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June 2015


Welcome to Raptor Filmz!


A large part of what we do is wedding videography, in Livingston, West Lothian and Central Scotland. We like to throw ourselves into filming your big day with our professional cameras, mics and approach, to make sure that you have the perfect keepsake to remember your wedding vows for the rest of your lives together. 



But that’s not all we do. We also film events, concerts, shows, sports events, promotional videos, music videos, birthdays, movie parties, how to videos, language instruction, short films and comedy. Basically, anything that can be videoed - we video it!

 So if you need someone to bring along some cameras, lights and microphones, contact us. We’ll even edit it for you :)




To encourage filmmaking in Scotland we engage in two activities:


1: Our annual Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Festival, which takes place each year in West Lothian to show off the latest and best short Scottish films. The films are judged and awarded a variety of prizes such as Best Actor, Best Music, Best Director, etc. and the audience can choose their favourite of the night.




2: In partnership with the Bathgate Regal Community theatre, we run a weekly practical film-making course to aspiring film-makers and actors in the West Lothian area. No experience necessary, as we will take you through all the stages of film production from finding an original and viable idea to showing your films at film festivals.


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Recent news:


Over the first part of the summer we had two French interns working with us to improve operations and give them first hand experience with working in a small company in the UK, as well as improve their English. Tiphaine, from Lyons and Juliette from Bourges, spent about 8-9 weeks with us overhauling our accounting and marketing strategies. They were both invaluable to Raptor Filmz and Young English Schools and helped immeasurably. We’ll miss them, and hope they will drop in again one day in the future.


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As we say a bientot to Tiphaine and Juliette, we say bonjour to Alexis, also from the Bourges region, who arrived last Saturday, and has taken on the near impossible task of making this website more visible to search engines. In the past three days the Raptor Filmz website has miraculously jumped from 7th page to 1st or 2nd position on Google, so good work Alexis!


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Coming up:


To celebrate the moving from our old office to our new one we are having a party to introduce ourselves to the local area and say thanks to our loyal customers. It’s from 3-5pm on Friday 26th June at Raptor Filmz, Office 5a, Fleming House, 5 Fleming Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, EH54 7BN. There will be sandwiches, tea, coffee, and delicious home made cup cakes!


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As we are coming to the end of our first Regal/Raptor Film-making course we are hoping to have a premiere red carpet showing at the Bathgate Regal to show off all our films and maybe have a chat with each film-maker about their experiences. The date for this is as yet undecided but keep your eyes on this space or contact the Regal Bathgate for more information.



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 In association with: 


Our Partners


On the offchance that we are fully booked on the date you require a videographer, we recommend:


Samson Video Productions, Cumbernauld, Glasgow

Troika Productions, Glasgow

Quick Off The Mark Productions, Glasgow

MadDonald Studio, Lanark, Glasgow

UNSCENE Production Company, Glasgow

Buy The Ticket Productions, Fife


Please mention Raptor Filmz when talking to them. Then I'll get some free Guinness! Woo Hoo! Thanks!


Raptor Filmz recommends Adrive rocks! for 50GB free online storage and file transfer!


We also heartily recommend DropBox for online back-up and file sharing! 



 Chris Young has what it takes to make your video happen!

- The Rev. J.J. Vicars