C U R R I C U L U M V I T A E

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C U R R I C U LU M V I TAE
Robbie McGregor
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07467527430
DOB: 11/08/1983
Drivers Licence: Full Clean Car
Address: Apt 5240, 35-42 Mecklenburgh Square,
London WC1N 2AN
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbiemcgregor1
Showreel (SD): https://vimeo.com/105124329
Profile
Creative and self-motivated online media and video production member with excellent camera, editing, web design & content, and general production abilities.
Skilled and capable, with experience in a wide range of genres including news, sport, entertainment and advertising. Confident in both high pressure situations
as well as with more comprehensive creative projects. Extensive mixture of live broadcast, production, post production and online content experience. Strong
history of shift/roster work, as well as a history of working well on long shoot days. Passionate about the film, television and online media industries. Most
recent roles include live studio operations, media recording, news and television archive, and editing work for Avalon Studios Ltd. (formerly TVNZ).
Enthusiastic about telling stories via the moving image and its manipulation.
Summary of Skills and Experience
Long history of shooting material on a variety of camera formats.
History of creative short film work.
Long history of website content, development, management, and promotion.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Extensive technical experience in HD and SD video.
Numerous computer competencies from design and editing to programming.
Extensive editing experience on Adobe Premiere Pro and familiarity with AVID.
Able to understand and apply new concepts quickly and accurately.
Extensive video tape & server operation experience.
Both self-motivated to produce original content and able to follow direction.
Extensive studio, lighting and control room based experience.
A confident and effective communicator and team player.
Extensive field, OB camera and rigging experience.
Excellent knowledge of international affairs.
Field direction, content contribution, and project management experience.
Punctual and reliable, with a solid history of rostered shift work.
Research and archive material history.
Creative and resourceful with enthusiasm for production, gaming, digital media, and film.
Relevant Employment History
Video Tape & Media Operations, Editing - Various Programming
Avalon Studios - TVNZ (2008-2013), Avalon Studios Ltd. (2013-2014)
Nov 2008 – May 2014
Main Stage Camera Operator – New Year’s Eve Carnival - Dunedin
The Video Factory / Dunedin City Council
December 2005 – January 2006
Duties included: Broadcast video production, editing, vision mixing, sound operation,
client assistance, film and archive material news line feeds. Proactive and self-directed
content management. Working with producers, directors, and other crew on broadcast
materials, commercial ingest, cameras and lighting, and other technical requirements.
Learning and working with various types of equipment, upskilling and training other
staff members where necessary. Editing promotional and internal materials when
requested by the company. Working on multiple broadcast productions in the one day.
Duties included: Coaching junior camera operators on the assembly and operation
of broadcast cameras. Liaising with event organisers and video producers to decide
placement of cameras during live broadcast. Finding and framing up interesting
shots for live broadcast. Accurately and safely operating heavy broadcast camera
equipment without the aid of a tripod for long period.
Camera Operator, Field Director, Editor
Studentville – Moa Studios / C4 - CanWest Media
February 2006 – July 2007
Camera Op/Camera Assist – Mitre10 Dream Home: Season 6, Wellington
TVNZ Ltd. / Ninox Films
September 2004 – December 2004
Duties included: Setting up and framing internal and external time lapse shots.
Ensuring main camera operators had all required equipment on hand. Working
Duties included: Determining, organising, and self-shooting appropriate footage as a hard in busy and risky environments to achieve required shots and transporting
field director or in collaboration with the producer/director, presenters and any other various camera and lighting equipment safely throughout building sites.
crew. Interviewing subjects as required. Organising travel to shooting locations. Arranging appropriate placement and duration of time lapse shots.
Editing segments when required/requested by the producer.
General Production - Dunedin
Channel 9 Dunedin – Regional Television Station
January 2004 – December 2006 (Intermittent in 2004)
Duties included: Shooting, editing and producing various content including shows,
promos, and commercials. Learning new skills quickly and applying them to numerous
productions. Setting up and maintaining various equipment including lighting, cameras,
microphones and OB equipment. Teaching skills to new team members with little/no
previous production knowledge. Working alongside management members on tasks and
meeting them on tight deadlines. Creating ideas for programs, segments, and sets while
operating with little or no budget. Working in a professional manner in which to create
a positive image of the station.
Website Administration, Online Content Manager, Designer, Editor
eUniverse Inc. / Gamers Alliance Network
October 1999 – April 2002
StixFx / Gamers Lounge
April 2002 – June 2003
Duties included: Overall design, editorial content, information, and management of
my own websites and network. Working with the brand networks on cross
promotion, advertising, competitions, and other social connections to successfully
increase visitor numbers. Managing, communicating, and moderating community
discussions through the forum network provided. Expanding and creating new
promotional ideas for the community. Assisting other network members with work
on their websites where required.
Other Employment and Work History
Various production work (editing, camera, sound, production, runner, etc.) in short films, web series, music videos and almost a decade of the 48Hours Film Making
Competition since 2005. This includes as a Dunedin, New Zealand finalist in 2005 and 2006, a Wellington, New Zealand finalist in 2010, and a Brasov, Romania finalist
in 2014. Work produced has also been showcased in exhibits in both the Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand and at the New Zealand National Museum, Te Papa,
in Wellington, New Zealand. Three years history also of production assisting in one off productions, often OB, Live, and Music Events as a cable assist, camera assistant,
or grip. Was the Director of Photography on the award winning ‘Best Video’ (Te Timatatanga: The Beginning, directed by Joe Tahana) and also won the ‘Biggest
Contribution to Course’ award on the Avalon Film & Television Production course in 2003. Showreels and highlights from my work history can be found at
http://www.vimeo.com/estumas
Website design, editing, and management for several other networks outside of my eUniverse work such as SurvivalHorror.com, EvilGaming.net, and
BiohazardExtreme.com. Online strategy guide (“FAQ”) writing during 1999-2004. A list of my guides can be found on GameFAQs.com
(http://www.gamefaqs.com/users/Rombie/contributions/faqs) and I won the “FAQ Writer of the Week” award on IGN.com in May of 2003
(http://www.ign.com/articles/2003/05/23/faq-writer-of-the-week-rob-mcgregor). I also worked as anti-fraud team member and customer service rep at TradeMe.co.nz,
New Zealand’s largest Auction House and website, from June 2007 until December 2008.
Educational Qualifications
2004: Certificate In Advertising and Graphic Design
2003: Certificate In Film and Television Production
2003: Certificate In Multimedia, Animation, & Web Design
Aoraki Polytechnic – Dunedin
Avalon Film & Television School – Wellington
Aoraki Polytechnic – Dunedin
Referees
The following verbal references are available; contact details will be provided on request:
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Ben Whitney
Hamish Coleman-Ross
Callum Macdonald
Jez Brown
Luke Chapman
Regan O’Neill
Operations Team Leader – Avalon Studios Ltd.
Producer – Studentville
Channel 9 Co Worker, now video editor at Sharp Focus Ltd., London
Channel 9 Co Worker, Short Film and Documentary Director, and freelancer who has worked at Al Jazeera in Doha and at TV3 News in New Zealand.
Station Production Manager – Channel 9 (now Freeview 39), Dunedin
Night Shift co-worker – TradeMe.co.nz
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