Raven .

Actor, Camera Operator, Editor / Post Production Staffer, Film & Stage Crew

Dublin Region, Ireland
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Physical Attributes

Height:
181 cm / 5ft 11in
Waist:
86 cm / 34 in
Weight:
79 kg / 173 lbs
Hair color:
Grey
Ethnicity:
Black / African descent
Hair length:
None
Skin color:
Brown

Credits & experience

2019
  • RavenImage : Direction/DoP, videography and editing of a music video for the song “Incidentally Speaking”, by performing artist Deirdre Murphy.
2018
  • IT Contractor News & Advice : Editing and narration of a short film on procuring contractor mortgages through a specialist broker. Film was created entirely with the use of free stock footage and photos.
2016
  • Irish Association of University and College Counselors : Videography, editing and introductory music composition for the Association’s presentation of two talks on psychology with LGBT clients.
  • TURAS (Transitioning toward Urban Resilience & Sustainability) : Videography, editing and score composition for ten short films promoting the work of TURAS, an EU-supported partnership between eleven countries developing solutions to make cities more sustainable and resilient to climate change.
2015
  • Friends of the Earth Ireland : Videography and editing of four films documenting a one-day seminar/lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Prince on “Student Mental Health: A Call for Social Justice.”
  • Irish Association of University & College Counselors : Videography and editing of four films documenting a one-day seminar/lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Prince on “Student Mental Health: A Call for Social Justice.”
2014
  • Green Crafts : Videography and editing of a short promotional piece for Green Crafts (www.greencrafts.ie) on activities in their area for Electric Picnic 2014.
  • RavenImage/ The Ark : Videography and editing for an hour-long Halloween performance by, the band Minnie & The Illywhackers, for children at The Ark (a cultural/activity center for children 2 – 12).
  • RavenImage : Director/DoP, videography, editing of a music video for “The Man Who Climbed Walls” by Reverend JMs Panic Worship. This entailed the development of special lighting schemes, title design and various visual effects in post.
  • RavenImage : Director/DoP, videography and editing of twelve short films (ten “music videos”, two live performance videos) for four poets performing at South Africa’s international Poetry Africa festival in 2014.
  • Irish pain Nurses & Midwives Society : Videography, editing and composition of original score for two hour-long masterclasses on examining patients with neuropathic and chronic pain. Entailed shooting of lectures and demonstrations physical exams, and technical support for a/v equipment.
2013
  • University College Dublin : from 2013 to 2017, production of two dozen short films on programs, faculty and students of The Shool of Geography Planning and Environmental Policy, and the School of Architecture
  • Listen@Lilliput : Videography and editing of eleven short films documenting performances at Listen @ Lilliput, a monthly performing arts event in Dublin.
2012
  • BeatlesFest : Editing of a short (16:39) documentary on an annual Beatles festival in the town of Moville, in Donegal, Ireland. Responsible for writing and designing titles and structuring raw footage into a cohesive film.
2011
  • RavenImage/Minnie & The Illywhackers : Videography, editing, title design and post-production visual effects for three live-performance music videos – “That Ain’t Right” , “Boys in the Back Room” and “Wait For You In Summer”; documentation of their performance at the National Concert Hall.
  • DylanFest : Videography and editing of a half hour documentary on Ireland’s only Bob Dylan festival. Successful shooting in very low light locations (night time music venues). Scripting of titles to introduce each segment of the film, and create its structure.
  • The Chester Beatty Library : Videography and editing of a feature-length documentary on a storytelling/art-making program partnering a national library with Educate Together schools. Managed a three person crew.
2010
  • National Council for the Blind in Ireland : Videography of an NCBI group vocal/instrumental performance as part of the Sculpture in Context exhibition at the National Botanic Gardens.
2009
  • MKC Communications : Videography and editing of multiple projects for a public relations firm -- including a vox pop, a public service announcement and a video call out
2008
  • Young Urban Arts/Reel Youth Film Festival : Editor of two films made by students in a yearly program facilitating the production of films by Dublin area youth groups. Necessitated the editing of sometimes disjointed, amateur material into cohesive films.
  • National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism : Produced a short (9:32) film on Ireland’s social programs/policies instituted in response to increasing immigration and the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
2007
  • Tuiscint Training Center, E.V.E. Limited Drama Programme : Directed and edited two films shot by autistic adults as part of a FETAC module Video Expression course. Assisted participants in developing their scripts, and acted as production manager for two film crews.
  • DHR Communications : Videography of President Mary McAleese’s introduction of a project, sponsored by a joint consortium of Irish human rights, humanitarian and development agencies and Development Cooperation Ireland, addressing international gender based violence.
2006
  • St. Patrick's Festival Committee : Produced three yearly documentaries on a program involving multi-ethnic groups in Dublin in the production of a pageant for the St. Patrick’s Festival parade, focusing on intercultural collaboration and the challenges facing immigrants to Ireland.
2005
  • St. Patrick’s Festival/Liberties Learning Initiative : Produced a documentary on a program involving transition year students in the Dublin area in the production of a pageant for the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade. Gave tuition to and managed a production crew of seven transition year students.
2002
  • Laemmle/Zeller Films : One of several videographers for a documentary on the spectacle surrounding the legal battle over ownership of baseball player Barry Bonds’ record breaking 73rd home run ball in 2001.
  • KQED Television : Videography for a documentary on an exchange program between inner city Chicago and Marin County youth, for the west coast’s largest public broadcasting network.
2000
  • Independent production : Videography for a documentary on steel drum makers/performers in Trinidad, the history of steel drums, and their spread from Trinidad and Tobago to the United States. Shot without lights in varying conditions, including night shooting.
1998
  • KQED Television/Vukani Mawethu : Videography for a half-hour television documentary on Vukani Mawethu, a humanitarian choir/philanthropic group from the US performing in South Africa and examining the country’s history and post-apartheid restructuring.

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As an Emmy Award winning cinematographer and editor, I have created documentary and promotional videos for television, NGOs, government bodies, public relations firms, community groups, universities, individuals, event promoters and performing artists for sixteen years.

"Documentary, made beautifully" -- reflects my ethos that documentation should always be visually engaging, and that great documentaries and promotional videos can be made to suit a customers needs in form and function. I work with each customer from concept to final product to produce films tailored to their purpose and budget.

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