Michael Watkins

Junior Producer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationCardiff, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsProducer - Photographer - Writer

About me

Personal Statement Your personal summary is your opportunity to summarise your key skills and achievements and include positive words that describe you as a person. Highlight the roles you have held and your key achievements to date. Avoid anything that narrows down your options too much unless you are only applying to very specific roles. Edit Personal Statement I am a highly graduate with a dogmatic eagerness to learn and experience more. Previously I have worked on BBC Radio Wales, Red Bull TV Live, S4C, Made Productions and other independent productions. I have worked on presenter-led and observational documentaries, formatted factual entertainment series and factual web films. I am a proficient self-shooter on C300, XF305/XF100 and Canon DSLR. I am experienced at shooting interviews, presenter PTCs, actuality/ observational sequences and GVs. My editorial skills include: - Finding and securing key contributors/interviewees and negotiating sensitive access. - Identifying great stories. - Setting up/assisting and producing productions. (low and high budget) - Scripting and creative writing. - Researching and condensing complex subject matter.

Skills

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Editing
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Premiere Pro
  • Research and Development

Work history

Currently

Junior Producer

Red Bull TV

May 2016
  • Salzburg, Austria
  • Full Time
  • As a junior producer my role consists of working alongside a senior and executive producing team beginning from the developmental stage of an idea to planning the design and production of the execution of a project. A key factor of my role begins with the pre-production research and development of an idea; this involves character development, location scouting and being a focal point of contact to external production companies. Once moving into the transitioning from pre-production to on site production work my role has often consisted of being the assistant producer for VT’s of the live production as well as multitasking as the edit producer. I’ve had the pleasure of working on such productions as Montreux Jazz Festival’s 50th anniversary, Concurs de Castells, Rallye Dakar, Rio Carnival, Tropfest, as well as Red Bull TV’s own original concept Mind Gamers. This unique opportunity has given me the opportunity to self-shoot, edit and produce on a plethora of different live broadcasts. Key Responsibilities • Researching unique events or sports. • Development of productions. • Communicating with external production companies. • On site talent/edit producing. • Strategizing with marketing teams on how best to activate projects.

2015

First Assistant to Producer & Researcher

BBC

May 2014 - May 2015
  • Full Time
  • As a Broadcast Administrator and as First Assistant to Producer. My role demanded a lot of versatility and flexibility, whether it would involve me contributing creatively, extensively researching and developing topical news stories, booking and scheduling guests and equipment or spearheading the required administrative paperwork. This experience was a keen insight into the development and team work needed for live broadcasts. I had the pleasure to work on such shows as, 'The Eleri Sion Show', Owen Money's 'Money for Nothing' and Rhod Gilbert's popular weekend chat show. Key Responsibilities • Admin and clerical, music copyright. • Study a plethora of unique stories up to a journalistic standard. • Booking and scheduling. • Development of programming. • Public relations.

2014

Researcher

S4C

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Freelance

Education

2014

Documentary Film Television

University of South Wales

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014