Ricky Collins

Freelance Videographer & Video Editor

Location:Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 Skills
I am looking to pursue a career in digital media production. I also take great interest in video production, post production and video editing.
2011 - Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) University of New South Wales, NSW
Majored in Film Studies & specialised in Video Production
2007 - OCR Level 3 National Certificate in Media Bournemouth and Poole Collage, Poole, UK

Production Experience

Media Producer, CCORP August - December 2011
Currently working as a media producer for the property development company CCORP. In this job I utilize my role as videographer, and graphic designer, to create booklets, campaign flyers; I have filmed and edited property seminars and lectures, and manage the online video database. http://www.ccorp.com.au/
YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/ccorp1

Producer |Director of Photography | Editor, Anunnaki Films August - present 2011
Feature Film: Speaking of Elephants

Speaking of Elephants, a promising Independent feature film where I exercised a large extent of my passion foe media film production. Responsibilities included generating financial funding, assigning production roles, meeting with potential executive producers, director of photography, and a production manager who communicated with the crew and scheduled shoot dates.

Video Editor, TVS Community Television Channel June – November 2011
Television Series: Yianni’s City Life

Responsibilities included compiling and editing on Final Cut Pro episodes within a strict deadline and closely following client requirements. I have had six episodes to air on in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/yianniscitylife

Film Journalism, Film Ink Magazine February – May 2011
Writing journalistic pieces within a strict deadline for online and magazine print publication. As well as professionally preparing and conducting interviews and on site reporting of movie sets. Successful completion of the internship within the pre-arranged 3-month period.

Example of my work on Film Ink - http://www.filmink.com.au/feature/natural-instinct/

Editor, Independent film by Bill Dempster January – September 2011
British independent film Never Enough Thunder, responsibilities included compiling, archiving and cataloguing footage. Edited video footage in constant communication and collaboration with the director.
Media Producer, UNSW TV August 2010 - February 2011
Worked closely within a team of students to create a social network website called “The String”, utilizing the media knowledge learned within my studies to creatively and professionally organize video productions in conjunction with the website. During these productions I combined my passion for video, by writing and directing several of their production pieces as can be seen on my

YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/RickSpurs10

Software Skills

Mac OS X Software Advanced Keynote Advanced
Final Cut Pro Advanced Microsoft Word Advanced
Adobe Premier Pro Advanced Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5 Advanced Microsoft Excel Advanced Pro Tools Advanced
Adobe After Effects CS5 Preliminary Microsoft Powerpoint Advanced
Adobe InDesign CS5 Advanced Compressor Advanced
DVD Studio Pro Advanced Avid Media Composer Advanced
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Preliminary Celtx Advanced

Transferable Experience

2008- 2011 | Casual Bartender and Bar Manager, Australian Jockey Club,
Job requires handling pressure in a busy hospitality environment, great communication skills between customers and staff, use of initiative, handling of customer complaints and multitasking.

• 2011 | Speaking of Elephants – Feature Film
• 2011 | Never Enough Thunder – Feature Film
• 2011 | Devil’s Game: A Decade of Decadence – Short Film
• 2010 | God Reached – Music Video
• 2010 | Moon Men of the SS – Short Film
• 2010 | The String – Short Film
• 2010 | The Man – Short Film

Deep understanding of every film production aspect, skilled in video editing, cinematography, producing, managing. Working with numerous video editing software, particularly Final Cut Pro. Enthusiastic, dynamic, creative, versatile, excellent skills in communication, interpersonal, teamwork. Quality leadership skills calm, proactive, opportunistic, ambitious and extremely efficient. Throughout my working degree, I have consistently been involved in graphic design, which has been of great use when designing; DVD sleeve covers, posters, web pages, and web banners.

Referee and references available on request
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing