Amy Spaughton

Amy Spaughton

FreelancerLondon, United Kingdom
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Amy Spaughton

Amy Spaughton

FreelancerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a freelancer with experience in the world of publishing and filmmaking as well as content creation and writing.
Projects
  • Battle Bus Film
    Battle Bus FilmThis was a short film made for the London Transport Museum about the contribution of transport staff to WWI and explored rememberance.
Projects credited in
  • why are we hiding?
    why are we hiding?idle presents a space dedicated to short poems. intimate, personal, meaningful. Emotions; the one thing all humans can relate on. so why are we hiding?
  • Hackney Flowers (ON DISPLAY MUSEUM OF LONDON) - a creative response to Stephen Gill
    Hackney Flowers (ON DISPLAY MUSEUM OF LONDON) - a creative response to Stephen GillI worked with a group of young people at the Museum of London to devise, film, and edit a film in response to the Museum of London's newest acquisition. The result was a 5 minute film that challenged the idea of curatorial voice, examined gentrification, and responded creatively to Stephen Gills series 'Hackney Flowers'. Due to license, I am unable to post the film but when Museum's reopen catch it at the Sackler Gallery!
  • Assemblage zine issue 2
    Assemblage zine issue 2This is the second zine collaboratively produced by the young creatives of the Assemblage Youth Collective. The theme is 'reconnection', thinking about our experience of trying to reconnect with the outside world over lockdown through looking outside our windows, dreaming, and reflecting on and interacting with nature.
  • Assemblage zine issue 1
    Assemblage zine issue 1As a collective, we collaboratively created our first A5 zine filled with creative writing, photography, illustration, and collage. It's divided into four themes, encompassing issues that were on our minds during lockdown and bringing our creative practices together into a unified creative output. You can purchase one here if you fancy supporting us: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/929537590/assemblage-zine-issue-1-physical-copy?ref=shop_home_active_1&crt=1 Thank you! x
  • Hackney Flowers
    Hackney FlowersA short film for the Museum of London on the work of photographer Stephen Gill. We took his experimental photo series out into the streets of Hackney to see how they resonated with Londoners' own stories.
  • Hackney Flowers (ON DISPLAY MUSEUM OF LONDON) - a creative response to Stephen Gill
    Hackney Flowers (ON DISPLAY MUSEUM OF LONDON) - a creative response to Stephen GillI worked with a group of young people at the Museum of London to devise, film, and edit a film in response to the Museum of London's newest acquisition. The result was a 5 minute film that challenged the idea of curatorial voice, examined gentrification, and responded creatively to Stephen Gills series 'Hackney Flowers'. Due to license, I am unable to post the film but when Museum's reopen catch it at the Sackler Gallery!
Work history
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    EditorSharpe Books
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    In this role, I proofed manuscripts, provided feedback for as yet unpublished works and wrote copy. This involved correcting spelling, grammar, fluency and proofing errors. I also provided comments and suggestions regarding submitted manuscripts and wrote reviews. At the publishing house, I also wrote blurbs and taglines as well as helped design covers.
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    Digital InternBen Uri Art Gallery
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    At the gallery, I made their first in-house films. These informational films featured a particular artist or theme and were used on social media to promote the gallery. This role involved working independently as I made the films alone, research skills and adaptability as I was involved in every aspect of the production. I was also the general IT consultant and helped troubleshoot any tech problems that arose in the office.
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Skills
  • Filmmaking
  • Research
  • Editing
  • Presenting
  • Team Collaboration
  • Creative Writing
  • Camera Operation
  • Directing
  • Essay Writing
  • Pubic Speaking
  • Publishing
Education
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    MSc Social and Cultural AnthropologyUniversity of Edinburgh
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    During my MSc I have gained valuable analytical skills including the ability to deconstruct, examine and explain complex concepts and find innovative methods to utilise and present information. I have also gained strong research skills using a variety of data sources and methods. Through social anthropology I have critically engaged with a wide variety of cultures and concepts and have gained a deep appreciation for the wide and wonderful spectrum of human life. It was also at Edinburgh that I improved my Excel and Google sheets proficiency and learnt about various coding languages including R and SQL through a data carpentry course.
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    BA ArchaeologyUniversity of Winchester, Hampshire
     - Winchester, United Kingdom
    While studying archaeology, I have learnt how to generate and employ scientific data from and wide range of sources in order to uncover insights and investigate buried stories. As part of my degree, I also undertook fieldwork in the UK and abroad which involved fully immersing myself within a culture, teamwork and flexibility. I have also studied the more scientific side of Archaeology and have experience with GIS software.