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Lois Tagg

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Art Director - Creative Director

About me

Born and raised in London, Lois still resides in her home city. She is a freelance Production Assistant with a passion for films combining an important social message with beautiful cinematography. She is currently moving more into Art Department and Wardrobe. After completing her A-Levels at La SWAP 6th form, she went on to study Cinema and Photography at the University of Leeds. Here she focused a lot of her work around the media's influence in society; including a final film about the media and how it encourages prejudices against people based on their image. She finished her 3 year course with a 2:1 and went on to work at award winning film makers, The Edge Picture Company, for 2 years. It was here that she built up her experience and learnt what it takes to be a successful producer. Working mainly on corporate dramas she worked her way up to Production Assistant and started managing projects for Tesco, UKPN and the NCA. In May 2016 she took the jump into the freelance world. Here she delved into advertising and short films and has created video content for The Guardian, Visit Guernsey, McDonalds and Principal Hotels - amongst others. On the side Lois makes jewellery and pottery. She loves to travel and does a lot of street and travel photography - focusing on the day to day life of people in different locations. When photographing her home city, London, Lois always tries to see through the eyes of a tourist, capturing the everyday things that otherwise pass us by.

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Skills

  • Film
  • Budgeting
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Cooking
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to Build Productive Relationships
  • Ability to Assist on Photoshoots/ Both In-house and out in
  • Ability to Work Solo
  • Photograghy
  • Hand Sewing
  • Machine Sewing
  • Craft
  • Pottery

Work history

2017

Producer

Gutsy TV

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Produced the front and back of house due to the back of house team dropping out last minute. Organised all crew and equipment for the front and back of house production. Worked with my team to call the show and make sure everything was timed to our pre-arranged schedule.

2017

Production Manager

Cliff Edge Films

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Organised location and secured licensing. Managed cast on set and made sure members of the public did not interfere with filming.

2017

Production Manager

Pukka Films

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Found and hired locations for all 5 days of the shoot. Organised a cast of 25, making sure everyone had the necessary information and scripts and we had all we needed to get them into the home office building.

2017

Assistant Producer

Gutsy TV

May 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Ensured that a large cast got to set on time. Kept cast and crew knowledgeable about where they needed to be and how much time we had left at each location.

2016

Assistant Producer

Gutsy TV

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Found cast, organised a casting and hired the approved actors. Organised transport for filming around the UK. Organised a miniature model to be made and sourced all other props and clothing. Ensured that crew and cast were on set when needed.

2016

Assistant Producer

Drum

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Ensured that security was tight so that Little Mix were kept safe and there was no way the film would be leaked. Kept a large crew organised whilst ensuring the public were unaware of any filming going on in the McDonald’s restaurant. Managed extras on set to ensure no one knew Little Mix were involved until we were filming, maintaining the element of surprise.

2016

Production Manager

1st Avenue Machine

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Kept to schedule in accordance with tides and daylight hours. Worked with drone equipment and controlling large amounts of pedestrian traffic. Organised a large number of non professional actors, including young children, at a variety of locations; including beaches, chapels and castles.

2016

Production Runner

The Edge Picture Company

Aug 2014 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked on corporate films - often within the drama genre - generally having a very short time frame from script sign off to film completion. Created and altered budgets to ensure spending was on track and we were getting the best deals when hiring crew and equipment. Researched locations and actors in accordance with a strict brief and tight budget. Liaised with clients on ideas. Created realistic schedules, informative call sheets and accurate purchase orders. Ensured that crew, client and actors were kept happy and safe on shoot.

Education

Currently

Sep 2011
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • BA in Cinema and Photography

2014

Cinema and Photography

The University of Leeds

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014