Flexible, hard working, good initiative and time efficient. Recently graduated from the Northern Film School, have a passion for Filmmaking and post production in particular. My reputation into the industry is a working progress, however my skills say otherwise. Currently working in a full-time position as a Junior Designer - covering assets such as video, gifs, images and design pitch decks. IG: @sehmiskimmedLocked Pro Plan feature
Introduced to the world of Graphic Design, using the skills inherited from using after effects through filmmaking. Focused on mainly new business alongside marketing with high profile clients such as Snapchat, Experian, P&G, Body Shop etc. This role entails using software such as Adobe Illustrator, In Design, After Effects, Premier Pro and Powerpoint on a daily basis. The assets in which I produce includes, pitch decks, infographics, social gifs, social images such as podcast thumbnails, company videos, iconography etc. From this role, their are crucial skills in which I have acquired such as, understanding clients and brands, organisation with files, confidence, communication and efficiency. A recent project I've worked on is creating a company filter and social gif for celebration Snapchat's 7th Birthday.
Role entailed assisting the production team and stylist by collecting props, outfits and equipment for future shoots. Given the opportunity to work with producers to research ideas and locations for one of their shows, ‘Greatness’.
Was nominated for best editor for working on the film, David and Bathsheba, for the 48h Film Project and had the pleasure of shooting it at Pinewood Studios. This required us to plan, film, edit, sound design and colour-grade within 2 days. We were given a genre, a character, a line and 2 props which had to be incorporated within the film. I worked among great professionals under immensely high time pressures and could keep organised and deliver necessary results as an editor. As a result of David and Bathsheba winning best film, it is going to be screened at Filmapalooza in Cannes.
Gained work experience at an elite visual technological company which specialises in creating stunning visuals with lighting and using new tech to implement in their projects. Essentially, this role entailed researching analytics of the company on their social media platforms, and required a great amount of researching and organisation skills to meet target deadlines. The company gave me the opportunity to edit potential cuts of projects they have worked on, to be posted on social media in the future.
Worked as a runner at a production house which focused on documentaries and advertisements. Most tasks I completed involved organisation such as setting up editor meetings with clients, providing staff and clients their lunch and tea’s and coffee’s, taking care of the office and organising the runners back office.
This was a post-production house specialising in VFX and being a runner allowed me to engage with many artists about the industry’s process and delivering to the client’s standards. Took care of the company office, providing beverages to staff and clients, organising petty cash, lunch runs and helped host a short film event.
Got the opportunity to work on the series ‘Love and Lies’ and assist a 2nd Editor Assistant organise files and sync rushes for post-production. Enhanced my organisation skills as taught me to work efficiently before a given deadline. Got to see how to deliver files to an editor of a BBC drama first-hand.
Experienced high-pressures in the industry as a hands-on intern, in a full-service production house specialising in advertising. This gave me the chance to work on all aspects of the production life-cycle with high profile clients alongside keeping the office organised; worked on an advert for St John Ambulance and a promotional shoot and interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the premier of Terminator Genysis. I organised various tasks for production shoots including, casting, locations, selecting props and dealing with petty cash. Being present on shoots gave me the opportunity to learn hands on skills and develop my communication and organisation skills to a professional standard.
Studying film-making at the Northern Film School has allowed me to develop basic skills in all aspects of cinema. This included sound, editing, production management, directing, cinematography and art direction. Through specific projects from University I have had the chance to develop team working as well as personal skills. From these workshops I have a good level of understanding on the process of developing a film. My interest for editing lead me to further my knowledge within this specialism in 2nd year and 3rd year, allowing me to practice and develop a variation of post-production skills in creating films within the course.