China Yggstrom

Filmmaker, editor and songwriter

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Filmmaker with multi-disciplinary background. Sweden native graduated from the MA in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College in 2015. Skilled for work in production, communication, editing, direction, concept development, writing, music (singer, songwriter, producer and performer), research and education.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Editing
  • HR
  • Project Management
  • Environment
  • Premier Pro
  • Logic Pro
  • Writing Communication

Work history

Currently

Independent Filmmaker & Musician

Self-employed

Sep 2014

2014

Library Assistant

Stockholm Public Library

Feb 2011 - Feb 2014
  • Administering loans in computer system BookIt. Guidance through the library holdings and other related chores.

2012

Economy Assistant

The Swedish Bar Association

Mar 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Reviewing revision certificates and education certificates for barristers. Administering letters of reminder and related correspondance. Registration duties.

2011

Marketing Co-ordinator

Swedish Film Institute

Jul 2011 - Nov 2011
  • Responsibility for the home page and social media. Writing press releases and news letters, communication with external collaborators and event assistance.

2011

HR Assistant

Uniflex Staffing AB

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011
  • Evaluating CV:s, holding work interviews, composing job adverts and candidate presentations. Administering staffing, time reporting and work contracts in computer system Intelliplan.

2011

Production Co-ordinator

Tempo Documentary Festival

Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Responsibility for organizing the creation of interiors and scenography at Sweden's largest documentary festival. I independently scouted the creative team from the architecture college of Stockholm and was their contact person to the festival management. I also took care of finding sponsorship for the materials used. Volontary work.

2010

CEO Assistant

Environmental Department of the City of Stockholm

Jan 2010 - May 2010
  • Secretary duties to the head of the department, preparing board meetings, writing protocol, travel bookings, correspondance etc. Also registration duties.

Education

2015

Visual Anthropology

Goldsmiths, University of London

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Film production resulting in a final 20 minute, individually executed documentary on a topic of choice. Theoretical courses in ethnographic film, critical theory and the anthropology of art.

2014

Project Management

Södra Stockholms Folkhögskola

Jul 2012 - Apr 2014
  • Project management, personal and group oriented leadership, creative development strategy, idea generation and managing a personal project. The latter meant producing, pitching and marketing self-composed music. The knowledge gained from this section was however generic and applicable in other situations involving project work.

2011

Cinema Studies Psychology

Stockholm University

Aug 2015 - Dec 2011
  • A broad take on moving images spanning classical fiction, documentary, TV and art video. Specialized courses in cultural theory with a focus on intersectional perspectives, film history and more. Neuropsychology and Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality Psychology. Reading of original texts by pioneers in the psychology field as well as recent research reports, theory, experimentation, interview technique and observations.

2007

Art Theory Creative Writing

Södertörn College

Jul 2005 - Dec 2007
  • A historically critical and in every course theoretically informed outlook on art history, contemporary art and architecture. Writing exercises in fiction, feature writing, translation, writing for the Internet etc. Also theoretical courses in the history of the written and printed word, creativity research and literature analysis.

2005

Foundation in Art

Konstskolan Basis

Jul 2004 - Apr 2005
  • One year full time education in painting, drawing, fine art, graphic art, sculpture, art history and an optional course in graphic design and illustration.