Melissa Cofie

Director of Photography & Videographer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Freelance visual content creator and BA Film Production Student with 4+ years of experience seeking a position in the Film Industry, with the added opportunity to develop professionally as an aspiring Cinematographer. Familiar with MS Office on both Windows and Mac OS, Adobe Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop and Final Cut pro X. I am a natural problem solver with a keen eye for detail, high tolerance for stress and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. As well as a fast learner, I also possess a productive attitude and efficient public speaking skills with the extensive knowledge and experience across a wide range of video production roles.

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Skills

  • Videography
  • Video Directing
  • Video Editing
  • Art Directon
  • Film Editing
  • Retouching
  • Commercial Photography
  • Corporate Videography
  • 1st AD

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F

    Freelance

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      NHS

      • Joined Up Thinking (JUT)

        Joined Up Thinking (JUT)

        • Social Enterprise
      • F

        FUBAR Radio

        Work history

        2019

        Photography workshop Youth Mentor

        Joined Up Thinking (JUT)

        Sep 2019 - Oct 2019
        • Deptford High St, Deptford, London, UK
        • Freelance
        • Assisting a small group of 16-18 year olds out of education to build photography portfolios Solely setting up tasks and presentations to support the teaching of Film & Photography Educating on the set up of the Creative Industry and walking through the importance of the key elements in Photography.

        2019

        Strawberries & Creem Festival 2019

        Strawberries & Creem

        Jun 2019 - Jul 2019
        • Cambridge, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Behind the scenes images of performing artists. Backstage access for portrait photographs. Full Behind-The-Scenes videographic footage covering performances of artists such as WSTRN, Mahalia and Young T & Bugsy.

        2019

        Ends Festival - Live Performance Videography

        GAKI Music

        Jun 2019 - Jun 2019
        • Forest Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP, UK
        • Freelance
        • Live footage of artist, Stargirl Amaka's performance including full recording and editing of three performance videos.

        2019

        Videographer & Editor

        Vapiano

        Apr 2019 - Aug 2019
        • Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London, UK
        • Freelance
        • - Filmed interview on location at Vapino (Totten Court Road branch) - Edited full video for IGTV - Videography & Direction alongside Josh Akapo of Joined Up Thinking

        2019

        Social Media Content Producer Intern

        FUBAR Radio

        Mar 2019 - May 2019
        • Caledonian Rd, London, UK
        • Internship
        • Live editing/Vision mixing during shows. Organising files into correct month, weeks and dates to avoid confusion amongst the social media team. Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, manually adding green screen title effects subtitles after transcribing promotional clips. Creating templates for flyers, posters and thumbnails for future promo content while creating thumbnails in Photoshop for Instagram promo videos. Replacing studio audio with microphone audio separately recorded in the studio Consistently generating new ideas in terms of social media content and methods of increasing engagement. Drafting and formulating captions for promo videos to be posted on all social media platforms, then using TweetDeck to schedule these posts hours in advance.

        2019

        NHS Organ Donation event - May 18th 2019

        NHS

        Feb 2019 - May 2019
        • Pond St, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG, UK
        • Freelance
        • Filming and editing footage from several video projects regarding organ donation. Full coverage of charity event. Working with illustrator Denzel Jessie, Liver transplant survivor Akua Kezia and spoken word artist BLAY to deliver several video projects.

        2018

        NEGUS Black History Month Photoshoot

        Freelance

        Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
        • 34, 639 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 8AA, UK
        • Freelance
        • Maintaining a strict routine of backing up rushes allowing a smooth process from production to pre-production stage Responsible for setting up lighting and sound when necessary

        2018

        Photographer - Sincerely Nude & ALICE’s LIPS Clothing Line Fashion Campaign

        Alice's Lips

        Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
        • Margate Beach, Margate, UK
        • Freelance
        • Sincerely Nude & ALICE’s LIPS Clothing Line Fashion Campaign Working independently as well as alongside a crew to a strict schedule on productions to ensure efficient use of time during the production stage. Filming and editing brand/campaign films

        2018

        1st AD ‘We The Women Not’ Short Film

        Freelance

        May 2018 - Sep 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • ‘We The Women Not’ Written & Directed by Alfiah Jade| Paying attention to detail of movement on set in an organised manner, in order to capture every moment of the production process. Casting and recruiting models and actresses Organising shot lists, equipment, schedule and weather with regards to location scouting

        2018

        2nd AD ‘AFRO BEAT’ Feature Film

        Freelance

        Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • ‘AFRO BEAT’ Feature Film, Dir. Ne Kunda Kinde Paying attention to detail of movement on set in an organised manner, in order to capture every moment of the production process. Conducting recce’s for location use prior to the shoot Photographed and shot footage, then edited by me and used for marketing and promotional purposes.

        2017

        BTS Photographer - “No Games” Music Video

        DWI Entertainment

        Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
        • Building (Black, 257 The Vale, Acton, London W3 7QS, UK
        • Freelance
        • Capturing behind the scenes footage of the make-up artists at work, the camera crew, dancers, models as well as the performances of the musicians. Paying attention to detail of movement on set in an organised manner, in order to capture every moment of the production process.

        2017

        Script Supervisors - “Hello, Hi”, Music video

        Freelance

        Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • “Hello, Hi”, Music video, Written by Khalil Madovi Maintaining continuity of the set between shooting of scenes. Recording the length of scenes, number of takes along with time and dates for editor in post-production.

        Education

        Currently

        Sep 2017
        • London W5, UK

        2017

        Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

        University of The Arts London (UAL)

        Sep 2016 - May 2017
        • London, United Kingdom

        2016

        Sep 2014 - Aug 2016
        • Camberwell New Rd, Camberwell, London, UK
        • A* Art & Design, B Sociology, C Biology A Level

        2014

        Sep 2009 - Aug 2014
        • Elephant and Castle, London, UK
        • GCSE, 5 As, 4 Bs including Maths, English and Science