I’m confident when finding creative solutions with a strategic approach and have a solid grasp of different production skills and logistics. My work involves a degree of flexibility in applying different ideas, insight and production styles to any project with clarity. New challenges in particular motivate me. The biggest motivator is when I hear "It can't be done...".
INVISIBLE ARTISTS - CONTENT DIRECTOR
May 2014 - Present day
Idea creation, strategy, pitching, directing shoots and liaising with clients. I enjoy educating clients and working with them for best results.
ESSENCE - HEAD OF VIDEO CONTENT
November 2010 - May 2014 (3 years 5 months) Soho, London
Overseeing and producing online video content (Hero and Hygiene) for Syco - Sony Music, Google, eBay, McLaren, Golin Harris, Ancestry, Barclays, Wyndham, Blurb, and Phones 4u. Duties include developing creative ideas, strategy and developing briefs. Working closely with clients as a trusted advisor in insure successful campaigns. Costing and managing video production (in-house and 3rd parties) throughout until delivery.
Examples of work:
GUARDIAN MEDIA GROUP (CHANNEL M) - AVID EDITOR / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
October 2004 - May 2009 (4 years 11 months) Urbis, Manchester
· Direct and oversee news, entertainment and music features such as
News, City Life, Style in The City etc. Working closely
with MEN newspapers, plus local web and print sources.
· Working with bands/celebrities in the studio, producing
performances and interviews. Highlight was working on ‘Frank Sidebottom’s Proper Telly Show’.
IFE SERVICES LTD - EDITOR / DIRECTOR
August 2003 - October 2004 (1 year 3 months) Knutsford, Cheshire
· Produce destination, welcome and safety videos for worldwide tour operators/airlines including First Choice and Alitalia. Working closely with clients to ensure the best possible outcome.
· Recording voiceover artists, video duplication and studio camera operator.
· Company video promotion
SALFORD UNIVERSITY - AVID EDITOR
June 2003 - August 2003 (1 year 3 months)
Shoot and edited promotional videos for local communities and businesses.
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA: DOCUMENTARY STUDIES 2002-03 Salford University
BA HONS: FILM, MEDIA & VIDEO PRODUCTION 1999-2002 2,2 - Buckinghampshire Chilterns University College
NATIONAL DIPLOMA: MEDIA, B-TECH 1997-99 Distinction - Oldham Technical College
Editing – Linear and non-linear (Avid, Discreet, After Effects and Final Cut.)
Camera operator – Sony EX range, PD 150/70, DSLR, C300, GH4, Blackmagic and Red Epic.
Directing - Confidently direct crew/cast/talent/contributor for best possible outcome and a smooth edit.
Producing - Ideation, costing, research, locations, kit, crew, and shooting logistics.
Music Production, DJ, Play bass, Video Production and Climbing.
John Eccles: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Parrott: email@example.com 0710 521092
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