Thoroughly Good Digital Production Services


My name is Jon Jacob and I’m an experienced digital producer.

I produce video, audio, imagery, and text for digital platforms. 

In addition to my freelance work, I’ve also spent 17 years in radio and digital production across a range of media organisations. Between 2005 and 2017 I worked at the BBC in a variety of digital production roles, including six years in communications and PR. 

Audio

I can make a podcast for you or help you make a podcast for yourself. Or, if you don’t like editing, I can do the editing and polishing for you. It’s all up to you.

In addition to research, recording, and editing services, I can also take care of publication across multiple platforms – meaning that in some cases all you need to do is have the idea and turn up for the recording. I also provide training and creative mentoring for organisations looking to produce their own podcast.

I also produce the Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast (available via Spotify, iTunes and Audioboom).

Call 07768 864655 or email jon.jacob@thoroughlygood.me

Audio Production Services

Recording the Philharmonia Virtual Orchestra podcast
  • mobile digital recording studio 
  • sync’ed video recording of podcasts also available
  • digital audio editing using Adobe Audition CC
  • edit service available for third-party material
  • clip optimisation (including subtitling) for social media 
  • experienced package maker, two/three-way interviews, and vox-pops
  • quick, unfussy turnaround

Video 

I am an experienced videographer, specialising in government, higher education and performing arts content production. I shoot material on digital SLR, and iPhones in 4K and edit using Adobe Premiere Pro. I also produce animations and overlay graphics for use with video. 

Beachbabies

Short promotional video featuring the unique schooling strategy of Beach Babies Nursery in Cambridgeshire. One day shoot on iPhones and digital SLR. Music bed + animated script. 2.5K views on Beach Babies Facebook.


Nepali Children’s Trust

Marketing film for UK-based charity Nepali Children’s Trust. Entirely shot on location in Kathmandu mixing reportage with talking heads, music bed and subtitling. Watch on YouTube


Philharmonia – Virtual Orchestra

Content marketing commission from the UK’s Philharmonia Orchestra reporting on the Virtual Orchestra exhibition in Bedford. Published on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and the Thoroughly Good Blog. Watch the two minute film on YouTube.  


BBC Proms Sondheim Mashup

Promotional film for the BBC Proms Sondheim celebration concert featuring musicians from across the BBC’s performing groups singing instead of playing. Fun. Touching. Heart-warming. Watch on YouTube.


BBC Staff Television Centre Tap Dance

Seven-minute musical montage set to 42nd Street documenting a staff engagement project that paid tribute to the BBC’s Television Centre before it closed. Epic closing sequence. Watch entire film on YouTube.

Consultancy Services

A range of consultancy services tailored to your needs are also available including: 

  • software training
  • establishing your podcast
  • running orders
  • basic package editing
  • mentoring 
  • interview technique and managing a live discussion
  • tone of voice

Next steps?

Arrange a free meeting (over the phone or in person) to discuss what your needs are. This is your chance to decide whether you’d like to work with me (and whether I’d like to work with you). You can explain what you think you need; I’ll make recommendations about how I can best help you. 

If it’s something we’d both like to pursue, we’ll discuss budgets and timescales after that. Costs are negotiable based on available budget. 

Call 07768 864655 or email jon.jacob@thoroughlygood.me

Me, my training, and professional experience

I’ve worked in digital production (websites, podcasts, video and writing) for 17 years – at the Financial Times, BBC Entertainment, BBC Radio, and BBC Communications and PR.

I now work as a freelance content strategist and digital producer on various arts, government, PR and performing arts projects. 

I was trained in radio production at Morley College in London, spent some time working at LBC on the Sandi Toksvig Show (often appearing on-air), and then worked at the BBC from 2005. Whilst at the BBC I reported for BBC Radio, made multimedia content for the BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Communications and PR. 

I started producing my own podcast in 2004. I dedicated my Thoroughly Good Podcast to classical music in 2011. The current third series of the podcast is available on Audioboom, iTunes, and Spotify. 

Sample Podcasts

Philharmonia’s Virtual Orchestra

The podcast was a mix of interviews, discussions, ambience and vox-pops.

One day’s visit to the Philharmonia’s Virtual Orchestra exhibition in Bedford to capture interviews with organisations, event managers, participants and visitors. 

Listen to the podcast episode on Audioboom

London Connected Learning Centre

The first of a series of monthly podcasts produced by the London Connected Learning Centre based in Clapham. 

Services provided: training, menotoring, technology advice, running orders, discussion management and interview technique, plus basic package making.

Listen to the Connected Learning Centre Podcast on Audioboom

Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast at the Verbier Festival Academy

Christian Thompson is Director of the Verbier Festival Academy – a residential training programme for exceptional young musicians.

Listen to the Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast on Audioboom

Meeting conductor Howard Shelley

Pianist and conductor Howard Shelley conducts a series of lunchtime concerts featuring Mozart’s early piano concertos at St Johns Smith Square in London.

In this interview, Shelley talks about his career, the challenges of playing Mozart and his experiences singing in the Proms performance of Britten’s War Requiem in the early 60s.

Listen to Jon Jacob talking to conductor Howard Shelley on Audioboom