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Eleanor Veness

Freelance Production Assistant, Filmmaker, Screenwriter

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsResearcher - Production Assistant - Runner

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About me

Production Assistant – Researcher – Filmmaker – Screenwriter In my research I pursue the heart of the issue by asking key questions, exploring sources to capture key information, and encourage the imagination. My editorial and artistic experience creates strongly visual and experimental ethnographic media. I write screenplays that comment on diverse issues, using humour, observation and empathy. I produce for documentary, fiction, NGOs, social media, charities and social activism, and hope to extend my repertoire to include art galleries and educational institutions. I am most at home with project work, and offer the highest standard of creative output with a humanistic and academically minded core.

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Skills

  • Filmmaking
  • Film Editing
  • Film Producing
  • Script Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Running
  • Production Admin
  • Teaching
  • Arabic Speaking
  • Research

Work history

Currently

Collaborator/Freelance

WORLDwrite

Jul 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Collaborative work on ‘Women: A Success Story’: a film produced for WORLDwrite online content. Archive research, DVS camera training, transcribing, shooting on-set, producing for ‘The Battle of Ideas’ event at the Barbican Oct 2018. Freelance AVID editing, archive, research.

Currently

Freelance Production Assistant

Eleanor Veness

Jul 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance production assistance for documentary and fiction film production, freelance filmmaking for social causes, political events, charities and NGOs. I intend to venture into freelance work by using a combination of my film education, further education and acquired variety of experience and interests. Research, Co-ordination, Assistant Directing, Production Assistance, Screenwriting, Filmmaking, Storyboarding and Design

Currently

Producer/Screenwriter

Make A Difference Entertainment

Jan 2018
  • Hayes, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Producer/Screenwriter: From August 2018 I will produce and screenwrite for two collaborative documentary and fiction projects: ‘Rainbow Films’ on LGBTQ presence in British society; a documentary yet to be titled on diversity issues in the media. - 'Sam', a screenplay in submission for production. The story focuses on a queer teenage girl growing up in the South Asian Muslim community in 1990s North London. Production assistance for a film-making charity that encourages diversity in the arts. Variety of roles in film production, creating BAME, LGBT and women/non-binary friendly documentaries, short fiction films and online content. - ‘Pressure', a short fiction film about sexual harassment, to be screened at the BFI 07/18: First Assistant Director, Storyboard artist - ‘Oral histories’, a documentary about cinema and South Asian diaspora in Southall: editing, production assistance. - ‘The First Day’: Running, continuity and props for a short fiction film concerning racism in the government enforced policy of bussing in schools in west London in the 1970s.

Currently

Freelance Artist and Illustrator

Elly Veness Art and Illustration

Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • www.instagram.com/evenessart In the business’ first year, profits benefited cancer research.

2018

Apr 2018 - May 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • In-house and on-set running commercial, music video and documentary content for companies such as BBC 3, Channel 4, Viceland and The Guardian. Documented budget and expenses, on-set running for an Adidas commercial, research for brand promotional marketing, handling petty cash. invoice cataloguing and administration, office PA duties.

2018

Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Rogan has produced for BBC, Channel 4, Netflix, Al Jazeera and Panorama. Researched for documentaries for national broadcast, wrote transcripts for a documentary TV series; in-house running. Made initial contact calls for research purposes, on-set story scouting experience.

2018

Videographer

UNWRA

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Videographer for an event for the NGO UNRWA, a charity that supports Palestinian refugees.

2017

Welfare Volunteer

Nowhere Festival

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Internship
  • Trained in radical welfare practices; involved a combination of empathy, self-reliance and problem solving

2017

Dissertation Film Project/Creative Writing Teacher

The Excellence Centre

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
  • Hebron
  • Freelance
  • A creative and multi-dimensional project combining teaching and film. Students were native Arabic speakers who were taught to write creatively in English using a combined study of contextual references (e.g. William Blake poems) with introductory courses on the structures of creative writing (similes and metaphors, etc). The project was filmed and the footage and research contributed toward my MA dissertation, submitted 29th August 2017.

2016

Teaching Assistant

The Excellence Centre

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Hebron
  • Full Time
  • Teaching assistance with EFL classes of various ages and level to native Arabic speakers. I improved my conversational Arabic and communication, presentation and teaching skills.

