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I am an artist and University of The Arts London graduate working in the medium of film. I graduated with a specialism in directing. I also work with photography and collage and am a keen writer. I am currently looking for my second professional position since graduating within the creative and cultural sectors and am open to exploring different opportunities. I have professional experience in administration, assistant producing, research, retail management and PA. I am currently studying (part time, evening classes) for an introductory certificate in counselling skills. I am also embarking on a voluntary position with a mental health charity, supporting people in crisis through phone line support. I am interested in the intersection between cinema and mental health. In the future I want to take my passion for cinema and combine it mental health through a career as an Art Psychotherapist. Over the next few years I will gain experience in the mental health sectors, continuing to create films and other art work, eventually taking an accredited MA an Art Psychotherapy. I am currently interested in finding a graduate position I can settle into within the creative and cultural sector, preferably with typical business hours.Locked Pro Plan feature
I was a Store Manager for Charities Advisory Trust, working on their annual Card Aid initiative. I was solely responsible for the running of a busy Card Aid pop up store in central London. I was in charge of managing all tasks surrounding the smooth running of the business. These tasks included: 1) Management of finance - cashing up, daily till reports, daily banking and weekly finance reports 2) Handling stock - liaising with head office on stock numbers and orders 3) In charge of sourcing volunteers, managing their rotas and tasks when at work 4) Responsible for all visual merchandising 5) Responsible for all PR and promotion of the store and the charity, including promotion of their other initiatives 6) Managing the set up and closing down of the store including liaising with external delivery companies and maintaining strong relations with my hosts
I was the research administrator on ‘Fifty Years of British Music Video’; a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and ran by University of Portsmouth in collaboration with University of the Arts London. Working alongside industry executives from production companies and record labels the project aims to select a canon of music video titles for the BFI national film archive as well as a Blu-Ray box-set distributed by Soda Pictures. The project will also create the first national database of British music videos free to access at the BFI and British Library. Some of my roles and responsibilities include: 1) Correspondence with industry partners at the BFI, British Library, Soda Pictures as well as with some of the world’s leading record labels, production companies, post houses, commissioners, music video filmmakers and choreographers 2) Sourcing master video files from filmmakers and their production companies 3) Researching contacts for lesser known video titles and their filmmakers 4) Handling various film formats, production delivery schedules and film digitisation options for the BFI’s national film archive and Soda Pictures 5) Label rights administration; dealing with different types of record label and artist contracts and music publishing 6) Research and copy for selected music video programme notes 7) Influence in deciding industry panel members 8) Handling important data such as Warp records music video donation 9) Administrating regular interviews with industry executives and academics at the BFI 10) Organisation and management of a large industry-facing event at the British Library and a panel discussion with some of the UK’s leading filmmakers at the 2016 Frame Festival 11) Overseeing international project trips; researching flights and accommodation, accompanying my manager on trips to ensure smooth running of meetings and interviews 12) PA to my manager, both project and personal related tasks
My short TV pilot Charly's World was screened at BAFTA as a part of the University of the Arts Film and Television programme 2015. http://cargocollective.com/florencescottanderton/Charly-s-World