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Salvatore Assenza

Series Director / Producer/Director

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South East

London

About Me

I'm a self-shooting Series Director / PD who shoots on FS7-5/C300/F800/DSR/XF305/EX and 5D series cameras.

My background lies mostly in factual entertainment and Obs-Doc formats. I have strong journalistic instincts and an eye for an interesting story as well as the visual insight and creative writing skills needed to make entici... Read More

I'm a self-shooting Series Director / PD who shoots on FS7-5/C300/F800/DSR/XF305/EX and 5D series cameras.

My background lies mostly in factual entertainment and Obs-Doc formats. I have strong journalistic instincts and an eye for an interesting story as well as the visual insight and creative writing skills needed to make enticing films.

I have travelled extensively with work and speak fluent Italian, Spanish, German and basic French.
I am used to setting up and filming multi-camera shoots both in the UK and abroad for various peak programming. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 27th Jun 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Producer/Director / Food Unwrapped / Channel 4 / Ricochet Television / May 2018 to present
Producer/DirectorFood UnwrappedChannel 4Ricochet Television May 18 - to present
Series Director / When Kids Kill / Channel 5 / Spun Gold TV / Jan 2018 to Mar 2018
Series DirectorWhen Kids KillChannel 5Spun Gold TV Jan 18 - Mar 18
PD (Self Shooting) / 8 Years Old and Smuggling Drugs / Channel 5 / ITN Productions / Sep 2017 to Dec 2017
PD (Self Shooting)8 Years Old and Smuggling DrugsChannel 5ITN Productions Sep 17 - Dec 17
Series Director / The Secrets in My Family / UKTV / Boundless Productions / Apr 2017 to Aug 2017
Series DirectorThe Secrets in My FamilyUKTVBoundless Productions Apr 17 - Aug 17
PD (Self Shooting) / Where There's Blame, There's a Claim / Channel 5 / The Connected Set / Feb 2017 to Apr 2017
PD (Self Shooting)Where There's Blame, There's a ClaimChannel 5The Connected Set Feb 17 - Apr 17
Series Director / Going Back - Giving Back / BBC 1 / ITN / May 2016 to Sep 2016
Series DirectorGoing Back - Giving BackBBC 1ITN May 16 - Sep 16
Producer/Director / Can I Catch It - Working Title / Channel 4 / Tern TV / Feb 2016 to Mar 2016
Producer/DirectorCan I Catch It - Working TitleChannel 4Tern TV Feb 16 - Mar 16
PD (Self Shooting) / Separated At Birth / Discovery / CTVC / Sep 2015 to Feb 2016
PD (Self Shooting)Separated At BirthDiscoveryCTVC Sep 15 - Feb 16
PD (Self Shooting) / O.A.P Internet Virgins / Sky1 / Princess Productions / Jan 2015 to May 2015
PD (Self Shooting)O.A.P Internet VirginsSky1Princess Productions Jan 15 - May 15
PD (Self Shooting) / At Christmas / Channel 5 / Crackit Productions / Nov 2014 to Jan 2015
PD (Self Shooting)At ChristmasChannel 5Crackit Productions Nov 14 - Jan 15
Producer/Director / Food Unwrapped / Channel 4 / Ricochet Television / Jun 2014 to Nov 2014
Producer/DirectorFood UnwrappedChannel 4Ricochet Television Jun 14 - Nov 14
Location Director / Inside the Vatican’s Vault / Discovery / Raw Television / Mar 2014 to Jun 2014
Location DirectorInside the Vatican’s VaultDiscoveryRaw Television Mar 14 - Jun 14
PD (Self Shooting) / The Invasion of the Job Snatchers / BBC 3 / BBC / Sep 2013 to Jan 2014
PD (Self Shooting)The Invasion of the Job SnatchersBBC 3BBC Sep 13 - Jan 14
PD (Self Shooting) / Border Rico / Travel Channel / Arrow Media / Jun 2013 to Jul 2013
PD (Self Shooting)Border RicoTravel ChannelArrow Media Jun 13 - Jul 13
PD (Self Shooting) / Street Patrol UK / BBC 1 / Leopard Films / Apr 2013 to May 2013
PD (Self Shooting)Street Patrol UKBBC 1Leopard Films Apr 13 - May 13
PD (Self Shooting) / Britain's Secret Shoppers / Channel 4 / Optomen / Jul 2012 to Dec 2012
PD (Self Shooting)Britain's Secret ShoppersChannel 4Optomen Jul 12 - Dec 12
PD (Self Shooting) / Frontline Police / Channel 5 / ITV / May 2012 to Jul 2012
PD (Self Shooting)Frontline PoliceChannel 5ITV May 12 - Jul 12
PD (Self Shooting) / Marbella Mansions / UKTV / Splash media / Nov 2012 to Mar 2012
PD (Self Shooting)Marbella MansionsUKTVSplash media Nov 12 - Mar 12
Producer/Director / Driving me Crazy / TLC / Renegade / Oct 2011 to Oct 2011
Producer/DirectorDriving me CrazyTLCRenegade Oct 11 - Oct 11
DV Director / Coach Trip / Channel 4 / 12 Yard Production / Apr 2011 to Sep 2011
DV DirectorCoach TripChannel 412 Yard Production Apr 11 - Sep 11
Producer/Director / Party Wars / Living / ITV / Jun 2010 to Aug 2010
Producer/DirectorParty WarsLivingITV Jun 10 - Aug 10
DV Camera Operator / How To Look Good Naked / Channel 4 / Maverick Television / Jun 2010 to Jul 2010
DV Camera OperatorHow To Look Good NakedChannel 4Maverick Television Jun 10 - Jul 10
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Other Details
  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Live Events

    Web Creation

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

    French (Conversational)

    German (Fluent)

    Italian (Fluent)

    Spanish (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

    Motorcycle

    PADI Diving Licence

    Skydiver

    I Visa USA

    Script Writing

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D MKII

    Canon 7D

    Canon XF305

    Cinegy

    Data Wrangling

    Digibeta

    Digitising Rushes

    DSLR

    DSR450/570

    EX1/3

    EX3 Nanoflash

    Final Cut Pro

    HDCAM

    Lighting

    PADI

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony PDW-800

    Sound Recording

    Underwater Filming

    Z1/5/7

    Sony PMW-200

    Sony PMW-F3

    Sony PMW-F5

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Sony PXW-FS5

    Canon EOS C300

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