My name is Adrian Abbott.
I am a multi-disciplinary creative who has a passion for telling stories.
Starting out as a Runner at Marshall Street Editors and the Edit & Sound Store, I went on to work as a Video Editor at The Corner London and served as assistant to the directing duo WE. Clients included Adidas, Cadbury, EE and more.
Kit Used: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, and InDesign). Here, I honed my skills as a filmmaker surrounded by industry experts.
Charity Communications Experience:
In 2018, I operated as a Communications Manager for Help Refugees in Northern France. The social-media content my team and I created reached tens of thousands of people. Our short-form video work has had thousands of hours of viewing time.
I have also worked alongside other NGO’s such as Refugee Info Bus, Refugee Women’s Centre, Utopia 56, Refugee Youth Service, L’Auberge des Migrants, and Lift the Ban Coalition to help create bespoke media content for their communication platforms.
I have assisted with the creation of social media promotional materials for reports such as “Calais: The Police Harassment of Volunteers” and “Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement Officers“, both of which made international news:
Due to the difficulties of the situations we found ourselves in, I was constantly experimenting with different cameras of all types from DSLR to small wearable cameras. It was through this experimentation I became aware of the power of Mobile Journalism, both as a necessary story-telling tool but also as a way of empowering people to tell their own stories.
While in controlled environments we would set up a production in a very similar way to how we would operate in the commercial sector, a lot of our field work was conducted with something most people have access to every single day – our phones.
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