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Adam Proctor

Director - Video Journalist - Motion DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Adam Proctor

Director - Video Journalist - Motion DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
I create compelling multimedia content... building strong stories, big emotions and moments that connect. I’m an experienced shooter, director & producer crafting engaging multimedia stories for different platforms - both TV and Digital. I have over 18 years experience directing, shooting and editing factual content. I also produce motion-graphics sequences to further enrich productions. Shooting to a high standard, my style is natural and intimate. I often work as a self-shooter/ director which allows me to capture engaging human stories. Between 2015 and 2018 I led the multimedia unit at BBC.com where I was responsible for developing, commissioning and producing content for BBC World News and BBC News channels as well as the BBC.com feature websites. Now freelance, my clients include BBC, HBO, Bacardi & Oxford University. As a moving image artist my work has been exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, the National Galleries of Scotland, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Scottish Parliament. Stop by and say hi - www.fortsunlight.co.uk
Projects
  • Islay's Viking Legacy (BBC)
    Islay's Viking Legacy (BBC)The island of Islay was one of many parts of Scotland to be conquered by Vikings. Now, new DNA and linguistic analysis suggests they never left. I had a fantastic time filming this intriguing piece for BBC Reel on the Scottish island of Islay - whatever the weather there is always something to capture. Adam Proctor - Direct, Camera, Edit and Motion Graphics Melissa Hogenboom - Reporter, Research and Exec Producer.
  • Nature Calls - animation for Scottish Water
    Nature Calls - animation for Scottish WaterI was commissioned by the team at Always Be Content to create an animation for Scottish Water to encourage people to ‘bin the wipes’ rather than flushing them down the toilet where they pose a hazard to the environment. I used a textural and atmospheric style of animation that echoes traditional techniques of cut-out animation and shadow puppetry. The resulting animations led the 'Nature Calls' campaign in cinemas, TV and online.
  • Through the Lens (BBC)
    Through the Lens (BBC)In 2017 I produced, shot and edited several episodes of this landmark series for the BBC.  'Through the Lens' profiles a dozen photographers from the iconic Magnum Photos agency.  In each film, a photographer discusses how they came to capture iconic images of world changing events - from the civil rights movement in the US, through to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 9/11 Attacks.  
  • What is the smallest thing in the Universe? - BBC Reel
    What is the smallest thing in the Universe? - BBC ReelProfessor Tara Shears takes us deep into the atom in this animation I created for BBC Reel.
  • Pioneering vaccine research - 6 animated films for the Wellcome Trust
    Pioneering vaccine research - 6 animated films for the Wellcome TrustI collaborated with the nice folk at Fact & Story to develop and design the animations for a series of films celebrating pioneering new advances in vaccines research, platforms and technology, that may go on to help protect the lives of millions of people in the future.
  • Prince William - the Pilot Prince (BBC)
    Prince William - the Pilot Prince (BBC)INSIDE THE TRAUMA TEAM WHERE PRINCE WILLIAM IS A PILOT - BBC (2016) In 2016 BBC Future was granted exclusive access to the air ambulance base where HRH Prince William was a pilot.  We spoke to the Prince and his team mates about their work dealing with some of Britain’s worst emergencies.  Revealing a relaxed and little seen side of the Prince, the resulting films were picked up by news outlets around the world.  
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Work history
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    Creative DirectorFortsunlight
    United KingdomFreelance
    We are a small and nimble moving image studio based in Fife, Scotland. We employ compelling storytelling techniques to craft unforgettable moments for a range of clients - from major TV and digital outlets to galleries and museums. Utilising live action and animation tools, we have a wealth of experience producing short documentary films and commercials. Whatever your organisation’s size, if you’re interested in discussing how we can help you we’d love to chat.
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    Senior Video ProducerBBC
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Creative direction and management of a multimedia unit producing content for the BBC.com feature websites and broadcast. Commissioning and producing mobile first video and multimedia content for the BBC.com features websites. Working closely with the editors and writers to maintain editorial standards. Coordinating the production schedule and overseeing the creative output of the multimedia unit and commissioned freelancers.
Skills
  • Motion Graphics
  • Video Production
  • Journalism
  • Videography
  • Animation
  • Creative Direction
  • Documentary
  • Moving Image
  • Editing
  • Camera Operation
Awards
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    Searching for StarliteTelly Awards
    The incredible tale of a ladies hairdresser from Hartlepool who created a heat resistant material that baffled NASA, Boeing and the M.O.D. In 1990 on the BBC science show ‘Tomorrow’s World’ a most incredible material was demonstrated. In that episode presenter Peter Macann painted an egg with a thick white substance, he then exposed the egg to the fierce flame of a blow torch for several minutes. Picking up the blackened egg, Peter cracked it open revealing the raw, uncooked contents. The material known as ‘Starlite’ appeared to have near miraculous heat-resistant qualities. It was all the more incredible due to the fact that its creator, Maurice Ward, was an untrained ladies hairdresser from Hartlepool. The demonstration proved so effective that it soon grabbed the attention of NASA, the MOD and Boeing. Governments and huge multinational companies and governments were soon clamouring to work with Maurice… and then… nothing… In 2011 Maurice died with Starlite never having fulfilled its potential. In this 6 part series for BBC Reel, reporter Lee Johnson and myself set out to uncover the true story of Starlite and its enigmatic creator. Featuring rare archive material and candid interviews with family, friends, materials experts and those who tried to work with Maurice, the films uncover startling new information. Did the secret of Starlite die with Maurice? How does Starlite work and what is in it? Was it all just an elaborate party trick… or could Starlite have changed the world?