I am a freelance photographer with a 1st-Class Bachelor’s degree in Media Practice (BA) seeking a professional placement, work experience and assistant roles in the creative sector. Specialising in architecture, portrait and product photography with experience in film production, lighting, editing and various other practical media.
The role requires an excellent understanding of the use of new media and camera technologies and the ability to manage resources and provide technical support to classroom teachers and students in lessons. My responsibilities in this role include: - Managing the booking out of and maintenance of all cameras, tripods, lights, dollies and all other practical kit. - Creating/updating media displays throughout the department and school. - Archiving all coursework electronically and create DVDs and CD-ROMs to be sent to exam boards and upload coursework details and coursework examples onto the Graveney Film and Media blog. - Managing the ordering of equipment and booking of departmental visits to external locations. - Facilitate learning at KS4/5, by offering technical support to GCSE and A-level students on programmes such as Photoshop, Live Type, GarageBand, Final Cut and iMovie. - Assistance with preparing for and delivering the Photography A-level, both in class and through the provision of after school drop-in sessions - Preparing and maintaining the school’s darkroom facilities/chemicals. - Developing a bank of high-quality photographs of the school, site and students for inclusion in school publicity material including the prospectus. - Act as school photographer when requested (school events/assemblies/sports events/leavers days).
During my gap year, I worked full-time at my secondary school as a technician for the film and media department as well as being the student voice coordinator. I had many roles as my technician such as handling and renting out all the departments equipment, setting up lessons and assisting in-lessons, organizing student council events and prefect meetings with the school’s senior team. I created many films for different departments at the school to such as cooking & language films for foreign students; the sixth form production and many other show reels and instructional videos for my department. I also acquired a qualification in supporting in teaching and learning as my time as a technician too. I had a fantastic time being a technician and it’s what spurred me on to do a Media/Film related degree.
During my Media Practice (BA) degree course, I have participated in a wide array of different practices of media, using industry standard equipment and software. I have developed a range of transferable skills in my practical and theoretical modules. I specialised in photography, carrying out my own production for my final year project, which explored the relationship between brutalist/post-modernist architecture in London and UK rap/grime music, through the theme of symmetry. My degree has provided me with the confidence and skills to pursue a professional career in a variety of creative industries, in particular photography and filmmaking. I graduated in summer 2017 with a first-class honours.
I won £500 worth of Manfrotto gear for sharing my image of my own Manfrotto kit-in-shot from as part of @manfrotto_uk 's #SummerEssentials Twitter competition. See links below: https://twitter.com/manfrotto_uk/status/1029397356293312513 https://twitter.com/gwhale_photo/status/1029691643329433600 https://twitter.com/manfrotto_uk/status/1031540951674748931