Media Leaders‘ founder and director, Kevin Burden, spent fifteen years with the BBC as a journalist, producer and editor, working across all media – radio, television and online.
For several years, he specialised in energy and environment issues, winning professional acclaim for his reporting of the nuclear industry. His exclusive stories from Sellafield were twice mentioned in parliamentary debates. He chaired public debates which were broadcast on radio and television about waste disposal, nuclear politics, the water industry and traffic. He produced and presented a large number of programmes on radio and tv on environmental issues, including the first ever British TV programme on genetically modified foods. A programme about the politics of a major pollution incident was described in the press as ‘excellent’ and used in training staff at the government’s Environment Agency.
Already a keen photographer, Kevin learnt to use a professional video camera and from then on filmed and edited many of his own films. The ability to work fast and light meant he was able to pursue stories that would have proved too expensive or cumbersome to cover in traditional ways. He filmed on board a round-the-world racing yacht, in industrial pig farms and discreetly on investigative stories.
Kevin and carefully-selected former colleagues are now able to offer this shoot-edit service to those looking to produce high quality audio and video content at budget prices – whether the material is intended for broadcast or the web, presentations, training or marketing.