I am a dedicated, technically minded and enthusiastic Production Assistant offering three years’ experience in the industry of arts, media and television. I am recognised for being motivated and creative with particular attention to detail. I consistently deliver high performance and strive indefinitely to achieve the best of my ability within any task that I approach. Alongside this, I have a passion for teamwork and communication, as well as being able to approach research and projects independently.
1st Class degree in Film Production from Bournemouth University
Level 4 HNC Diploma in Creative Media Production
Oct 2014 – Present
Production Assistant BBC Academy
Main duties performed:
Independent and collaborative research on various stories/locations
Liaising with professionals to create and develop media content
Organising and overseeing the smooth running of shoots
Assisting with the capturing of sound and visual footage
Doing post-production work on the recorded footage (editing, mixing, sequencing)
Proofreading, analysing, amending and interpret scripts
Pitching programme ideas to internal colleagues and external marketing companies
Coordinating fundraising events and special occasions
Securing rights and negotiating with writers for new screenplays
Organising meetings and interviews between producers, photographers, models, stylists, artists, actors and other third-party professionals participating in projects
Taking care of the needs of the crew and presenters on the studio floor
Maintaining a professional attitude when dealing with stressful situations
Scheduling room, lab and studio bookings
Processing and hiring out media equipment
Designing and printing labels for equipment
Jan 2012 – Sept 2013
Production Trainee Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd
Main duties performed:
Coordinating with the producer, director, and departments in planning meetings
Working closely with the editors on footage selection, editing and conversion
Responsible for being present at all production rehearsals
Responsible to schedule time lists and logos for post-production
Preparing and distributing briefing notes
Log Videos/DVDs and maintaining the media library
Maintain the filing systems and office supplies
Brainstorming new ideas for filming
Utilising social media to promote projects
Writing minutes during meetings and conduct regular administrative tasks
2010 – 2014
BA (Hons) Film Production
Media Theory and Context
Research Methods and Applications
Diploma in Creative Media Production
South Thames College
Result: Level 4 HNC
Certificate for a 7-week “Shooting Course” with Film Oxford Digital Media
ECDL (Level 2)
Excellent experience in sound and video recording
Excellent knowledge of production techniques for studio filming
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Movie Magic, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and other post-production editing software
Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
Creative skills in animation, design and visualisation
Great level of self-organisation and adaptability
Administrative and IT skills including use of Excel spreadsheets for budgeting
Hobbies and interests
I enjoy spending my free time keeping up-to-date with current affairs via TV and the Newspaper and I also regularly attend theatre performances across the country. I also attend a Zumba class twice a week as I have a passion for socialising, making new friends and keeping fit.
Mr Paul Harman Production Manager, BBC Academy Address: 14 Floor Rd, Devon, DU1 5DX Tel: 0743 6573 7895 Email:[email protected]
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Experienced Production Assistant with a strong track record in coordinating film and TV productions. Adept at managing schedules, liaising with crews and ensuring seamless on-set operations. Contributed to the success of the critically acclaimed film “Fire Journeys” by managing logistics for complex scenes and working together with 25+ other production professionals.
The achievements section of your CV is where you showcase your standout moments and successes of your career, education or personal life. You should include things like awards, promotions, impressive grades or any other accomplishments that make you proud. The goal is to impress employers and to show them what you are capable of.
Achieved high distinction in film production coursework at the University of Arts.
President of the Student Filmmaking Club at the University of London.
Trained junior assistants in efficient scheduling and time management techniques.
Employment and work experience
When writing this section of your CV, remember to share your work history starting with the most recent job and moving backwards. Describe your main job responsibilities and highlight any accomplishments using action verbs like “managed,” “coordinated,” or “achieved.” Keep it concise and relevant to the job you’re applying for to make a strong impact.
June 2020 – Present
Production Assistant Silver Screen Productions
Main duties and responsibilities performed:
Coordinated on-set logistics for major film shoots, ensuring smooth operations.
Assisted in the management of production budgets, contributing to cost savings.
Successfully managed a team of interns, providing guidance and support.
Supported post-production activities, including cataloguing and organizing footage.
Maintained inventory of production supplies and reordered as needed to prevent shortages.
