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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Born and raised in London (UK), I graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a First Class Hons in Media & Communications - Film Fiction. Having initially begun my career as a photographer, I later discovered my passion for the art of moving images and decided to explore the art of video making along side photography. Based between London and Istanbul, my client portfolio include vintage fashion labels such as Prangsta and Gecko as well as music video work for globally acclaimed Dubstep bands Zeds Dead and DirtyPhonics (Mad Decent / Dim Mak Records) commissioned by UKF, Bristol based Dubstep musician Phaeleh (Black Acre/Hardlivings), Milano based electronic musician Seth (Skint Records) and a Film Short based M/V for French rap artist Sinik (Six-O-Nine). I have also taken-up a variety advertorial work for brands such as Brutus Trimfit, Häagen-Dazs, Turkish Airlines and Vodafone as well as documentary productions commissioned by Al-Jazeera and MTV. I currently work as a freelancer moving between London/UK and Istanbul/Turkey. Features & Publications: -- UKF (Dubstep) -- 1.4 - Onepointfour.co -- Outlook Festival -- Video Static -- Pigeons & Planes -- Fashion Beans -- DIY Magazine -- The Line of Best Fit -- Brooklyn Vegan -- Banané Magazine -- Nuove Arti Terapie

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Camera Operation
  • Directing
  • Digital Video
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Lightroom

Work history

Currently

Director & Photographer

Freelance

Jun 2011

2014

Director

Heavenly Recordings

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Directed an official music video for up and coming rock band Kid Wave (Heavenly Recordings/PIAS). The project was commissioned through OB Management (Director's Rep agency). My role included: Directing, Editing and colour grading. See projects list on profile.

2014

Director

UKF Dubstep

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Commissioned by UKF Music to shoot a music video for Dubstep bands Zed's Dead (Mad Decent) and Dirty Phonics (Dim Mak). Over 100,000 hits on the day of its release. Featured on VideoStatic. My roles included: Directing, Producing, Camera Operation + DoP, Editing (Premiere Pro), VFX (Aftereffects) and Colour Grading (Da Vinci Resolve). See project list on profile for more detail.

2014

Editor

Al-jazeera

May 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Commissioned by Al-Jazeera Turkey to complete the online and offline edits (on Premiere Pro) of the documentary 'No Strings'.

2014

Director

Brutus Jeans

Apr 2014 - May 2014
  • Produced a commercial in the form of a short for the British brand 'Brutus Jeans'. Featured and released by the Fashion Beans website, the video honours the label's ethos and its roots in skinhead history. My roles included: Directing, Producing, Camera operation + DoP, Editing (Premiere Pro), Colour Grading (Da Vinci Resolve), and Sound Design (Audition). See project list on profile for more detail.

2013

Music Video Director

Hardlvings /black Acre Records

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
  • Produced a promotional music video for acclaimed Bristol based Dubstep musician Phaeleh's upcoming album - 'Tides'. The video hit 17,000 views on the first day and topped over 30,000 views within the first week. Currently with hits over 100,000. My roles included: Directing, Producing, Camera operation + DoP, Editing (Final Cut Pro) and VFX (Aftereffects). See project list on profile for more details.

2013

Copywriter

Alametifarika

Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Worked as a Copywriter for Turkish Airlines at ‘Alametifarika’. My responsibilities include copywriting for print, television, radio & digital ad campaigns that included sports personalities like Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant, as well as directing interviews with Golf champions such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, liaising with their managers on behalf of the Turkish Airlines promo video for the sponsored World Golf Final event in Antalya.

2012

Music Video Director

Skint Records

Jul 2011 - Nov 2012
  • SETH - FLYING HIGH - (MV): Commissioned by Skint to shoot a promotional music video for Milano based electronica musician Seth's second EP. https://vimeo.com/48167422 (Official Selection for Zero Film Festival London 2012) SETH - COQUETTE - (MV): Was commissioned to shoot a promotional music video for up and coming electronic musician Seth (Skint Records) – for his debut EP ‘Cloud Gazing’. The selected track was titled ‘Coquette’. https://vimeo.com/27334301 (Official Selection for the Swedish film Festival 'One Cloud Fest' - 2012 and Zero Film Festival London 2012)

2011

Photographer

East London Photographers

Jun 2006 - Dec 2011
  • Work freelance with a collective group of Photographers known as the ‘East London Photographers Ltd’. Have developed the ability to work with others, good communication skills and patience. Esspecially noted for planning and composition in group work contribution.

2011

Executive Editor

F.64 Magazine

Dec 2010 - Aug 2011
  • I am the founder and editor of the online quarterly Film and Photography Magazine F.64. I enjoy and find it immensely useful interviewing people in the industry as I believe both myself and budding filmmakers can benefit from these glimpses into the industry as well as the words of wisdom that successful filmmakers can impart. Every issue also features budding filmmakers and their work. http://www.magcloud.com/user/f64magazine

2009

Assistant Producer

MTV Arabia

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
  • Was an assistant producer for 'Heat The Beat' Documentary for MTV Arabia filmed in Dubai. This was during an internship at D-Seven Motion Pictures in Dubai.

Education

2011

Media and Communications

Goldsmiths, University of London

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
  • Media and Communications with a major in Film Fiction.