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Kristina Turner

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About Me

AP -specialising in natural history.

With a background in animation, zoology and conservation I now combine my interests specialising in natural history TV. I have a particular interest in conservation related projects and finding creative ways to help change attitudes as well as entertain and inform.

Starting out in anima... Read More

AP -specialising in natural history.

With a background in animation, zoology and conservation I now combine my interests specialising in natural history TV. I have a particular interest in conservation related projects and finding creative ways to help change attitudes as well as entertain and inform.

Starting out in animation, I have a storytelling background. I then retrained and worked in wildlife research and conservation for over 10 years including working abroad, in the UK and in both office and remote field conditions. My diverse background has given me a varied portfolio of creative, logistical and communication skills along with a strong network of wildlife contacts around the world.

To date, my TV work has taken me all over the UK and also Zambia, Alaska and Taiwan working on projects for channels such as the BBC1, 2 and 4, BBC Earth, Channel 4, France 5 and National Geographic.

Key skills
Knowledge and experience working with wildlife and conservation issues particularly in the UK and Africa, research/development of ideas for various channels including pitching to Channel 4, edit producing, producing/directing, live OBs, setting up and providing practical support for UK and overseas shoots, second camera e.g. Canon 5D, liaising with people at various levels and nationalities, living and working in small teams in remote locations.

As well as conservation projects I'm also interested in wildlife behaviour, communication, science and research, travel, adventure and children’s TV/filming projects. I’m an enthusiastic, reliable, easy going and friendly team member offering practical and creative support to wildlife productions and am keen to gain more writing/producing/directing/shooting experience. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 29th May 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Assistant Producer / The River (working title) / BBC 4 / 360 Production / Mar 2018 to May 2018 / Diene Petterle
Assistant ProducerThe River (working title)BBC 4360 Production Mar 18 - May 18Diene Petterle
Development AP / HannahVision (Hannah Hoare) / Jan 2018 to Feb 2018
Development APHannahVision (Hannah Hoare) Jan 18 - Feb 18
Assistant Producer / World's Most Amazing Homes / BBC 2 / Wall to Wall / Nov 2017 to Nov 2017
Assistant ProducerWorld's Most Amazing HomesBBC 2Wall to Wall Nov 17 - Nov 17
Edit Producer / WW2 Great Escapes -The Freedom Trails / Channel 4 / Seadog Productions / Aug 2017 to Sep 2017 / Alf Lawrie
Edit ProducerWW2 Great Escapes -The Freedom TrailsChannel 4Seadog Productions Aug 17 - Sep 17Alf Lawrie
Development AP / Seadog Productions / Jan 2017 to Aug 2017
Development APSeadog Productions Jan 17 - Aug 17
Assistant Producer / Destination Wild: Far East / National Geographic Channel / Off the Fence / Sep 2016 to Oct 2016
Assistant ProducerDestination Wild: Far EastNational Geographic ChannelOff the Fence Sep 16 - Oct 16
Development AP / The One Show / BBC 1 / BBC NHU / Aug 2016 to Sep 2016
Development APThe One ShowBBC 1BBC NHU Aug 16 - Sep 16
Development Researcher / Brian Leith Productions / Aug 2016 to Aug 2016
Development ResearcherBrian Leith Productions Aug 16 - Aug 16
Development Researcher / The Natural World / BBC 2 / October Films / Jul 2016 to Jul 2016 / Roger Webb
Development ResearcherThe Natural WorldBBC 2October Films Jul 16 - Jul 16Roger Webb
Researcher / Earth: One Amazing Day / BBC Worldwide / BBC Earth / Jun 2016 to Jun 2016
ResearcherEarth: One Amazing DayBBC WorldwideBBC Earth Jun 16 - Jun 16
Senior Researcher / Wildest City:Anchorage / France 5 / Off The Fence / May 2016 to May 2016
Senior ResearcherWildest City:AnchorageFrance 5Off The Fence May 16 - May 16
Senior Researcher / Attenborough at 90 / BBC 1 / BBC NHU / Jan 2016 to Apr 2016
Senior ResearcherAttenborough at 90BBC 1BBC NHU Jan 16 - Apr 16
Researcher/AP / BBC Autumn/Winter/Springwatch / BBC 2 / BBC NHU / Sep 2014 to Dec 2015
Researcher/APBBC Autumn/Winter/SpringwatchBBC 2BBC NHU Sep 14 - Dec 15
Researcher / The One Show / BBC 1 / Tigress Productions Ltd / Mar 2014 to Aug 2014
ResearcherThe One ShowBBC 1Tigress Productions Ltd Mar 14 - Aug 14
Production Co-ordinator / Africa 2013; Countdown to the Rains / BBC 2 / Tigress Productions Ltd / Oct 2014 to Nov 2014
Production Co-ordinatorAfrica 2013; Countdown to the RainsBBC 2Tigress Productions Ltd Oct 14 - Nov 14
Management / Conservation Communications Manager / The World Land Trust (NGO) / Sep 2008 to Sep 2012
ManagementConservation Communications ManagerThe World Land Trust (NGO) Sep 08 - Sep 12
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
2 day Self shooting course -FS7 / Jeremy Humphries / 2017
2 day Self shooting course -FS7Jeremy Humphries2017
Storytelling day seminar / Matthew Luhn (PIXAR) / 2016
Storytelling day seminarMatthew Luhn (PIXAR)2016
Single camera director's course (1 week residential) / BBC Academy / 2015
Single camera director's course (1 week residential)BBC Academy2015
Introduction to sound recording / BBC / 2014
Introduction to sound recordingBBC2014

Kristina was a highly diligent member of our team with a great knowledge of wildlife. She works well with presenters and makes contributors feel at ease. While working on the One Show she worked well in handling many fast turnaround stories, finding the best locations and some great people to appear in the films. Kristina is an asset to any production and I look forward to the time when I’ll be working with her again.

Darren New Producer/Director Tigress Productions

I worked with Kristina on Springwatch for a year or so, and found her to be a creative, diligent and hard-working member of the editorial team. She has a kind, easy-going manner, and is a very collaborative team member. Please contact me if you would like a verbal or written reference for her: james.smith@plimsollproductions.com

James Smith Series Editor, Plimsoll Productions

Kristina has been a highly valued member of the Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Winterwatch team for over 12 months. Her natural history knowledge is invaluable and her diligence and attention to detail excellent. She is one of the most supportive and inclusive team members I have worked with and I would see her as asset to any team upon which she worked. During her time with the series she directed and edited a number of natural history films - both animal led and presenter led. The results were lovely and all her films were included in the transmitted programmes and added value to the content across the series.

Rosemary Edwards Series Editor

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Other Details
  • Media I Work In:

    Animation

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Live Events

    Other

    Short Film

    Online Content

    Feature Film

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Archive Clearance

    Driving Licence

    CRB Check

    First Aid

    PADI Diving Licence

    Safeguarding Trust

    Heath And Safety Training

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Bolex

    35mm

    DSLR

    PADI

    Single Camera Directing

    Data Wrangling

    Fixed Rig Experience

    Studio Experience

    Canon 5D MKII

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