interest in trying to make people laugh, I've put together a number of audio sketches for my Myspace page. Some are funny, some are rude, some are a bit twisted and depressing, but either way I have enjoyed making them. My audio material and jingles have been used on UEA Norwich's award-winning radio station Livewire 1350 as part of the controversial Phil and Sadie Show.
I try to combine the knowledge of writing and recording music with voice management skills in the hope that the resulting sketches sound like actual adverts, charity appeals and so on. With the exception of the obvious backing tracks, all music and words are my own work.
Tracks are in mp3 format, click the links to open your default music player, or right-click the link, choose Save Target As... to save the file onto your computer.
Pirate World - the sale is now on at Pirate World, which is a bit like PC World but with a more nautical bent.
Ape-Regaine - Dr. Robert Humanzee offers a solution to a common but rarely discussed problem.
An Appeal - something has to be done, so please give generously.
The Elephant Man sings "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera - John Merrick a.k.a. The Elephant Man performs a stirring tribute to the pint-sized nut-job warbler herself, Christina Aguilera. Taken from his forthcoming album Me And My Big Head.
The Gubbins Appeal - an appeal on behalf of The Gubbins Society, a registered charity.
In addition to the aforementioned silliness, I provided the voice on the Mister Midi track Say It Out Loud, which you can hear by clicking right here. Track is © 2008 Lucky Pierre Recordings so no burning it and flogging it down the market, alright?
Also available is the audio play Shannon Matthews The Musical in which I play the Prosecutor when Karen Matthews is on trial. You can order the CD here.
It'd be nice to have one of those lightbox things for showing off pictures wouldn't it? God knows how you do it...
Hello and welcome to my site. I know, it's in serious need of an overhaul so please bear with me while I get this sorted. In the meantime, use the links on the left to see what I do and what I can do for you.
I'm offering my services as a film maker via my video site so please visit this site too.
Here are some samples of my voice which you can stream direct to your computer or download as an mp3.
To listen, just click the links below which should open Windows Media, QuickTime etc. Alternatively right-click the link, choose Save Target As... to save the file onto your computer:
Reasonable hourly rates, am happy to travel to your studio or record at my from home, please contact me for further information. Other, less serious samples of my voice can be found in the Audio section of this site :)
My work so far...
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Experience: This section of my site needs a serious overhaul, please bear with me.