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Ali Ismail

Media InternLondon, United Kingdom
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Ali Ismail

Media InternLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ali Ismail is an aspiring videographer and content creator from North-West London. His interest in film began while growing up watching classic horror films such as John Carpenter's Halloween, The Shining and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, where he developed a fascination for cinematography, use of colours and the ability of story-telling with a slow build-up of suspense and tension. Ali's love for the creative industry flourished while studying Media and Photography, taking a shine to content creation and working behind the camera. Since then, he has gone on to create a range of content across various media platforms; including a short film, advertisements, promotional videos, magazine covers and photography portfolios. In April 2018, Ali took part in a Digital Advertising traineeship with The Prince's Trust, where he collaborated with industry professionals and other young creatives to create an advert for a magician. During this time, Ali further developed his creative skills, gaining experience in all areas of the production process; including scripting, location scouting, directing, filming, sound and editing. Shortly after, he participated in the Creativity Works: Multimedia Genius Training with Media Trust to further work on his artistry and expand his skill set across different sectors of the media industry, as he also has an interest in photography and advertising. Ali got his first role in filmmaking during a workshop with The Screen Community, where he worked as a production assistant during the making of a five-minute short film. After deciding he was interested in videography and content creation, Ali did an internship with Iconic Steps, where he worked on a promotional video for hair accessory brand, O So Curly. Working in such creative environments as part of a team has allowed him to think creatively and become more open-minded, experiencing new ideas and stepping out of my comfort zone to create effective content. In the future, Ali aspires to be a videographer and content creator, working with clients and brands to help achieve their goals and effectively target audiences.
Projects
  • O So Curly Promotional Video
    An online advert created on the Iconic Steps Video Production course showcasing the products available at hair accessory brand O So Curly, as well as a brief history about the company and advice for future business owners.
  • Press Ad for Media Trust
    A press advert designed during my time on the Creativity Works: Multimedia Genius Training course at Media Trust.
  • The Cutting Room Floor - Film Magazine
    A film magazine cover and double-page spread designed by me to promote a horror film.
  • Different - Short Film
    Jay encounters many obstacles on his way to school - all he wants is to draw.
  • The Square Mile
    Overlaying two different photographs together to showcase the city's blend of old and new architecture, as well as a unique view of London.
  • Horror Self-Portraiture
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Work history
    TraineeshipMedia Trust
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Creativity Works: Multimedia Genius Training - Season 7 Masterclasses with media professionals including; Jasmine Dotiwala, Ria Chatterjee and Aaron Roach Bridgeman. Visits to big-brand companies such as BBC, Sky, Google, Oath, The Telegraph, Instagram and Snapchat. Content creation across various media-themes including photography, advertising, journalism, TV and radio.
    TraineeshipThe Prince’s Trust
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Get Started with Digital Advertising programme with The Prince's Trust and Iconic Steps. Working with industry professionals and as part of a team to create an advert for a magician. Participated in all areas of the development and production process; including scripting, storyboarding, location scouting, directing, camera operating, sound and editing.
Skills
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Videography
  • Camera Operation
  • Advert Creation
  • Filming
  • Filmmaking
  • Client Pitching
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Consumer Marketing