Oliver Needham

Hello, I'm Oliver Needham

I create digital content for events, live streams, churches and radio.

Currently at Storm Events, I work with them producing virtual & hybrid events.

From the screen, in Zoom meetings and online live streams, to in-person events with sound and visuals.

I am part of Life Church Peterborough, where I also volunteer for their Tech Team.

Events

At Westminster Chapel, I designed and operated the lighting for their annual Christmas Carol services. This included uplighters around the historic auditorium and moving heads for additional atmosphere.

When leading the volunteer Tech Team at Westminster Chapel, I also operated sound and visual elements across Sunday services and mid-week events.

I was a founder of KingsStock Music Festival, where I was an on-stage compare alongside producing visuals for the screens and programming lighting for the main stage.

For Tearfund, I assisted with organsing their annual Ambassadors' Dinner. I liased with venues and catering providers, organised printed invites and menus for the guests and managed the guestlist with senior management.

Currently I work at Storm Events, assisting them to produce virtual & hybrid events. This includes online meetings and webinars with platforms like Zoom, and attending in-person events to operate audio and visuals.

Photo: Westminster Chapel's Christmas Carols service, December 2019.

Visuals

I've produced visuals for events in various forms for over a decade; from promotional videos for music festivals to on-stage motion graphics for Christmas Carol church services.

Watch examples on Vimeo

For the Community Radio Awards, I have created, produced and ran their 2018, 2019 & 2021 ceremony graphics and animations, alongside accompanying audio cues.

Watch my Community Radio Awards animations

For six years, I led the Westminster Chapel Tech Team, working with great volunteers who support the church's Sunday services and other events.

My focus was mostly on the visuals used throughout services, including the introduction of motion backgrounds and using a new font during sung worship.

Read how I updated the visuals

Alongside producing visual content, I have experience vision mixing live streams using Newtek's TriCaster hardware and vMix software. These have incorporated technologies like NDI and Dante.

Live streams have included Sunday services at Westminster Chapel, the annual Community Radio Awards and Peterborough City Praise at Peterborough Cathedral.

PR & Media Relations

Whilst working with Tearfund, I was in the Media team, who are responsible for the press coverage and public reputation for the charity.

As PR & Press Officer, my role was to gain coverage of our work with a fantastic team of ambassadors.

Coverage of Cakes, Bakes & Faith with Martha & Will

Tearfund is supported by a community of fundraisers who go to extraordinary lengths to raise funds. I had the privilage of organising local and national coverage of their efforts

Listen to Dr Graham Stuart on BBC Radio 2

During my time at Tearfund, I wrote press releases promoting fundraising initiatives and products such as The Justice Conference UK and Declaration national prayer week.

Read my press releases for Tearfund

Photo: Martha Collison & Will Torrent at a Tearfund event. David Cavan/Tearfund

Radio

As a Digital Producer at All In Media, I project managed digital services for radio stations across the world. This focused on apps for smart phones and server-side technology.

Using my experience, I have written about how radio stations should approach bringing their audio stream to mobile devices.

Read about making radio mobile friendly

My passion for radio started at community radio station Tulip Radio in Spalding, and since then I have supported the Student Radio Association by being a judge for their awards and worked on several event radio stations for Poacher International Scout & Guide Jamboree and the ONE Event gathering in Lincolnshire.

I currently curate the online jukebox station, Today Radio, where the music reflects the time of day, day of the week and month.

Listen to Today Radio

Photography

My wife and I enjoy travelling and discovering new sights. I attempt to capture these moments.

The best of these photos are available to download and use for free from the photography community site Unsplash.

View my photos

Photo: Palm House @ Kew Gardens, Richmond

Contact Me

If you want to find out more about my work or my love for burgers, you can follow me on Twitter or read my blog.

@OliverNeedham

Read my blog

There's also my work life's story on LinkedIn.

Find me on LinkedIn

Got an offer I can't refuse or need assistance with something? You can send me an email.

oliver@oliverneedham.co.uk

Photo: Surrey Street, Croydon