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Sam Barlow

Sam Barlow

Production assistant

Services provided: Video Editing - Photographer , Post production , Film Production Companies , Film Editors , Movie Production Companies , Camera Operator

Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne
£10.47 / hour
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About Sam Barlow:

Hi, my name is Sam and I am a Masters student in Film and TV production due to graduate in January (predicted with 1st Class Hons). I have completed a Bachelors in screen performance in which I developed skills on various aspects of pre and post production. I am currently looking for production jobs to further extend my skills in film and media. 

Experience

I have had a diverse range of roles in the film and media industry, primarily within a university setting. My experiences include positions such as First AD/Producer/Casting Director, where I was involved in developing production plans, handling logistics and budgets, and casting for a project at the University of Sunderland. I also worked as a First AD/Assistant for another project, where I managed time schedules, logistics, and assisted with various production elements. Additionally, I served as a Director/Editor for a music video, overseeing the production process and ensuring a smooth dynamic between the actors and crew. In my role as a Sound Editor, I was responsible for editing audio files, managing archival systems, and handling technical equipment for recording. I also served as a Producer for a video project, where I conducted production research, prioritised set safety, and managed communication between the team and the client. Furthermore, I worked as a Technical Assistant/Actor, contributing to camera setup, lighting configuration, and maintaining continuity during the shooting process. 

Below is the list of my specific skills: 

Camera Operation: 

Proficient in operating a variety of camera systems, including DSLRs, cinema cameras, and specialty rigs.

Editing Software: Experienced with industry-standard editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve.

Colour Correction and Grading: Skilled in enhancing visual aesthetics through colour correction and grading techniques.

Sound Editing: Familiar with sound design principles and proficient in using software like Adobe Audition or Pro Tools.

Lighting Setup: Proficient in setting up and manipulating lighting for various shooting conditions, including natural and artificial light sources.

Green Screen Techniques: Experienced in shooting and keying footage against green screens for seamless compositing.

Creative Skills:

Visual Storytelling: Adept at using cinematography techniques to convey emotions, themes, and narrative elements.

Art Direction: Skilled in guiding visual style of a project through set design, props, and costumes.

Adaptability: Able to creatively solve problems that arise during production and make on-the-fly adjustments.

Collaboration: Experienced in working closely with directors, writers, producers, and other team members to achieve the desired creative vision.

Attention to Detail: Keen eye for detail in framing, composition, and overall visual quality.

Production Skills:

Storyboarding: Able to create detailed storyboards to visualize scenes and shots before filming begins.

Script Analysis: Capable of analyzing scripts to identify potential challenges and develop effective shooting strategies.

Casting and Auditioning: Skilled in casting talent and conducting auditions to find the right actors for roles.

Location Scouting: Proficient in scouting and securingappropriate filming locations that align with the script's requirements.

Production Coordination: Experienced in coordinating

production schedules, managing crews, and ensuring smooth operations on set.

Budget Management: Familiar with budgeting processes, cost estimation, and resource allocation for film projects.

Avid Media Composer:

Advanced Editing Techniques: Proficient in utilizing

Avid's advanced editing tools, including multicam editing, trim mode, and segment mode, to create seamless and dynamic edits.

Media Management: Skilled in organizing and managing media assets within Avid's project structure, including AMA linking and transcoding.

Timeline Management: Experienced in working with complex timelines, using features like track targeting, sync locks, and track patching to ensure precise control over edits.

Education

I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Film and TV Production at the University of Sunderland, with an anticipated completion date in the near future. Throughout my master's program, I have been involved in producing, directing, and developing various projects, gaining hands-on experience and practical knowledge in the field.

Prior to my Master's, I completed a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sunderland, achieving a GPA of 2:1. 

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