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Leeds Media Services is run by Mark Smith who has extensive experience in video production. Based near Leeds, West Yorkshire we are perfectly situated to serve the north of England and beyond. We use the latest digital 4K technology and can film and deliver any video format. With access to a network of freelance crew, we can facilitate any job, be it big or small.
An award winning company having had success with Tackling Cancer Pain – A toolkit for patients and families which was Highly Commended at the British Medical Association (BMA) Patient information awards. The reviewer said ‘This resource is of an exceptionally high standard; the amount of effort that went into producing and reviewing it is clear. It’s very well-presented, and contains a large amount of helpful information in a clear and easy to read way. This really is an excellent resource.’
Leeds Media Services has also been recongnised at the MEDEA Awards winning the Special Jury Prize for the University of Leeds Flying Start resource and Ethics in Computing: Real Ethics and Virtual Reality was nominated in the BUFVC Learning on Screen Awards for the Courseware and Curriculum category.
Mark has a true passion for video production and editing, experimenting with computer image manipulation from an early age. Mark studied video and media production at college gaining a good working knowledge of video production techniques including camera work, lighting, audio and editing. Since leaving college Mark undertook a vast amount of freelance work to build his skills and video production experience before joining the Video and Multimedia team at the University of Leeds as a Video Editor.
Mark has had success with a number of his own projects and in 2006 he filmed and edited a documentary about the ‘Great Yorkshire Bike Ride‘ an annual charity event. The documentary has raised awareness of the event and helped raise extra money for charity through DVD sales. The documentary was selected for broadcast on the Community Channel in May 2007. In 2010 Mark produced another documentary – Northern Lights: The Story of the Heckmondwike Illuminations. Heckmondwike, one of the first towns in the country to have illuminations, first celebrating the opening of the market and then celebrating Christmas from 1885 — making 2010 the 125th anniversary of the illuminations.
Outside work Mark is a keen cyclist and runner and currently acts as Chairperson for Roberttown Community Cycling Club.