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About Matthias

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    • Corporate and Event Video Producer/Director, Lighting Cameraman and Editor 
    • 13 years experience with background in Television 
    • Bafta Crafts award winner for Mi Vida Loca (BBC, 2009) (bbc.co.uk/mividaloca)
    • Marketing & PR, internal communication, talks, conferences, fundraising, pitching, awards, events, learning and training videos
    • background in television factual entertainment, documentary, obs doc, magazine and current affairs
    • full driving license
    • fluent in English and German, basic Italian
    www.youtube.com/user/MatthiasLaeis
    vimeo.com/user7200575
     
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    Employment History

    corporate, marketing & pr and event videos
    freelance Director/Lighting Cameraman/Editor (London, United Kingdom)
    May 2008 - present (6 years)

    lecture, talk and panel discussion videos
    Producer/Lighting Cameraman/Editor - Royal Society of Arts (London, United Kingdom)
    July 2012 - May 2013 (1 year)

    language learning videos
    Freelance Director/Lighting Cameraman/Editor - BBC Languages (London, United Kingdom)
    September 2007 - August 2008 (1 year)

    television - factual entertainment, obs doc
    Freelance Director/Lighting Cameraman/Editor (London, United Kingdom)
    November 2004 - September 2007 (3 years)

    television - magazine, factual entertainment, obs doc
    Assistant Producer/Director/Lighting Cameraman/Editor - The Lab, Granada (London, United Kingdom)
    September 2000 - October 2004 (4 years)
     
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    Education

    HND in Professional Broadcasting
    Ravensbourne College, London

    International Baccalaureate
    United World College of Southern Africa, Swaziland

     
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    Technical Equipment

    My own kit includes:
    C100 kit, including a variety of Canon lenses.
    EX1R kit, including a Century wide angle adaptor.
    60D DSLR, including a variety of Canon lenses.
    Sennheiser radios and Rode directional microphones, including a Rycote Full Windshield kit.
    Various lighting kits, including tungsteen, fluorescent and LED.
    Edelkrone slider, including Wizard and Target module.
    Steadycam for C100, EX1R or DSLR.
    Wally Dolly and a heavy Quadra jib arm.
    FCP 7.03, Premiere Pro CS6, After Effects CS6.
    MacBook Pro.
    I can hire in additional equipment, sound recordists, gaffer, assistant and runners upon request.
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    Referees

    references are available upon request
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    Industry Awards

    Mi Vida Loca (bbc.co.uk/mividaloca) won the 2009 Bafta Crafts award for interactive innovation, as well as best site of the year in the BBC 2008 Vision Learning Awards. It was also selected as an Official Honoree at the Webby Awards 2009 and was nominated for an AOP award the same year. 
    (Role: director, lighting cameraman and editor)

    The London Programme: The Kidney Lottery (ITV London) won the 2003 RTS award for best regional current affairs programme. 
    (Role: lighting cameraman)
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    Skills

    • creating high quality videos, optimised for online use
    • camera, sound, lighting, edit, graphics, compression
    • Final Cut Pro (advanced), Premiere Pro (advanced), After Effects (advanced), Motion (intermediate), Photoshop (intermediate), Compressor (advanced), DVD Studio Pro (intermediate)
    • sourcing and licensing appropriate music
    • creating customised Youtube / Vimeo channels
    • video live streaming using Tricaster
    • training others in the use of camera, lighting, sound and editing
     
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • Charity, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Music Promos, 
    • Online, 
    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Arts, 
    • Biography, 
    • Business, 
    • charity, 
    • Comedy, 
    • Corporate, 
    • DIY, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Drama Reconstruction, 
    • Drama: Short Film, 
    • Dramatised Documentary, 
    • Education, 
    • Entertainment, 
    • Environment, 
    • Events, 
    • Glamour (Adult), 
    • Health, 
    • Leisure, 
    • Magazine, 
    • Music, 
    • Music Promo, 
    • New Media, 
    • Observational Documentary, 
    • Reality TV, 
    • Studio Debate, 
    • Training, 
    • Youth

    Organizations

    • BECTU

    Specialisms

    • Art, 
    • Arts, 
    • Business, 
    • Cinema/Film, 
    • Comedy, 
    • Corporate Films, 
    • Design, 
    • Drama, 
    • Education, 
    • Environment, 
    • Events, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • Food, 
    • Health, 
    • High-Definition, 
    • Interactive TV, 
    • Internet, 
    • Languages, 
    • Location Filming, 
    • Music, 
    • New Media

    Languages

    • English, 
    • German, 
    • Italian

    Permits

    • EU

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG)
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