Leif Johnson

Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Side Hustles

About me

I've over 17 years experience, starting my career as an editor for TV before moving onto directing. I've worked on a wide range of projects from X-Factor content to DRTV/online ads for big & small brands. I can find the beauty in almost anything & I'm easily excitable when presenting a subject or brand in different, interesting ways. With 7 years working in ad agencies, I understand how they work & love collaborating with creative teams. My style is usually led by a strong musical aspect and is presented in a colourful and hyper real aesthetic. I also produce music & film in my spare time.

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Skills

  • Directing
  • Directing Actors
  • Editing
  • Edit Sound
  • Treatment Writing
  • Music Composition
  • Advertising
  • Creative Advertising
  • Creative Direction

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Invisible Artists

    Invisible Artists

    • Design
  • McCann London

    McCann London

    • Advertising
  • McCann Central

    McCann Central

    • Advertising
  • E

    Essence

    Work history

    2019

    Feb 2018 - May 2019
    • Solihull, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • In-house director of TVC and online content.

    2018

    Mar 2016 - Feb 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • In-house director on TVC and online content.

    2016

    Nov 2014 - Feb 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Director and editor of online content and adverts.

    2014

    May 2014 - Nov 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Director of online content and corporate promos.

    2014

    Director

    Essence

    Nov 2010 - Jun 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Director and editor of online content and corporate promotion.

    2010

    Director

    Punktilio

    Apr 2010 - Nov 2010
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Director and editor of online social content.

    2009

    Aug 2004 - Jun 2009
    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Editor and director of TV broadcast programs.

    2004

    Editor

    IFE

    Aug 2003 - Aug 2004
    • Knutsford, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Editing in-fight content for airlines.

    Education

    Currently

    Post-graduate diploma - Documentary Production

    University of Salford

    Sep 2002
    • Salford M5 4NS, UK
    • Worked on a handful of documentaries including a Granada ITV commission focusing on amazing people with disabilities.

    2002

    2.2 BA (Hons) Film with media studies and video production

    Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

    Sep 1999 - Sep 2002
    • High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    • Global film study with practical video production.

    1999

    B-TECH Dip, Media Studies, Distinction

    Oldham Technical College

    Sep 1997 - Jul 1999
    • Oldham, United Kingdom
    • Media studies: Journalism, Radio and Video Production. Practical based studies. Broadcast practical skills (TV and Radio), linear post production, photography and journalism.