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Alexandra Cole

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPost Production Runner - TV - Photographer - Artist

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About me

My interests include anything creative such as art, film and music. In being fascinated with these areas, they have allowed me to explore multiple mediums regarding design and entertainment. Visiting art galleries has always been a hobby of mine. The V&A is my favourite gallery due to the wide range of mediums and periods. From fashion to painting, the museum offers an exploration of individual styles, which offer society an insight into the ways in which art has changed. Despite the constant progression, it remains an incredibly important feature within culture. Art provides people the chance to express their abilities, as well as act as an escape. Throughout university, I was able to discover various artistic methods, which enabled my knowledge and practical skills to vastly develop. I now have a strong understanding of AVID Media composer and Adobe Photoshop, due to the amount of digital work produced. In studying cinema, my fascination and awareness of the film and television industry has immensely improved and I understand both the practical and business qualities involved, such as art direction and research. Due to working at Evolutions, my confidence has highly developed and I now have the ability to focus on tasks, which I once never thought I could achieve. I now obtain skills required to communicate with collaborating companies and organise situations needed to complete professional responsibilities. Photography is another big interest of mine, ranging from Polaroid to digital. Recently, I created a dissertation consisting of a photography portfolio based upon gender equality. Exploring historical themes, the project allowed me to experiment with varying styles. This strongly improved my photography abilities, including technical qualities and costume design. The medium provides endless artistic opportunities. Creative subjects such as photography and cinema, offer artists a chance to express their talents and inform society on important issues, as well as interesting cultures and places. In particular, I hope that in the future, I can progress my involvement within projects or events that promote environmental matters.

Skills

  • Creative
  • Determined
  • Punctual
  • IT Skills
  • Photoshop Skills
  • Avid
  • Digital Photograhy
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Production Design
  • Excellent Organisation

Work history

Currently

Researcher

Caravan Media

Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As a researcher (work experience) I explore and collect interesting stories for documentary programs. This includes searching for locations and individuals that match the criteria of narratives for shows, developed by large television and film corporations.

Currently

Media and Photography technician

Chingford Foundation Secondary School

Nov 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As a media and photography technician, I provide assistance with photography and film coursework, alongside teaching Adobe Photoshop.

2017

Post Production Runner - TV

Evolutions Post Production

Jul 2017 - Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • As a runner for a post production company, my jobs included customer service, maintaining a clean environment, demonstrating media knowledge and editing abilities, reception skills, money handling and equipment management.

2015

Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Bar and waitress service, handling money, upholding cleanliness, organising team responsibilities, dealing with extremely busy situations and catering to large parties.

Education

2017

Film, media and photography (BA) 2.1

University of Leeds

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Throughout my degree, I created a variety of projects, involving documentary and photography styles. From contemporary to historical, the short films and portfolios produced, explored different artistic messages and methods. Most recently, I produced and edited a short film for the RSPCA; enabling me the chance to explore organisational and practical roles. As this was a project chosen by my University, I had to create a team of students, who wanted to learn new skills regarding their talent. This was really enjoyable, as I had the opportunity to not only progress my skills, but encourage others abilities and knowledge of filmmaking. This project was exceptionally rewarding as it provided the chance to inform audiences on important issues, as well as entertain. I thoroughly enjoy creating artistic projects, as they involve organisational elements, such as development and storyboard production. Furthermore, for my dissertation, I created a set of photos, depicting feminism within modern day. Focusing on the liberal movements of the 1970s, the project incorporated different styles, which examined the progression of female liberation within art. As design is an area I'm extremely interested in, this was highly enjoyable as it provided the opportunity to experiment with costume design and art direction. Through artistic mediums, important messages can be portrayed and society informed about serious situations, such as gender equality. In creating entertaining and unique pieces, people can be entertained as well as educated. This is another reason for my interest in the creative industry, as art has the capability to create change and act as a form, in which artists can explore their abilities.

2014

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Design and Media)

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
  • London, United Kingdom

2013

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • A*- Film studies, B- Art and Design- B and C- English Literature