Darren Stokes
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Darren Stokes

DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Darren Stokes
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Darren Stokes

DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Award Winning creative with 19 years experience in video production. TV promotions have provided me with a wide variety of skills, from Adobe Creative suite and script writing to directing and of course editing. Since 2017 I have worked on a variety of diverse freelance projects from sizzle reels, promos & feature film trailers, to corporate seminars, sales and event videos. "No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else"
Projects
  • This Time Is Forever
    This Time Is ForeverI was approached by Sacha Bennett of Three Wise Monkeys to edit this music video. The brief was simple, inter-cut the Drama Narrative with the performance. I approached this by cutting the performance first, since I had multiple takes and angles taking up a lot of video layers. It made sense to then take that sequence into another where I built the drama. Having established the rhythm and flow of the Drama narrative, I could then go back to the other timeline and adjust the performance to heig
  • QIPCO CHAMPIONS DAY WEB SPOT
    QIPCO CHAMPIONS DAY WEB SPOTCreative Directed, Directed & Edited spot to promote the 2019 QIPCO CHAMPIONS FLAT RACING SEASON with jockey Oisin Murphy. Produced by The Park London
  • BREAK OFFICIAL TRAILER
    BREAK OFFICIAL TRAILERB R E A K is a heart-warming UK thriller filmed in Sheffield’s Crucible theatre, London and Beijing starring Rutger Hauer in his last screen role. Filmed in Sheffield’s world famous Crucible Theatre, London and Beijing, this life affirming rags-to-riches story follows the troubled but talented Spencer Pryde (Sam Gittins) a gifted, inner-city kid, wasting his life on petty crime and violence, until a chance encounter with Chinese stranger and former ‘eight ball’ pool champion, Vince Qiang (David
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Work history
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    DirectorDazs8Creative Ltd
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance Promo Producing, Directing, Editing and Creative Direction Break "Official Film Trailer" for Scanner Rhodes and Break Films. Feb - Mar 2020 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4590390/?ref_=rvi_tt Me, Myself And Di Feature Film Sales Trailer for 3 Wise Monkeys Production. Jan - Feb 2020 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10565666/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_5 Multiple Projects for the Park London in 2019... inc their 2018 showreel. QIPCO Champions Day featuring Oisin Murphy. Various Successful Pitch reels inc Primark & Dreamworks Spirit Riding Free. SWIFT banking. Jan 2019 / May 2019 / Dec 2019 Seminar filming and post production editing. Sony Pictures Television Dec 2017 - Dec 2018 Working on spots for Sony Channel Africa, Sony Max Africa & True Movies Africa AMC Networks International UK Oct 2017 - Nov 2017 Working on spots for AMC, CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality and Extreme Sports Channel AXN- Sony Pictures Television Jun 2017 - Oct 2017 Working on spots for Sony Movie Channel, TruTV, True Movies and Sony Channel UK Parkhouse Pictures May 2017 - May 2017 Working on a Sales reel for MSND https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6926116/?ref_=nv_sr_7 A&E UK Mar 2017 - Apr 2017 Working on spots and interstitials for Crime & Investigation AXN- Sony Pictures Television Mar 2017 - Mar 2017 Working on Branded Drama spot for AXN Germany Turner Broadcasting Feb 2017 - Mar 2017 Working on spots for Cartoon Network & Boomerang
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    Senior Creative Head / Senior Promo ProducerSony Pictures Television
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Overseeing the teams creative output for On Air branding and promo communication. Motivating and inspiring creative briefs for my team, out of house companies and freelancers. Monthly makelist's, Budget allocation to projects and week to week overheads (VO, Audio engineers, freelancers etc). As well as producing, editing and directing promo and branding projects from start to finish myself.
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Skills
  • Directing
  • Directing Actors
  • Directing Animation
  • Leadership
  • Creative
  • Script Writer
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Creative Direction
  • Ideas Development
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Luton University
     - Luton, United Kingdom
Awards
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    AXN GERMANY DRAMA IMAGE REEL - ENG_VER_90Eyes & Ears Awards
    3rd - Best Editing https://vimeo.com/216492891
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    Hannibal S2 The Puppeteer - Sony Channel AfricaPromax Africa
    Bronze for Best Drama Promo https://vimeo.com/album/2740137/video/87085881
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