Tom Alex Helm

Tom Alex Helm

Video Producer & EditorLondon, United Kingdom
+ Info

63

Connections
Julie-Anne Vergez
Camilla Mathis
Richard Keeling
Tom Alex Helm

Tom Alex Helm

Video Producer & EditorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
- I am a Video Producer & Editor based in London, UK. - I have experience with major brands such as BuzzFeed UK, Universal Music and Gay Times Magazine. - I have a First Class Honours Degree in Graphic Design. - I love all things video.
Projects
  • The Pussycat Dolls Play Who's Who
    The Pussycat Dolls Play Who's Who
  • David Blaine Surprises Magic Fans With Card Tricks
    David Blaine Surprises Magic Fans With Card Tricks
  • Ant & Dec Get Quizzed On Geordie Slang
    Ant & Dec Get Quizzed On Geordie Slang
  • Trixie and Katya Play Slap Or Drag
    Trixie and Katya Play Slap Or Drag
  • Trixie and Katya Answer Commonly Googled Questions About Drag Queens
    Trixie and Katya Answer Commonly Googled Questions About Drag Queens
  • Brits vs Americans: Alcohol
    Brits vs Americans: Alcohol
+ View all
Work history
    Universal Music UK logo
    Universal Music UK logo
    Content Producer & EditorUniversal Music UK
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I joined Mercury Studios (formerly Eagle Rock Entertainment) digital team to grow our editorial output on our YouTube channel (currently at 1.64 million subscribers). Responsibilities include planning & pre-production, scripting, shooting & lighting, interview & direction, post-production, editing & finishing, thumbnail creation, and publishing. Operating in the music industry has bolstered my understanding of the legal processes involved in entertainment production that features copyrighted work, including: clearances, fair dealing (including quotation, critique & review), copyright claims, copyright strikes, rights ownership, & buyouts.
    B
    B
    Video ProducerBuzzFeed UK
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    In my two year tenure, a large part of my job was to grow the BuzzFeed UK YouTube channel. We grew from less than 10,000 subscribers to in excess of 190,000 (a 1900% increase). Additionally, we began our TikTok efforts earlier in 2021 and reached over 37,000 followers. From ideation, pre-production, and shooting, to editing, packaging & promotion - I produced, end to end, very successful videos. I am highly skilled, very adaptable, and learn new processes quickly and efficiently. During my time at BuzzFeed, I produced, edited and/or starred in over 130 videos. Working with our freelance editors, providing notes and feedback on pieces of content until they are up to a high standard. Creation of new workflows, implementation of new editorial tracking solutions, and kit tracking solutions. Frequently liaising with other departments, including social, posts, tech, sales, operations and legal to create the best content and keep the production process running smoothly. Many of my videos have become successful, repeatable formats which generate editorial interest, international virality, and platform revenue. My productions have amassed many millions of views across our social platforms.
+ Show more
Skills
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Retouching
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Photoshop
  • Content Creation
  • Premiere Pro
  • Photography
  • Idea Generation and Development
  • Entrepreneur Branding
  • Trend Awareness and Design Guidance
  • Pitches Presentation
  • Social Media Content Management
  • Producing
  • Video Content
  • Video Creation
  • Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Production Co-ordination
  • Production Budgets
Education
    U
    U
    First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Graphic DesignUniversity of Greenwich
     - London, United Kingdom
    I have achieved a professional level of craft and technical skills. I developed vital communication skills required to effectively articulate my understanding of briefs and execution of ideas. I have undertaken productive explorations of visual communication via interdisciplinary techniques. I studied under renowned designers and artists such as Vaughan Oliver and Alan Kitching.
Awards
    BAFTA logo
    BAFTA logo
    BAFTA Albert Sustainable Production TrainingBAFTA
    I attended a BAFTA Albert sustainability training in 2021. It provides the knowledge and skills to create productions in a more sustainable way. We covered environmental basics, industry impact, production case studies & carbon calculation.
    P
    P
    Open Water Diver / PADI Diver CertificationPADI
    I trained as an open water diver in Puerto Galera, Philippines. I intend to further broaden my skill set with the PADI Underwater Videographer course.
+ Show more