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Anna Bates

Producer / Senior Assistant Producer

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About Me

Producer / Assistant Producer with a History & Arts specialism, strong shooting skills and experience setting up shoots all over the world.- Many credits across Specialist Factual and Fact Ent for BBC 1, BBC 2, Channel 4, Channel 5, PBS, National Geographic, and Discovery.- My specialism is in History & Arts programming. I have a B... Read More

Producer / Assistant Producer with a History & Arts specialism, strong shooting skills and experience setting up shoots all over the world.

- Many credits across Specialist Factual and Fact Ent for BBC 1, BBC 2, Channel 4, Channel 5, PBS, National Geographic, and Discovery.

- My specialism is in History & Arts programming. I have a BA Hons 2:1 in History, and a passion for untold stories and unheard voices. Specialism in Early Modern period (Tudor & Elizabethan), WWI, WWII, history of crime, and social history. Experience in other genres including arts, music, science, engineering, and travel.

- Foreign shoot setup and experience on location all over the UK, as well as the USA, Asia and Europe. Also setting up international remote filming.

- Story development & editorial: Finding, researching and developing stories, writing an edit script, working with editors.

- Genealogical research: tracing family history, tracking down relatives, conducting in-depth genealogical research, working with primary sources.

- Self shooter on broadcast shows such as 'A House Through Time' for BBC 2, 'Murder, Mystery & My Family' for BBC 1, 'The Blitz: Britain on Fire' on Channel 5 (as Shooting Producer), and 'Britain's Forgotten Army' on Channel 4.

- Experienced in all aspects of production, casting contributors and top experts, sourcing locations, scheduling, sourcing hard to find archive, negotiating rates for archive, setting up drama recon, working with art departments, supporting the edit and working with GFX teams, working with academics, high-profile talent and sensitive contributors. Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Business Affairs and Copyright / Screenskills / 2021
Business Affairs and CopyrightScreenskills2021
Managing COVID-19 Risks on Productions / First Option Safety Consultants / 2020
Managing COVID-19 Risks on ProductionsFirst Option Safety Consultants2020
Online Risk Awareness (RAW) Safety Training / First Option Safety Consultants / 2019
Online Risk Awareness (RAW) Safety TrainingFirst Option Safety Consultants2019
Sony PMW 200 Refresher Course / Skills2Film / 2017
Sony PMW 200 Refresher CourseSkills2Film2017
Lighting & Safety Course / BBC Academy / College of Production / 2014
Lighting & Safety CourseBBC Academy / College of Production2014
Phantom v640 High Speed Camera Training / BBC Production Services / 2014
Phantom v640 High Speed Camera TrainingBBC Production Services2014
Development: Treatments Workshop with Frank Ash / BBC Academy / College of Production / 2014
Development: Treatments Workshop with Frank AshBBC Academy / College of Production2014
Self Shooting Canon XF305 / BBC Academy / College of Production / 2014
Self Shooting Canon XF305BBC Academy / College of Production2014
Formats & Codecs Course / BBC Academy / College of Production / 2013
Formats & Codecs CourseBBC Academy / College of Production2013

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Locations I can work in:

    London

    Bristol

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

    Heath And Safety Training

    I Visa USA

    Archive Clearance

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    Edit Producing

    Music Clearance

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D MKII

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Self Shooting

    Sony PMW-EX3

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

    Adobe InDesign

    Adobe Premiere

    Canon 5D

    Data Wrangling

    Digitising Rushes

    DJI Osmo

    GoPro

    Lighting

    Sound Recording

    Stills

    Studio Experience

    Vision Mixing

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