Mr Vernon

Writer/ Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

My freelance work has spanned many disciplines, formats and genres. Originally starting out as a documentary film editor, then moving into theatre; specialising in film & video design as part of the scenery & set. After moving to London, I began creating motion graphics for TV title sequences, directing documentaries on art & architecture & more recently directing & editing promos & TVCs for luxury brands. It’s great to be able to take on interesting and challenging projects, working with the client to come up with ideas to help tell the story. I like to get involved in all aspects of the production, from scripting, story-boarding, choosing locations, shot selection through to the final post-production stage until the film is completed - beyond the expectations of the client. All of the projects I have been involved with, have had something that sparks an interest in me. Having an inquisitive mind helps. Asking lots of questions (perhaps too many), doing lots of research, exploring different ideas, looking for influences and inspiration. When I take on a project, I immerse myself in it - taking an interest in every stage & every aspect, from concept through to delivery, & perhaps beyond… Over the next few years, I hope to explore more personal projects; directing arts documentaries on leading artistic talents across a variety of creative fields; painting, sculpture, architecture, music, & photography.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Editing
  • Commercials
  • Directing
  • Documentary
  • Editorial
  • Short Films
  • Photoshop

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Royal Shakespeare Company

    Royal Shakespeare Company

    • Performing Arts
  • T

    Tangerine Films

    • F

      Film 38

      • E

        Epoch Republic

        Work history

        Currently

        Apr 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • The Breakfasters is the vessel through which my creative writing pours...

        Currently

        Director

        Mr Vernon

        Jul 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Mr.Vernon is my shop window, where a selection of my work can be seen. The work spans a fairly short period of my career, but gives a good indication of the quality and style of my creative output.

        2016

        Director - Film

        Cafe Films

        Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Cafe Films allowed me to pursue many creative avenues for my directing work. I worked on a diverse range of projects from arts documentary to short films to TV commercials. The thread that has worked it's way through all my work is one of quality, regardless of budget or deadlines.

        2015

        Director & Editor

        Tangerine Films

        Nov 2010 - May 2015
        • Iver, Iver Heath, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • During my time at Tangerine, I directed and edited films and promos for several luxury brands, including Range Rover, Jaguar and Rolls Royce. I gained valuable experience at Tangerine, working with some of the best producers and directors in the industry.

        2010

        Creative Director

        Epoch Republic

        Dec 2008 - Nov 2010
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I was creative director of this boutique production and post production company, working with an experienced team of producers and directors to create content for a wide variety of clients. We specialised in creating unique films with high production values for both agencies and direct to clients.

        2008

        Head of Post

        Film 38

        Jun 2006 - Nov 2008
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I was head of post at this busy production and post production company, helping to coordinate a busy post production department and meeting with clients to facilitate their creative needs across a variety of projects, including short films, promos, music promos, TVCs and digital content.

        2006

        Jun 1998 - May 2006
        • Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • At the RSC, I was responsible for a very wide range of activities that fell outside of the usual creative services for live theatre. I was initially hired to help the RSC develop ways of working with film and video during stage performances by providing technical assistance. I later had more artistic and creative input by providing films and animation for use in theatre as part of the scenery and set design. My technical know-how coupled with my creative abilities helped me become an integral part of many large (and small) productions at the RSC.

        Education

        1991

        BA(Hons) , History of Art and English Literature

        Brunel University London

        Sep 1988 - May 1991
        • London, Uxbridge, United Kingdom

        Awards

        2014

        IVCA - Best B2C Promotion and Information

        IVCA Awards

        • Rolls-Royce Wraith Launch Film

        2014

        IVCA - Best Post-Production

        IVCA Awards

        • Rolls-Royce Wraith Launch Film