John Stockton

John Stockton

Apprentice training and assessment

  • Location: Sunderland
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

My passion is training, teaching and supporting learner’s development. My role enables me to work with many employers from a variety of business sectors - from high end art galleries such as "Platform Arts" in Middlesbrough to "Peek Image" (awarding winning photographer Paul Kitchener) in Redcar to "Red Dreams” an award winning charity based in Hartlepool, among others. I am an Apprenticeship Assessor delivering Creative Media Apprenticeship Training across the North East travelling daily.

A highly skilled and knowledgeable individual who prides myself on building rapport and gaining effective working relationships with learners, employers and governing bodies. In one instance one of my learners unfortunately, lost his placement with his current employer, I was able to support this learner by securing a place with another company I have worked with, they were instrumental in enabling this learner to successfully complete his apprenticeship. This is just one success story taken from a rewarding two year challenge that demonstrates my ability to manage potentially difficult situations and reinforces my passion for my work.

Skill set:
Professional camera operation (Video/Photography)
Cinematography - lighting, colour composition and movement.
Camera 'grip' and production techniques
Video editing - Philosophy and practical technique. (Adobe Premiere Pro)
Movie analysis.
Compositing - Special Visual Effects (Adobe After Effects).
3D Modelling and animation (Maxon Cinema 4D)
Image editing (Adobe Photoshop)
Musician (guitar)
Music editing (Avid Pro-Tools)


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Composition
  • Photography
  • Scriptwriting
  • Training and Education
  • Video Editing
  • 2D and Computer Animation
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere CC
  • Adobe Software Training Skills
  • Cinema 4D
  • Cinematographer
  • Colour Correction
  • Creative and Media Environments
  • Digital Film
  • Documentary Film