Mark Forbes

Self Shooting Video Producer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

? 15 years experience in Broadcast I.T, Media Account Management, with exposure to prestigious clients: BBC, Sony, Disney, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures. ? Ability to develop trusted client accounts and grow revenue for the business due to providing oustanding customer service, with a positive and energetic attitude. ? Advanced IT and Web technology skills. ? Multi-skilled problem solving, using technical logic and innovative approach, exercising good judgment. ? Ability to plan and be proactive under pressure, prioritizing to deadlines and manage own workload. ? Excellent communication skills, exchanging ideas and information, within appropriate boundaries of confidentiality,to develop supportive networks to build trusted client relationships.

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Environment
  • Office
  • Troubleshooting
  • IT Management
  • IT Operations
  • IT Literate
  • Account Management Skills

Work history

Currently

Account Manager & Operations Manager

Loft London

Feb 2015
  • Managing my portfolio of business clients: BBC Worldwide and Getty Images. Responsible for all aspects of the business relationship with media services customers, developing strong relationships at all levels Actively seeking opportunities to grow the revenue derived from accounts Communicate and escalating issues with scheduled work to Head of Production and clients Progressing, resolving and reporting customer service and ensuring operational compliance. Co-coordinating work, scheduling and supporting the technical and creative teams as well as providing hands on technical support. Rebooting servers, recalibrating hardware. Supporting the production and creative teams to ensure client requirements and business deadlines are achieved.

2016

Production Manager

Digital Cinema United

Sep 2015 - Apr 2016

2015

IT Support Analyst

Barbican

Mar 2014 - Feb 2015
  • ? 1st/2nd line point of contact for all user IT related issues within the business. ? Answering incoming calls, emails and self-serve calls, handling them with the agreed service levels to ensure service desk deliverables. ? Maintaining a high level of customer service. ? Logging and updating all calls on the Service Desk, resolution of incidents and all requests, including - password resets, Active Directory and trouble shooting. ? Fully supporting the Barbican Centre IT Infrastructure.

2014

Account Manager

Potential Productions

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014
  • ? Managing a portfolio of business clients and building existing client base. ? Providing client support with company’s media infrastructure. Occasional film work, producing and directing. ? Attending and leading client meetings. ? Sourcing and securing third party promotional partners.

2013

Account Manager

Metropolis Studios

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
  • ? Full responsibility for DVD projects. Managing clients: Disney, 20th Century Fox and Sony. ? Supporting the creative team and quality control and video encode teams. ? Ensuring client needs are understood and service level agreements are met, building and strengthening relationships with new and existing customers.

2012

Account Manager

The Pavement

Dec 2007 - Dec 2012
  • ? Client-facing DVD/VOD authoring projects. Building a strong relationship with Sony & 20th Century Fox. ? Attending and leading client meetings. ? Brainstorming and implementing innovative creative content ideas with the in-house creative team to drive publicity for DVD releases and theatrical films ? VOD platform and DVD/Blu-ray production managing accounts. ? Monitoring and maintaining campaign budgets.

2007

DVD QC Operator

Ascent Media

Dec 2004 - Dec 2007
  • ? Working with clients: Sony, Warner, Fox, Paramount. ? Assessing video encoding issues. ? Technical understanding of tape and digital workflows and distribution. ? Monitoring and maintaining campaign budgets.

2004

Account Manager & QC

Metropolis Studios

Jul 2004 - Dec 2004
  • ? Managing DVD projects for clients: Sony & Disney. ? Writing reports for QC Manager and supporting the encoding team. ? Working independently, prioritising, and working to tight deadlines.

2004

DVD QC Supervisor

Technicolor

Sep 2001 - Nov 2004
  • ? Assessing DVD encoded assets. Menu navigation and video and audio qc. ? Writing QC report for QC DVD Manager and feeding back to clients. ? Managing a team of six DVD QC operators, and supporting the QC DVD manager. ? Line management, training and career planning of the junior QC team members.

2001

Assistant Producer

IMG Media

Dec 2000 - Sep 2001
  • ? Working collaboratively with a team of producers, designers, programmers, and artists to clearly define project scope, schedule project scope and effectively communicate to all team members. ? Working closely with teams to review quality and timeliness of deliverables, while assessing risk and providing creative solutions to maintain schedule and quality integrity. ? Successfully assist Producers to lead team to deliver milestones on time, on budget, and to high quality.

Education

2015

Windows 7 Support

IT Online Learning

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Windows 7 Support ~(MSA)

1997

Write a Script

Raindance

Aug 2015 - Aug 1997
  • Film School

1993

Communications Studies

Aberdeen College

Aug 1989 - Aug 1993
  • HNC

Awards

2015

Directed and Produced 9 films

2013

Documentary shown at Portobello Film Festival

2008

3rd Short film shown at Surrey Festival

2000

1st short film appeared in national newspaper

2000

Short film Shown at Raindance

  • 1st short film shown at Raindance Film Festival 2000