I am a comprehensive producer of digital visual content. After my training at Manchester’s Granada Centre, I’ve gone on to create a number of social media campaigns, documentary shorts, promotional videos, and a wide variety of photographic projects. My work has been varied both in form and focus, having collaborated with clients such as Universal music, The British Council, and GVE fashion house to name a few. Not only am I fully versed in both the technical and creative aspects of video and photographic production, but my experiences in digital marketing enable me to shoot and edit with a clear sense of how my content will be best utilised across various platforms. The end-goals of my media, as well as the tight time-schedules of content production, are always at the forefront of my work.
- Faeroes RainwareWebsite, Social Media and Kickstarter Set to launch in Spring 2020, Faeroes supply minimal, British rainware, designed to weather all four seasons and last a lifetime. Handmade in Glasgow using the finest waterproof materials, their rainwear is characterised by its simplicity, functionality and ageless design, making them suitable for every occasion, no matter the weather. Anticipate the unknown. Weather the storm. https://dillonsteele.co.uk/faeroes
- Our Shared Cultural Heritage (Promotional Video)In collaboration with Heritage Lottery Fund, Our Shared Cultural Heritage is an outreach programme run by The British Council. The aim is to create a platform through which young people around the UK can explore the heritage links between Britain and South Asia, and in doing so, help guide the curation of museums and art galleries up and down the country. This short film was shot at a weekly workshop in Rochdale. https://dillonsteele.co.uk/our-shared-cultural-heritage
For the past 3 years, I have worked as a freelance videographer and photographer. I operate using the Panasonic GH range and various microphone and lighting set-ups. My work to date has been fairly eclectic. Some of my clients include: The British Council - promotional and event videos, primarily focused on the Our Shared Cultural Heritage outreach programme running in Manchester in Glasgow Island Records - Social Media shorts, event videography/photography, and music videos for newly signed artists. Chelsea Houseboat Community pressure group - resident bios and campaign videos Cult Wax Fashion - conception, shooting and editing of entire social media launch (video and photography).
Head of Social MediaParrallax Theatre
- London, United KingdomFull Time
Responsibilities included: Running twitter, instagram, and facebook feed for the company Producing content - shooting and editing videos shorts, photographs, and competitions Building, managing, and interpreting analytics of company website Interpreting data pertaining to outreach and impact of social media feeds Devising and scheduling content calendar for all social media platforms.
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- Digital Marketing
- Premiere Pro
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Photoshop
- Video Editing
- Microsoft Office
Masters in Visual AnthropologyGranada Centre for Visual Anthropology (University of Manchester)
- Manchester, United Kingdom
Distinction (1st Class) Widely regarded as the world’s leading school for visual anthropology, the Grenada Centre afforded me the opportunity to explore the link between academic and artistic approaches to lived human experience. I was required to engage in a wide range of documentary practices, namely film, photography, and soundscape, and had to conceive and complete projects to extremely tight deadlines. During this period, I utilised a diverse range of equipment including the Sony hxr nx5 handycam, Panasonic GH range, Canon EOS range, Zoom H6 recorder, Mixpre-D, and a wide array of microphone and lighting set-ups. The subject matter of my work was diverse and far reaching - from houseboat communities in Chelsea, to Northern Soul revivalists in Preston, to Gamekeepers in North Wales. Over the course of the year, alongside articles, soundscapes and photographic essays, I produced, directed, and edited three films: On shoot (10 mins), Life Afloat (24 mins), and The Family Album: Revisited (30 mins). All three received the grade of distinction. Skills gained: Conceiving, producing, directing and editing documentary films to extremely tight deadlines Technical proficiency in a wide range of professional recording equipment, set-ups, and editing software Application of ethnographic theory to filmic/photographic representation. Experience in various documentary styles and genres (event film, observational cinema, talking heads, essay film, cinema verite, archive etc.)