Ben Vidavski

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2015 - 2017Technical Director
Television / TV
TJC - The Jewlery ChannelTJC
2006 - 2015Director's Assistant
Television / TV
QVCQVC
2005 - 2006Runner/Researcher
Television / TV
hit40ukSomethin' Else
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2004BA Media Studies - TV and Film Production.University of Westminster

    About me

    I consider myself to be quite creative and hate having nothing to do - I would much rather be busy than bored and although I am easy-going, I feel that I often produce my best work when under pressure and love working in a live environment such as TV. I am very passionate about things I love and have often been accused of being a bit of a geek on certain subjects, but I just see it as being focused, enthusiastic and studious! I enjoy working in a team and am always happy to help out in any way I can as I believe that teamwork is essential to any job for the best results as well as job satisfaction. I am experienced with cameras, lights and sound equipment as well as the editing programs Sadie, Cool Edit, Final Cut Pro (which I use at home) and Avid. I have attended several scripts writing courses through Sundance and The Prince Charles Cinema. I am also fully trained on VIZ, RED, Brainstorm, Photoshop and all office programmes such as Word and Excel.

    Referees

    hit40uk - Runner/Researcher. 2005 - 2006.

    QVC – Director’s Assistant. Director/Vision Mixer. 2006 – 2015.

    TJC - Technical Director. 2015-2017

    Additional Information

    I have worked for several music websites creating their video content such as interviews, award shows and live performances, as well as a writer on occasion. This involves everything from single-camera pieces to multi-camera shoots, making promotional material and organising locations and crew.

    I started making music and putting on club/gig nights whilst at university in 2003, where I first got to combine my loves for music and directing by finding bands to play the uni-bar, whilst filming them for the website. I absolutely loved it started putting on nights around London under the name HypnoCops. I have played at some amazing events and venues such as KOKO, Cargo, Sonisphere, the Camden Crawl, the 1234 Festival and to a crowd of Santa’s at SantaCon. In 2007 I was offered a regular gig on the Piccadilly Party stage at Leeds Festival which I help organise and play every night of the festival. I have presented an hour-long show/podcast and produce music for GoldMine Studios.

  • Skills

    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Competition/Gameshow
    • Cookery
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Film (Short)
    • Live Daytime
    • Live TV
    • Magazine
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Sport
    • Television
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years