After graduating in Multimedia Journalism at Canterbury Christ Church university, I was given the opportunity to work for a Sky TV based travel documentary company; Globetrotter TV. Over the past year, I have directed, filmed and edited a range of programmes that span 8 countries. This was a brilliant chance for me to also pursue my dream of travelling. I have used a variety of camera, audio and editing equipment during this time, including HD and 4K cameras, osmos, drones, a variety of tripods and GoPros. This has helped me to understand cinematography in more depth and taught me how television and film production is created. Seeing my creative ideas come to life is so important to me. From the initial ideas stage, to the finished product, I thrive on creativity. I have also worked as a freelance videographer on a variety of projects that also allowed me show my creative flair. This included filming dance shows and a yacht lesson with American TV star, Jessie Pavelka for tech giant, Cisco. I have also created promotional videos for independent clients, catering for their every need. This has taught me not only how to film and edit, but also how to use the correct lighting and audio recording. I am especially interested in videography currently, with the view to become a director in the future and I believe that all of the skills I have learnt so far stand me in good stead for this dream.
This year, I have been working on projects with clients including making charity day videos and a promotional video for a public speaking coach. This has enabled me to become more confident when dealing with business situations and has also added to my directing, filming and editing skills. In addition to this, another project that I managed was creating a promotional video for a local tennis club which I enjoyed as sport is my biggest passion. Being a freelancer has developed my organisation and time management abilities whilst also giving me satisfaction when my initial ideas come to life and help others to further their business.
I have worked with Latota Productions on a variety of jobs, including filming dance shows and a yacht lesson with American TV star, Jessie Pavelka. This has furthered my filming and communication abilities as well as gaining more experience at working on my own, and as part of a team. This particular job was a team building exercise in collaboration with IT giant, Cisco.
Having a strong interest in Videography, Globetrotter TV contacted me regarding directing, filming and editing their Sky TV travel programmes. Over the last year, I have created shows in 8 different countries; France, Portugal, Cyprus, Antigua, Tunisia, Taiwan, the USA and Serbia. I have used a variety of camera equipment during this time, including HD and 4K cameras, Osmos, Drones, a variety of tripods and GoPros. This has helped me to understand cinematography in more depth. This experience has not only taught me how television production works but also how to create engaging, captivating and exciting content, as well as fulfilling my dream of travelling. This role also included working under immense pressure and to extremely tight deadlines to not only capture all of the footage needed but to also ensure that the programmes were edited in time to go out on TV. It was also necessary to work as part of the production team and alongside the presenters which have contributed to my excellent communication and teamwork skills. I also had to work independently to film general views and edit without supervision. (TV Credits and work examples available upon request)
In November last year, I worked as a production runner for the Pride of Britain awards. This was an amazing experience and has helped me to understand what it takes to stage such a historic and important event. Working in such a professional and high-pressured environment will set me in excellent stead for future tasks with tight deadlines. Some of my tasks included liaising and interacting with celebrity clientele and delivering documents and important items to various different departments.
I completed a week-long placement within the internal communications section of the Home Office. I was required to conduct in-depth research, attend group meetings and learn about the sector’s role within the wider organisation.
I gained experience in a variety of different things at Blue Rubicon. One of these was the simple ability to communicate confidently with fellow members of staff as well as high-profile clients over the phone and via email. This was a rewarding experience as I was able to interact with MP’s and undertake important tasks within the business.