Benjamin Opoku

Creative Partner & Filmmaker

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I am a London based Business Studies graduate from De Montfort University with an ambition to become a highly impactful creative director. I hold a multi-dimensional skill set, ranging from an economical business acumen, to a host of creative skills and talents. Along with being extremely hard-working, I have a creative eye that boosts my ability to innovate and problem solve. With my flexible qualities, new environments are easily adaptable, allowing me to persevere in stressful and pressured situations.

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Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Time Management
  • Creative Campaigns
  • Managing Teams
  • Event Management
  • Brand Developent
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Photography
  • Adobe
  • Budget Management
  • Directing
  • Film Producing
  • Content Producing
  • Producing
  • Music Advertising
  • Music Branding
  • Music Curation

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sony Music UK

    Sony Music UK

    • Music
  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
  • Studio 101

    Studio 101

    • Photography
  • My Runway Group

    My Runway Group

    • Events

Work history

Currently

Creative Intern

Sony Music UK

Jul 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Intern for the visual creative team @ 4th Floor Creative. Working on multiple projects within the agency and also completing administrative tasks for our commissioning team. Responsibilities consisting of: - Producing - Production assisting - PO generation - Distributing contracts and Agreements - Video Approvals for commissioning - Production Assisting/Producing - Camera Operating/Assisting - Art Directing and set design - Location Scouting - Budgeting - Client Facing

2018

Runner

BBC

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Running in the studio/location sets and at base for filming of whole block (5 week period) • Shadowing the 2nd/3rd AD and taking roles on set/at base when necessary • Assisting 1st AD on Location Recce’s for next block of filming • Completing production paperwork including calls sheets and risk assessment • Adherence to Compliance and Health & Safety regulations

2018

Apr 2017 - Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As the founder and CEO I am required to make all final decisions regarding the brand. Alongside this, I also give creative direction and input into the brands plans. Other responsibilities include: - Managing team members - Liaising with contacts - Concept development - Basic designing - Graphical design - Marketing plans and research

2018

Creative Director

VIVA LIVE

Apr 2017 - Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • VivaNights is an entertainment platform that aims to showcase and celebrate different countries' cultures through the use of media content and events. Alongside this, we have a separate arm known as the Viva Foundation which is aimed at inspiring and challenging the next generation to be equipped to excel in the entertainment and creative industries. In my role I take the following responsibilities: - Creative/Art direction and concept development - The overall business strategy and business objectives - The different sectors of the Viva company (Foundation/US/Hall Party) - Ensuring our events produce sufficient revenue and are profitable. - Representing Viva's interests and talk for the company independently. - Administrative duties (ticket pages, emails, socials etc.)

2018

Creative Brand Consultant

My Runway Group

Mar 2015 - Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • My Runway Group is a platform for youth development and creative growth. Over the last five years we have championed activities that promote youth engagement in the creative art industry. Our mission is to keep creating opportunities for young adults to develop further their skills and confidence whilst having lots of fun in the process. The 'My Runway' experience has been shared with over 5000 people across the UK. We operate in three folds namely: My Runway Show, Youth Development & Charity.

2016

Art Director

Urstyyy

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Student nightlife events, celebrating the end of exam period and the academic year. I created branding, campaign concepts, marketing plans, advertising, branding image, while managing the actual event.

2013

Intern

Tarsus

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Market research for upcoming events. - Organisation of documents. - Managing accounting records using SAGE. - Preparing materials for future events

Education

2017

BSc (Hons) Business Studies

De Montfort University

Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • This degree prepared me for a career in business development and management. It equipped me with a broad, integrated understanding of the key aspects of business and the ever changing environment in which businesses operate. It focuses on applied research and management models which can be used to improve business performance. I also learned to analyse quantifiable information in order to make decisions. As part of my studies I had the opportunity to work with business professionals and local communities on live projects. This helped me to gain valuable experience and learn to critique business theory in practice.

2013

A-Level: Religious Studies, Business Studies, ICT

St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form

Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
  • London, United Kingdom

Awards

2006

Lambeth African Achievement Award

Lambeth Council

  • The Lambeth African Achievement Awards is a high-profile event recognising the academic success and achievement of Black African pupils in Lambeth schools. The occasion brings together families, pupils, schools and the local authority to meet, share and celebrate together, strengthening relationships between schools and communities and inspiring pupils to high achievement.