David Griffiths

Freelance Photo Editor & Journalistic Photographer

Location:Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Phone: 07969885398
Website: http://www.eyecontactmedia.co.uk
2 Skills
David William Griffiths
17 Goodwin Way, Lower Bullingham,
Hereford, HR2 6RA,
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.

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

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.


Available on request.