2016

Production Admin

Thumbs Up

Mar 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Britain's Next Top Model 2017. Production administration: Supported the development team with initial research; read and sorted through applications and contacted successful applicants personally; dealt with various administrative duties; wrote transcripts for previous episodes to be used for subtitling; conducted market research and profiling for selected models; provided PA and runner support to the head of department.

2016

Assistant Runner

Smuggler London Ltd

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Assistant running for a commercial film company. Gained initial and thorough understanding of the film production process. General running and PA duties to the head runner and assistance to the whole company.

2016

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language to two classes of beginner and pre-intermediate level.

2014

SOAS Student Society Chair

Women For Women International

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Liaising with an NGO of the same name; an international organisation that aids women in war-torn countries around the world. Aiding the organisation of a student event for International Women’s Day. Administration, film screenings for SOAS events.

2014

Waitress

High Society

Sep 2013 - Oct 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Silver standard waitressing at events venues across London.

2012

General Assitant Intern

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Internship
  • Assistance with childrens' activities; administration, quality control for the collection and organisation of exhibitions; archiving photographs for the Museum's historic collection of Bermudian relics. Newly acquired skills and experience involved: Learning how to manage, describe, write for and catalogue the photography collection: a niche collection of old photographs and postcards documenting the history of Bermuda. I acquired the skill of learning how to manage photographs professionally, and how to catalogue them according to date and theme. Being involved in the administration, organisation and collection of display items for a locally prestigious exhibition – ‘The Charman Prize 2012’ – an annual Bermudian exhibition of local artists’ work in which a prize winner is selected, and other categories (e.g. ‘Best newcomer’) are nominated. It was the first time that I’d been professionally involved in the organisation behind an exhibition. I also gained a greater insight into the practice of valuing an artwork.

2012

Teaching Assistant

Artworks, Oxford

Feb 2011 - Aug 2012
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • The independently run art classes for school children have a different educational approach to that found in the curriculum of secondary and primary schools: Although GCSE and A-level age students are advised on their school work, the fundamental approach is to encourage the students’ development of ideas, content and experimentation with use of materials for the primary age children. Helping mentor, encourage and tutor GCSE and A-Level students with their coursework.

2013

Volunteer

OXMUS

Jul 2010 - Aug 2013
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Educational and OFSTED schemes at all museums in Oxford, Oxfordshire. Illustrated the pamphlet for The Oxford University Museum of Natural History Children’s Trail.

Education

Currently

Short Course Documentary Film Production

National Film and Television School

Jun 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Short course covering the fundamentals of documentary film production - Media law - Music clearance - Budget and Excel management - Insurance - The shoot process; foreign shoots - Post production, delivery - Health and safety - Expenses, VAT - PACT - Employment Law/Standard agreements - Disclosure and Barring - Broadcasters' Terms of Trade - PACT - Working with Children, GDPR, Compliance Gained solid understanding of how to produce a documentary practically and creatively according to a budget and framework of understanding of the topics above.

2017

MA Visual Anthropology (MERIT)

Goldsmiths University of London

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Masters' degree in ethnographic film-making. Trained in Premier Pro and Adobe Creative Suite. Familiar with a range of film-making equipment. Modules: Anthropology of Art Video Production Visual Storytelling Ethnographic Film Making Critique, Theory and Representation Ethnographic Film and Cinema Studies

2015

Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • CELTA standard teacher training in English as a Foreign Language.

2015

BA (Hons) Social Anthropology and History of Art/Archaeology (CLASS 2.1)

SOAS, University of London

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Societies: SOAS Women For Women International Society, ULU Buddha Society Please enquire for transcripts/module details.

2010

Associates Degree: History of Art and English Literature

The University of York

Sep 2007 - May 2010
  • York, United Kingdom
  • Incomplete on medical grounds. Gained thorough grounding in comparative study of text and the image. Societies: NOUSE Newspaper Society, PR and Marketing for the campus art gallery, yoga society.

2007

Art and Design Foundation (MERIT)

Oxford Brookes University

Sep 2006 - May 2007
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Final Major Project combined installation work: sculpture, text, painting and film.