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Bren Russell

Audio and Video Editor / Producer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationIreland
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  • ProfessionsSound & Audio Professional - Animator - Art Director


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  • Voice Over
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • RCS
  • Audio and Video Editing
  • Adobe Audition
  • Broadcast
  • Adobe Premier
  • Radio Production Producer
  • Podcast Production
  • Radio Commercials
  • Radio and Audio Production
  • Sound Forge Pro 11
  • Radio Imaging

Work history


Audio & Video Editor


Nov 2014
  • Full post production audio and video content for e-learning and staff training purposes. • Editing, encoding and compressing videos for various web formats. • Setting up audio studio and carrying out recordings of voice overs. • Editing and processing voice overs with EQ, Compression, noise reduction and setting loudness level to industry standard for web. • ID3 tagging and delivering audio at suitable format for various web formats. • Using creative post production techniques to resolve any errors in lesson slides and audio. • Ensuring quality of content whilst meeting post-production targets and deadlines.


Animator & Designer

Brown Bag Films

Jul 2012 - Jun 2014
  • I was initially hired by Brown Bag Films to work on the development of 2d Flash based animation tailored for an adult audience. Some of my tasks and accomplishments include: • Solely animated, edited and soundtracked 24 minute pilot episode for an adult comedy, which was subsequently commissioned for a full series. • Acted as animation director and production designer on the series (Newsbag), which was broadcast on 3e in Ireland. • Designed all characters and backgrounds for the series. Controlled the overall look of the show and visual comedy. • Directed a team of 5 animators to ensure a consistent and suitable animation style and took on any overflow animation and compositing work. • Worked closely with head writer, was involved in writers’ room and table reads and contributed to creative ideas. • Created show promos for pitches to US broadcasters. Following the production of Newsbag I have taken on a number of roles in Brown Bag’s development department ranging from 2D concept design, animation tests, animation composition, video editing, creating promos and working as an additional 2D artist on Brown Bag’s newest pre-school show Bing Bunny.


Audio Engineer & Producer


Mar 2009 - Dec 2011
  • I was hired as Programming assistant to undertake a number of tasks • Adding of audio content through RCS systems for relevant Programming. • On-Air Music & Library management • Scheduling music logs and assisting with maintenance of On-Air Systems (RCS Master Control) • Live sound operation for various shows. • On Air Technical Support • Assistant to Head of Music • Producer of ‘Guaranteed Irish’ – working closely with On-Air Presenter Dave Heffernan to produce an Irish Music show that was later picked up by Aer Lingus In-flight radio channel. In October 2010, I was promoted to Production Manager, undertaking responsibility to manage all studio production work from Sales & Programming, as well as keeping on my previous role as Programming Assistant. My responsibility as Production Engineer included: • Production of On-Air Commercials, including sourcing/directing Voiceover Talent to mixing with appropriate music/sound effects and mastering of commercials. • Production of Station Imagery. Working closely with Programming Director and station Voiceover artist to produce creative and broadcast standard imagery and programming content • Overseeing audio quality of all station output. • Programme and Production Administration – generating compliance reports for IMRO/PPI and managing accounts for Commercial Production.


Radio Production Tutor

Irish Vocational Educational Association

Feb 2006 - Apr 2007
  • The role comprised of tutoring two separate groups of up to 15 people: an adult group that met once a week on a year-long course and a group of teens who attended a week-long summer workshop. The ultimate aim of the course was to successfully gain FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards) certification in radio presentation and production. • I was solely responsible for devising coursework, based on FETAC guidelines. • I Evaluated students through continual assessment and workbook-based projects and administering exams which I devised, following existing course guidelines.


Animation Producer

Eyebrowy Productions

Apr 2005 - Jan 2005
  • I teamed up with 2 media students and created, an animation venture which became a viral hit in the music industry. As a team, we managed every stage of our commissions from writing, design, directing, animation, editing, post production, administration, correspondence and delivery. • Initiated an idea of creating low budget animated comedy for web. • Produced five four-minute shorts for Dave Fanning’s The Last Broadcast on RTÉ2 • Developed a relationship with Pod & Aiken Promotions to produce animated shorts for Electric Picnic music festival in 2005 and 2006. • Invited two years running to produce a series of shorts, screened live at the Choice Music Prize. • Successfully produced a 79-minute DVD entitled “I Prefer the Early Stuff”, which went on general release through RMG Entertainment. • Received positive DVD reviews from national publications including The Irish Independent (DVD of the year 2006), The Star, The RTÉ Guide, The Irish Times, In-Dublin magazine, Hotpress (DVD of the year 2006) and on Newstalk 106 radio. • Successfully adapted our model to target the UK market. • Commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland to produce 12 minutes content. • Commissioned by the Head of Programming in MTV UK to produce 10 animated shorts for broadcast on MTV2. • Produced comic strips for Hotpress magazine from 2006 - 2012



Audio Visual Media

ITT Dublin

Aug 2001 - Apr 2005
  • Creative Media Production