|From JV TV CV|
Fig.1. Reconstruction of a traffic accident for a regional PR awareness and training campaign working with all the emeregency services.
Corporate Communications Consultancy
Scoping of internal and external use of video online, for events, in training, colleague and stakeholder communications to support learning and development, marketing, sales and PR. Drawing on production experience in the UK and France for national and international organisations including retail, pharmaceuticals, car manufacture, fashion, government ministries (Depart of Health, French Ministry of Culture), utilities, nuclear power, logistics and distribution, education (all sectors) and many others … travel industry, sport and light entertainment. Researching and preparing a creative brief, development of project proposals. Able to assemble and lead project teams if desired as an internal contractor or external supplier drawing on talented team players with a track record in video (TV and film) , events, multimedia and e-learning.
Social Media Communications and learning
Strategy for using social media for internal and external communications, building and maintaining relationships, seeding and moderating discussions. Happy to present on use of platforms such as Linkedin and WordPress in person and online. Considerable blogging experience with some 2 million words online having blogged most days since 1999. Happy to run workshops or support and mentor individuals as they begin their blogging and social media journey.
From workshops and finely tuned creative brief, to proposal documents and scripts. Running half day, day long or weekend workshops to understand ‘messy’ problems.
Skilled and experienced at pulling multiple threads together into a single page brief from which teams can then work.
A creative thinker, innovator and problem solver. Not simply drawing upon three decades of professional experience – beginning production experience as an undergraduate – but constantly thinking beyond current possibilities, active in many online groups, frequently taking part in webinars and conferences.
Typically offering between three and five potential answers to a communications or learning problem.
Typically working on one or two of the selected ideas from the synopsis into a treatment – where required visualised as a flowchart, framework or blueprint for delivery.
As required written as a two column video script, or script with storyboard. An experienced writer with credits for drama, news, news magazine and documentary style productions, as well as interactive and online training.
Involved in the creation of interactive and multimedia training emerging from linear and workshop based training. Familiar with every kind of learning and development across a broad field including health and safety, induction (on boarding), management development, change management and so on.
Testing, proofreading and quality assurance
Meticulous when looking at other people’s work as an important contributor at various stages of the production cycle. Working to a brief, identifying errors, scope for improvement, as well as support for improving graphics, tables and illustrations as well as every day proof reading into UK or US English – mother tongue English from French, also reworking translations from any language into every day English.
Advice and recommendations for policy in relation to access to e-learning and websites for students with disabilities.
Fig.2 Producing for every kind of audience – writer, director, producer & interviewer …
A contributor to the team effort, able to advise on best practice and potentially propose production companies or if desired able to run an entire production as an in-house or external producer. Budgets and projects managed have ranged from £250 to £125,000 – Interviewing personnel with my own broadcast video kit, – video or just audio (for podcasts/animation) to the ‘full monty’ such as live multicamera events or scripted drama-based single camera with carefully cast professional actors. As above, from brief, to schedule and budgeting, scripting, delivery, monitoring and feedback. I will cast actors and presenters, brief composers and illustrators and model makers – whatever it takes to get the production right. Have worked underwater, on water, from helicopters and planes, crossing oceans, in nuclear power plant reactors before commission … in, on and around office blocks as they are built … around Europe and beyond. In hospitals, on sets, in banks and vaults, in sewerage farms and at fashion shows … on yachts and ferries, in schools at pools, at sports events, theatre shows and rock concerts. Up mountains, in delivery vans and from the back of a motorbike – whatever the script requires!
Advisor on the running of webinars using a variety of platforms.
Typically, where appropriate, creating a photo journal of any of the above. This content then used in marketing and PR, typically for internally communications, but also in PR to the media. Exciting productions have often as a result been featured in the press and on television.
Mentor and coach
A professional sports coach (swimming). This brings specific relevant insights into performance monitoring and motivation that crosses over into every day life and business.
- ‘What’s new about new media?’ A decade on have the hopes of the digital age been realised? (mymindbursts.com)
- Will Tweet for Business (thecontentlab.icrossing.com)
What do you think about the straight arm recovery in fron crawl?
When and if do you introduce it?
I’d teach bent arm recovery and have drills to reinforce this, even show video clips of top swimmers in action.
Thank you. It’s because I met up with the New Zealand C Games team and coach who were very keen on the straight arm recovery and I believe Michael Phelps is also trying it.
Yes, at the very top some swimmers do adopt straight arm – why is that?
Having tried it…less effort due to the ballistic action but more control needed on entry.
I was told they are teaching straight arm to swimmers from the start in some swim schools in NZ.
Good for sprinting and open water swimming….but up to the individual of course. What do you feel about this method of swimming?
If it works then do it, afterall butterfly uses the straight arm effectively, so why not in front crawl too.