Peter McLaughlin

VR Director/360 Camera Operator

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About me

 

I am a driven, creative and adaptable media professional with a passion for pushing the boundaries of storytelling with new technologies. In having a film-making background I have used my prior skills and knowledge to develop a unique style in capturing and directing virtual reality based experiences. I am now currently working with WeMakeVR to create original content for an ever-expanding pool of clients across all different market sectors. I have an advanced understanding in strereoscopic 360 capture with various camera systems and how this translates into the post-production workflow. In November I directed the Project Orpheus VR Experience in partnership with the ACIN, MediaLab Amsterdam, AVRO-TROS, NL Film, WeMakeVR and AMP Amsterdam. The project is now currently on both the IOS and Android Market place. Since then I have been travelling globally to deliver the highest standard of Virtual Reality Cinematic Content.

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Editing
  • Directing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Cross Platform Experience
  • Creative Design Processes
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Vr
  • 360 Video Capture

Work history

Currently

VR Director & 360 Camera Operator

WE Make VR

Feb 2016
  • Full Time

2016

VR Film Director & Researcher

Medialab Amsterdam

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Full Time
  • I am moving to Amsterdam in the next coming month to work on a research project in Interactive Cinema technologies. The project will utilise VR Filming and narrative techniques to create a compelling story that engages the user. - 360 Video - Transmedia Storytelling - Virtual Reality - Cinematic VR Content - Immersive Story Telling - World Building - 360 Direction - 360 Lighting Design - 360 Art Direction - 360 Script Writing/ Concepting

2015

Edit Assistant & 2nd Shooter

Unique Visuals

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Freelance
  • I frequently assist the highly successful Unique Visuals on their cinematic wedding projects and corporate shoots across various roles both in regards to editing and shooting. - 2ND Shooting - A7S - Multi-Cam Editing - Run N' Gun Camera Work - Doc Style Filming - Time Management

2015

Promo Director & DOP

Menace Male Grooming

May 2015 - May 2015
  • Freelance
  • I directed a cinematic promotional video for web delivery that captured the atmosphere of the established Menace Male Grooming Room. - Branded Video Content - Social Media Marketing - Cinematic Content - Promotional Video Content - Creamy Slow Motion Shots - Bokah - Beauty Content

2014

Runner

Envy

Aug 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Full Time
  • providing cover for Front of House staff and assisting the Client Services Manager in supporting clients in the post-production suites and liaising with Office Admin regarding any faults or Health and Safety issues. - Logging - Client Services - Tape Deck Runs - Basic Offline Duties

2014

Assistant Camera Operator

Sony Cinema Europe

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Freelance
  • I was the assistant camera operator at the Sony World Cup 4k Project at Shepherd's Bush Vue Cinema - Sony Cinema Camera Operation - Cine Alta F55 Camera - 4K -UHD - Ultra HD - VUE Cinema Projection - Corporate - Interviews - Audience Reactions

2014

The Hampshire Highwayman

Mirror Image Productions

Jan 2015 - Jul 2014
  • Full Time
  • A Dark Comedy set in the 18th Century. Though online crowd funding we were able to use stunt horses, live weapons, and a medieval vault to bring this film to life, The project was shot using the RED Scarlet in 4k.

2014

Videographer

The Big Green Egg UK

May 2013 - May 2014
  • Freelance
  • I created a series of videos for the client's website. These videos were used as part of a marketing strategy to promote the sales of the company's product. - Web Series - Crane/ Jib Operation - White Wall Studio Lighting - Product Placement - Online Video Marketing - YouTube - Cross Platform

2013

Glastonbury News Director

Solent Productions

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Freelance
  • I was the acting News Director for Glastonbury's official YouTube channel. I interviewed the likes of BeadyEye and was part of a politics package that included an interview with the late politician Tony Benn.

2013

Videographer

Marks Spencer

May 2013 - May 2013
  • Freelance
  • An internal corporate video for the supermarket chain. The video was used to convey the importance of the company's cost improvement programme to other stores.

Education

2014

1st Class Honours Television Video Production

Southampton Solent University

Oct 2011 - Jul 2014
  • I was awarded a first class honours in Television and Video Production in 2014. The course covered all areas of production from scripting, storyboarding, shooting and lighting. I am multi-disciplined and have had experience in working on both long form and short form projects, from documentaries to short film to live events.

Awards

2013

BBC College of Production Competition Winners

BBC

  • I was part of the winning team in the BBC's College of Production competition in 2013. The video is featured on the college of production section on the BBC Website and in winning the prize we were given a masterclass with BBC Camera Technicians http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/production/article/art20140703090955671