Who are we?

Richard Turner aka 'the video scientist'

richardRichard grew up in rural Suffolk and spent his teenage years living in a tent working with local bands and doing the rounds of festivals and youth theatres running the lights and sound while the grown ups were in the beer tent. He left school in 1984 having scraped ‘A’ levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry and after a few months of existential prevarication joined corporate production company Roundel. It was here that Richard discovered his passion for large-scale multi screen installations using slide projection and early computer control systems.

From there to a few years in the fledgling broadcast video facilities industry (Molinare – AV Department Ltd) in Soho before it became a tourist ghetto.

Freelance since 1990, Richard has worked in a variety of roles in touring, television, theatre, fashion, exhibition and corporate. He is happy to work at any level from a helpful phone call to the largest global projects. As designer, department head or ‘one of the team’ he welcomes and relishes any challenge.

Richard is best known within the industry as ‘the video scientist’ for his unmatched capability with large screen technology and his tenacious, methodical approach that solves the ‘unsolvable’.

Richard was recently awarded the prestigious USA Parnelli Award for Video Director of the Year 2012 for his work with Roger Waters ‘The Wall’ tour and In January 2014 received the Des Fallon Video Visionary Award from TPi Magazine. See the personal message below that Roger Waters recorded for the awards ceremony.

Beki Gaskin – Senior Event Producer

Photo on 2014-07-16 at 13.32 #2Beki grew up in rural Leicestershire but refused to spend any time in a tent. She graduated from Goldsmiths’ (University of London) in 1988 with an Upper Second degree in English and Drama. After several years as a stage manager she drifted into the corporate live events industry and found her metier.

Beki worked as Production Assistant, Producer, Head of Events and Head of Communications for a number of prominent agencies before concentrating on freelance producing (and motherhood) in 2001. Projects undertaken include:

  • The launch of a Peugeot Coupe at the ICC
  • Parties for 2000 Microsoft employees in the grounds of Stratfield Saye
  • The launch of the O2 for 23,000 O2 employees
  • A people Managers Event for 1000 Vodafone staff
  • A high level launch to key staff in HSBC HQ London and Hong Kong
  • Pizza Hut UK Annual Conference and Dinner (since 1997!)

Beki provides creative and concept development, script and pitch writing, event management, software production, video production, budget management and client taming. Beki is the ‘creative’ and (usually) has red hair but not the temper to match.

Beki manages Lucky Frog on a day-to-day basis.

Ellie Clement – Production Assistant / Apprentice extraordinaire

ellieEllie Clement – Production Assistant / Apprentice extraordinaire

Ellie graduated from Stafford University in 2010 with an Upper Second in Film Production Technology. In the intervening years she has amassed loads of experience working as a production assistant on some of the UK’s most prestigious events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Olympics; London 2012, Robbie Williams ‘Live at the Crown’ and T4 ‘On the Beach’. Ellie is a capable, calm lady who can deal with anything from complex logistics to technology tantrums.

Ellie is currently representing Lucky Frog on the One Direction Tour – see our Blog for the latest information.