2004-2013  Freelance  Producer | Director						

Media Trust - Community Channel - Untold Stories - view
Oversaw and managed the production of 25 films promoting the work of charities across the UK.
Series broadcast on Community Channel, Sky. Sponsored by Sainsbury’s.
Executives: Alison Rooper and Jane Stephenson, Presented by Jon Snow, Series Editor: Paul Griffiths.

Flesh and Blood, The Making of, DVD extra.

Flesh and blood, Director David Hewitt, Satellite-Pictures.
Co-produced short film ‘Flesh and Blood’, exploring the issue of knife crime amongst young people, shot partly in Reading prison and in Blackbird Leys Estate. In partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, the OYW (Oxford Youth Works) and Satellite-Pictures.

The Writers in Prison Network, 
Directed, edited and DVD authoring of ‘reception’ video for HMPrison services Onley, in partnership with the Northamptonshire Learning Disability Partnership Board. 

Barts Cancer Centre and the London NHS Trust, Satellite-Pictures. 
Directed 13 films to coincide with the re-branding and opening of the new Barts hospital and Cancer Centre. Shot both on location and at Mount Pleasant studios with crew. (XDCAM 1080p) view.
4xCorporate videos 		(DVD distribution-Internet) 	6” videos
6xCancer diagnoses videos 	(Internet)	 		         4” videos
3xPromos to music 		(DVD distribution-Internet) 	3” videos

The Alzheimer’s Society, directed, shot and edited 2 short films
1x Corporate fundraising video - Tesco Pitch. Shot on location.  (3”)  
1x AGM presentation video 2009, John Grosvernor, Honorary Treasurer (7’). 

Hands On / Earth Report / BBC WORLD / TVE, Perspective Productions (2005-2007), directed 6 short reports about the use of innovative and sustainable technology in the developing world for the Award winning series Hands On. Executive producer: Janet Boston, Series producer: Robert Gould, Programme presenter: Dame Anita Roddick.
-Action Plan  		Map Action.		GPS technology in disaster zones. Self-shot		         (4”)
-Africa Works  		Fufu for thought. 	Safer street food in Ghana. With DOP			(4”)
-Africa Works  		Net Gain. 		Solar powered telecentre in Ghana. With DOP		(4”)
-E-frontiers  		Teenage Clicks. 	Global Internet youth project in Ghana. With DOP	(4”)
-Energy Matters  	          Green with envy. 	Hydrogen fuel cell powered motorbike. Self-shot		(4”)
-Energy Matters  	          Not Just a stove. 	Fuel-efficient wood stoves in Honduras. With DOP	(4”)
 					                   Ashden Awards 2005.

Creative Intervention / Creative partnerships / Eelyn Lee Productions, directed content for short documentary about the  importance of learning mentors in school. Educational programme / shot with a small crew. (13”30)

Best Dance Practice / The Youth Sport Trust / Eelyn Lee Productions, directed content for DVD Toolkit (4x10”).  Educational programme /  shot with a small crew.

The First Post / Online Magasine, self-shot (directed / shot / edited) two short films / Web factual entertainment.
-Living Statue 		Short film about London’s street performers, living statue, Tania Rocha. (3”)
-Chocolate Love 	         Promo to music about chocolate for Valentine’s day. (2”)

Tanaka Business School / Imperial College / Antenna Studios. Produced and directed promotional recruitment video, shot with a small crew. (5”30)

Roberto Cavalieri Gramanti, Tenor / Antenna Studios, produced and directed promotional music video, Nessun Dorma. Special extra on audio CD. Shot with a small crew. (3”)

ETMO, Composer and saxophone artist / The Arts Council, self-shot (directed/shot/edited) two music videos (DVD distribution and content for VJ act as part of UK tour).

2001-2011   Camera Operator / Editor								

How to Save Energy / Carbon Descent / Lambeth Council / ChocolateFilms, Edited 5 short films about simple ways to save energy around the house. view.

The Splash Card / Parent Pay / NHS Barking and Dagenham/ Barking and Dagenham Council / ChocolateFilms 
Edited 10 min promo about a reward card aimed at young people, providing access to after-school activities, leisure centres, youth clubs and cashless catering.

Nintendo Pokemon Platinum promotional video / Satellite Pictures, 2nd Cam Op.

World Challenge / BBC World / Perspective Productions. 2nd Cam Op on short report about sustainable technology. ‘RoofTop Revolution’ - Finalist to the BBC World Challenge competition 2005. 

Hi-Fen / Everydaylives. Translated, edited with subtitles corporate research videos for major brands. (FCP) French to English.

