About Tosh Lubek

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Hello and Welcome

Hi. I’m Tosh Lubek and welcome to the DIY Video Studio About page.

DIY Video Studio is an off-shoot of Tosh Lubek Productions, an audio and video production company based in South West Scotland. We produce radio and TV commercials for a wide range of local and national customers, as well as online promotional and training videos.

This summer we created several 60sec radio advertorials for ASDA, a UK subsidiary of Wallmart. They featured Scottish food suppliers, including Albert Bartlet and Malcolm Allan Foods.

Recording radio advertorials. Left: Gordon Allan. Right: Richard Allison
Recording radio advertorials. Left: Gordon Allan. Right: Richard Allison

We also teach clients how to make their own videos in a range of face-to-face seminars and online courses.

My professional background

I’m a multi-award winning broadcaster, writer and video production specialist. I’ve worked with radio and TV broadcasters, advertising agencies and direct clients for over thirty years.

Filming a Television commercial for a childrens toy product
Filming a television commercial for STV2

My professional work includes the following.

  • Radio and Television advertising
  • Online video production
  • Radio and video presentation
  • Corporate videos
  • Awards ceremony motion graphics & video production
  • Radio program production
  • Audiobook production
  • Children’s audio storybooks
  • Theme park sound design
  • Client video production training
  • Online video course production
  • Multimedia CD production
  • Church videos

I’ve even recorded a Scottish folk music album.

In the 1980s I produced “Going To The Flickers” at Aberdeen Arts Centre. It was a recreation of the movie-going experience during the silent era of cinema.

Currently, I work with local and national clients on radio, TV, and video production projects. My clients have included:

  • Local government
  • The National Health Service
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Scottish Television
  • News UK & Ireland
  • The General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • Ayrshire and Fife Chambers of Commerce
  • Advertising and design agencies
  • Local and regional businesses

Here is one of my latest TV commercials, made in collaboration with Adworks, an Ayrshire based full-service advertising agency. It is currently being shown on Sky TV.

Online and face-to-face video training

Live training workshops

I provide video training to direct clients and at specially organized sessions at business organizations such as the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce.

Presenting smartphone video training at Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce
Presenting smartphone video training at Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce

We’re now into the third year of presenting video production training within Ayrshire Chamber’s Business Boost program. The ever-popular workshop, Take and Edit Business Videos on a Smart Phone, has been rated as Very Good by students.

I have also lectured at Aberdeen College and Ayr College, sharing my knowledge of audio and radio commercial production.

Online video production courses

Online course Budget Video Production is available on Udemy.com
Online course “Budget Video Production” is available on Udemy.com

Some of what you will find here is based on my popular Udemy video courses Budget Video Production, and iPhone Video Production Essentials, co-instructed with Ken McGaffin. Budget Video Production has been a Udemy Best Seller and is also rated number 7 in the Best Video Production Courses Online for Marketers on the JA Directives website.

Award-winning producer

I have won numerous awards for my work. As Head of Creative Services at West Sound and West FM in Scotland, I wrote and produced the A77 Campaign. It was a Radio Academy Awards Gold Sony winner in the UK. And a Gold and Bronze World Medal winner in the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards. The A77 campaign was also a winner in the VOX Awards.

The Grim Reaper Campaign was also a Silver World Medal winner in New York.

I also wrote and produced Home Front – Ayrshire Wartime Memories. This half-hour program won a New York Festivals TV & Film Awards World Medal. It was also a finalist for the Arqiva Programme or Feature of the Year Award.

Most recently, my radio work has been shortlisted for two awards. The Sandford St Martins Trust Religious Programme Awards and The Jerusalem Awards. Both were collaborations with the Rev. Kenneth Elliot of Prestwick South Parish Church.

Kenneth and I have just completed a mini-series called “Myths, Miracles, and Mystery” for the week running up to Christmas 2019. We’ve taken a different angle on the Christmas Nativity Story. We ask what is the truth and what is a myth. Our listeners will probably be surprised by what we have to say.

Tosh Lubek and Kenneth Elliot, finalists at the Jerusalem Awards at BAFTA

Conferences and Business Shows

Tosh Lubek filming at Scottish Social Media and Marketing Show
Tosh Lubek filming at Scottish Social Media and Marketing Show

I regularly appear at business trade shows and conferences across the UK. Tosh Lubek Productions and DIY Video Studio sponsor the HashTag Events video studio at these events across the UK. These include events like the Milton Keynes Business Show, the Forth Valley Business Show, EXPO Scotland, EXPO North West, and Scottish Networking Show.

Delegates and exhibitors can record elevator pitch or short corporate videos with me in the temporary video studio.

Tosh Lubek filming Lateef Badat in the video booth at EXPO North West in Blackburn
Tosh Lubek filming Lateef Badat in the video booth at EXPO North West

No two venues are the same. So I’ve therefore learned a great deal from overcoming the challenges of filming in hotels, conference centers, and soccer stadiums. I have added that knowledge to this site for the benefit of others who are starting out on the video production road. Hopefully, my readers will learn how they can create their own home or office video studio from my experience.

Visitors to HashTag Business Events around the UK can make a free 30sec elevator pitch video with me. This link shows an example where Creative Telemarketing, one of the visitors to my video booth at the Chester Business Show posted their free video on their blog.

To attend any of the forthcoming HashTag Business Events make sure you register in advance. So check the list of conferences and business shows staged by HashTag Business Events here.

Church Videos

I have worked with Castlehill Parish Church in Ayr, Scotland, on their church video. It was created to help attract a new minister to lead the church and proved successful with Rev. Paul Russell taking on the charge at the end of the summer of 2019.

Personal interests

I have a wide range of interests

  • Science (studied Physics at Loughborough University of Technology)
  • Astrophysics and Mathematical modeling (Open University)
  • I have a Diploma in Physics
  • Amateur Astronomy (mainly variable star observation)
  • Gold prospecting (Scotland’s Southern Uplands and the Grampians)
  • Freshwater and beach angling
  • Prehistoric recumbent stone circles
  • Medieval history
  • Early cinema and animation
  • Home winemaking & brewing

What’s DIY Video Studio About?

This website is dedicated to making your own website and YouTube videos at home or in the office. Or if you’re the outdoors type, we can help you improve the look and sound of your location videos.

If you thought DIY Video Studio is a website full of videos about DIY projects, I’m sorry, you’re going to be disappointed. The DIY part of DIY Video Studio means we concentrate on showing you how to make your own videos.

You’ll find articles about setting up your own home or office video studio, what studio lighting you should use, what you can do to record good audio and a whole lot more.

So this website is about how you can make your videos look and sound great WITHOUT getting a professional video production company to make the videos for you.

DIY Video Studio is where I share what I have learned about TV and video production.

My readers will discover how they can make professional-looking videos at home, in their office, or at their clients’ premises.

I have also included material on this website from the curriculum I teach college students and my media coaching clients across the UK.

In tandem with the DIY Video Studio website, I have created the DIY Video Studio YouTube channel.


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