Adam Donnelly

Freelance Video Editor & Script Writer

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Location:South Africa
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/adamdonnelly
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October 2003-June 2004
Groundglass Cape Town, South Africa
Production Assistant
In house general Production Assistant
On set as a general production assistant to all departments
General office production assistant
Assisted in booking and organizing of shoots as well as location database management for the Research department and 2nd assistant to directors on concept development for TV commercial scripts

June 2004 Cottonwool (short movie) Cape Town,South Africa
Writer, Director, Producer
Wrote, directed, produced and shot short movie Cottonwool
Screened at Stellenbosch Film Festival 2004

July 2004–December 2007 Groundglass Productions Cape Town, South Africa
Researcher
Head of research to directors for TV commercial, documentary and general script development. This includes working with the director on how the commercial will be shot (look), sourcing references of how aspects of the script can be achieved as well as troubleshooting and managing concept problems that will arise.
Researched aspects of international TV commercial scripts to be shot in South Africa (Mainly researching viability from a location based perspective as well as various other aspects which range from the ability to produce the script in South Africa to sourcing post production crew).
Database and electronic management of all assets relating to international and local TV commercials
Implemented the transition of digitizing all related assets
Reevaluated and created an effective digital and online system for the presentation of researched content and effective communication with clients. This was mainly internet based and allowed clients to view information and research gathered on that particular day immediately as opposed to waiting a day and in a functional, simple to use format.

May 2005- April 2009 HalfPrice (rock band) Cape Town,South Africa
Artist Management-Music Promotion and Marketing-Publishing
Management of booking, contracts, marketing, publishing,promotion and touring requirements of the band. Communication between band and record label.
Management of HalfPrice brand
Successfully managed and booked, 11 South African tours, 4 Namibian Tours and 2 European tours as well as a slot at the Popkomm Festival in Berlin in 2006
Increased turnover by 30% over 2 years
Negotiated a feasible deal between Read Ambulance records and HalfPrice for a 3 album deal
Secured sponsorship from local clothing brand Broken 15
Solidified distribution of music into most major music outlets in Southern Africa as well as securing independent distribution deals in Eastern and Continental Europe and South America and mail order distribution in USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.
Secured producing of next album by German Producer Archi Alert and recording time at the Music Lab in Berlin. Production to begin in September 2008, released in January 2010

May 2005 Utopia(short movie) Cape Town,South Africa
Writer, Director, Producer
Wrote, directed and produced short movie Utopia
Screened at the Stellenbosch Film festival Nov 2010

June 2007- January 2009 The Gallows Collective Cape Town,South Africa
Graphic Designer-Promotions Representative-Press Agent
Designing of posters, press kits, websites, band ID, albums specifically aimed at offering decent deals to independent artists.
Marketing and Promotion of independent bands as well as getting big institutions involved to sponsor local artists
Secured 2 year design deal with The Plastics. This includes music video production and brand management
Design gig campaigns for HalfPrice, The Loud and Rude Collective, LPShow, The Allstar Funk Four and Sheep Down (Durban Based). This is mainly print and viral advertising.
Press Agent for HalfPrice-handle all press releases, organize interviews for print and radio and negotiate additional press coverage at specific events.

January 2008-April 2010 Delicious Films Cape Town, South Africa
Head of Research
Head of research to directors for TV commercial and general script development..
Researched aspects of international TV commercial scripts to be shot in South Africa. Researching the viability for international production companies to shoot their commercial in South Africa based on briefs and matching locations.
Database and electronic management of all assets relating to international and local TV commercials
Maintaining websites and actioning changes on the online and digital presence of Delicious Films
Responsible for the online communication between Delicious Films and international client with regards to viewing researched content.
Management of Corporate ID, director showreels and day to day running of expenses and needs of the research department.
Booking of crew for shoots relating to locations and other TV commercial specific departments (the depends on the shoot and has ranged from butterfly wranglers to crowd scene coordinators).

September 2008 ******* Bomber (music video) Cape Town,South Africa
Director, Producer
Directed and produced the music video ******* Bomber for the band HalfPrice
Currently being aired on South African television

August – September 2009 Tiny Islands (music video) Cape Town,South Africa
Director, Producer, Editor
Directed, edited and produced the music video Tiny Islands for the band The Plastics
Currently being aired on South African television.

January 2010 – November 2010 Freelance photographer South Africa
Photographer
Hired by HalfPrice and Flag music to photograph live events in Cape Town and the rest of South Africa.

January 2008-March 2010 Delicious Films Cape Town, South Africa
Head of Research
Researched both service and director (Murray Mackintosh, Sean Metelerkamp, Jonathan Taylor and Marcelle Mouton) based scripts for TV commercials as well and other short format films.
Database and electronic management of all assets relating to international and local TV commercials
Maintaining websites and actioning changes on the online and digital presence of Delicious Films
Management of Corporate ID, director showreels and day to day management of the research department.

April 2010- Freelance Research Cape Town, South Africa Freelance Director Research

April 2010 - Egg Films – Dir: Bruno Bossi – Huggies – Producer: Kirsten Clarence

May 2010 – Egg Films – Dir: Kevin Fitzgerald – Buick – Producer Jon Ronbeck

May 2010 – Fundi Films – Dir: Robin Goode – Dirty Skirts Music Video – Producer: Laura Sampson

June 2010 – Panther Films – Dir: Grant De Sousa – Ace – Producer: Warren Meltz

July 2010 – Catapult Films – Dir: Jan-Hendrik Beetge – Ricoffee

July 2010 – Ola Films – Dir: Amy Alias – Febreeze – Producer: Brenda Wilson

August 2010 – Egg Films – Dir: Sunu Gonera – Peak - Producer: Kerry Hosford

August 2010 – Passing Trains – Dir: Etienne De Villiers – Weet-Bix

September 2010 – Passing Trains – Dir: Etienne De Villier – Project Sylvester

September 2010 – Catapult Films – Dir: Jan-Hendrik Beetge – Lovers Plus

October 2010 – Passing Trains – Dir: Etienne de Villiers – Klipdrift

November 2010 – Passing Trains – Dir: Etienne de Villiers – Vics

November 2010 – Passing Trains – Dire: Etienne de Villiers - Ovaltine

Education

1997 St Georges Grammar School, Cape Town, South Africa
Matriculated with exemption

1999–2001 University of Stellenbosch , Stellenbosch, South Africa
BDrama with English.

2002 University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
BDrama Honours (Directing for Stage and Film).
2002 Drama Department Best Student Director Award
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Video Editing
Script Writing