CV

William David Griffiths
Worcester, Worcestershire, UK (Ask for address)
07787839412 | William.Griffiths@mail.bcu.ac.uk
Profile:

As a hardworking and conscientious third-year Film Technology and Visual Effects student, I possess a wide range of skills in filmmaking from camera and lighting equipment usage, to Writing and Designing, to Editing and Visual Effects Compositing. Results-driven and eager to produce the very best work, I am looking to use and develop my abilities as a creative individual to gain work experience in TV and Film, with the aim of eventually becoming a Cinematographer.  


Key skills:

- Proficient IT: Word, email, Internet, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Autodesk Maya.
- Research skills: researching for essays using library and internet resources.
- Problem solving: A-Levels in Mathematics and Physics; involvement in low-budget projects with time constraints.
- Self-motivated: currently achieving only 1st class grades (≥70%) in my degree; working many hours outside of classes to ensure best results.
- Creativity: A-Level in Art and Design; designing 3D assets and 3D modelling experience; cinematography and lighting experience. 
- Communication:  Assisting customers in retail; liaising with film crews.
- Determined to learn: learning new skills through employment; learning from tutorials and creative projects.
- Analytic: writing reports for essays and evaluating successes and failures.


Relevant Experience:

‘Wake Me’ – Production for degree coursework
, Gaffer/Grip/Clapper/Runner/Health and Safety/Editor, Sep. 2015 – Jan. 2016

- Researching and writing Risk Assessments and arranging precautionary actions.
- Liaising with the Director, Director of Photography and Set Designer to achieve the look desired.
- Setting up lighting and camera equipment.
- Studio and location experience.
- Editing using Adobe Premiere.


‘Soldier’ – 3D Production for degree coursework, Writer/Director/3D Modeller/Animator/Editor, Sep. 2015 – Jan. 2016
 
- Script writing and storyboarding.
- Designed and created 3D assets and characters.
- Rigging and animating to a tight deadline.
- Editing: animatic from storyboards, previsualisation and final animation.


‘Three-point Lighting’ – Production for degree coursework, Director/Cinematographer/Gaffer/Cameraman/Writer/Editor, 15th April 2015 - 29th April 2015

- Script writing and planning shots.
- Directing talent and crew members.
- Setting up filming equipment.
- Studio experience.


Born Communication, Production Assistant/Sound Recordist/Cameraman/Editor,
12th Sep. 2016 – 2nd Dec. 2016

- Researching, idea formulation and creating storyboards during pre-production.
- Setting up and operating lighting, camera and sound equipment.
- Location and interviewing experience.
- Organising rushes, and editing idents and corporate films.


Green.TV, Motion Graphics Artist/Editor, 9th Jan. 2017 – 6th Apr. 2017

- Editing social media videos and corporate videos.
- Sourcing stock footage and music.
- Creating and animating motion graphics using Adobe After Effects.
- Modelling and UV unwrapping 3D assets using Cinema 4D.


Other Employment:

Healthy Planet Charity Book Centre, Volunteer, June 2014 - Aug. 2015
Organising stock, assisting customers, operating checkouts and working flexible shifts.

Oxfam, Volunteer Bookseller and Online Sales Assistant, 6th July 2015 - 21st September 2015
Photographing clothing items, stocking items online and in-store, assisting customers, operating checkouts, and working as a team and individually in a busy work environment.

Education and Qualifications:

2014 – Present, Birmingham City University:
BSc (Hons) Film Technology and Visual Effects
– Aiming for a 1st class grade.
Modules include: Content Acquisition, Image Technology, Film Industry, Production Techniques, Production and Distribution Technology, Studio Production, Professional Practice, Visual Effects and Compositing, 3D Modelling, and 3D Animation.  

2011 – 2013, Pershore High School, Sixth Form:
3 A-levels
Physics: A, Art and Design: A, Mathematics: B
 
6 AS-levels Including:
Extended Project Qualification: ‘Machinima: a new media medium?’: B, Geography: C  

2009 – 2011, Pershore High School:
12 GCSEs A-C Including:

3As (including Mathematics) and 7Bs (including Science and ICT Short Course)


Interests:   

- Cinema and Television: watching exciting and inspiring science fiction and dramas in both liveaction and animated mediums; learning techniques from ‘behind the scenes’ features; discussing film on technical and creative levels.
- Photography and Art: macro and landscape photography in spare time; drawing designs for characters and environments.
- New Media: watching internet videos and researching techniques from tutorials; videogames.
- Music: listening to mostly film and videogame scores and soundtracks of various genres.
- Literature: reading mostly science fiction and fantasy, as well as non-fiction, and writing scripts and novels.
- Sciences: interest in physics and technology. 


Professional references will be provided if requested.
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