After six years of ´messing around´ at Media College, Scott’s first graduate step on the career ladder was making tea at the BBC. He soon started working on a variety of daytime programmes for BBC1 and ITV.
Scott then moved to a Sutton Coldfield based production company, climbing the ranks to become Staff Director and Live Show-caller on many productions with the likes of Ricky Gervais, Cliff Richard, Bruce Forsyth and the legendary Timmy Mallet! – in addition to having the pleasure of filming at venues ranging from Abbey Road to 10 Downing Street.
These days Scott can be found leading Slinky company strategies, and Producing and Directing a diverse range of video content for Slinky… and occasionally still makes the tea! He also enthusiastically hosts Backlight, the Video & Digital Marketing Podcast.
Scott is member of The Directors Guild of Great Britain, and an Apple Certified Video Editor.
John Brown Jnr
Exec. Producer / Director
Following a 3 year party at the University of Lincoln, John spent a year or so at a Video and Events agency in the West Midlands, before finding his way through the smoke to “that London”.
John spent a few years at a couple of media agencies before joining BBC Worldwide as Video and DVD Producer/Editor creating content for shows such as Little Britain, Mad Dogs, Doctor Who and Being Human. After 7 years he returned to the West Midlands to work for national vet charity PDSA as their in-house Video Producer.
John has gone full circle and is now back in the West Midlands and can be found heading-up the production team, driving company strategy and directing various content for our awesome clients!
Producer / Director
Eoin completed a Foundation Degree in Film and Television Production, Technology and Management at South Staffordshire College, before moving to Staffordshire University to achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in Film Production Technology. During his time in education he produced feature films, award winning music videos and set up a film festival that is still being run today.
After graduating Eoin returned to mentor the learners at South Staffordshire College, offering corporate work placements.
He has worked as a freelance videographer / photographer, and spent a number of years as Project Manager for Lichfield based Armoris Media, managing projects across 4 continents with both national and overseas companies.
You can now find Eoin getting stuck into Productions, establishing creative briefs… and entertaining the Slinky office with his tendency to spontaneously break into song.
Since graduating from University of Birmingham in 2011 with an MA in Film & TV Studies, Matt jumped head first into the media world, taking on a variety of projects from webisodes to local news channel videos.
Matt worked primarily in drama as an assistant director, with productions for major channels taking him all over the country. Spending the past year on the Midland-based BBC soap ‘Doctors’ allowed him to contribute to the running of a long term programme, gaining an extensive knowledge of the practicality and creativity needed on set, not to mention making many uncredited appearances as ‘Man in Doctors Surgery’
The Slinky team keep Matt working hard, using his excellent communication and production skills to assist out on shoots or in the office. He also acts as our Quality Control Officer, obsessively making sure that every video we produce conforms to the highest standards.
Starting his Slinky life with a Media apprenticeship in 2013, Ryan now holds permanent place as Visual Designer. Specialising in the wizardry that is graphics, animation and image manipulation.
During his college years as a humble media student Ryan tried it all, pre-production to post. Working up the production chain, he eventually found his true calling in graphical design. Those discovered skills (developed through many hours of personal projects and pursuits) have now turned into confident ability.
At Slinky, Ryan’s time is dedicated to creating those graphical assets that give your project the presentation punch it needs. Ranging from simple name straps to fully-featured animation.
Camera Operator / Editor
Tom started off his video production journey studying media production at Stratford-upon-Avon college, then moving onto TV and video production at Southampton Solent University. Where his final major project film won a Royal Television Society student award.
Shortly after finishing university Tom started as a self shooting editor at a consumer electronics company, Veho. Where he made extreme sports videos with some of the best athletes in the world as well as working very closely with Southampton Football club.
Now back in his home town of Birmingham, Tom enjoys pushing his camera skills to the limit, creating innovative and engaging shots no matter the subject or location. When he’s not at work Tom can still be found with a camera in hand, filming and editing his personal skating videos.
Camera Operator / Editor
Tim created a movie trailer during his A-Levels which sparked his interest in filmmaking and led him on to a BA in Film and Television Production at Buckinghamshire New University, where amongst other projects he produced two promotional videos for Age UK.
Just after graduating in 2013 he joined national charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as their in-house Video Content Producer, shooting and editing a huge variety of video projects including documentary-style case studies, studio-based educational videos, and short video content for social media working with various TV presenters and celebrities… and lots of puppies!
In March 2017 Tim started working closer to home in the West Midlands as a freelance videographer and editor on a range of corporate video and TV productions. At Slinky his time is spent honing his craft both behind the camera and in the edit suite, drawing on his passion for storytelling to create a fluent narrative on any given project.
Production Assistant Intern
Maggie Velkova first found her love of photography when at ten years of age her older sister insisted that Maggie shoot her fashion shots.
After indulging this filial whim, Maggie found that she really enjoying playing around with a digital camera. Self-taught, with the help of the internet, Maggie won the International Geographic Award for photography at 14.
After working as a wedding photographer for three years, alongside school courses to enhance her natural talent, Maggie chose to travel across the sea to Birmingham City University. Two years into her course finds Maggie joining the Slinky Productions team to further her experience of the exciting world of corporate video.
Steve began his career in theatre with a long and notable spell working worldwide with West End / Broadway shows and also large-scale concerts. Steve then joined Birmingham Royal Ballet as Deputy Head of Lighting for five successful years.
After leaving theatre, Steve co-founded Slinky Productions with Scott Ledbury, taking control of the office as Production Manager, but also serving as lighting expert for our many studio and live shoots.
In 2016, Steve decided to head back to his roots in the world of theatre, moving on from Slinky Productions. Though Steve is no longer with Slinky day to day, he occasionally returns to consult for us on lighting and live event ventures.