I'm a London-based documentary filmmaker and photographer, currently working as a Camera Operator for digital content productions. My independent projects are often inspired by themes of cultural identity and heritage. My most recent documentary short 'Arquivo', shines a light on the devastating tragedy of the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro and was recently nominated in the 'Best Documentary' category in Brazil. I was also recently selected to develop a short documentary about an abandoned scientific heritage site as part of the One World Media - Global Short Docs Forum 2020. My long-term goal is to bring the practice of intelligent and sophisticated documentary storytelling to develop online platforms and cultural organisations. I'd be more than happy to collaborate on a project that supports this mission!
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Projects credited in
- Jean Cooke: Delight in the Thing SeenDIRECTOR/WRITER An artist, a mother, a dove keeper. Jean Cooke RA was an eccentric artist with an eye for capturing the “delight in the things seen.” Through the eyes of an art collector and a close friend, this short documentary tells the story of Royal Academy artist Jean Cooke, from her turbulent marriage with celebrity artist John Bratby to the tragic demolition of her coastal studio, and how she forged her own identity through her paintings. More of my work at www.jessgell.com
Lead Camera Operator and EditorFutureLearn
London, United KingdomPart Time
I film contributors in a green-screen studio as part of a digital learning project led by the UAL Creative Computing Institute, which aims to transform the future of businesses through creative technologies. I also edit and finalise the production of the video content, which will be uploaded on Future Learn learning platform.
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- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Fluent Russian
- Creative Writing
- 35mm Film Photography
- Essay Writing
- Adobe After Effects