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Ismael Ahmed

Filmmaker / Journalist / Editor

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationMilton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCamera Operator - Film - Graduate Journalist - Editor

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About me

Highly enthusiastic, well-versed visionary filmmaker. Recently, graduated with a Distinction in Creative Digital Film Production and completed a film on the plight of Syrian refugees, which was nominated by the Royal Television Society for best documentary in the London region. Great skills in leadership, creative storytelling, writing and use of technical equipment thus possessing the ability to transcend any project. Now seeking to further my experience and use my skills to create fascinating stories within documentary/film and journalism. Throughout my industry progression, I have become adept at generating original stories, developing strong contacts and producing imaginative content. My films and written work underlined by rigorous research have always reflected and scrutinized topical issues regarding the human condition. I challenge historical, political, social affairs and explore cultural paradigms while maintaining credibility through impartial, accurate and comprehensive representation of the story. I possess the highest qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have been nominated for awards and won. I will bring your company captivating content which informs, inspires and entertains thus providing you with outstanding results. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Interviewing
  • Research
  • Creative Storytelling
  • Writing
  • Social Media
  • Camera and Lighting
  • Photo Journalist
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Work history

2017

Researcher - TV

TRT World

Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Finding contributors, phone calls, emails - constructing arguments regarding controversies. Finding interesting angles and topical arguments, background research. Checking factual details. Constructing tentative schedules, setting up international shoots. Interviewing potential contributors.

2016

Media Liaison Manager

Bedfordshire University

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Luton, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Monitored technical equipment ensuring all operations ran smoothly. Helped students pick the right equipment for their projects. Distributed appropriate equipment.

2016

Camera Operator - Film

Runaway Media

Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
  • Luton, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Consulted with clients to develop proposed ideas from abstract notions to concrete finished products. Prepared moodboards to help illustrate ideas while filming performances at the Bangladeshi New Year.

2015

Editor - Film

Freelance Film Production

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Luton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Color graded images bringing out the vibrant nature of the seaside for a documentary called Young at Sea. Intelligently constructed the narrative in the edit creating a profound discussion about fishing and the human condition.

2016

Director - Film

Freelance Film Production

Mar 2015 - May 2016
  • Luton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Film titled: Remember the Name Creatively developed a vision to capture the life of a boxer leading up to his first professional fight. Prepared shot lists, monitored sound using a zoom recorder, researched the subjects background and intelligently interviewed all subjects to expose facts and construct a narrative. Filmed using a C 100.

2015

Director - Film

Freelance Film Production

Jan 2015 - May 2015
  • Zaatari Camp, Zaatari Village, Jordan
  • Freelance
  • Conscientiously directed and edited an award winning film (Oh Syria, My Syria) that captured the quintessential aspects of the Syrian plight to escape a war torn Syria and live life inside Zaatari. Shot on Sony EX-1 and Canon 60D. Wrote proposal for documentary that gained my crew access to film. Interviewed on BBC Television/Radio about the film.

2015

Director Of Photography

Bedfordshire University

Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Luton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Directed and wrote a 2.5D parallax still-image Neo-noir fiction film called The Last Man. Voice acted, used 5D Mark III for photography, helped the acting talent get into character, brought in makeup artists, lit scenes with tungsten lights and kino flos.

2014

Producer

Bedfordshire University

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Luton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Produced an award winning Surrealist film about the absurdity of human interaction called Light Bulbs and Ashes. Worked with lighting green screen and helped the director with script and directing. Filmed on a C 100.

2014

Production Runner

Freelance Film Production

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
  • Luton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked on an award winning film set. Assisted set-up and take down of equipment. Recorded sound. Held light reflectors. Grip work. Brief tutorial using an Epic Mysterium-X Red camera.

Education

2016

Master of Arts Distinction in Creative Digital Film Production

The University of Bedfordshire

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
  • Luton, United Kingdom

2015

Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours Degree in Media Production

The University of Bedfordshire

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Luton, United Kingdom
  • Received a First Class qualification as well as being awarded with Most Outstanding Contribution to Media Production. Further received a full scholarship to study at postgraduate level.

Awards

2015

Outstanding Contribution to Media Production

The University of Bedfordshire

  • Received for advocacy, time management and leadership skills. Producing the highest level content as well as helping my fellow students.

2015

Most Thought Provoking Film

The University of Bedfordshire

  • Won for creating a film that challenges film conventions and begs important questions about the human condition.

2015

Best Film - Oh Syria, My Syria

The University of Bedfordshire

  • Received an award for making the best film at my university.