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Sam O'Donnell

  • Video Editor/Social Media Producer
  • Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4ET, UK
  • 25/05/2021
Full time Marketing Media-Journalism Producer / Production Content Creation Content Distribution

Personal Summary

Since the age of 16, I have been shooting, editing and producing videos independantly and improved my skills to the point where I studied Film for seven years, graduated Liverpool John Moores University and continue to provide high-quality content for all manner of appointment. This includes high-concept drama short films, music videos, documentary productions and editing for existing productions. I work with numerous programs such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop among others. I also provide administrative content for advertising campaigns across social media, including teasers, visual statements, audio-hosting content and engaging interaction between audiences and the host. After graduating, I have spent my time working freelance and on short-term projects with multiple media artists and clients. 
 
I have editing hundreds of hours of content and continue to do so when I am available to engage projects that continue to challenge and satisfy me. 
 
For more information and a link to where you can see some of my work, please don't hesitate to contact me on samodfilm@gmail.com by e-mail. 
 
KEY SKILLS 
• Friendly, co-operative, experienced with face to face interaction with customers/co-workers 
• Years of experience in Administrative duties such as business communication, filing and storing documentation, managing an online store, formatting projects and co-ordinating meetings/deals 
• Fully experienced with Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Final Cut Pro & a number of Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro etc.) 
• Qualified Cameraman, Second Unit Director, Editor & Videographer 
• Physically fit, able to lift heavy objects and experienced in group problem solving/distribution of assignments in an effort to complete tasks as quickly and as efficiently as possible 
• Educated to a University graduate degree and aspirational with work goals to improve myself on a personal level 
• Trained in basic first aid and first responder skills, along with advanced fire fighting skills through an extra curricular course taken while in education

Work Experience

Videographer/Head of Operations
Sep 2012 - SAMODFILM

Since the age of 16, I have been shooting, editing and producing commercial videos independently and improved my skills to the point where I studied Film for seven years, graduated Liverpool John Moores University and continue to provide high-quality content for all manner of appointment. This includes high-concept drama short films, music videos, documentary productions, commercial advertising and marketing pieces and editing for existing productions.

I work with numerous programs such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop among others. I also provide administrative content for advertising campaigns across social media, including teasers, visual statements, audio-hosting content and engaging interaction between audiences and the host.

For more information and a link to where you can see some of my work, please don't hesitate to contact me on samodfilm@gmail.com by e-mail.

Head of E-Commerce/Photographer
Mar 2018 - R&T Music

I am the lead online operative for a music retail shop with multiple roles, compromising of product listing, content production, product photography/editing, floor sales and more whilst working alongside established music brands such as Fender, Tanglewood, PRS and many more. 
 
Responsible for driving sales through e-commerce platforms, I lead in the production of commercial product photography, creative copying for product listings and the administration across multiple amounts of platforms. 
 
Achievements: 
 
• Strong online sales from North America and mainland Europe 
• Increased annual turnover to over £100k in first year 
• Photograph products (musical instruments/professional electrical equipment) in company studio and list online to a high standard of customer approval 
• Track all existing listings across three platforms effectively controlling multiple active stores online 
• Monitor customer interaction and respond to further interaction to assist in queries 
• Lead Designer role in major website and social media branding in 2019

Guitarist/Administrative Duties
Aug 2012 - Jan 2020 Wolfpeake/Willowside Park

I have worked in a string of semi-professional rock bands over the years. I had the main administrative director role in most groups; handling many duties such as booking gigs, ordering and designing merchandise, online promotion, managing the several social networks, overlooking online music sales of music & merchandise and contacting press agents, as well as being the bands' primary videographer.

I utilised my prior experience and took it upon myself to film several music videos, document tours, recording sessions, streaming publications and promotional content and edited them myself to a high standard for online publication. These videos have views which have amounted to almost over 35k from all over the world. During my time as a musician I have toured DIY across the country numerous times, signed to a record label 2015, recorded over four Extended Plays (EP) of music along with a number of singles and wrote a full-length release.

Education

Film Studies BA (Hons)
Sep 2012 - May 2015 Liverpool John Moores University