About Francesca

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    Currently holds 2 years experience on Avid Media Composer, 5 years experience on Final Cut Pro and over 1 year experience on Adobe After Effects. Worked as an offline and online editor for numerous projects.
    A highly self-motivated and ambitious individual who is pursuing a career as an editor. Able to work effectively on own initiative, possessing great organisational skills with the ability to perform in high-pressure situations as well as being able to make informed decisions in response to client needs.

     I maintain the daily operation of each edit suite, digitize and transcode rushes ready to be edited, organise all media and drives and maintain delivery platforms. I understand narrative and pull all the best footage from rushes to create a first draft sync pull for the senior editor to be polished for client viewing. I also get the opportunity to edit films for some distinguished and notable clients. Within this environment I am used to fast turnaround deliveries to clients in various formats with short notice.

    Other responsibilities include procurement logistics for the post production department, edit scheduling, authoring, and distributing media to clients. Further elements include leading training courses for a number of clients teaching them the functionality of Final Cut Pro and iMovie.
    I have worked on many films with a range of budgets, which has helped me to understand how to maximum the value on the screen for the client whether delivering a project worth £5,000 or £100,000.
     I also have the opportunity to go out on location and shoot 1st and 2nd cameras with DSLR cameras and larger format cameras such as C300 and NEXFS700.

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    Credits

    Numerous Projects for Corporate Clients - Media Zoo , United Kingdom
    2013 - Editor, Assistant
    I have many responsibilities to continue the day-to-day running of 3 functional edit suites. As well as the general tasks of transcoding rushes for the editors, data wrangling, sync pulls, digitising footage and organising and maintaining the media for the post production department, I also had the opportunity to edit numerous films for our high profile clients. I was able to teach myself Adobe After Effects, which led me to create titles and motion graphics for films. I was given the chance to go out on location and shoot 1st and 2nd cameras with DSLR cameras and larger format cameras such as C300 and NEXFS700. I control the procurement logistics for the post department, as well as maintaining excellent client liaisons to enable us to deliver to the highest standard. Additionally I developed and delivered editing training courses to clients on request.

    Various Projects - Media Zoo , United Kingdom
    2011 - Post Production Assistant
    Edit Assistant, Production Assistant, Researcher for a corporate production company.
    I was responsible for organising and prepping film equipment for film shoots every week. I was in charge of data wrangling, logging and syncing rushes and then passing the rushes through to the edits. I was given the opportunity to shoot 2nd camera on some films when needs arose. I worked closely with the producers researching for film projects and training films, organising the hiring of film equipment, freelancers, writing call sheets and schedules and was in control of procurement logistics for the post production department.

    The Dog Sitter - Sharp Cookies , United Kingdom
    2011 - Runner
    Runner for a short film filmed on RED. Assisted the DOP and camera crew with setting up lights and helped the art dept.

    Pizza Express - Vince Media , United Kingdom
    2011 - Runner
    Part of a corporate and advertising film for the 'new look' pizza express. Filmed in the Jazz bar and the newer restaurant. Duties involved working closely with the DOP setting up Kinos and HMIs. Laying down the dolly track and assisting with the camera.

    Marks & Spencer Deli Corporate Film - Media Zoo , United Kingdom
    2011 - Editor, Assistant
    Working as a runner and logger on a week's shoot. Helping transcode footage into Avid and assisting the editor throughout the edit. Did some work on After Effects on graphics for the film.

    Nokia & Navteq Corporate Film - Jack Morton , Unspecified
    2011 - Production Assistant
    Looking after the talent and taking them to and from the location shoot. Assisting the camera crew with setting up equipment and transporting it from each location. Supplying food and drink to crew and talent. Ensuring the smooth running of the filming in difficult and busy locations.

    Nokia N8 Wretch 32 Music Video - Jack Morton , Unspecified
    2011 - Production Assistant
    Assisted the camera and sound setting up equipment. Buying food and drink supplies. Looking after the talent and agents on the shoot. Taking documentary photography .

    Gary & Gail (Short Film) - Red Rag Pictures , England
    2011 - Production Assistant
    Assisted the crew with carrying and setting up equipment. Responsible for looking after the talent and contacting talent and companies we had hired equipment from. Assisting the director whilst on location with organising the talent in front of the camera.

    Blackpool Tower 4D Film - Anglo Filming , England
    2011 - Clapper Loader
    Originally runner but given the chance to be the clapper loader. Assisted the camera crew in carrying and setting up camera equipment. Helped the grips set up the dolly and tracks. Assisted the 1st AD with organising the talent. Completed runner duties for the director and crew.

    Sony Ident - Anglo Filming , England
    2011 - Runner
    Assisted with moving and setting up equipment, supplying crew and the artist with food and drink.

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    Employment History

    Media Zoo: London; January 2013 to present
    Assistant Editor/ Production Co-ordinator

    Media Zoo: London; October 2011 to December 2012
    Researcher/AP/ Production Assistant/ Edit Assistant


    Sharp Cookies: London; September 2011
    Runner on short film, The Dog Sitter.

    Vince: London; September 2011
    Runner on commercial film for Pizza Express. Assisted the DOP on camera & with lighting.

    Media Zoo: London; August 2011.
    Runner and logger on corporate film shoot, for Marks and Spencers. Assistant to editor using Avid and After Effects.

    Jack Morton: London; from June 2011 to July 2011.
    Runner for short film, Nokia N8 corporate campaign film, Navteq corporate film.

    Anglo Filming/Sharp Cookies: London; from February 2011 to May 2011. Runner for Sony Ident. Runner and Clapper Loader for Blackpool Tower 4D corporate film for Merlin Entertainments

    Little Heath School: Tilehurst, Reading; from September 2008 to May 2011. Media Technician. Teaching 6th formers how to edit with Final Cut Pro and make films.
     
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    Education

    Reading University BA (Hons) Film & Theatre 2007 - 2010

    The Grammar School for Girls Wilmington 2000 - 2007
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    Industry Qualifications

    Technical Equipment

    Canon 5D MKii - own

    Can shoot with Canon 5D MKii, Canon 7D, Sony NEXFS700, Sony EX3, Canon C300.
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    Referees

    Avaliable on request.
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    Skills

    Camera Crew Experience:
    I have had some basic experience in clapper loading for a 3D RED camera.

    On set experience in setting up lighting and cameras.

    Worked as 2nd Camera, logger, AP and Floor Manager

    IT Skills:

    Proficient with Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro.

    Proficient with Photoshop, InDesign, Encore, DVD Studio Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint.

    Basic Knowledge of After Effects and Illustrator.

    I have been using Macs for seven years and very confident of my techincal skills. 
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • Corporate, 
    • Film, 
    • Radio, 
    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Business, 
    • Commercial, 
    • Cookery, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Current Affairs, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Drama Reconstruction, 
    • Drama: Short Film, 
    • Dramatised Documentary, 
    • Events, 
    • Live TV, 
    • New Media, 
    • Outside Broadcast

    Specialisms

    • Corporate Films, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • Music, 
    • New Media, 
    • Photography, 
    • Radio

    Languages

    • English
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