Spending over two years at BDP provided me with a solid production background. Here, I acted as intermediary between clients, suppliers and crew. Working under tight schedules, I helped to asset manage key components of several multimedia resources. This often meant combining the production and management of book-copy, interactives and video resources. Key clients have included the DCSF, QIA, HBOS, Cisco, MOD, and CarphoneWarehouse.
Video production responsibilities
- Conducting recce visits, risk assessments, searches for equality and diversity amongst video subjects.
- Drafting call sheets, liaison with other production houses, duplication houses, free-lancers and arrangement of transport.
- Drafting story boards, interview questions and participant briefs.
- Co-directing, producing and editing.
- Managing location, licence and participant photo and video agreements.
- Organising personnel for transcripts, voice-overs, digitising and logging.
- Working adjacent to editors to produce rough and fine edits for client approval.
- Negotiating rates, amends and deadlines with duplication, authoring and delivery houses.
Having exercised the above duties over several projects, I was able to develop a systematic approach to new video projects. The biggest of which was a series of videos for the QIA's Teaching Resources. Examples of these videos (including two interviews) can be seen to the right of the page.