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David McGovern

Senior Video CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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David McGovern

Senior Video CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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.
Projects
  • Stuckness
    Creativity plays a crucial role in exploring, defining and mapping our understanding of the future. So what happens when we can’t create? And how can we free ourselves from this anxiety-inducing state of being stuck? Stuckness, directed by artist and film-maker David McGovern, aims to reframe how we see creative block and feelings of uncertainty. In its current iteration, the platform uses dance, performance and moving image. The work is a collaboration between University of the Arts London, cho
  • New Masculinity
    In the wake of the #metoo movement, it’s clear that today’s mainstream perception of masculinity is broken. But many brands are perpetuating old stereotypes that fail to chime with changing consumer opinion. Our New Masculinity series on LS:N Global shows why brands need to help detoxify masculinity, and how they can diversify the narrative around what it means to be a man in 2018 and beyond.
  • Luxury Futures: Guestlist 2030
    In 2030 luxurians have replaced ostentation with meaningful materialism. But what prompted this shift away from opulence? Watch our speculative film on the future of luxury. Next year, the luxury market will find itself in a state of flux, challenged to balance the needs and expectations of maturing luxurians with the values and priorities of a new generation of wealthy consumers. As a result, elite experiences will be transformed by a more considered approach to sourcing, once-humble products w
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Projects credited in
  • The Future of Luxury: Guestlist 2030
    The Future Laboratory. Director: David McGovern DP: Stephan Knight
Work history
    Senior Video CreativeThe Future Laboratory
    London, United KingdomFull 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
    Visiting Lecturer | Moving ImageUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    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.
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Skills
  • Film
  • Moving Image
  • Video Art
  • Video Directing
  • Concept Creation
  • Brand Films
  • Video Installation
  • Creative Direction
  • Creative Pitching
  • Art Direction
Education
    MA Fashion Media ProductionUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - 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.
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    Communication StudiesDublin City University
     - 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.