Jay is an excellent crew member who worked hard under difficult circumstances, helping me produce a vast amount of interviews with band members, crew and audience of Pete Tong & The heritage orchestra sell out run of shows at the O2 Arena.
He was also on hand to watch over the main wide performance angle as well as stay with me on site till 3am to make sure we backed up all of the data.
Would thoroughly recommend him to any future employees.
Aaron Shrimpton film Producer & Director at New Waverley Studios
"Jay filmed staff who were creating a piece to be shown to our students as a revision tool. The edit and production quality were excellent. All involved enjoyed the atmosphere during filming and the students and staff absolutely loved the final product. Jay’s professional and ‘can do’ attitude made him a pleasure to work with. We will definitely be asking Jay to help us with any other filming requirements. I highly recommend working with Jay Laker."
Gabby Bradford (English Teacher at The Gateway Academy in Thurrock)
"I have worked with Jay on a number of occasions for various projects. He is always very professional, easy to get along with and great to work with. He also did a fantastic job on my promo video, highly recommend."
Joe Lamb (London Road Studios)
"We were delighted with the promotional video Jay made for us here at The Plasterwork Studio. He was inspired and professional and the finished video has exactly the feel we were hoping for - timeless and calm. Jay made the whole process incredibly easy, and we are really happy with the result. Thank you for making it all so painless and, to be honest, so much fun. Would thoroughly recommend you to anyone wanting a promotional video"
Graham Cole, (Plasterwork Studio)
"Jay was my choice of editor on my first feature, Ex From Hell, as he had a great reputation and after talking to him at great length he had a good understanding of the film I was trying to make. His experience and expertise was vital in shaping the film look of the film, and his encouragement and enthusiasm throughout the production process was invaluable. I would not hesitate using Jay again, and recommend him to others for all manner of projects."
James Wilsher, Writer/Director Film: EX FROM HELL (BeGood Films/Scope Films)
"Fantastic, talented and very professional. I'd highly recommend Jay."
Suzanne Selvester, Motivational Coach
“I hired Jay to create a fitness promo video for my new website and I was absolutely delighted with the end result. It came apparent very quickly that Jay is a very gifted filmmaker who loves what he does. He knew exactly what I was looking for and actually developed something much more professional then I was expecting. I was so impressed I’ve decided to hire Jay for future projects including a documentary."
Craig Maddocks (Personal Trainer)
"It has been brilliant working with Jay to create a new promotional video for my school. Jay helped me to see my school with new eyes and to capture the very heart of who we are and what we seek to achieve. He had a genuine interest in my colleagues, got to know the pupils and saw everything with an artist’s eye when looking for the best manner in which to present ourselves. Jay listens to what the client desires and has creative flair in implementing that vision. He worked tirelessly and relentlessly to complete our project when he had others to balance and an impending trip. I love our finished product and would recommend Jay without hesitation. I will certainly ask him to carry out more projects for me as and when the need arises."
Ms M Bamber – (Headteacher, Hassenbrook Academy)
"Jay is an extremely talented filmmaker with skills across all areas of production. We've worked together on a number of projects, including a feature documentary on which Jay was camera operator, and as sound recordist on an experimental short film. He's also a fantastic screenwriter and Director in his own right."
Christopher Ian Smith - ( Exec Producer at Contended Brothers)
"Jay has been a pleasure to work with. He filmed our NYE pop up event and created a 3 min piece for us to showcase to future clients. He did the job perfectly - made a great video and really understood our vision.
Communication is always key with these things and Jay was always quick in coming back to me with edit and noting all the points I made.
Would definitely work with Jay again to film future events for us."
Abbey Marsh (CEO of Plan A Events)
"Jay is an extremely creative and talented film director who I would recommend to anyone requiring a product full of uniqueness, vision and quality. Jay delivers so much focus and attention to detail to every project that it makes complete sense for our projects to use his services as and when required."
Geoffrey C Bond (Co-Founder, Co-Creator and Co-Owner of FeelGood Experience)
"I was delighted with the video that Jay helped me to create. He gave great ideas and input and I would recommend his services."
Stephen Desborough (Performance Coach UK. Three Principles Practitioner)
"Jay worked as the Director of Photography on my short film 'The Night of the Vampire'. Jay was great and filmed some diverse shots and angles. He was always on top of things when it came to shooting the film and made the shots truly cinematic. As I was not very experienced as a director, Jay worked very closely with me, to advise me, along with other members of crew. Would be great to work with Jay again."
Ryan Parker Writer/Director of Night of the Vampire
"At my request via a professional contact, Jay operated a camera and edited various pieces of film for me in 2012. The two main pieces of work have been a documentary film, and a set of films capturing the essence of a special session at an academic conference to celebrate the work of a dear friend and colleague Stan Openshaw. I am very pleased with Jay's work. Jay worked well as part of a team and was very responsive and professional in his manner and delivery. Jay did the majority of the editing work and I am very satisfied with the end result. I have detailed resolution copies of all the films and professionally packaged versions to give away. At my request, Jay set up a YouTube channel and uploaded the work to that service to share it albeit at a lower resolution. I recommend Jay to anyone with a need for camera and film editing work."
Andy Turner (Researcher at the University of Leeds) Stan Openshaw tribute
"A talented Film maker. In all my dealings with Jay, I have without exception, found him to be efficient and highly professional. Highly recommend."
Adam Peters (Producer of Save our NHS short film)
“Jay Laker is a fantastic videographer and editor, punctual with exceptional results, Thank You.”
Poppy Van Praagh (Project Manager of Image manipulation lingerie video)
“Jay Laker is a hard working, honest, diligent media professional who has always got time for his customers. He takes great pride in his work and produces high standards of productions.”
Paul Nicholls (Producer of Crashing Wall Street)
"Jay is a top professional, diligent, and exceptionally creative, which is evident in his high quality of work".
Richard Watson, Holistic Future Network