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George Whale

Film & Media Technician

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About me

I am a competent and fast learner with a first-class honours in Media Practice (BA) seeking a professional placement/internship/work experience in the creative sector, offering skills in photography, film production and editing, with proven interpersonal communication skills. I am currently working as a technician for the film and media department at a local secondary school whilst I build up my portfolio/website and network in my spare time.

Skills

  • Photography
  • Camera
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Reliable
  • IT Competency
  • Trustworthy
  • Driven
  • Film Production
  • 35mm Photography
  • Organisation

Work history

Currently

Media & Film Technician

Graveney School

Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • The role of a film and media technician at Graveney School requires an excellent understanding of the use of new media technologies and the ability to manage resources and provide technical support to classroom teachers and students in lessons. The film and media studies department at Graveney is one of the most successful in the school, delivering GCSE and A-level Media Studies and A-level Film Studies. All creative, practical work is Mac based, so experience of Macs and programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro-X are essential. The department runs a number of lunchtime and after-school clubs and this post requires me to offer technical support and guidance when these clubs are running. In summary, my job includes:  Able to work well with both staff and students  ICT literate and interested in remaining well informed of developments in new media technologies  Genuinely interested in students and supporting pupils to progress  Diplomatic and considerate in their interactions with others  Well organised, good at time keeping and efficient  Able to work independently to develop projects and see them through  Able to act as a role model and ambassador for Graveney School and Sixth Form

2014

Media & Film Technician, Student Voice Co-ordinator

Graveney School

Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • 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.

Education

2017

BA (Hons) Media Practice - First Class Honours

University of Sussex

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 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.

Awards

2018

Manfrotto #SummerEssentials Twitter Competition 2018 - Week 7 Winner

Manfrotto UK

  • 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