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Personal Summary

Experienced Camera Assistant and Music Professional eager to enhance my current skill-set within the film sector as a Camera or Post Production Assistant.

Work History

September2015-present

Support Technician- Film & Television

Bath Spa University

Assist Students with  Editing, Camera and Equipment usage.

Supervise  the TV Studios usage out of hours for external clients, students and in-house productions

Troubleshoot faulty equipment and utilize the AMS(Asset Mangement System) to keep track of equipment for both staff and students

Film & Edit in-house productions such as International Conferences.

Assist lecturing staff out of hours with technical issues.

June 2013Apr 2016

Professional Musician & Tutor

Freelance

Performed an taught Irish music at:

Ethno Belgium, Ethno Norway, Ethno Australia and at the Turning Wave Festival in Yass, The National Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia.

Performed to a live audience at Dranouter Festival Belgium (2013), Shannonside Music Festival, Ireland (2014) The Turning Wave Festival & Woodford Folk Festival in Australia (2015).

Sponsored by the Irish Consulate in Sydney to showcase my talent at The Turning Wave Festival (September 2014).

Taught four students in the Sydney area Irish & European music weekly and held a slow session monthly for European Folk Music. [Sep 2014- April 2016]

May 2013Apr 2014

Camera Assistant (Northern Ireland & UK)

Empire Productions & Sid Said Sid Productions

Camera Assistant on two Feature Films: 

Arjun & Alison (2014) IMDB Credit Camera Assistant

The Best Years (2013)  Camera Trainee

Dec 2010Jul 2011

Production Co-ordinator

British Gymnastics

Produced TV quality short form videos for BGTV VODcasts, Coach Education Resources, and live gymnastics events. Carried out camera-operating, editing and graphics creation for the broadcast of live National and World Gymnastics Championships.

Traveled extensively by car  to locations in the United Kingdom to bring gymnastics events and stories to the online platform.

Oct 2007Sep 2010

Freelance Camera-operator

TVM Outside Broadcast Facilities- Ireland

Filmed horse-racing events broadcast live on the channel Sky At the Races from nine different Irish racing venues.

Gained valuable experience in using various cameras and lenses, rigging and de-rigging of heavy equipment. Travelled extensively.

20062007

Broadcast Editor/ Camera-Operator

Nemeton Productions, An Rinn, Co.Waterford.

Obtained 3 TV Broadcast credits for working on documentaries for broadcast on  TG4

An Cogadh Ciun - Editor          Man Bites Dog- Cam. Operator          Vinyl Frontier- Sound Op

Education

Sep 2006Jun 2007

Postgraduate Diploma in Television Production Arts

Waterford Institute of Technology

Studied this course entirely through the Irish language medium. Specialised in Irish Language documentary video editing & camera-operating.

Sep 2004Jun 2005

Digital Media 2:1

University of Wolverhampton

Interests

Performing  Irish music, seal-watching and attending concerts  and musical exchanges with other countries.

Certificates

Grade 8 in Irish Music (Distinction)                               BTEC Diploma in Communications & Media Production (Merit)

Train the Trainer (FETAC Level 6)                                   City & Guilds in Media Techniques

ECDL Level  2                                                                         IPAF Licence 3A & 3B

Full clean European (Irish) driving licence- 15 years driving with own car and  fully comprehensive insurance.

References

Norm  Merrigan

Festival Director- The Turning Wave, Sydney (Australia)

Email: normanmerrigan@gmail.com