Steven Skinner

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016Producer
Commercial
Coral Vegas
Rupert Cresswell
Cravens Ad Agency
2016Producer/Director
Commercial
Disneyland Paris TVC
Steven Skinner
Disney
2016Producer/Director
Corporate
Disney 2016 Employee Forum
Steven Skinner
Disney
2015Producer/Director
Commercial
Bakebox TVC
Steven Skinner
Banana Split Productions
2015Producer/Director
Commercial
Tsum Tsum TVC
Steven Skinner
Disney
2013Creative Director
Commercial
Travel Channel Global RebrandScripps Networks Interactive
2009Writer/Director
Commercial
Perception campaign
Steven Skinner
The Hallmark Channel
2008Writer/Director
Commercial
Pret A Teleporter
Steven Skinner
Sci-Fi Channel
2005Writer/Director
Commercial
National Autistic Society
Steven Skinner
Promax
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1993Visual Studies/History of ArtOxford Brookes University

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    GH4 4K KIT, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere

    About me

    Showreel:

    vimeo.com/146386246

    A resourceful creative leader who specialises in delivering engaging, story-driven content for global brands

    An award-winning creative with 15 years of broadcast, commercial and corporate production experience

    15 years’ experience directing crews, actors and voice-over artists.

    Leads and inspires teams of directors, writers, producers, editors and designers

    A strong conceptual thinker, both visual and written

    Director/Editor of brand films, branding, commercials, promos and short films

    Able to work efficiently on multiple projects and under tight time constraints

    Works effectively with clients, designers, producers, account/franchise managers, production companies and agencies

    KEY SKILLS

    Directing (actors, crew & VOs)

    Editing to teaching standard

    Producing

    Copywriting

    Shooting stills, video & film

    Writing treatments

    Designing storyboards & pitch films

    Budgeting

    Creative management

    
PROGRAMS

    Adobe Creative Suite

    AVID

    Final Cut Pro (ex-Tutor)

    SketchUp

    REDCINE-X PRO

    Final Draft

    Office Suite

    MPEG Streamclip

    Quicktime Pro

    Additional Information

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    SKINNY MEDIA May 2014 – present

    Writer/Producer/Director

    Clients:

    THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY Oct 2014 - Feb 2016

    Producer of TV commercials for new Disney product launches (O2, Tsum Tsum, Disneyland Paris, Hasbro, etc…), internal comms reels and YouTube online content including lyric videos, talent interviews and games

    Developed treatments, storyboards and scripts (Actimel, Cars, Star Wars)

    Understanding briefs and translating into treatments, script writing, storyboarding (2D and 3D), directing talent, directing voiceovers, editing, briefing designers and managing clients

    BANANA SPLIT PRODUCTIONSOct 2015 - Nov 2015

    Director/Producer of a TV ad for a new food product. Wrote scripts from a brief. Drew storyboards and devised shot lists. Auditioned actors, selected music. Directed actors and crew on set and managed clients. Commercial produced on time and to budget.

    DISCOVERY CHANNELMar 2015

    Producer / Editor of internal reels for new Discovery Networks channel launches

    TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) Aug 2014 – Oct 2014

    Producer of a series of animations for Transport for London – One for a launch event at The Shard and two for TfL’s YouTube Channel.

    Designed storyboards, built sets in 3D and liaised with the client and designers / animators to deliver the final films on time and on budget

    SPORTS NEWS AFRICAJune 2014 – Aug 2014

    Producer of a 30-minute daily live sports news show

    Responsibilities included: Selecting the day‘s stories, writing package scripts, managing a team of editors, presenters and directors whilst working to incredibly tight deadlines

    SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE

    Head of On AirSep 2010 - Apr 2014

    Reported directly to the SVP Content & Marketing and was responsible for the annual departmental budget

    Managed the UK and EMEA creative team producing work for On Air, Ad Sales and Marketing - developed excellence through checking concepts, scripts and edits

    Wrote, directed and edited large budget film shoots and graphics projects, ensuring they were delivered on time and on budget

    Creative Director of the Travel Channel rebrand in 130+ countries, working in conjunction with branding agency Lambie-Nairn. The idents were then subsequently launched on the US channel in May 2014 vimeo.com/62775055

    Promax winner 2011 for a channel brand spot

    FREESAT winner – Best Specialist Channel 2014: “have done a brilliant job… of rebranding”

    NBC UNIVERSAL GLOBAL NETWORKS

    Senior Creative UK & EMEAJul 2006 - Aug 2010

    Creatively managed an external agency producing content for the EMEA feeds

    Liaised with department heads to discuss strategy and allocations for the upcoming month

    Wrote, directed and edited spots across the UK portfolio

    Responsible for shoot and graphics budgets

    Finalist at Promax Awards every year

    
BSKYB

    Promo Producer Feb 2001 - Jul 2006

    Wrote, edited and directed promotional spots across the UK brands

    Responsible for shoot and graphics budgets

    Part of the creative team that launched The Crime & Investigation Network

    Promax Gold winner 2005 - TV Commercial for National Autistic Society

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    Experienced in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years