The Team that created Focusbiz and manages the company are all dedicated and creative people:
Studio & Production Manager
Video Editor/Sound Engineer
| Ian Ward
Consultant & Scripting
Janita runs the administration of Focus as well as our Format Transfers and DVD Duplication, and maintaining our extensive archive library. She has been central to our work in transferring the entire MCA archive to DVD. Janita trained in Graphic Design and Administration. She has worked in sales and export in a manufacturing company, the voluntary sector and was a core member of staff at the outset of SCA Community Care Services (SCA Group) before moving to Southampton City Council as a PA.
Some of our Freelance team.
Martin is our Photography, Multi-Media and Digital Imaging specialist, as well as being actively working with website design and video production. He has a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Imaging and Media Communications from the University of Bradford.
He was trained as a commercial photographer (Picture IT) and won his BIPP qualification in 1996. He worked at Pinewood Studios in the stills, effects and process departments on films including ‘007 – The World is not Enough’, ‘The Beach’, ‘Mickey Blue Eyes’ and ‘Star Wars’.
As an independent photo-journalist he provides ‘DavisBrother-Reviews’ for local print and web media, He has also worked as a creative imaging specialist for marketing and design agencies, and as a Photoshop tutor.
Andy has worked as a cameraman for Focus and other production companies, and has also directed and produced for many Focus clients, especially VT Shipbuilding for about twenty years, covering every launch from the Woolston yard and several roll-outs in Portsmouth. He recently coordinated five camera teams and a total of eleven cameras for Focus during a major exercise we covered for the UK Health Protection Agency involving all three emergency services and totaling 650 personnel.
Andy produced ‘Wet Water Wizard’ for Severn Trent Water, which features the voice of Richard Briers, and won a silver prize in the Education Category of the 2006 IVCA Awards.
Video Producer and Editor
Stuart has worked with is in editing a number of productions at Focus:
For MCA – ‘Coastguard Operations’ – MRCCs and their functions
MCA Video News Podcast – several editions including the opening sequence
‘Elan Valley’ – 45 minute film celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Dams and Reservoirs of the Elan Valley in Mid Wales
‘Wild Watch in Powys’ – 30 minute tour around the county of Powys and the animals, birds, insects and plants to be found there.
‘Brecon Beacons National Park’ – 1 hour documentary on the Park, it’s landscapes, history, wildlife and people.
‘CSD Sealing Systems’ – 15 minute industrial promotional film.
Stuart has extensive editing experience on TV shows and documentaries
Ian has worked with us to edit several major items.
Health Protection Agency – Operation ‘Orpheus I’ and ‘Orpheus II’, two parts of a major exercise carried out to test the readiness of UK Emergency Services for major incidents. Ian had material from thirteen cameras to edit.
Ian also worked with us on ‘UK Ship Register’, a video piece for the shipping industry to promote the British Flag.
Some of our on-screen and voice talent
Clare Carson Broadcaster, Voiceover
Clare Carson is an accomplished journalist who combines an excellent presenting ability with sound news sense and strong interviewing skills. She has worked as a newsreader, presenting peaktime bulletins for GMTV and ITV Meridian. Her other television credits include SkyTV and BBC South. Clare has co-hosted rolling news programmes for and In The News for Radio Five Live, and as Head of News at Classic FM she presented the flagship daily news programme Classic Newsnight. She also presented and reported for networked peak-time news for Independent Radio News. She was News Editor for the launch of Lincs FM, a Senior Journalist for Ocean Sound Radio and BBC Radio Lincolnshire. She set up and managed SouthCity FM in Southampton. She has provided numerous voice-overs for Focus, as well as in-vision presentation. She lives near Winchester.
Richard has a great ‘action’ voice and uses it creatively in broadcast sports promotions and documentaries. He has worked as a journalist in Southampton for BBC South Today, for NBC Super Channel, and he now works for Eurosport based in Paris.
Richard has provided numerous voiceovers for Focus including the MCA Video News Podcasts.
Hugh has presented programmes for us including ‘Lifeboat Drills – Preparing for Safety’ for Walport Training, ‘Coastguard Operations’ for the UK MCA.
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