I recently produced and directed a series of Spoken Word pieces for BBC Three. The videos cover a range of topics from debt to sexual harassment.
The first piece by Nicole Murphy debuted on BBC Three’s Facebook page and generated 400k views, 6.5k shares, and over 10k reactions. I think this shows that spoken word can be a powerful vehicle for messages on event the most serious topics.
The production was very small and extremely fast turnaround but that made it all the more fun to do. We shot 12 films in two days with the edit for the lot taking two weeks in total. Not bad at all.
You can also see two pieces by Birmingham poet and rapper Casey Bailey on Facebook and on the BBC Three website.
Are you hard-working, enthusiastic, and into making awesome social video? Want to work with me in Birmingham?
Well, BBC Three are looking for a researcher to join our development team in Birmingham. The role will involve helping to make powerful, issues-driven films that make you think and make you laugh.
The ideal candidate will have practical skills in finding stories and contributors, researching topics, filming, and editing, as well as having a passion for what’s possible in the world of social video.
You can apply for the job here: http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Researcher/23035
I developed and produced a film for BBC Three showing the incredible skills behind traditional handmade noodles. You can watch the short over on BBC Three’s Facebook page.
The film was directed by Craig Bush and with a great team of Theo Gove-Humphries, Pete Styles, Pasquale Tropea, and Isaure de Pontbriand. We used the Phantom Flex4 camera for the super slo-mo shots.