Coptic Street Studios. Camera operator on casting sessions for commercials. (JVC 500)

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts, 2005. Edited globally acquired media coverage for AGM (FCP)

Wilton Films / Blueberry. Digitised and logged documentary ruches on FCP HD to assist Avid editor.

Tanaka Business School / Imperial college. Edited short promotional MBA video. (FCP)

Beatbullying / Young people’s charity. Edited and compressed various short clips for interactive website.

Carshalton College / Multi camera productions - Filmed and edited various live musical shows at Carshalton College.

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts, 2004. Edited globally acquired media coverage for AGM (FCP)

Antenna Studios. Edited various artist DVD show-reels, such as James Puddephatt (actor), 
Micky P (jazz performer), Roberto Cavalieri (opera singer), Jean Victor de Boer (musician).

Too Much / Mendicant. Camera operated and co-directed low-budget music video.

 Other freelance work										

ChocolateFilms, Digital Photography, Bromley Council / Trained adults in digital photography. (Photoshop)

ChocolateFilms, workshop facilitator /trained young people from various boroughs in filmmaking techniques over three months. 
Project incl. Great Escape, Film Nation, Switch On.

HM Prison Service network, trained small group of prisoners in documentary techniques (Onley Prison) and  co-produced with them  short documentaries about learning opportunities in prison.

CicadaBellwether, Internership, assisted creative director Malcolm Neaum. Assistant researcher on Clouded Leopard and Vikings.

Brightwide’s Refugee week film festival at the BFI 2010, Photographer. 

LIDF 2010, London International Documentary Festival, video production crew member for 
the LIDF.tv 2010. 

Queen Mary, University of London. Satellites-pictures, production assistant on promotional video.

Splitting Peas, director Dominik Rippl, art department supervisor on 2 music videos: 
-On Edge, Piano Magic (2009) format: Red 4k
-How the Mighty Fall, Sarah Gillespie (2008) format: Red 4k

Theatre Veritee, director Jan Koene, filmed Bollywood style movie with young people.

Archbishop Tenison’s CE High School, filmed and edited drama workshop with young people.

United Nation Association. Filmed UNA fundraising event, the African centre, London. (Voluntary)

Cricket Green School. Filmed and edited art project run with disabled children. (Voluntary)

1998-2001	 Previous employment								
Having trained both in film / TV production and theatre design, I started my career doing various jobs such as assistant art director, runner and background artist on films / TV series and props / costume maker on dance and theatre productions.

Films/TV series			    Director			Position 
Nathan Barley		       (TV)	    Christopher Morris		Background artist
The Day of the Siren 	       (feature)   Ray Brady			Assistant art director
The Lake  		                (feature)   Robert Golden			Art dept runner
G:MT Greenwich Meantime   (feature)   John Strickland			Background artist
Five Second to Spare 	       (feature)  Tom Connolly			Background artist
Sex’n’death  		       (TV)	    Guy Jenkin			Background artist

Theatre				        Show				         Position
Improbable Theatre		        Sticky				          Props maker
The Harlequin Theatre		        Taking steps			          Set designer
Camden People theatre		        The ghost of the gown shop	Assistant designer
Britten Theatre			        Relative values			Costume designer	
The Place				        Inside out and A kind of love	Costume designer

Qualifications and training________________________________________________________	

2010 -     Research and Production	Wildeye, Norwich
2008 -     Project Management 	provided by ‘LevelHeaded’, London
2001 -     TV Production 			Diploma (City&Guilds)  East Surrey 
                Desktop Editing 		Diploma (City&Guilds)  East Surrey 
                Media Studies 			Diploma (City&Guilds)  East Surrey 
                16 mm Film Production	Open College Network East Surrey 
2000 -     Theatre Design BA Hons	Croydon, University of Sussex BA Hons diploma 
1998 -     HND Theatre Design		
1997 -     BTEC Art and Design
1996 -     A Level Graphic Design/Contextual Studies
1994 -     Baccalaureate level Advance Art and Design modules, France
1992 -     BAFA – French youth worker qualification, France 

Equipment_________________________________                                       __________________
	Camera:	Access to Sony Z1, wireless Mic, basic lighting kit
        Canon XL1, Sennheirzer Omni directional Mic, Clip Mic, Tripod

         Editing: 	Final Cut Pro on G5, including various applications to compress 
         media to a wide range of available formats.

Also familiar with a broad range of currently used DV, HDV, XDCAM and DVCPRO HD cameras.
Additional Info:_________________________________________________________		

D.O.B. 20/10/75 - Fluent in French (bilingual) - Working knowledge of Spanish

Travelled to: Europe, Africa, Central America, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, 
India and Nepal.

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Contact: sarinagascon@yahoo.co.uk Mob: + 44 (0) 7880 926 306 

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