Hannah Mellish

Hannah Mellish

Freelance Camera Assistant/Junior Operator

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a freelance camera assistant and junior operator, specialising in multi-camera TV studios. I have experience assisting on shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice, and operating for the live YouTube stream of Crufts 2020. My goal is to continue gaining experience, and improve my skills, in order to progress onto a wider variety of broadcast television shows.

I also have Outside Broadcast experience, working and shadowing on shoots for Wimbledon, MotorsportsTV and the National Lottery, and I am keen to continue to gain experience in this field.

Previously, I have worked as a broadcast technical operator for two of the UK’s leading shopping channels; QVC and Ideal World, with experience in operating ped mounted, handheld, overhead and robotic cameras in live studio broadcasts. This has resulted in over 2,000 hours of live broadcast experience.

I have recently been elected as a council member of the Guild of Television Camera Professionals for the next 2 years. I am hoping that this will help me to network with other professionals in the industry. As well as this, I hope to use my experience to help the guild shape the future of camera professionals, and to provide a more inclusive environment for new entrants.

I graduated from a skillset-accredited Film and Television degree at the University of York, where I was trained to use top of the range television studio equipment by industry professionals including BAFTA and RTS winner Patrick Titley, (Dickinson’s Real Deal, Countdown and Jungle Run).

I also have my own car and a full, clean, UK driving licence.

Work History

Junior Camera Operator (Shadowing) - Crufts 2020

Mar 2020 - Mar 2020

Cable Basher - Dancing on Ice, ITV

Feb 2020 - Feb 2020

Broadcast Technical Operator - QVC UK

Jul 2018 - Feb 2020

Camera Assistant (Work Experience) - BMW PGA Golf Championships, CTV

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019

Camera Assistant (Work Experience) - Strictly Come Dancing, BBC

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019

Camera Assistant (Work Experience) - Wimbledon, NEP

Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

ITV Insight Pool Member - ITV

Nov 2017 - Jan 2019

Multi-skilled Studio Operator - Ideal World TV

Aug 2016 - Sep 2017

Camera Trainee - R&A

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016

Multi-skilled Studio Operator (Work Experience) - Ideal World TV

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015

Camera Trainee - R&A

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015

Camera Operator - Mallard Productions

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Camera Trainee - R&A

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Camera Operator - AJK Television

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Camera Assistant/Operator (Work Experience) - Mallard Productions

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Production Assistant (Dailies) - Elsa Media

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

Production Assistant - UK Film School

Mar 2012 - May 2012

Education

Film and Television Production - BSc - University of York

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016

Skills

  • Camera Assisting
  • Camera Operation
  • Live Gallery
  • Live Sound
  • Live TV
  • Multi-Camera
  • Outside Broadcast
  • Rigging
  • Television
  • Television Production
  • Vision Processing

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