Digital Video from Start to Finish

Octopus Films was set up by Robert Dee who has 17 years in production, post-production and advertising following a film degree and a short period in journalism. Working with the latest 4k and HD technology I create video content for the internet,  undertaking all aspects of the film process from proof of concept tests through to directing, editing, colour correcting/grading and VFX to sound/music design and delivery. In addition to the internet I have also created work for installations, app demos, corporate presentations, virals and broadcast.

The Latest Hardware and Software

  • Final Cut Pro Studio (All Apps), Final Cut X and Adobe Premier
  • After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator to a high professional level
  • Wide variety of industry recognised plugins such as Trapcode Suite, Nodes2 and Magic Bullet to create professional polished work of broadcast quality
  • Strong motion graphics skills incorporating all the above packages
  • Directing and shooting with 4K and HD cameras
  • Wide experience of encoding and compressing video formats
  • A background in writing and journalism strengthens my visual storytelling skills
  • Filming countless interviews with people has helped me develop a warm, professional manner so that even the most nervous clients can feel relaxed and confident.

Passionate about Moving Images

In addition to client work I run a short film community called Octopus Shoot Outs. We’re currently in our second year of production. Comprised of a mix of actors, professionals, students and enthusiasts, we meeting weekly to rehearse and plan location shoots. Last year we screened three shorts at The Duke of Yorks Cinema in Brighton and whilst these are currently being submitted to festivals we are at work on our next batch of films. The skills I use with the group feeds into the work I do professionally.

A Wide Range of Clients

I’ve worked with numerous clients over the last two decades including:

Canon, Barclays, Easyjet, Berghaus, Marriott, Speedo, Classic FM, The Dutch National Ballet, Puma, Sony, The i360, Laura Ashley, The National Gallery, The Sci Fi Channel, Dell, Triumph, Jane Norman, Joules, Kinetica, Philips, Tesco, Bavaria Beer, Motley Fool, 38 Degrees, Dreams Beds and The Brighton Festival.

Directing models for an LG 3D phone campaign

Editing on the latest hardware and software

Working with a crew on a short film