About Purple Hippo Media

Story telling through film

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Stanley Barker-McGuire and I am a Videographer living in Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland. If you see things in my samples of work that make you interested in hiring me for your project then please get in touch.

Purple Hippo Media | Videography for Weddings and Corporate Events in Newcastle

My Services

I can undertake many different types of projects and events and the main ones are listed below. However, if what you want isn’t listed then just ask. I will do whatever I can to help.

  • Weddings
  • Special Celebration Parties
  • Promotional Video
  • Tribute (Memorials, Achievements etc)
  • Corporate

My Resources

All of my resources have been procured to meet the demands and requirements of today's customers. Outputs can range from standard DVD or Blu-ray to You Tube or social media friendly files, so that you can store and share the finished output as you wish.

  • Apple iMac 27inch screen
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X editing suite
  • Apple Compressor
  • Sony PMW100 XDCAM for HD Quality
  • Sony ECM-MS2 Stereo Electret Condenser Mic
  • Rode Filmmaker Kit with wireless Lavalier microphone
  • Litepanels MicroPro Kit
  • 1.55m Professional Video Camera Tripod with Fluid Pan Head Bowl Heavy EI - 717
  • Samsung Blu-Ray Burner with Leawoo software
  • Canon Pixma MG7 with DVD printing feature
Purple Hippo Media | Videography for Weddings and Corporate Events in Washington

Portfolio

Wedding Videos

Look back on your special day and re-live treasured memories as they actually happened.

Filmed in Santorini, what a great wedding venue! These highlights were finished with a softening romantic effect which I think it looks great and compliments the location perfectly.

Filmed at Lumley Castle and these highlights are in full colour with a little ‘camcorder’ feature in there too which gives an alternative style to a multi-camera shoot.

Filmed at the George Washington Hotel these highlights are in black and white to provide a contrast to the main video colour footage giving it a nostalgic feel.

Other Videos

Wherever I go, my camera is with me!

Filmed in the Czech Republic the film follows some people walking through Rabštejn, a historic town that was ravaged by the loss of the main source of employment (textiles) during the global recession causing most of the population to leave. Empty houses and abandoned buildings remain giving the town an eerie atmosphere. The film concludes with glimpses of a young child in a different village, heralding the beginning of a new life – hence the title.

This is an extract from my trip to Canada last year and features the Glacier Skywalk on the Icefield Parkway.

Armed with just a simple hand-held camcorder I went along to see what I could capture at this interesting idea for Julie’s 50th. Friends and family were asked to sing Bruce Springsteen’s Thunder Road. I hoped to capture some interesting footage. I was not disappointed!

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My Biography

Videography and editing has been a passion of mine for 16 years now.

I really enjoy story-telling through film and find that this medium is simply the best way to convey what you want to say and look back on to re-live special events.

For weddings and other special occasions it can be highly emotive, especially when the soundtrack is enhanced and interwoven with music that means so much to you and your loved ones.

I would love to tell your story.

My Prices

WEDDINGS:

My Midweek OFFER: £100 discount.

People often think that every wedding is the same but of course this is not true. My aim is to tell your own personal story with as much emotion and intimate detail as possible. The result will be a unique record of your special day to share and look back on with a sense of joy.

The standard wedding day package includes full day coverage from bridal preparation through to the first dance.

£795: Includes single video camera operator, full edited video, highlights and trailer. (Two-camera operator package is available at £100 surcharge)

If you want to discuss a more bespoke package to suit your budget then please do not hesitate to ask. I will do everything I can to help.

OTHER SERVICES:

Corporate: Please ask as all projects differ to suit the needs of the organisation.

Special Events: Birthday parties etc. £40/hour (min 3 hours-includes editing)

Tribute: Memorials, Achievements etc. Using your own photos and video (subject to quality). Prices from £70.

Editing Service: For your own video footage (subject to quality)-POA

Freelance: Prices from £40/hour.

Testimonials

What People Said

Julie Sharpe: 50th birthday

Stan is so incredibly talented. I commissioned him to film my 50th birthday party where I knew Stan would capture what he needed. When I watched the finished film for the first time I was blown away by the quality, detail and how he had structured the day down to the last cut, I was so overwhelmed that I cried.

Gert Johansen – AEEBC President: Promotional film

Stan, Thanks for a very good promotional film, I think you have made an excellent job (and you spared me humiliation in front of all Europeans – thanks!). I do think it’s a great talent you’ve got – glad to have you on board!

Pavel Tajcovsky: Film Festival

The Film Festival that I organised in Rakovnik (Czech Republic) that included one of Stan’s films stays deep in my mind ever since. Precise timing, a perfect sense for situations and an astonishing feeling for finding the best music to highlight them. These are the distinctive features of his films that make them unforgettable and keep them so close to my heart.

Lee J Bloomfield: Wedding Videography

Stan Barker was the videographer for my son's wedding two summers ago on the Greek island of Santorini. He did a very professional job, and the videos that he made gave us lasting memories of a fun and special time. I highly recommend him.