Education / Qualifications09/03/2007 - 08/19/2009
Leeds Metropolitan University
MA Screenwriting (Pass with Merit)
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I have a passion for the media and have studied writing for Stage, Screen and Radio at Degree level, as well as a Screenwriting Masters at Leeds Metropolitan University. During my studies I have honed my creativity as well as strengthened my script development skills. I have the ability to generate original ideas as well as providing solutions to problems. In addition to my qualifications, I currently work as a freelance photographer predominantly in Manchester, though I have also undertaken commissions further afield. I have a portfolio that ranges from corporate work, including The Bridgewater Hall, to music photography for the Cultural Collage World Music Festival. I have excellent communication skills. I am used to dealing with people on all levels from working in customer facing roles, volunteering at events, to taking on photography commissions. I am highly organized, motivated and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.
MA Screenwriting (Pass with Merit)
2:1 BA (Hons) Film Studies & Writing for Performance
I am a freelance photographer working predominantly in Manchester, though I have also undertaken commissions further afield. I have a portfolio that ranges from corporate work, including The Bridgewater Hall whereby my images were used on promotional material such as brochures, posters and websites, to music photography for the Franca World Music Agency.
In this position I dealt with all aspects of marketing including copywriting, press releases, case studies, search engine optimisation, website content/design, mailshots and events.
I maintained the company’s social media outlets, including Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn. I have experience in designing, developing and producing marketing materials such as brochures, banners and company documents. I have been responsible for event/exhibition stand organisation, as well as attending events as a representative of the company.
I have written, produced, and edited a range of promotional videos for the company, ranging from presentations outlining the features and benefits of NQC's software.
Hired as a photographer for the world music festival based in Manchester.
Documented and assisted the crew during the filming of a music video for the artist Tiki Black.
Photographed the artist Tiki Black while performing at Salford Music Festival.
Hired to document the wedding. I arrived in the morning to capture the bride preparing for the event, the ceremony and reception.
Hired to take promotional photos of the cocktail bar for use on websites and advertising.
Hired to take photos of nurseries for use in marketing and advertising.
Hired as a promotional photographer to take pictures of the agency’s world music artists. Work has included documenting Kanda Bongo Man at Womad 2010, the closing act on the BBC Radio 5 stage.
Hired as the official photographer for the music festival in Manchester.
I volunteered at a community run online television station. Work inluded presenting and photographing their work at local events, such as the Bolton Food and Drink Festival which included guest chefs James Martin and the Hairy Bikers.
Hired by a puppeteer to take promotional shots of her work for advertising and use on their website.
Hired to take a variety of promotional pictures for the International Concert Series, whereby my work was used on brochures and posters displayed in and around Manchester.
Hired to accompany a member of staff on a job in Scotland where the company were fitting time lapse cameras to film the erection of a bridge. Photographed their staff at work for use on their website.
I volunteered as part of the crew during filming, operating Boom Mics as well as taking Timecodes. I worked with the director during location scouting, photographing possible sets in order to create a digital storyboard.