Video Director, Producer Geoff Cockwill

 

As the founder and Director of Silvertip Films, Geoff has a hand in every aspect of a production undertaken by the company.

Geoff developed his passion as a video director / producer by initially studying filmmaking at college, then working as a production assistant at various production houses in London before further study at the renowned Surrey Institute of Art and Design (now known as University of the Creative Arts). He graduated their Film and Video degree with honors before starting Silvertip Films in 2005.

Experienced in many areas of filmmaking and editing, Geoff has directed over 300 videos from corporate promos to music videos to live events and actor reels.

When working on corporate videos, his goal is to understand the business message and aim of the video, take all of that and create a video to raise the business’ profile, drive new customers to them and increase public awareness of their work and give great ROI too.

Passionate about music videos, his aim with each one is to bring the artist to screen in the most dynamic way possible which befits their music and to also craft a narrative that will further engage the viewer.

Geoff works extensively with Premiere CC and DaVinci Resolve to edit as well as After Effects for animation, Photoshop for image work. He has had Blackmagic-approved training on Davinci Resolve for grading and editing as well. Geoff is experienced using the Blackmagic range of cameras including the URSA Mini 4.6K and Production Camera, plus various Canon and Sony models.

Influences come from a wide range of media from TV shows like Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Veronica Mars, The 100 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer through to directors like James Cameron, James Gunn, Neill Blomkamp and Joss Whedon as well as music videos, video games and comic books.

Geoff’s enthusiasm for every project is palpable and translates through to the crew on the project as well as the clients and then onto the screen.

Geoff's favourite film is Terminator 2: Judgement Day.