Sam Thornton

Sam Thornton

Director and Trainee, Creative Skillset

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available
Trainee Finder Alumni

Creative and highly passionate Runner and trainee at Creative Skillset. BAFTA recognised and previously trained by MAMA Youth Project and BBC Academy, known for my upbeat and freindly persona, looking to develop skills and pursue a career in television and film production. Future ambitions are to direct and produce Dramas and Dark Comedies. 1 of 50 individuals on The Network 2014 talent scheme, part of the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

• Strong communication, organisational and creative skills
• 9+ years experience of all Microsoft Software
• Excellent editing knowledge on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe Audition CS6, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro and knowledge of AVID.
• Confident working knowledge of shooting and self-shooting on Panasonic HDC-900, Sony Action Cam and broadcast cameras, Canon DSLRs
• Experience on studio sets and on-location, working on auto-cues, visual mixing and sound operation.

 


ScreenSkills funded training courses attended.

ScreenSkills Production Lab 2020

thecallsheet.co.uk

29th June 2020

Work History

Trainee/Runner - BBC Continuing Drama: EastEnders

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015

Trainee Researcher - MAMA Youth Project

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015

Researcher - Endemol, 'Big Box Little Box'

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

3rd AD - Short Film, 'Sunset Rose'

Dec 2014 - Feb 2015

E.P.K. Director - Quarry Island Films, 'Social Suicide'

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

Production Runner - IWC Media

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

The Network 2014 Delegate - Edinburgh International Television Festival

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014

Development and Marketing Manager - RU:ON TV

Mar 2013 - Jun 2014

Presenter and Marketing Assistant - Junction11 Radio

Oct 2011 - Jun 2014

Filmmaker and Creative Assistant - Theatre Royal Stratford East

Sep 2013 - Nov 2013

Education

Creative Learning - Level 1 - BBC Academy

Feb 2015 - Mar 2015

Film and Theatre - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - The University of Reading

2011 - 2014

Film Studies, Theatre Studies, English Literature, Psychology - A-Levels: - Redborne Upper School

2007 - 2011

Skills

  • Directing
  • Assistant Directing
  • Editing
  • Networking
  • Production
  • Research
  • Runner
  • Self-shooting

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