Directing & Writing ability
Post Production & Editing ability
Runner or Assistant ability
During secondary schooling, I studied Media Studies and developed a keen interest for post production. Throughout the course, I created two different short documentaries; one of these was based on the teenage binge drinking culture in New Zealand, and the other was about the societal beauty standards females face today. More recently, I also directed and edited a music video me and some of my old music classmates and teacher did for a local talent showcase in lockdown. You can check this video out using the following link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOky-HJf6oA&t=87s
Since February 2020, I have been employed as the Production Assistant on the kids television show What Now. Throughout that time, I have gained a wide range of skills, and have learnt what it is like to be part of a real production company working in a fast-paced environment. I have also learnt how important it is to be someone that your team can rely on to consistently show up, contribute ideas and complete the tasks that are set out to be done with crucial deadlines needing to be met.
While being employed at What Now, I have also been given the opportunity to be the Assistant Floor Manager and Audience Co-Ordinator in both studio shows and outside broadcasts. These experience offered me a whole different perspective and insight into the live nature of the shows, having to find a balance in communicating with my team while prepping/instructing our audience and guests on the show.
I think most importantly though, from all of this I have learnt that the key part to any role within a film & stage crew is communication, to ensure that everyone is on the same page to ensure that the production runs smoothly.