Over the past few years, I have been given the opportunity to explore the worlds of lifestyle filmmaking. My creative exploration has taken me down the direction of video production, more specifically online video production. I have been drawn to the rapid evolvement of online video and how open the field is to create something original and new. It isn’t limited by boundaries in the way television or film are. Online video is the perfect companion to television and film providing that extra layer that audiences can interact and engage with.Locked Pro Plan feature
At Top Gear I oversaw the creation and publishing digital content from series 24. I worked as a bridge between the TV show and BBC Worldwide, who run the digital pages for Top Gear Created online videos & GIFs to promote the return of series 24 and further original content for each episode using Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop. Repurposed official press photos from location shoots for social media publishing. Utilised Instagram Stories to create episodic overviews. Used Google’s Jump 360 Rig to create interactive 360 videos including a VR look at the new Top Gear studio. Filmed and edited original online content using the Sony A7s ii. Pitched and developed extra online content to accompany the show and the sister show, Extra Gear. Created publishing schedules and planned the whole social media promotion of the show whilst working with Top Gear magazine and website to collaborate on new content Assisted in running social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) Guided the show’s execs in the social media strategy and kept them up to date with the reaction to each post.
My role was to devise and create all online extra content to accompany Series 19 of "TOWIE". I worked with the Digital Producer and Head of Press and Digital to deliver content for the website and all social media Created online videos reaching a series audience of 24 million on both Facebook and Twitter respectively. Used initiative and gauged situations in order to film videos with an inside scoop feel. Devised original content to promote the show online Networked with the cast in order to gain trust so when an emotional/dramatic event happened they would allow us to interview them about it straight after it happened. Filmed and edited all content Formulated, pitched and developed extra creative content. Adapted plans and schedules in very short time depending on the events on the day Assisted in running social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) Delivered content with quick turnaround to match TX of the show.
Part of the creative team at Terra Nova UK, an independent production company, producing video content for editorial companies, brands, corporate clients and scripted fiction work. Producer/Channel manager of the "Katie Pix" food channel on YouTube Involved in dozens of projects including work for clients such as Business of Fashion, The Evening Standard and Mode Media Advised clients and colleagues in online video content and trends in order to gain as much exposure as possible Edited work using Adobe Premiere Pro CC Utilised Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop for animation on projects Developed concepts and ideas for internal and external projects alongside Executive Producers, writers and external clients matching project briefs Pitched to get ideas made into a reality WORK FOR TERRA NOVA INCLUDES: "Behind the Scenes of a Fashion Shoot" featuring Craig McGinley and Joe Ottoway, "An Exclusive Look inside H&M. Place of Passion" with Business of Fashion. "My World My Food" with Sainsbury's.
Camera/Edit Assistant A "one-stop-shop" production house delivering bespoke, broadcast quality video content for brands as well as creating content for their in-house online video channels. Led and assisted on film shoots for short form, online video content (Fashion, beauty, cookery, home, comedy, bridal) Edited up to four videos a day (Fashion, beauty, cookery, home, comedy, bridal) Reviewed external commissioned work for release through Videojug channels Shot videos on Canon C100, Canon XF305 and Canon 70D/7D After Effects animations and titles Edited on Adobe CC Suite Developed skills in equipment and decided what kit was to be used for shoots in pre-production meetings Set up lighting rig for studio shoots Directed presenters to get the best footage possible WORK FOR VIDEOJUG INCLUDES: "Eat Clean" with Madeline Shaw, "Pick and Mix" with Instagram and Snapchatter, Chessie King and "Real Home Lookbook" with Bryn Lucas.
Little Less Known (LLK) is the creative vision of three Yorkshire-born friends who have set out to shine a creative spotlight on unique and interesting people and places. Through short high quality episodes, engaging editorial pieces and social media engagement they are curating a unique online community. Produced over 35 videos both internally and for external clients including House of Genius, Visa Collab and Carrot Productions Developed lifestyle concept and successfully pitched to potential clients. Shot episodes on Panasonic GH4 Each episode was shot in a different location cross Yorkshire Edited all episodes using Premiere Pro CC Worked closely with independent organisations to promote their businesses and their ethos Presented "to camera" scenes Designed website Released weekly and bi-weekly episodes on YouTube and Little Less Known website WORK FOR LITTLE LESS KNOWN INCLUDES: "The Painter" featuring Horace Panter of The Specials, "Thornbridge Brewery with Hob and Barley Magazine" and "The Great Knaresborough Bedrace"
Pass with Merit - Producing Film and Television
1st Class (Hons) degree - Theatre and Professional Practice