David Griffiths

Freelance Photo Editor & Journalistic Photographer

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Location:Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Phone: 07969885398
Website: http://www.eyecontactmedia.co.uk
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/davidgriffiths63594
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$120
Rate/Hr
David William Griffiths
17 Goodwin Way, Lower Bullingham,
Hereford, HR2 6RA,
07969885398
photo_griff@yahoo.co.uk
Full Clean Driving Licence

Areas of Expertise:

? Fully conversant in SEO, HTML , Wordpress, Dreamweaver, Avid, FCP and Photoshop.
? Exceptional organisational, problem solving and time management skills.
? Excellent work ethic, positive attitude attention to detail.
? Working face to face with the general public and businesses.
? High standard of verbal and written communication skills.

November 2012 – Present Freelance Photographer and Videographer
Eye Contact Media, Lower Bullingham, Hereford.

? Online video production for businesses, educational establishments and television news clips.
? Social media management for businesses, creative agencies and website builders.
? Freelance photography for local and national newspapers, PR agencies, magazines and websites.

Main Achievements: Learning how to run a business, Networking with possible new clients and keeping up with all the new ways of working in the new digital media age.

October 2012 – January 2013 Temp/ Part-time Telesales Operative
M&M Direct, Leominster.

? Taking orders over the phone from customers during the Christmas and New Year sale period.
? Extra selling of items that complement the purchase to increase sales.
? Working with Windows Office, DOS and HTML 5 web pages.

October 1995 – February 2012 Deputy Chief Photographer/ Internet Video Producer
Hereford Times Series, Holmer Road, Hereford.

? Digital post production of images and video for publication, social media and websites.
? Hard and soft news coverage in pictures and video, e.g. court grabs to children at school.
? Writing features and press releases for news coverage.
? Updating website and social media sites with copy, video and pictures while on assignment.
? Dealing with customer/newspaper queries and objections.
? Working in a team to achieve goals and deadlines in time for pre-press.
? Writing and recording voice-overs to filmed video footage.
? Maintaining an archive of the images used.
? Buying in pictures where necessary, negotiating the usage fee.
? Managing the digital rights of the content sourced.
? Working face to face with the public, businesses and dignitaries on a daily basis.

Main Achievements: Learning Video Convergence from Gannett/CNN trained media photographers, developing a Digital Asset Management system for easier use by all members of staff and producing the Newsquest company identification graphics on video for new digital media role out on websites.

Education
1994 – 1995 Stradbroke College (now Norton Centre), Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
NCTJ Photo-Journalism
(1997) NCTJ National Certificate of Education – (NCE) Certification in Photo-Journalism.

1990 – 1992 Herefordshire College of Art and Design, Hereford.
BTEC National Diploma in Design: Photography.

1984 – 1990 The Minster School (now Earl Mortimer College), Leominster, Herefordshire
6 GCSEs

Additional Training

2002 Management Development Programme – Newsquest Midlands South.
2006 Website building course using Adobe Web Premium products- Hereford College of Art.
2006 Video Convergence Course – Video production and Web streaming- CNN/Gannett Co.
2012 Business Management training course – Gov.uk, Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Voluntary Work

2002-2005 Helped with programming and launching a community radio station and worked on the test
transmissions for new radio station for Herefordshire and Monmouthshire called Sunshine
radio 106.2FM.


References

Available on request.