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John Bender

Freelance Videographer & Editor

Location:London, United Kingdom
Phone: 07731562503
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John Bender
80 Edison Drive
Middlesex HA9 8SX
Home: 0208 904 7032
Mobile: 07731562503
Personal Profile
A hardworking, ambitious and reliable individual who responds well to additional responsibility and is looking to further develop within the Previous work experience with exceptional client interaction and an excellent level of customer care. Possesses practical skills and available for immediate employment.
Key Skills
·      Camera Operation/Lighting
·      Rigging within Studio & on Location Environment
·      Good command of I.T applications Apple Mac/windows PC
·      Excellent team player
·      Very good learning and performance skills
·      Excellent problem solver
Employment History
Camera Operator/Tech Op Rigger          Noel Robinson and Kingdom Worship concert                            2010
·         Technical planning with production team
·         Lighting assistant
·         Ensuring all aspects of Health and Safety policies were adhered to
·         Dealing with queries
Camera Operator/Tech Op Rigger        02 Academy Brixton – UK Lovers Rock Concert                             2008
·         Preparation of location/Risk assessment
·         Rigging & de-rigging
·         Interviewing Artists for DVD production
·         Liaising and working closely with various departments
Camera Operator                                      Broken Silence – Yearly Charity event                               2006 – 2009
·         Camera/Lighting operator (Multi-camera shoot)
·         Detailed planning with clients
·         Ensuring a safe environment
Camera Operator                                Brighton Conference Centre- Yearly Convention                      2005-2008
·         Ensuring all footage captured to the requirement of client
·         Planning with production team
·         Rigging and de-rigging
Technical Operator                               Vectone Entertainment Ltd.                                                 2003 - 2004  
·         Assisting with the launch of a new Asian digital channel
·         Camera lighting
·         Rigging and de-rigging
Technical Operator                                   BBC News Resource                                                            2001 – 2002
·         Camera Operator for; Breakfast with Frost, Off the record, News Night, News Round, Breakfast news, Working lunch, Liquid news, 60 seconds, BBC Interactive forums, panorama special 9 11/News Night special 9 11
Technical Operator                                London News Network                                                      1999 – 2001
·         Camera Operator/lighting/floor sound for; London Today, London Tonight, Carlton sports, Bulls and Bears. LWT- Cross Talk, Seven Days, Big Screen. Yorkshire Television- Around the house.
Various Freelance employments                                                                                                   1996 – 1999
·         Camera operator/assistant, Steady-Cam assisting, VT Line Feeds, Edit assistant, Assistant operator, Floor manager.
IPRO Level 3/Cisco networking         North London Itech                                                                      2004- 2005
Steady Cam training                               OpTex                                                                                                             2001
Advanced Lighting                             Ravenbourne college of Design and Communication                            1999
2 HND programme Op                       Ravenbourne college of Design and Communication                 1995- 1997
City & Guilds 770 TV & Video              City of Westminster                                                                        1994 – 1995
NVQ and Video course                      Bon Marsh Building- Media production facilities                       1993 - 1994
Playing sports, studying alternative medicine going to the cinema and the theatre and media related activities.
References Available On Request
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