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I directed, recorded sound and edited my graduate film, Over the Fence. The short documentary provided an innovative insight into the world of academy football, detailing the journey of a sixteen year old North London school boy AJ Folkes who switches his school shoes for football boots to play for, at the time, Premier League team Queens Park Rangers. Filmed on Sony EX1, Canon 6D and Black Magic Pocket Camera Edited on Avid Media Composer
Leading a small crew filming a set of interviews with activists, filmmakers and scholars including Isaac Julien, Angela Davis, Dick Hebdige and John Akomfrah; during the Stuart Hall memorial conference. - Directing the set for each interview - Interviewing high profile figures Avtar Brah, John Akomfrah and Angela Davis - Recruiting camera, sound and editing crew - Booking studio space and equipment
Working on BBC2's The Culture Show during the production of Girls Will Be Girls, Tents - The Beginning of Architecture and The Royal Academy: Summer Exhibition. My role involved a combination of on location running and office running with my main tasks being transcribing interviews, background and historical research, ordering equipment, location scouting and booking, chaperoning talent and assisting camera work.
Running for Asaph Film allowed me to gain a valuable insight into small budget filmmaking. My role included an active involvement in laying down pre production groundwork, shooting on location and postproduction fine-tuning as well as general housekeeping tasks. This running experience has broadened my knowledge on filmmaking and illuminated the vital skills required for success that I have since applied to film work, including - thorough preparation and scheduling, clear communication, attentiveness and logical role assignment.
Media and Communications course specialising in documentary filmmaking. Completed a minor in Journalism. Received Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship.