MY C.V

A downloadable copy of my CV is available at the bottom of this page for your convenience.

D.O.B: 14/02/1981

Driving: UK License/Car Owner

Nationality:
British


Education:

BA HONS Media Studies with Creative Writing and Video Production (Grade: 2.1)

Sept 2001-June 2004 Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, High Wycombe


MA Television Production (Skillset accredited Course)

Oct 2006-Oct 2007 University College Falmouth, Penryn, Cornwall


About Me:

As a self employed freelancer I work mainly as a Producer/ Director or 1st AD. I am however flexible, friendly and happy to try any role in any project. I have developed a healthy and broad range of practical production skills which I find makes me a desirable crew member for small shoots in particular. My major strength is in communication, nothing is more valuable on set. I have discovered a natural ability to bring crews together, hold them together and create a relaxed but highly focussed team environment which yields productive and mutually beneficial results to all members.

I have worked freelance on a large number of projects whilst co-running three interlinked companies concentrating on comedy, corporate video and film. I have extensive experience in TV, corporate, music promos, short and feature film, the commercial sector and emerging platforms. Along my journey I have worked with talent such as Ray Winstone, James Lance, Colin Murray and Rik Mayall and brands such as Toni & Guy, BMW, Costa Express and Nestle.

In my spare time, I direct and co-write a successful comedy web series available at www.handisland.com which has been played at Edinburgh Fringe 2010 and has a strong international following. I have also directed several short films, one of which has won several awards at festivals and another has played on the BBC big screens project across the UK. I also video mix (VJ) for clubs and bands, using an interactive live webcam setup mixed with preset graphics and videos.

My most recent project is a feature film starring Rik Mayall, which I have co-produced and 1st assistant directed. We are currently seeking distribution and entering major international festivals with the hope of a small theatrical release.

I am developing my film career with a varied slate of upcoming projects. I am also seeking to further my knowledge and experience in broadcast, with an eventual goal of producing/ directing comedy-drama series.


Television Production Skills


  • Single camera location shooting (experience on Sony Z1, V1, Canon 550D, 5D and 7D, PD170 etc)

  • Multi-camera studio and gallery skills (inc. live broadcast)

  • Avid, FCP and Sony Vegas experience

  • Research, proposal and pitching experience

  • Well developed production management, scheduling and organisational skills

  • Good knowledge of media copyright and libel legislation

  • Scriptwriting experience

  • Location scouting skills

  • Wide range of directorial experience

  • Sound recording experience


Production Experience


Corporate:

  • Costa Coffee – Technical Instruction Videos x 10 (Camera)

  • Fovea – Olympic Village Project (Camera)

  • BMW Corporate Video (Runner)

  • Fovea – Colliers CEO Public Address (Camera)

  • Visual Carnival Productions – IRIS Conference and 3 x Web Promo (Director)

  • Visual Carnival Productions – Keep Mobile Charity Promo (Self-shooting PD)


Commercial:

  • Grain Media – Nestle ‘Get Set Go Free’ Commercial (Runner/ Driver)

  • 16oz Productions - Tigi Commercial (Runner)

  • 16oz Productions – Toni & Guy Commercial (Runner)

  • Grand Visual Media – Outdoor Ad Campaign (Runner)

  • David Wheeler – ‘StartinTV.com’ Commercial (Sound Recordist)


Film:

  • Boiling Frog Films – One By One Feature Film (Producer, 1st AD)

  • Hanover Films – ‘Kung Fu Flid’ (Sound Recordist)

  • Dustlight Films – ‘Cold Kiss’ (P.A)

  • South West Screen – Pianissimo (Runner, Boom Operator)

  • Pightle Productions - The End Of The Pier Show (Director)

  • Fractured Films – ‘Marigold Joy’ (Production Assistant)

  • Visual Carnival – '364 Days Later' (Producer, 1st AD


TV:

  • Twofour Broadcast - Dirty Cows, Britains Best Homes (Personal Assistant)

  • Wedding TV – ‘Bridal Boudoir’ (Runner)

  • Silver River Productions – ‘Flutter’ (Runner)

  • Performance Films – Turin Shroud Documentary (Production Assistant)


Web/ Interactive/ Mixed Media:

  • Coffee Nation – Interactive Video (Self Shooting Director)

  • Fovea – ‘Firefly PR’ Website Promo (Director)

  • Blu Digital – Mobile Ad Campaign (Director)

  • Hand Island Web Series (Writer, Director)

  • Visual Carnival Productions – ‘Tobacconists’ various comedy sketches (Director)


Music Promo:

  • Visual Carnival – Duane Lamonte (X Factor) Music Promo (Director)

  • Section 114 Films – Sheridan Music Promo (1st AD)

  • Plutonium Communications – Jamie Leo Music Promo (Gaffer)

  • Ferran Films – Hannah Kirton Music Promo ( 1st AD)

    REFERENCES PROVIDED ON REQUEST

Ash Parker
07740 360605

media@ashparker.co.uk

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Ash Parker,
21 Feb 2013, 07:24
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