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Dawn Davis

Head of Production / Production Consultant

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDigital Project Director - Producer - Content Manager

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About me

I’m a Senior Production Executive with a solid track record in digital, broadcast, multi-media and live events and what I do really is to create and deliver amazing content, whatever shape that takes. I joined Condé Nast’s Video department as a founder member in April 2015 and in less than two years have grown from a team of three to over 20. I oversee the production of short and long form content for Vogue, GQ and Wired and manage both the editorial productions and the brand sponsored content. A major part of my job is managing the internal and external stakeholder relationships. The bulk of my career has been spent producing live events from Glastonbury for the BBC to MTV’s European Music. I’ve also been Head of Production at Somethin’ Else overseeing production at this award winning multi-platform content company and also at Blink TV, where we specialised in festival coverage including the Isle of Wight and Bestival. I’m confident with productions of all sizes and budgets, from literally hundreds, to millions, all over the world, and of course the associated scoping, contracting and process for individual projects and department wide delivery. I really enjoy a challenge and working on fresh new ideas incorporating new technology to constantly keep addressing what content is right now, and what it will be tomorrow. I’ve got a calm and supportive approach, love of process (but never to excess), and I’m a strong team leader.

Skills

  • Broadcast
  • Brand Campaigns
  • Media
  • Managing Teams
  • Budget Control
  • Digital Executive
  • Video
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Production/project Management

Work history

Currently

Head of Production

Conde Nast

Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I am part of the founding team of the newly created department: we launched Vogue in 2015, and GQ and Wired in 2016. This has been an amazing opportunity to start from scratch with planning, strategy and operations in this renowned international publishing company. We have grown subscribers significantly from pre-launch and continue to grow views each month and worked with some of the world’s biggest talents in film, fashion, comedy and lifestyle. Our team of staff and regular freelancers now numbers 20, and our editorial content sits alongside our commercial content with projects for brands including Gucci, Haig, Burberry, Microsoft and Intel. We have won a slew of awards including two Webbys in 2016 for our first short documentary series.

2014

Head of Production

Blink

Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I joined media and production company Blink TV to oversee delivery of their output ranging from live music events, screens visuals, and documentaries. Festival coverage in 2014 included the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, USA for MTV networks and Bestival and Benicassim Festivals for Channel 4. I oversaw multiple productions, managed and hired the production and editorial teams including Directors and Producers, PMs and Co-ordinators. I also directly managed projects and reviewed technical workflows and oversaw post production.

2015

Line Producer

Freelance

May 2010 - Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • RICHARD III – THE REBURIAL – DARLOW SMITHSON PRODUCTIONS – CHANNEL 4 • November 2014 – March 2015 – two days of live coverage from Leicester ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL - BLINK TV - SKY 1 / SKY 3D / SKY ARTS • May - June 2012 - Line producer, delivering 20 hours of live 3D-TV for Sky including VTs. MICHAEL FOREVER TRIBUTE CONCERT - IAMBIC MEDIA LTD • Sept - October 2011 - live multi-artiste event at the Millennium Stadium. Shot in 2D and 3D. GOLDIE’S BAND: BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT - BBC CLASSICAL - BBC2 • May - December 2010 - Challenging documentary series filming behind the scenes with young people who have overcome adversity through music, ending with a concert at Buckingham Palace.

2010

Head of Production

Somethin' Else

Jul 2007 - May 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • At Somethin’ Else we combined new technology with fresh ideas and produced new and inventive content from websites to diverse short form content including award winning broadcast TV and radio. An average year would entail around 100 individual commissions: Digital projects include award winning website Super Me for Channel 4, online content for many commercial clients including The Guardian and the BBC, and documentaries for Discovery, Sky and the BBC.

2007

Production Manager - TV

Freelance

Jan 2002 - Jun 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • PRODUCTION MANAGER - DOCUMENTARY / STUDIO THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED - BBC2/BBC4 • Somethin’ Else - Acclaimed documentary shot on location in NYC with Gil Scott Heron THE WORD – CHANNEL 4 • Planet 24 Productions - 40 week run of this seminal car crash Friday night series featuring live music performances, stunts, VT films shot around the world, live studio, plus live OBs into the show from the USA, Europe and UK PRODUCTION MANAGER - LIVE EVENTS GLASTONBURY 2007/2005/2004/2003/2002 – BBC2/BBC3/BBC4/BBC HD BBC MUSIC ENT 60 hours of live TV from Worthy Farm, Somerset over 3 days. Coverage involves arial filming, 12-unit multi-camera broadcast operation, single camera filming and edit facilities, on site live presentation studios, remote links, plus site set up and event logistics. We operated as the Host Broadcaster and therefore co-ordinated all broadcast operations on site. MTV EUROPE • Staff Production Manager for 3 years from June 1994 for Specials Department, filming all over Europe and the US. MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS - 1994/1995/1996 The first three of the main event of this Landmark worldwide broadcast event from Berlin, Paris and London BEYONCE AT THE BBC - 2006 - BBC2 • BBC Music Entertainment - Live performance from this legend outside TV centre. READING/LEEDS FESTIVAL - 2006 - BBC 2/BBC3 • BBC Music Entertainment - Production on the Leeds coverage VODAFONE TBA, SERIES 1 - 2006 - CHANNEL 4 • Initial/Endemol - Series of programmes leading up to a live flash mob concert in different city centres UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME - 2005 - CHANNEL 4 • Initial/Endemol - Live multi camera OB featuring VTs shot around the world WOMAD - BBC4 - 2004/2003/2002 • BBC Music Entertainment - Live multi-camera, multi-OB in collaboration with Radio 3 AWARDS FOR WORLD MUSIC - BBC4 - 2005/2004/2003 • BBC Music Entertainment - Multi-camera OB in collaboration with Radio 3 LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2003/2002 - BBC4 • Somethin Else - Single camera films and Multi-camera OB