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michael hankinson

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Biography

Home town- Scunthorpe
Current town- Lincoln
I am a charismatic, enthusiastic, undergraduate student at Lincoln University studying media production with a hands on approach to learning. I have experience in all areas of the media industry such as radio, TV, film, design, scriptwriting, journalism, photography and animation. I am skilled in the art of cinematography, sound work, editing (preferably with AVID editing software), and research techniques. I also have experience in presenting and acting.
I have an up to date British citizen’s passport.

Media experience:
Apart from my academic experience I have taken part in numerous extracurricular media related activities.
I worked, unpaid, as a cameraman on the Visit Lincolnshire campaign which was being created whilst the organisation collapsed due to having its funding pulled by the government, never the less the film was finished and screened at the Lincolnshire showground in Lincoln to over 200 people, after which some local business men and women put their money together to keep the visit Lincolnshire organisation going. This is the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxX8rHXRQik&feature=channel_video_title
I have also acted in a film that was entered into two international film festivals (Falstaff international film festival and Portobello film festival), created by MA media production students. The film can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubgw-GPRaGc
One piece of footage that I created was mentioned on national radio (BBC Radio 1) and as a result has in excess of 5000 views on YouTube and continues to grow in popularity, I have also directed and been a part of a crew on several other short films and music videos.
I have worked as a professional, paid, wedding videographer. The project involved creating a wedding video from scratch, I created all elements of the project directing, doing the work and the editing all myself. I received great feedback from the bride who hired me.
I have worked as D.O.P on a charity fundraising video for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in Chesterfield.
Current Projects:
I am currently working as D.O.P on academic projects with the intention of entering the finished pieces into film festivals.
Academic projects:
These are some of the projects that I have worked on as part of my media studies:
MND documentary,(D.O.P) a documentary about the motor neuron disease association and how they help sufferers of the disease, received a 1st for my role as director of photography:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zwKOjq_dAk
Under My Thumb (Fiction), (Director) a short fiction piece created for second year media production, set in the 1970s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATAI2l90-tw
Incurable, short experimental film, (D.O.P), a short experimental piece created for second year media production, the first experimental film that I have ever created.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJGT64bHlDw
Radio work, (presenter) I have presented and co produced a radio show for university purposes which involved script writing, vox popping and interviewing comedian Stewart Francis (mock the week, 8 out of 10 cats).

Media skills:
I have experience in using a variety of different software, listed below is the software I am particularly skilled with:
Adobe: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro
Apple: Final Cut Pro
Avid: Avid editing
Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Basic programmes: Internet, Email, etc.

Ambitions

graduate from my BA media production course which I am currently in my final year of.
gain industry experience through production companies and eventually become a director of photography specialising in fiction and documentary

Project Development

I am currently working as D.O.P on academic projects with the intention of entering the finished pieces into film festivals.

Influences

Shane Meadows
Danny Boyle
David Tattersall

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