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Eat Work Art SPOTLIGHT: Tom Carder Media

Tom Carder Media is Digital Production company specialising in visual storytelling through photography, videography and drone footage.

We caught up with Tom to find out more about his most impressive projects to date.

Tom Carder

First of all, can you tell us a bit about what you do?

I am the Director of Tom Carder Media, a production company specialising in visual storytelling through photography and videography. I work with a variety of clients capturing engaging visual content to either help promote a product and service, or simply bring their own story to life.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?

My favourite aspect about my job is the people I get to work with. Whether it's collaborating on a big project or getting to know my clients, each job connects me with new people which strengthens a creative network.

Tom Carder

How do you find life at Alma Yard?

Life at Alma is great! Moving into the space was a massive step in my creative journey and actually having a business home. From day one there has always been a community where you can stop for a chat, pop in for a coffee or even work together on projects if the need is there. I am fortunate to have worked with a variety of creatives and feel the yard is a great fit for the residents here.

Any stand out projects you've worked on lately or that we can look forward to?

Over the past 12 months, I have had the opportunity to work on two major projects that stand out from my usual weekly clients: the Jabulani Coffee Project and the Plymouth Charity Trust Project documentaries.

Both documentaries have been captured in collaboration with the team at Brand Biscuit Studio; a studio I share with some incredibly talented creatives.

The Jabulani Coffee Project allowed me and Christina from BB to tell the origin story behind the popular coffee. The founders of Jabulani live in Plymouth but are originally from Rwanda, where Christina and I travelled to in order to capture their motherland to homeland story, the process behind their product, as well as the importance of supporting fair-trade and organic products.

Tom Ccarder

The Plymouth Charity Trust documentary is another community project in Plymouth that tells the story of the 400-year-old charity, which supports the elderly community. The Plymouth Charity Trust helps the elderly over 60 who want to maintain their independence, with some residents being over 90 years old and still wanting to live freely without needing a care home.

Both of these projects had a private screening with the Lord Mayor presenting, and over 300 people attended collaboratively.

Any recommendations of things to do locally?

There are so many fun things to do around the city and some really great independent cafes and restaurants to try out. It's these places that create a good name for the hospitality sector in Plymouth. Also, if you haven't already, go for a sea swim!

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