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Summary

Over the past fifteen years, I have gained and mastered a wide range of video production skills. I have had the opportunity to manage and produce complex projects for large corporate clients with large budgets. At the other end of the scale, my creativity and pragmatism have produced some notable pieces of work with little or no budget for web video broadcasting and charity projects.

I also like to keep content fresh-looking exploring new ways and means to do so whether it is filming an interview in unusual locations such as a classic mini cooper or the iconic London black cab, using the latest camera equipment to get aerial shots of events, and combining video with infographics implementing the latest personalisation videos using the Idomoo platform to enhance the video's production value.

Work experience

June 2016Present

Producer

BrightTALK

Creating high production value video content, animations, and live event broadcast for BrightTALK Studio’s clients and communities across multiple industries including fintech, cybersecurity, asset management, and finance as well as several SMEs. 

As a producer, it is my role to understand the usually complex subject matters and create a video concept that I then orchestrate the production of which includes creative development, storyboarding, video treatments, production schedule timelines, and budgeting.

I pride myself on being innovative and always researching new ways and techniques in which to create engaging content and connecting with the audiences, whether it's using 360 cameras for event interviews, London Taxis for talking heads, and augmented reality for masterclass videos.

Depending on the scale of the production, I would work with our in-house team or I manage third parties and freelancers to complete the work. These projects vary from social media campaigns, explainer videos, corporate films, and editorial content.

During COVID I have successfully pivoted our physical productions to utilizing virtual events to enable clients to continue their messaging to their audiences in these unprecedented times.

Noteworthy clients included Alcentra, Amazon Web Services, Barings, BNY Mellon, HSBC, Legal and General, Privitar, and Schroders, filmed across multiple global locations. 

May 2010May 2016

Video Producer

Citywire

Initially employed to set up and run Citywire’s video department back in 2010 the role has significantly evolved with the company’s global expansion producing journalistic and commercial video content across six international offices. 

During the past five years, Citywire’s video department has planned, shot, edited, and distributed over 2,000 diverse videos ranging from one on one interviews, three-way round tables, infographics and coverage of global events.

With an ever-increasing demand for journalistic and commercial video content from our international offices, we rely on a network of freelancers to help us out which I help oversee to management and liaison of. 

I take pride in our video production level and this is reflected by the volume of commercial content that Citywire produces for regular clients such as Blackrock, Deutsche Bank, Investec, Invesco, Amundi, Natixis just to name but a few.

I also like to keep our content fresh looking to new way and means to do so whether it is filming an interview on the back of a Taxi, using the latest camera equipment to get aerial shots of events, and the use of infographics built in after effects to enhance the video production value.

July 2009May 2010

Editing Cameraman

Freelance

Shot and edited web videos of the UK Trade and Investment and their involvement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona interviews with Lord Davies, Minister for Trade for their You Tube channel and internal government intranet.

June 2009July 2009

Shooting Director & Editor

LTA Wimbledon Championship

Produced, directed and shot web video for Wimbledon Tennis Championships website(wimbledon.org) producing daily content(25+ videos) throughout the championship for online viewers giving an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.

May 2007July 2009

Shooting Director & Editor

Flawless Media - megawhat.tv

Helped with the creation and production of a web channel megawhat.tv an online gadget and technology channel with viewer figures of 100, 000+ per month which spawned many copycat channels with the technology industry. Supporting a team of journalists from pocket-lint.co.uk- then UK's leading independent gadget website-to produce online reviews at technology launches throughout the UK. Produced, directed and shot 65 episodes and managed the CMS and SEO of the site, as well as the distribution of the video content to third party websites including iTunes and You Tube. In response to popularity of the weekly episodes it lead to the creation of a daily news show, Megawhat News, I created over 140 episodes of the show including unique graphics for each news item. Each episode would have a turnaround of three hours from filming to dissemination.

August 2008September 2008

Director of Photography

Communication Workers Union Television channel

Camera operator for numerous episodes for the Communication Workers Union Television web channel.

June 2008August 2008

Producer

Flawless Media

Nike Midnight Madness-Various Co-ordination and management four shoots, which were based across the country(Bristol, Liverpool, Glasgow and Newcastle) Nike Midnight Madness under-21s NBA talent scoutingseries. Due to tight deadlines I used P2 and hard drive camera technology, I was able to edit footage down to a two hour piece on location in order to be able to then add the commentary, get the video graded and the work encoded for Nike's website.

November 2006August 2008

Shooting Producer

Flawless Media-London

During my time at Flawless Media I progressed through the company where I gained hands on, experience in all aspects of multimedia production covering website construction and maintenance, television and film production from camera operation, lighting and sound to editing and encoding.

February 2007April 2007

Researcher

Flawless Media-London Flawless Media-London

Leading a weekly vox pops web video for AOL's news page for the day's top headlines, including filming, editing and encoding the pieces for publication within one day to ensure up-to-the-minute discussion. Researching, collating and editing footage Diesel's' Only the Brave' fragrance promotion video Re-editing ZenithOptimedia corporate film for the Cannes Film Advertising Industry Awards.

November 2006February 2007

Technical Advisor

Flawless Media

This role involved co-ordination and setup and technical support of' GetMinted Poker Live' programme's gallery equipment and software. I also gained experience working with clients such as Deutsche Bank for whom I edited in-house eCalls to conference streaming, operating to short deadlines but creating top quality work reflecting the gravitas of the content. Assisting on other projects researching, editing and filming on shoots including Vox Pop experience on the short film called' What's it worth?' which involved interviewing teenagers in Hackney about their personal experiences of fashion and style.

Education

20022005

University of Plymouth

BA (hons) 2:1 Media Arts
20002002

Torquay Boys Grammar School

A-Levels

Art - B

Information Technology - C

Media Studies - B

Hobbies, interests and references

Interests include technology, photography, film, skiing, running, and cycling. 

REFERENCES Available on request.