Curriculum Vite (C.V.)

Practical Experience


University of Teesside; Course Representative,
Darlington College, Student Representative. Student Ambassador & Student Council Member (SCM),
PSBeyond.com, Video Game Journalist, Review/Preview Writer and News gatherer.

Education

University of Teesside, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Computer Games Design
BTEC National Diploma in E-media, Awarded BTEC National Diploma in E-media
BTEC Moving Image, Changed Course
BTEC First Diploma, Awarded BTEC First Diploma

Skills

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

2008-2009

University of Teesside, Course Representative.

  • Course Representative involved me handling complaints or questions from students, liaising with tutors, lectures, heads of department, school representatives and the students union to solve any problems they may of hand, being deadlines to fiancé. I would also attended monthly meetings to discuss ways of tackling any issues raised to find a solution for students, as a group or as a individual.

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2006-2008

Darlington College, Student Representative. Student Ambassador & Student Council Member (SCM)

  • Student Representative involved me handling complaints or questions from students, liaising with tutors and the Principal of the college, also attend monthly meetings to discuss any student issues that had arisen.
  • Student Ambassador I would be asked to welcome guests to the college, such as parents, people interested in enrolling into the college and VIPs, such as the former P.M Tony Blair.
  • Council Member I attended weekly SCM meetings to discuss ways of tackling any issues raised at representative meetings, and to lobby the Principal. The council also helped to plan fund raising events for various charities, as well as organising social and sporting events, clubs, visits, volunteering opportunities, welfare campaigning and fun activities for students to participate in.
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March 2007-October 2007

PSBeyond.com, Video Game Journalist – Review/Preview writer and News gather

  • Working as a freelance journalist for this site I found and reported news on the latest announcements from the Video Game Industry.
  • I had to have good time keeping and organisation skills to meet deadlines. As well as good written skills. I also had to ensure my news sources where reliable.
  • May 2008-October 2008 Avidgamer.com, Video Game Journalist – Review/Preview writer and Video Editor
  • I had to have good time keeping and organisation skills to meet deadlines. As well as good written skills.
  • I had to learn and develop an appropriate style of writing, I often was asked to adapt my written review in to a short video format, which was great practice for honing my editing skills.
  • Using skills from the Moving Image course I was able to make informative stimulating videos which added some humour whilst also providing information and a balanced view of the game.
  • I would create a montage of gaming clips and add the voice over, using graphics, or idents, popping up on the screen.
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EDUCATION

2008-2012 University of Teesside, Current Year 1 Undergraduate


Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Computer Games Design – Sandwich course
Focus:

  • Year 1 – Animation Principles, Concept Design, Drawing and Composition 1, History of Games, Introduction to 3D Modelling for Games and Professional Studies.
  • Year 2 – Enterprise Project, Character Modelling for Games, Environment Modelling for Games, Games Design and Production 1, Games Design and Production 2, Games Level Design.
  • Year 3 – Work Placement
  • Year 4 – Practical Project, Games Development, Games Futures and Games Interface Design.
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2006-2008 BTEC National Diploma in E-media, Awarded BTEC National Diploma in E-media


The Business and Technology Education Council (BETC) in E-media is a qualification equivalent to three A Levels.
Focus: Web design; producing, designing and maintaining a website, Stop Motion Animation, Video production; design and editing, Script Writing, Advanced Photoshop and Animation in 2D &3D.

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2005-2006 Moving Image, Changed Course

The Business and Technology Education Council (BETC) in Moving Image is a qualification equivalent to three A Levels.

Focus: Knowledge of the media industry, Advanced Video editing skills. Briefly working on an in house show called ‘Quaker Television’ creating highlights by editing footage of previous matches and interviews.

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2004-2005 BTEC First Diploma, Awarded BTEC First Diploma


The Business and Technology Education Council (BETC) First Diploma is a Level 2 qualification, roughly equivalent to 4 GCSEs at C-A*.
Focus: Photography, Photo manipulation/editing and basic movie editing.

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SKILLS

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Image Editing (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)
Audio Editing (Adobe Audition)
Video Editing (iMovie, Final Cut Pro/HD, Adobe Premiere, After Effects)
Web Development (HTML, CSS in Adobe Dreamweaver)
3D Software (Autodesk Maya, 3D Studio Max)
2D Animation Software (Adobe Flash)

INTERESTS
About Me

REFERENCES
Available upon request

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