Jolade Olusanya

Director, Photographer & Poet

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Cinematographer - Film Director

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About me

I am a freelancer director/filmmaker, photographer and poet from East London. I'm also the Creative Director of a small and new media production house called Ronin Steps. I frequently travel with my craft telling the stories of the people, brands, companies and places I work with. As much as my passion is in film directing, I'm very interested in creating content for people and brands that derives emotion from the world and inspires interaction. My work has led to me working in Gambia, Cuba, Nigeria, Paris, USA and more places across the world. I'm also a parkour athlete and former international coach for Parkour Generations. Through my work, I'm actively building on ways to start creative educational and vocational platforms for people to actualize their creative ambitions. As a poet, I tell the stories of my life and others trying to create space for understanding and provoking needed change. Running workshops is a key part of my poetic journey. I've performed internationally (Nigeria, UK & Gambia) and worked with Viacom/BET, TFL, House of Commons, BBC and more. I was shortlisted in the Young Poet Laureate for London program in 2013 and presented to the Queen and this year I was awarded both the Outspoken Prize for Poetry and Overall Poetry Prize for 2017. Clients include: Sony Music/Columbia Records, Kodak, Expedia, Vapiano, EL AL Airlines, Tamares Hotel Group, Reuters, VO5, Dream Nation and more. Features include: WeTransfer, VSCO, Sky Sports, BBC, London Live, Metro, The Guardian, BET, TFL, Saint Heron, BBC 1Xtra and more.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Commercial Photography
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Editing
  • Camera Operation
  • Documentary
  • Film Production
  • Post Production
  • Director of Photography
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Word
  • Lightroom
  • Directing
  • Writing
  • Adobe
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Performance Poetry
  • Poetry
  • Director
  • Poet
  • Writing Poetry
  • Candid Portraiture
  • Photography Portraiture
  • Portrait
  • Photography
  • Freelance
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Creative Documentary
  • Corporate Content
  • Creative Consultancy

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    London Live

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    Self Employed

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      Sony Music

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      Work history

      Currently

      Director and Photographer

      Self Employed

      Oct 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I've been freelancing as a director and photographer for almost 3 years internationally for different brands, companies and people. My work is quite diverse but often involves acquiring and executing creative leads on a daily basis. I'm my freelance career, I've fortunuate enough to lead workshops in the areas I work in for both adults and young people. Clients include Vapiano, Sony Music/Colombia Music, Musicalize UK, VO5, TFL, BBC and many more.

      2014

      Junior Promo Producer & Continuity Co-ordinator

      London Live

      Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I was responsible for cutting and delivering promo for all on-air content streamed from London Live. My role also involved liaising with external talent and production facilities to make sure deliverables met company and Ofcom guidelines on time and at the required quality.

      2014

      Mutil-skilled Operative

      London Live

      Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I was hired at London Live as a Multi-SKilled Operative. My role included production, gallery operations, live studio camera operation via robot control systems, OB's, news bulletin directing, lighting and studio maintenance.

      2013

      Creative Director

      Youth Media Agency

      May 2013 - Dec 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I worked for the Youth Media Agency as their Creative Director in 2013. Youth Media Agency was the home of youth media in the UK. A social enterprise set up to connect and support youth media with young creatives, mainstream media, youth sector and funding streams. I set up interviews, oversaw their execution, planned creative briefs with stakeholders, produced screenings and sourced young people to work on creative leads.

      Education

      Currently

      Film & TV Production BA Hons

      Bucks New University

      Sep 2009
      • High Wycombe, United Kingdom
      • 3 years BA Honours course in Film & TV Production at Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe

      Awards

      2017

      Outspoken Performance Poetry Prize & Prize for Poetry 2017

      Outspoken Press

      • I was awarded both awards by Outspoke Poetry, one of the UK's most prestigious poetry communities.