David McGovern

Senior Video Creative

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Artist, creative and director David McGovern makes films about being reflective and human in a sometimes fickle and transient world. Using both lo-fi experimental approaches and high-quality production methods, he explores what things might feel like and how things might be if we realign our perspective. In addition to his digital work and video installations, he interrogates the future of moving image through workshops, lectures and guest spots at various film festivals.

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Skills

  • Film
  • Moving Image
  • Video Art
  • Video Directing
  • Concept Creation
  • Brand Films
  • Video Installation
  • Creative Direction
  • Creative Pitching
  • Art Direction

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • UAL (University Of The Arts London)

    UAL (University Of The Arts London)

    • Design
  • NOWNESS

    NOWNESS

    • Television
  • The Future Laboratory

    The Future Laboratory

    • Education & Research
  • A

    American Apparel

    Work history

    Currently

    Senior Video Creative

    The Future Laboratory

    Dec 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Translating The Future Laboratory’s forthright thinking into a variety of moving image formats, including site-specific video installations and online campaigns. Working in tandem with the foresight and strategy teams, the role oversees creative video work from start to finish. : Develop new video content to illustrate the The Future Laboratory's thinking : Manage all creative video elements on projects, working closely with project leaders, client services and the design team : Developing creative moving image treatments and strategies to be pitched to clients, that will help them better understand and engage with the future of their business : Commission freelance visuals and audio, including briefing to deliver on time and to specification : Hone an aesthetic awareness for both The Future Laboratory and our clients, and keep abreast of new filming, editing and storytelling techniques across the creative industries : Track and monitor global visual research from a variety of sources : Manage content across company's video channels : Be called upon as senior video creative to present research for the business both internally and externally when required

    Currently

    Visiting Lecturer | Moving Image

    UAL (University Of The Arts London)

    Jan 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Lecturing in moving image at University of the Arts London, including Central St Martins and Chelsea School of Art and Design. The workshops and lectures encourage students to have a fluid, alternative approach to short film. The activity and advancement within moving image over the past decade is monumental. Wherever we choose to consume video content, we can’t deny that it has proved itself a dynamic and thrilling area of art and culture. We are at once gentle observers, discerning judges and greedy consumers. Thinking through Moving Image, a workshop designed by David McGovern, acts as both an introduction to moving image and the chance to use it as an innovative thinking tool. We begin by using the camera to simply observe and notice - the essence of documentary making. Following this, we manipulate the camera and image capture, exploring a variety of ways to experiment digitally. We discuss attention spans, the pace of images moving on screen, and the use of still image in video. Much like sketching, daydreaming or pacing the room, moving image can be used to develop ideas and further one’s thinking.

    2016

    Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance

    2015

    Visual Researcher

    NOWNESS

    May 2014 - Jan 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance

    2010

    Visual Merchandiser

    American Apparel

    Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
    • New York, United States
    • Full Time

    Education

    2013

    MA Fashion Media Production

    UAL (University Of The Arts London)

    Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Graduated with first class honours. Fashion Media Production (M.A.) aims to stimulate and cultivate innovative media practitioners and film and image makers. This course bridges the gap between core communication disciplines such as journalism, photography and styling with digital media practices and film-making.

    2008

    Communication Studies

    Dublin City University

    Sep 2005 - Jun 2008
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Graduated with first class honours. The course will give you a thorough understanding of the role communications play in local, national and international settings by teaching you how to think critically about communication in its various forms. It will also introduce you to the varied careers available to graduates and help you decide which interests you most. The programme includes performance, audio, imaging and video.