Mike Tomlinson



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Video Production – Recent Work

Mike Tomlinson brings extensive experience in video production to any film-making project. This experience includes television documentary film-making as writer/director (see broadcast TV credits) and as lighting cameraman. Using the latest digital HD equipment, Mike commonly combines director/cameraman roles. We use broadcast quality large-format Canon C300 and Panasonic P2 camcorders.

For larger projects we frequently team up with James Tomalin and his crews at Oxford Digital Media. They have a green screen presentation studio in the centre of Oxford that we use for studio links with presenter/reporters.

Editing is performed in house with our own AVID post production equipment to offer cost-effective production packages to clients.


NHS & Healthcare

As part of his ongoing media and communications work with the Department of Health's national network, NHS Elect, Mike Tomlinson has made a number of videos for NHS Trusts.

  • 'What is the Patient experience?', a staff training film for Derbyshire Healthcare [Watch video].
  • 'A Day in the Life of the GWH' for the Great Western Hospital, Swindon [Watch video].

Link to: more examples of our NHS video production with NHS Elect.

We also work with independent sector healthcare organisations such as Nuffield Health.

European Journal of Cancer

In another ongoing project, working with medical journalist Helen Saul, we produce monthly video reports for the Elsevier publication European Journal of Cancer. In a style we pioneered for BBC Newsnight a number of years ago, we travel as a two person team to European centres of research to produce news reports on the latest findings and trial results. [Follow this link to watch the latest video]

Oxford University (Saïd Business School)

Working with California-based technology journalist Michael S Malone, we have been producing a series of edited interview programmes called "Secrets of the Great Entrepreneurs" to accompany the annual Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford event at the Saïd Business School.

  • Secrets of the Great Entrepreneurs - 1. Dare to Fail [Watch video]
  • Secrets of the Great Entrepreneurs - 2. Build the Right Team [Watch video]


Over the past few years, we have made a number of films for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), working with their film unit and independent producer Madelaine Westwood (Nutshell Productions). These films include:

  • Scotland's White-tailed Eagles: Taking Flight - about the white-tailed eagle reintroduction on the east and west coasts of Scotland for a schools audience. (17 mins) [Watch video]
  • The Red Kite Runner - we follow the reintroduction of red kites to Northern Ireland. (30 mins) [Watch video]
  • Stepping Up for Nature - Jonny Rankin. Profile of a BMX-riding, heavy-metal listening volunteer who is passionate about turtle doves (2'36"). [Watch video]
  • The Great Sparrow Mystery with Julian Pettifer (exploring why sparrows have disappeared from central London). (13 mins) [Watch video]
  • Hesketh Out Marsh - introducing a new area of saltmarsh created by the RSPB and other agencies from farmland in the Ribble estuary.