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Lucas Hawkins

21 Kingfisher Rd
Tottenham
TE12 BY2
Mob: 079 3262 6837       Email: hawkins-lucas@live.co.uk

Personal profile statement

I am a professional, ambitious and highly skilled Camera Operator able to use a wide range of technical equipment, including professional cinematography camcorders. I have extensive experience working on a number of television and theatre projects, demonstrating an ability to follow artistic direction and the physical capability required on a professional production set. I am comfortable filming on-location and outside the studio with some previous work experience in live broadcasting.

Achievements

  • 2:1 degree in Media Production from Bournemouth University
  • Vocational qualifications in photography, cinematography and media techniques

Education

2011 – 2014BA Media Production (Hons)Bournemouth UniversityGrade achieved: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Digital Film and Applications (72%)
  • Audio and Video Production (68%)
  • Documentary Film (65%)
  • Fiction Film (65%)
  • An Introduction to Cinematography (60%)
  • 2009 – 2010
    Results: Media Studies: B Drama: B Creative Technology: B
    A LevelsBournemouth College
    2001 – 2009
    Results: 11 GCSEs at Grades A*- C.
    GCSEsBournemouth North High School

Work experience

Nov 2015 – PresentFreelance Camera Operator

Main duties performed:

  • Operating a range of high-resolution camcorders and handheld action cameras for various television and film productions
  • Analysing scripts to prepare appropriate shots and provide guidance to directors on how to film each scene effectively
  • Transporting, assembling and disassembling camera equipment across the country, before and after each day’s shoot
  • Rigging and de-rigging camera systems and patches
  • Using initiative and experimenting to overcome technical problems and create the right conditions for each shot
  • Following artistic instruction from directors and acting upon any feedback given
  • Liaising with lighting, sound and stage professionals to set up and rehearse complex shoots
  • Performing post-production duties (video editing, synchronising, framing, etc.)
  • Dealing with daily technical issues as and when they occur

Aug 2014 – Sept 2015Camera Assistant         TV24 News

Main duties performed:

  • Operating professional camcorders to record live studio and on-location news broadcasts
  • Adapting effectively to weather conditions and other technical issues experienced in outside broadcasting
  • Transporting and setting up equipment as part of the network’s technical team
  • Offering advice to presenters on how to achieve the best live shots and provide the most effective rolling coverage
  • Following direction and feedback from the head of the technical crew and broadcast journalists
  • Maintaining technical equipment, ensuring all cameras were in full working order and properly cleaned before and after use

Qualifications

  • Level 3 Certificate in Media Techniques
  • UAL Photography course (2 weeks)
  • MET Introduction to Cinematography course

Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to collaborate effectively with the various technical departments of a production team
  • A high level of technical expertise with extensive knowledge using a wide range of professional recording equipment
  • Highly confident composing an extensive variety of shots and performing complex camera moves
  • Extremely flexible with the motivation and patience needed for long shoots
  • A strong sense of creativity demonstrating initiative and an experimental nature when faced with problems on-set
  • Responsive to artistic direction and able to offer suggestions to production crews on how to achieve desired shots

Hobbies and interests

In addition to my professional career, I also run a small photography company offering my services at local events and festivals. I am also a keen cyclist, something which I feel aids me with the level of physical fitness expected in my work.

References

Mr George Hilton
Senior Camera Operator, TV24 News
Address: 20 Court Lane, Leeds, LE48 5DY
Tel: 0223 8892 7692
Email: hilton-george@live.co.uk
Mrs Julia Sanders
Media Lecturer, Bournemouth University
Address: 55 Fast Street, Hilltop, HO1 C5F
Tel: 0780 1251 8520
Email: juliasanders@bu.ac.uk

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Tips

  • Work experience: In order to secure a job as a Camera Operator you are usually required to have relevant work experience in the field. If you haven’t got any work experience it is strongly recommended that you take a voluntary job that will give you the experience of working within a media-oriented working environment. Your CV should largely focus on all your relevant skills, education and hobbies that demonstrate to the employer that you have the technical and practical background in order to succeed at this job.

Good Luck!

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OVERVIEW

  • SALARY RANGE
    £20.000 – £50.000
  • ENTRY
    Relevant Work Experience
  • WORKING HOURS
    38+ hours per week

Competencies

  • Computing Skills
    Excellent knowledge of and experience with IT and Media equipment
  • Communication Skills
    Excellent communication skills to communicate with production crew members and other professionals
  • Observation Skills
    Paying attention to every aspect of the task or project
  • Problem Solving
    To identify and solve technical problems
  • Teamwork
    Working with others in a supportive and constructive manner
  • Practical Skills
    Ability to use media tools and equipment in a challenging work environment

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