Welcome to the portfolio of Stuart Buchanan.

Latest video work

I love making videos. Below you’ll find the videos I’ve produced for Edinburgh World Heritage, and clients of Flow Communications. These include event coverage, interviews, promos, documentaries and marketing material.

I’ve also filmed doccies, features, news reports and other fun stuff during my studies, and in my spare time.

Features & fun
Student work
I have devised social media strategies for brands, created content plans, looked after their online communities and handled crisis communications in my role as a content producer at Flow Communications.
Through my journalism experience I’ve also worked alongside veteran broadcasters to assist with media training workshops – providing insights on how to improve TV and radio interview techniques.

social / media

recent work examples

A social media post that achieved a reach of over 100 000 people, was liked over 1 800 times and shared more than 500 times.

A written news article about a new exoplanet discovery. The Facebook post about the article gained the most engagements of any other post of the previous three months.

A written blogpost about affordable things to do in Cape Town. The Facebook post received over 900 reactions, comments and shares, and provided the client with an organic reach of over 16 000.

A video about the launch of the Aquarium’s newest exhibit was viewed on Facebook over 8 000 times and the post reached over 70 000 people, making it one of the most popular pieces of content for the client of 2016. The video is currently on display on a big-screen TV at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Multiple videos were shot and edited for the client’s online seasonal recruitment drive, featuring interviews with staff members. The webpage has been viewed over 5 000 times and the client received a record 800+ online applications.

radio experience

I worked in radio for six years and was the programming manager at my university’s campus station for one. I also worked as a radio producer on one of the biggest news and talk shows in Cape Town.
Stu's radio demo
Stu's news demo
John Maytham's Afternoon Drive highlights
Going Global (a FIFA World Cup 2010 feature)

Other experience and skills

  • I conducted the world’s first (to my knowledge) live-tweeted shark release
  • Had my gif artwork displayed as part of an exhibition in 2016
  • Special commendation, 2014 Profile Awards for science communication
  • Awarded SABC Student Journalist of the Year for Best Radio Bulletin, 2007
  • Online short courses completed in Digital Storytelling, Web Science, The Business of Film, and Internet History, Technology & Security
  • Google AdWords Fundamentals certified
  • Completed YouTube’s Creator Academy course in 2016
  • Interviewed Kongos for Rolling Stone (and also appeared in their music video)

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Audition

get in touch

I’m currently employed in Edinburgh, Scotland. Drop me a line on one of the below for my CV, references, or just to say hi.

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