Coordinating and maintaining the production schedule, ensuring all tasks are completed on time.
Assisting in the setup and organization of equipment and props for shoots.
Managing on-set logistics, including overseeing the transportation of crew and equipment.
Providing support to the director and production team during filming.
Handling administrative tasks, such as maintaining records and paperwork for production.
Managing inventory of production supplies and ensuring reordering when needed.
Education and training
The education section of your CV should include all your relevant qualifications from university degrees to A-levels, GCSEs, diplomas or any other certifications you’ve earned. Make sure to mention the name of the institution, the degree or qualification you obtained, and the graduation year.
2016 – 2019
BA in Film Production
London Film School
Degree Classification: First Class Honours.
Film Production Techniques
Creative Art Techniques
2014 – 2016 Results: English Literature (A), Media Studies (A) and Art and Design (B).
In this section, you can list your professional qualifications and training to highlight your specific skills and vocational expertise. Include any relevant certifications, courses, or workshops you’ve completed, demonstrating your commitment to staying up-to-date in your field.
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Film and Television Production – British Film Institute
Fire Safety for Film Sets – Film Safety Institute
Adobe Premiere Pro Certified Professional – Adobe Creative
Use this section to showcase your unique abilities and strengths that make you a strong candidate for the role. You should list both technical skills related to film and television production, such as camera operation, editing software proficiency or knowledge of production equipment, as well as soft skills like teamwork, problem-solving and adaptability.
Video Editing: Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro with experience in editing various film projects.
Camera Operation: Skilled in operating DSLR and professional video cameras, consistently achieving high-quality shots.
Technical Proficiency: Familiar with industry-standard software and equipment, including Final Cut Pro, lighting setups and sound recording.
Production Coordination: Demonstrated ability to manage on-set logistics, schedule shoots and coordinate teams effectively.
Equipment Maintenance: Skilled in maintaining and troubleshooting production equipment to ensure its optimal performance.
Production Software: Competent in using industry software like Celtx, Movie Magic Scheduling and Adobe Creative Suite.
Set Design Knowledge: Understanding of set design principles, contributing to visually appealing productions.
Time Management: Strong time management abilities to meet tight deadlines and keep projects on schedule.
Health and Safety: Trained in set safety protocols, ensuring a secure working environment for cast and crew.
Hobbies and interests (optional)
In this section, you can include your interests related to photography, film clubs or event planning. It helps employers see you as a well-rounded individual with qualities that can complement your professional skills.
Outside of my work, I’m an avid photographer, capturing visual stories through my lens, which complements my role in film production. I’m also a dedicated member of a local cinema club, where I engage with fellow enthusiasts in discussions about film techniques and production trends. These interests reflect my passion for visual storytelling and staying up-to-date with industry innovations.
Finally, you need to provide contact information of two referees who can vouch for you to the employer. Referees can include former employers, supervisors, tutors, lecturers, professors or colleagues who know you well. You should list their full name, job title, the company or institution they work for, their email address, and a phone number.
If you do not wish to disclose your references on your CV, you should write, “References are available upon request.”
Mr. Richard Smith Film Production Manager, Silver Screen Productions Address: 3 Oak Street, Kent, EC1A 1BB Tel: 01234 567 890 Email:[email protected]
Ms. Helen Turner Director of Photography, Cinemagic Studios Address: 56 Birch Lane, Manchester, M2 2CD Tel: 07890 123 456 Email:[email protected]
Tailor Your CV: Customise your CV for each job application by emphasising the skills and experience most relevant to the specific production assistant role you’re seeking. For instance, highlight your experience with on-set logistics if it’s essential for the job.
Use Power Words: Start your bullet points with strong action verbs like “coordinated,” “managed,” or “oversaw” to make your accomplishments more impactful.
Highlight Technical Skills: Showcase your proficiency in production software (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro) and equipment operation (e.g., camera operation) to demonstrate your technical expertise.
Show Your Passion: Mention any film-related hobbies or personal projects that showcase your genuine interest in the field, like volunteering on independent film sets or running a film blog.
Online Portfolio Link: If you have an online portfolio, hyperlink it in your CV to provide employers with easy access to your work.
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