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    I am a professional shooter, editor and video consultant based in Bristol. My background covers feature film, TV, corporate and music production environments. I capture, edit, animate, grade and encode video for both web and broadcast.

    Whether you're a creative looking for collaboration, a company looking for new content or a musician looking for a promo; I can provide everything from a full online video strategy to low cost video production.

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    whiteheadproductions.com

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    Credits

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    Hellboy 2 - The Golden Army - Universal , United Kingdom
    2008 - Editor, Assistant
    I stepped up a role on this production; giving me increased responsibilities within the post production process. I
    supplied various departments with visual media and cut list information from the film. As well as being part of
    the editorial team and ensuring the current cut is playable and tidy. I did compositing for the editor when more
    advanced transitions were required using Adobe After Effects. In addition to these tasks, I also wrote scripts for
    several databases, managed a computer server and FTP site, and assisted the post production coordinator in
    the organisation of the post production process of this feature film.

    The Golden Compass - New Line Cinema , United Kingdom
    2007 - Editor, Assistant
    During the shoot I would assist in syncing dailies, general Avid project administration and organising associated
    information such as camera and telecine reports. I also developed several databases to track all the media
    stocked at the cutting room and for all playouts made. I was working alongside the VFX departments, as well
    as working closely with music and sound editors to ensure a smooth production workflow. I was also solely
    responsible for packing up the cutting rooms and logging all media for shipment back to New Line LA.

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    Employment History

    Freelance Videographer - 07/2011 - Present

    Clients include;
    - Naim Jazz
    - ATC Management
    - Lloyds Commercial Banking
    - MOJO Magazine
    - Helium Records
    - Alstom Energy
    - Orion Partners / BrainBox
    - Fitness4less
    - Bristol Language Centre
    - Stage Electrics
    - Vivienne Westwood
    - Youngs brewery
    - Integrated Dental Health
    - Dennis Publishing
    - Groovy Gecko
    - Oracle
    - Wrigleys
    - JP Morgan
    - Stover School
    - The Windmill, Mayfair

    Digital Delivery Manager - BroadView Video Communications 09/2008 - 07/2011

    I covered a wide variety of roles within BroadView. I provided video SEO and distribution advice to clients to maximize their audience and I was technically responsible for the projects and upkeep of the in house edit suites. I was involved in the initial brainstorming and content definition of new projects and was also heavily involved in the running of the business eventually being offered shares in the company. My role also included editing, graphics and general post production workflow management for a wide variety of their productions.

    Freelance TV edit assistant - Various productions 07/2008 - 09/2008

    Second Assistant Editor - Universal Studios - 'Hellboy II - The Golden Army' 01/2008 - 07/2008

    I stepped up a role on this production; giving me increased responsibilities within the post production process. I
    supplied various departments with visual media and cut list information from the film. As well as being part of the editorial team and ensuring the current cut is playable and tidy. I did compositing for the editor when more advanced transitions were required using Adobe After Effects. In addition to these tasks, I also wrote scripts for several databases, managed a computer server and FTP site, and assisted the post production coordinator in the organisation of the post production process of this feature film.

    Apprentice Editor - New Line Cinema - 'The Golden Compass' 04/2007 - 12/2007

    During the shoot I would assist in syncing dailies, general Avid project administration and organising associated information such as camera and telecine reports. I also developed several databases to track all the media stocked at the cutting room and for all playouts made. I was working alongside the VFX departments, as well as working closely with music and sound editors to ensure a smooth production workflow. I was also solely responsible for packing up the cutting rooms and logging all media for shipment back to New Line LA.

    Runner - De Lane Lea Audio Post Production / 'Casino Royale' Productions 09/2006 - 04/2007

    In this role I was the face of the company, assisting a wide variety of clients. I also trained in all aspects of audio post production from foley, sound design and ADR, through to feature film dubbing. I worked with the studio technicians; setting up the studios and building/testing Pro Tools rigs. Through this work I also was asked to work for Casino Royale; helping editorial and the Post Production Supervisor to make deliveries, log print/tapes from shooting locations, and make full inventories to archive the film's related media.

    Runner / Night Receptionist - Sarm West Recording Studios 07/2006 - 09/2006

    Tasks in this job included the logging of tapes and other media from sessions, weekly stock checks and mic checks. I also organised transport for the clients of the studio, and ensured they had everything they needed. I answered the phones during the evenings and weekends, whilst ensuring all studios were kept tidy.

    Vision Assistant - AdVision 7/2005

    I assisted this broadcast company on their coverage of the London 2012 celebrations in Trafalgar Square. I helped rig the camera setups, and camera testing prior to the event. During the event I was working with one of the cameramen on a wireless transmission to the OB truck.

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    Education

    1st Class Honours BA Music, Multimedia & Electronics - University Of Leeds, LEEDS

    A Levels in Physics, Maths, Music all at B Grade & an A in Art at AS-Level - Kingswood School, BATH

    9 GCSE's (2 x Bs, 6 x As and an A*) - Queen Elizabeth Hospital School, BRISTOL
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    Technical Equipment

    Final Cut Pro edit suite with After Effects

    Canon 5D MKii & 550d DSLR cameras with 50mm f1.4 EF, 28mm f1.8 EF & 17-85 f4/5.6 EF lenses. Zoom H4n & Rode VideoMic Pro microphones. LED lighting panels.
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    Skills

    Editing, animation, compositing, DLSR camerawork, photography, online, post worflow management, audio/music production, video SEO & distribution.
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • Animation, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Film, 
    • Music Promos, 
    • Online, 
    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Animation, 
    • Business, 
    • Cookery, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Drama: Short Film, 
    • Entertainment, 
    • Food, 
    • Motoring, 
    • Music, 
    • Music Promo, 
    • New Media, 
    • Observational Documentary, 
    • Style, 
    • Travel

    Specialisms

    • Arts, 
    • Cars, 
    • Cinema/Film, 
    • Cookery, 
    • Corporate Films, 
    • Design, 
    • Diving, 
    • Education, 
    • Fashion, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • Food, 
    • High-Definition, 
    • Internet, 
    • Location Filming, 
    • Music, 
    • New Media, 
    • Photography, 
    • Technology, 
    • Wine

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG)
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