About Me

I have worked in TV and New Media since 2005, after graduating with a 2:1 in Animation from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. Moving from animation to factual programming means I have a wide range of experience and a diverse skill set. As well as my experience editing, online editing and colour grading for broadcast I also frequently create motion graphics for the programmes I'm working on, whether it's title sequences or short animations. I've found this an invaluable ability, and one that opens up new possibilities for the directors I've worked with. I have also produced commercial DVDs for series I've worked on, such as Johnny Kingdom's series from BBC 2.

As well as my professional work in television, I have volunteered as a 'Media Mentor' for Integrate Bristol, helping children in Bristol with English as an additional language make films that they write, shoot and edit. I have also created and performed live visual accompaniments for a wide variety of international musicians. I thrive on the trials and pressures work has presented me, and am always looking for my next challenge.

Employment

2004
Runner
One Post Production
2005 - 2011
Offline/Online Editor, Colourist, Motion Graphics and Design, DVD Authoring, Flash Artist, Graphic Design
Available Light Productions
2011-2013
Online Editor, Colourist, Motion Graphics and Design
Big Bang Post Production

Software

I'm comfortable in a number of applications, including:

  • Final Cut Studio (FCP, Color, Compressor, Motion & DVD Studio Pro)
  • Baselight
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop

As well as frequently using these pieces of software I also have professional experience using Avid Symphony and Avid DS system for programme finishing, the Digital Vision Phoenix system for tasks such as noise reduction and have kept myself up to date with Adobe Premiere.

I also have great general IT skills, and am as happy with OSX as Windows.

Education

2002 - 2005
BA Animation
Surrey Institute of Art and Design

Interests & Activities

  • Charity Work – Work as a 'Media Mentor' for the charity Integrate Bristol.
  • Sailing - Completed my Level 2 RYA.
  • Travel – I enjoy travelling and visiting new places. Recent trips include Berlin and the Cyclades.
  • VJing – I have created visuals and performed live with artists ranging from Bristol folk musicians to European techno DJs.

Other interests include; Badminton, Skiing, Hill Walking, Life Drawing.

References

David Parker - MD

Available Light Productions Ltd


Tim Bolt - MD

Big Bang Post Production