Mel Brown

Photographer, Production Manager

Level
Mid Level
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I am an energetic, and proactive producer with a passion for storytelling within creative teams. Working as a freelance Producer / Production Manager and photographer, I have a wealth of experience working in large creative teams on a variety of creative projects in both still and moving image as well as experiential, delivering exceptional quality content, on time and on budget, and under pressure. I have a solution-orientated, positive attitude with a patient and strategic approach to problems. I am a versatile, adaptable team player with a huge amount of energy, I am eager to learn new skills from those around me and am driven to get the best out of every team and every member. With a transparent, honest, proactive approach to life, I take great pride and care in the work that I do, and the people that I work with.

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Skills

  • Events
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Photography
  • Production/project Management
  • Line Management
  • Agency Producer
  • Production
  • Production Admin
  • Production Co-ordination
  • Film Production
  • Moving Image
  • Stills
  • Photography Production
  • Events Photography
  • Events Planning
  • Advertising Content
  • Brand Content

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Jonathan Knowles (Advertising Photographer)

    Jonathan Knowles (Advertising Photographer)

    • Photography
  • TCOLondon

    TCOLondon

    • Publishing
  • The Outfit

    The Outfit

    • Advertising
  • A

    AML Group

    Work history

    2020

    Productino Coordinator

    AML Group

    Dec 2019 - Jan 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working closely with the Producer and agency team for the Vanguard ‘V’ CTV and Digital Campaign. Supporting the producer with booking travel, accommodation, organizing the call sheet and working directly with the agency team and the south African fixer company to ensure the shoot runs smoothly.

    2019

    Production Coordinator

    UK Fixer

    Nov 2019 - Nov 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working closely with the Production Manager and Producer for Twinnings Tea Infusions Series shoot in Central London. Managing logistics, movement orders, call sheets and locations details for the crew and clients shooting on location as well as travel and logistics for the Chinese crew and creative team. Main responsibilities included pre-production, as well as managing logistics on site and communicating changes to the crew, clients and locations team.

    2019

    Production Coordinator

    UK Fixer

    Nov 2019 - Nov 2019
    • Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working closely with the Production Manager and Producer for Microsoft Innovation Series shoot in Cambridge. Managing logistics, movement orders, call sheets and locations details for the crew and clients shooting on location as well as travel and logistics for the American crew and creative team. Main responsibilities included pre-production, as well as managing logistics on site and communicating changes to the crew, clients and locations team.

    2019

    Production Coordinator

    POPS

    Nov 2019 - Nov 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working closely with the Producer at POPs Production to finalise logistics, movement orders, call sheets, risk assessments and locations details for the crew and clients shooting on location for Samsung KX.

    2019

    Production Coordinator

    POPS

    Aug 2019 - Oct 2019
    • United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working closely with the production team to organise logistics, crew and facilities for the location DRTV shoot for Haven Holidays. Responsibilities included communications with all crew, resourcing and liaising with the location’s manager and site team as well as facilities, security and production team to ensure that all crew and talent had the correct information prior and during production. Assisting with call sheets, risk assessments and unit base facilities budgets.

    2019

    Production Manager

    TCOLondon

    Jun 2019 - May 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Supporting the producer and director to organise a crew to shoot a range of films following a UK explorer on their Canadian adventures. Securing filming permits, travel and accommodation, local adventures specific to the individual, flagging any risks and communicating with suppliers.

    2019

    Productioon Manager

    The Outfit

    Mar 2019 - Mar 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Supporting the producer to deliver the post-production of a new digital and social media campaign launch for Real Techniques beauty brand as well as planning and managing the crew for the following phase brand photography and live action shoots.

    2019

    Production Coordinator

    FreemanXP EMEA

    Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
    • Barcelona, Spain
    • Freelance
    • Logistics and project management support for a keynote and booth build for Mobile World Congress 2019 as well as Launch of the HoloLens 2. Managing change orders, department communications, logistics and schedule updates.

    2019

    Producer

    Wax/on

    Nov 2018 - Sep 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Planning and budgeting for a range of experiential events for Fred Perry. Including scoping and budgeting for the activations organizing and running the events, scheduling and management of the project delivery, as well as liaising with the client and creative teams and delivery of all creative elements to the Creative Team.

    2018

    Aug 2018 - Oct 2018
    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Planning and executing the B&Q brand film for their new range Good Kitchens. Including managing all crew and production team, budgets and location / movement details.

    2018

    Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Freelance
    • Working closely with the Slider Creative team to produce a range of still images shot on location in Dubai, that can be used across the brand, all media, worldwide, for Hilton Garden Inn Hotel branches. Client liaison, and production management including all production team and crew as well as shoot schedules, budgets and location management.

    2017

    Photography Retoucher

    Mel Brown Studios

    Feb 2017 - Feb 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Retouching for a look-book for Salt rock photography. This role required stakeholder management as well as time and budget management.

    2017

    Photographer

    Master of Jewels

    Feb 2017 - Feb 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Photography of the new spring summer collection for Master of Jewels. This included all shoot production, organising of models, make-up artists and stylists as well as location shoots, copyright, shooting and retouching involved for the production.

    2017

    Photographer

    Bucklesbury

    Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Freelance project shoot for Bucklesbury. This involved an extremely tight deadline, full retouching and ensuring that brand standards and identity were met.

    2016

    Producer

    Niki SImone

    Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • A collaboration producing a feature film called You, Me Us. As Producer I was responsible for ensuring that all the crew and artists had the information they needed well before the shoot and that all people involved were on time and met, budget needs and deadlines.

    2016

    Dec 2014 - Oct 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Working closely with the major Global Advertising Agencies to develop new Ad campaigns, as well as being responsible for the marketing of the Photographer to new and current clients. • Budget and quotation management • Project management • Maintaining and developing client relations • Social media and website development • Artist bookings and supplier coordination • Client liaison • Team management • Retouching and show reel editing • Management of retouching and image quality • Stakeholder management

    2014

    Photographer

    Madame Tussauds

    Sep 2007 - Dec 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Lead photographer on Global celebrity sittings, gathering the detailed information from the celebrity to create the wax-work. Managing the photography team and workload as well as documenting the wax figure process from start to finish. • Stills photography • Photo editing and retouching • Shoot production • Photography team development and training • File and database management • Ensuring images were delivered on time and on budget. • Managing workload of all team members • Managing celebrity relations

    Education

    2016

    Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner

    Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner

    Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
    • London, United Kingdom

    2006

    BA in Photographic Arts

    University of Westminster

    Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
    • Harrow, United Kingdom

    2003

    AB Foundation Diploma Art and Design

    Kingston University

    Sep 2002 - Jun 2003
    • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom