- Teddington, GB
- £40 /hr
- Available now
My employment experience includes completing a contract as the âï¿½ï¿½Stills Assistantâï¿½ï¿½ and âï¿½ï¿½Set and Location Photographerâï¿½ï¿½ on the 22nd James Bond film, âï¿½ï¿½Quantummore...My employment experience includes completing a contract as the âï¿½ï¿½Stills Assistantâï¿½ï¿½ and âï¿½ï¿½Set and Location Photographerâï¿½ï¿½ on the 22nd James Bond film, âï¿½ï¿½Quantum of Solaceâï¿½ï¿½. In this role I was not only picture editing, producing image selections for release, and liaising with the Stills Director at Sony Pictures in LA, but co-ordinating and assisting the two stills photographers, who were working on separate units in different destinations across the world. This role demanded excellent organisational skills and accuracy. Throughout this contract, I solely managed the 25,000 stills shot during the filming of \'Quantum of Solace\', making me exceptional in cataloguing and picture research. I developed brilliant problem solving skills and built up fantastic relationships with my colleagues, including one of the most experienced Marketing and Publicity Directors in the industry.
In addition to \'Quantum of Solace\', I have worked on three other films, \'The Infidel\', a British comedy written by David Baddiel, \'Cherry Tree Lane\' due out in 2010, and as the Stills Photographer\'s Assistant on âï¿½ï¿½Band of Brothersâï¿½ï¿½.
Being a trained photographer with a BA Hons degree from the University of Brighton, I am Photoshop proficient and technically savvy. My software skills are of a very high standard and the Mac literate.
Area Covered: London, Surrey
Work Experience Summary: *PICTURE EDITOR
This role involved picture editing for a large broadcasting company, broadcasting to Northern Europe. I used my creativity and Photoshop skills to produce high quality press material. This role involved sourcing images, editing, retouching, and graphic designing. Managing multiple projects, including weekly schedule picture requests, and managing two other picture editors,was my responsibilty . This position largely involved the use of a variety of FTP sites. Throughout this position, I liaised with large distributors such as Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures, as well as northern territories including Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
*STILLS ASSISTANT / PHOTOGRAPHER
âï¿½ï¿½QUANTUM OF SOLACEâï¿½ï¿½ Film Production, Eon Productions
I completed a contract on the 22nd âï¿½ï¿½James Bondâï¿½ï¿½ film as the Stills Assistant. The role involved working in conjunction with the two Stills Photographers, working alongside the Director of Marketing and Publicity for Eon Productions as well as the two Unit Publicists. My duties ranged from organising actorsâï¿½ï¿½ approvals to archiving, picture researching and photo editing. I was responsible for all 25,000 images post shoot. I was often required to retouch, alter, compress and convert images. Working with other departments, providing reference images and stills, was a large part of this role. This position involved working closely with the photographic lab as well as the Stills Director at Sony Pictures in LA. I developed my existing technical skills, using studio lighting and FTP sites. I was also employed by âï¿½ï¿½Activisionâï¿½ï¿½ to photograph the sets both at Pinewood Studios and on location, to assist in the production of the computer game. In this position I frequently used my skills as a photographer, my software knowledge including PhotoShop, Nikon View and ACD See Pro and organisational skills. It was a demanding role, but I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.
*DESIGN OPERATIVE / PHOTOGRAPHER
The position initially involved working with granite, creating pieces of artwork to commerate individuals. After 3 months in the position, I initiated updating the photography and re-designing the companyâï¿½ï¿½s literature and website. Working closely with a web designer, the existing website was transformed. I designed brochures, advertisements, leaflets and exhibition stands, along with carrying out all aspects of photography. In this role I used my creativity, PhotoShop knowledge, design eye, and photographic skills.
*PICTURE EDITOR ASSISTANT
MIXMAG, Wesley Street, Central London.
My role involved cataloguing, image filing and attaining images to fit briefs. This was a valuable experience, seeing how a picture desk of a high profile magazine works.
*STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTANT
BAND OF BROTHER’S’ Film Production
I assisted the stills photographer on set. This was an excellent experience as I got an insight into working on a film set. I was required to work accurately, photographing stunts, within a fast-paced environment, expanding my knowledge and skills within a pressured context.
Education Summary: *BA Honours Degree in Editorial Photography
University of Brighton - 2001-2004
*3 A-Levels: Photography, Art, Psychology
Richmond-Upon-Thames College - 1999-2001
*10 GCSEs: (grades A*- C) including Maths: B, Science (Dual Award): B, Art: A* and Graphics: B.
Teddington Secondary School - 1994-1999