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John Dunster

Creative Video Producer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsScreen Editor - Videographer - Producer

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About me

I love being a creative producer, the spark of a new idea right through to the realisation of the project motivates and animates me. I have refined my skills over the course of my career, allowing me to know exactly what is needed and when, from pre to post production to produce engrossing and memorable videos.

Skills

  • Film
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Sound Design
  • Video
  • Design
  • Post Production
  • Pre Production
  • Producing
  • Production
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Cinematography
  • Storyboarding
  • Premere pro

Work history

Currently

Creative Producer

Iroko Partners

May 2016
  • Full Time
  • Designed on air content and launched two film TV channels from scratch: ROK movies on Sky UK and DSTV Africa, and re-designed two others: Iroko 1 & 2 Designed and produced on air promos and launched a music TV channel from scratch: Iroko Music on Canal + Producing film trailers, marketing reels and commercial promos for the world’s largest distributor of Nollywood content Answering complex briefs whilst having creative freedom to develop content Working directly with the Chief Creative Officer daily on creative concept and direction Creatively leading and managing junior designers and producers in both London and Lagos, Nigeria Producing and directing shoots for long and short form documentary films, with freelance sourced crews Directing sound engineer mixes with Offset Audio

2016

Creative Video Producer

News UK

Feb 2012 - May 2016
  • Full Time
  • Designing and creating video content for Commercial and Editorial projects across digital platforms within The Sun, The Times & The Sunday Times newspapers and their magazines, for large clients such as Samsung, Volkswagen, Doritos, Santander and Vodafone. Internal video projects for Commercial, such as pitch work, events, promos and awards, such as The Times & Sunday Times Travel Awards and the Media Week Awards. Brainstorming, scripting and storyboarding video ideas from agency briefs and proactive Solution and Commercial digital projects. Filming, photographing, editing/colourising and animating projects. Producing work to tight deadlines and to agency and client briefs, whilst understanding the News UK brands and their needs. Meeting with clients and agencies face to face to communicate and explore and develop creative ideas, and in order to get sign off on projects. Taking lead on creative projects from pre-production to post production, managing large projects that involve outside production companies and multiple freelancers. Working closely with print and graphic designers in order to keep the creative fluent and consistent across projects.

2012

Kit Room Coordinator

Nimbus Media Lighting

Apr 2009 - Feb 2012
  • Full Time
  • Managing a team in day to day running of a camera equipment facility company, preparing, maintaining, cross hiring and buying broadcast equipment. Responsible for staff training and ensuring all deadlines were met. Liaising with both company bookers and clients for all their technical needs. Up to date practical knowledge of camera equipment. Being first point of contact for freelance crews on large scale television shoots. Experienced camera assistant/focus puller/camera operator, (camera operator on 'London Marathon Promo 2010' (BBC), as a focus puller on 'Dr Gustav Grippenschaaft' (BBC pilot), or as camera assistant on 'Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows 7a & 7b, DVD extras' New Wave)

2009

Camera Assistant

Blue Planet Television

Mar 2006 - Apr 2009
  • Full Time
  • Preparing camera, sound and lighting equipment for wet and dry hires. Camera assistant on company television location and studio shoots, (‘Dead Ringers’ (BBC), ‘Mighty Boosh’ (BBC), ‘Party Piece’ (Objective), ‘Titty Bang Bang’ (Pett TV) and the ‘Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special’ (BBC)).

Education

2004

Broadcast Multimedia Technology

Sunderland University

Sep 2001 - May 2004

Awards

2014

News UK - Ambitious Values Award

News UK

  • Annual internal award given out at the News UK Commercial Awards (1 of 5 available), for outstanding work over the year. Won a campaign where I produced a series of five Volkswagen sponsored 'Dragon Den' style mentoring videos of small businesses, that ran over the course of a year with Simon Woodroffe (Founder of Yo! Sushi).

2013

News UK - Bold Values Award

News UK

  • Annual internal award given out at the News UK Commercial Awards (1 of 5 available), for outstanding work over the year. Won for producing 'The Beating Heart of Football Promo' (available to see in my Vimeo showreel). https://vimeo.com/68200718

2012

News UK - Ambitious Values Award

News UK

  • Annual internal award given out at the News UK Commercial Awards (1 of 5 available), won for creating seven sales video that showcase advertising tip ons and pull outs within The Sun's and The Times' magazines. https://vimeo.com/50125506