Alex Heath

Freelance Video Editor & Videographer

Location:United Kingdom
2 Skills
Alex Heath
70 Berry House
Dagnall Street
London SW115DL
H: 0207 498 7752
M: 07954 790 350

A self-motivated and confident media and teaching professional. Used to working on own initiative and producing high quality work to tight deadlines. Enjoys dealing with a wide variety of individuals and challenging situations. Offers extensive teaching experience and a clear and succinct presentation style.
Delivered basic animation course to students on entry level BTEC course. This involved writing a brief in clear language, checking understanding and working with small teams to students to produce short animations with sound and visual content. This included several students with learning difficulties and disabilities and developed specialized content for them.
Worked with BTEC National Diploma students (level 2) to produce short films. This involved communicating complex information on film production and techniques. These were overcome using pre prepared handouts which illustrated potential problems. ‘Walking though’ and filming a scene in the classroom to demonstrate potential difficulties. Asking students to demonstrate their understanding through rehearsal techniques while the remainder of the group watched and took notes.
Used pre prepared film clips to illustrate key points including motion, timing, lighting and drama. This included work from previous years students
Before allowing students to use any equipment conducted full health and safety briefing and ensured understanding by asking them to demonstrate correct usage including inspection for defects and asking questions.
Devised new electronic booking system and checklist for equipment borrowed and returned and acted as central point of contact. This ensured £25k of equipment was properly monitored and available in good condition when needed.
As BTEC First Year National Diploma Course Tutor successfully rewrote six assignments as BTEC had made alterations to the Level 2 National Diploma syllabus. This involved accessing BTEC's website and looking at the changes and implementing the changes. Ensured that the team were fully aware of the changes and had an opportunity to input to them. The team consisted of four, including myself.
Worked with experienced colleagues on developing my teaching skills. This involved learning about the balance between technique and upstanding with students, how to present myself in front of a class and structuring teaching activities logically and productively. Learnt about working with different age groups and checking prior knowledge.
The Final Major Project. Took part in a documentary on the Oglala Sioux, spending six weeks on location in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Montana. The programme focused on the the battle of Little Big Horn and its repercussions, and was produced by Kim Hopkins and Lisa Lake. My role was as pre-production researcher during the planning and as camera operator. The completed programme was shown on ITV.

Produced two music videos for Flipron. The first one, Gravity Calling, was a live shoot at the Brady Centre, Hanbury Street, Stepney London. It was a three camera shoot, with a budget of £450 from Tiny Dog Records. The second video, The Coolest Names In Showbiz, was shot in a 1940's village hall in Yeovil. It was a one camera shoot.

Produced three video for Wheels of Fortune. The first video, So Far Down was shot in Soho, London. With a budget was £150. The second video, World at War was shot on location in Girton Cambridge and around Liverpool Station, London, with a budget of £400. The third video was shot at Antenna Studios, Crystal Palace, with a budget of £550, this video is now in post-production.
Produced publicity for Bobby Long who is now signed to ATO USA and currently on tour in America. The shoot took place at The Albany Public House Great Portland Street London. I needed to provide individual song videos that were sent to his agent in Oregon USA. The videos were used by the agent to promote him on a 20 date tour in 2009. Produced the videos within a £500 budget. The video files were sent to the agent use SendIt software. Bobby Long co-wrote a song for the first Twilight film.
Edited a low budget feature length film in 2005, written by Donal Fernandes. The film was shot entirely in Lambeth. Worked on the last part of pre-production and assisted with some set building and painting of sets. No release date at present.
While studying for the Higher National Diploma at Plymouth College of Art & Design I worked with Magic Lantern, based at Metropolitan Wharf, on two commercial projects. The first project an animated fly through of a new an animated fly through for NatWest Bank of their new branch design. Working to technical drawings from NatWest I used animation software to construct a curved bank of seven teller stations, plus the construction of several banks of leaflet holders. I assisted with the production of textures to be used on surfaces the lighting and the fly through.
In the final year at Plymouth was offered a European work placement spending six months in Madrid with Computer Arts Development s.a. As part of the placement worked on animated commercials for high profile brands. Was then given a commercial project for a new conference centre, working to the client's blueprints I was able to complete the commission to their satisfaction, including interiors.

Lambeth College
First Year Tutor on the BTEC National Diploma Media Production. As a BTEC tutor role was to design assessable projects that would deliver practical and theory skills and understandings that they would need in the industry. Wrote the all of the video assignments, updated or rewritten each year to take in amendments from BTEC.

Awarded Certificate in Education from Greenwich (Post Compulsory Education and Training)

Awarded Advanced Certificate in Media Education from Central School of speech & Drama

Part time Media Production Lecturer at Kingston College and Lambeth College

Wandsworth Youth Service, based at the Learning & Resource Centre. I ran workshops for young people in magazine production and video production for students aged 9 -18. Additionally ran video production sessions in Wandsworth youth clubs as required.
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing