China Yggstrom

Visual anthropologist, documentarist, video editor

London, United Kingdom
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About me

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

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  • Events
  • Film
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • HR
  • Project Management
  • Environment
  • Logic Pro
  • Writing Communication
  • Voice Over
  • Voice Talent
  • Analysis and Research
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Marketing
  • Video Editing
  • Documentary

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        Ipsos MORI

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          The Environmental and Health Administration of Stockholm

          Work history


          Independent Filmmaker & Musician

          Self Employed

          Sep 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • 'Guerrilla Tango' - in production, feature doc on queer tango and dance activism in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Co-direction/cinematography and video editing. 'Jasmine' - final 20 min doc about perfume obsession for Goldsmiths, direction, production, editing, camera and sound. Video editing for Ipsos MORI and Beckman's College of Design. Production Assistance for web TV pilot 'Relationsskolan' and BABYBABY music video production. Recorded and live performances, solo and in collaboration with Name the Pet, Kat Knix, Great Skies and Korallreven.


          Research Executive


          May 2016 - Dec 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Qualitative market research, in-home in depth interviews for video content, commercial insight analysis, gallery focus groups, content writing, production, voice over work, digital ethnography and moderating.


          Video Ethnographer

          Ipsos MORI

          Apr 2016 - Oct 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Qualitative, ethnographic market research, in-depth interviews, camera, sound, edits and field note analysis in the UK and Sweden.


          Economy Assistant

          Bar Association of Sweden

          Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
          • Stockholm, Sweden
          • Full Time
          • Reviewing revision certificates and education certificates for barristers. Administering letters of reminder and related correspondance. Registration duties.


          Marketing Co-ordinator

          Svensk Film

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


          Library Assistant

          Stockholm Public Library

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


          HR Assistant


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


          Production Co-ordinator

          Tempo Documentary Festival

          Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
          • Stockholm, Sweden
          • Full Time
          • 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.


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



          MA Visual Anthropology

          Goldsmiths University of London

          Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • 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.


          Aug 2012 - May 2014
          • Stockholm, Sweden
          • 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.


          BA Art History, Creative Writing, English

          Södertörn College

          Aug 2005 - Dec 2007
          • Stockholm, Sweden
          • 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.


          Foundation in Art

          Konstskolan Basis

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


          BA Cinema Studies, Psychology

          Stockholm University

          Sep 2003 - Sep 2009
          • Stockholm, Sweden
          • A broad take on moving images spanning classical fiction, documentary, TV and art video. Specialised 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.