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WORK

I film and edit mini documentaries for award-winning new talent platform BBC The Social and have produced more than 100 films for clients of UK film and events company Speakeasy. I've worked on productions ranging in size from one self-shooter to 20 crew and cast.

 

In broadcast news, I was reporter, producer and editor for a UK cable TV channel in London, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Former business editor of The Sunday Times and freelancer for the BBC and Daily Mail. Writer for the World Economic Forum.  Previously on staff at The Herald, The Scotsman and others. 

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SKILLS

Experienced video producer, filmmaker, writer and journalist building my career in factual TV development. Demonstrable industry skills in: 

  • Ideas – generating and developing ideas for factual TV genres including specialist factual, formats and documentary

  • Research – including fact checking, casting and securing access

  • Writing – top lines, treatments, proposals and scripts

  • Sizzles – editing in Premiere Pro, Final Cut and Avid with found and self-shot footage

  • Design – designing professional PDFs and slide decks for pitches using PowerPoint, Keynote and Canva

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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Graduate with distinction from the industry-led MSc in Factual Television at the University of Stirling. This is a year-long postgrad programme focused on development and programme-making for factual TV. Our training included researching commissioners and their needs, developing and pitching ideas, designing proposals, editing tasters, filming with Sony FS5 cameras and Avid editing.

 

I have completed a number of National Film and Television School courses, including self-shooting with the Canon C300 camera; top tips for TV researchers and archive research.

 

I also have an MA (Honours) degree in English Literature from The University of Edinburgh