freelance creative producer
Although the submissions are created by individuals such as myself, the content is submitted through and awarded to SonarTV as a collective. We entered into twelve categories in total. You can watch all of our submission on our Youtube.
Joint 3rd place for Best Broadcaster
When editing this showreel I wanted to quantify how much achievement and pride we felt towards the station. It’s such an honour to know that the station we built from nothing is now one of the top three broadcasters in the UK. Read more about this showreel here.
“Good editing and fantastic range of events covered. Well done.”
– Mars Elkins El-Brogy, Producer and Community Manager at BBC Worldwide
Joint 3rd place for Best Freshers’ Coverage
This year we took our Freshers’ Coverage up a notch. Unlike previously, where we would only cover Freshers’ Fair and Societies Fair, we were at every event, putting our station in the minds of every new student, and landing us interviews with celebrities such as Jamie Laing, Danny Howard and Mistajam.
“Liked the friendly interviews with the presidents … These interviews were really nicely lit in places … The music bed was just the right level too, so you could still easily hear what the interviewees were saying!”
– Claire Manning of ITV Westcountry News
Joint 3rd place for Best Title Sequence – Freshers’ Announcement
In August SonarTV were fortunate enough to be given exclusive privileges to announce the line up for Freshers’ Fortnight 2012. As part of the broadcast I created this title sequence, using my friends as actors. Originally I had planned to have a limousine and explosions in this sequence but, as the awards results show, it was great as it was.
“Very nice titles animated with real attitude. Short, sweet and to the point.”
- Tom Bromwich of MOMOCO
Shortlisted for Best Music Show – Blissfields
In the summer of 2012 Graham Fitzgerald and I attended Blissfields music festival on behalf of SonarTV. Despite being only a two person crew we were able to cover a variety of short videos to highlight the happenings at the festival. Between the two of us we filmed and edited over thirty minutes of quality content, which was later condensed into a ten minute documentary for the submission. You can read more about the event and coverage here.
“Nice montage at top, well shot and informative.”
- Steven Edwards of Channel 4 Music
Shortlisted for Best On Screen Female – Georgie Laming
Obviously I was not personally shortlisted for this category, but I edited the showreel for Georgie, which required me picking out her best bits from a number of videos.
“Engaged, lots of energy and connects well with the viewer.”
- Kate Silverton of BBC News
Project of the Year Awarded
A joint award between myself, Graham Fitzgerald, Georgina Laming and Sam Jones for our work on NaSTAvision 2013.
Most Innovative Society
Awarded by Southampton Solent Students’ Union to SonarTV (of which I was Station Manager) for being the most innovative society.
The BBC College of Production hosted a competition between Skillset universities that my short video ‘How to Pitch’ won. You can watch the video here.
“This is a well-considered, effective film that makes its point without unnecessary puff. … It was the stand-out film of all considered and the production values shone through.”
– Paul Buller, BBC College of Production
Outstanding Contribution to Student Media
Individually awarded by Southampton Solent University, Students’ Union and Capital FM for my contributions to Student Media in the university.
Silver Volunteering Award
Awarded by Southampton Solent University and Students’ Union for investing over 50 hours of time into voluntarily running SonarTV and being a team leader.
Shortlisted for the Under 19′s Age Group
My short film Newspaper was shortlisted for the Under 19′s category of the Southampton Film Week Youth Film Festival.