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Sam Ivermee

Researcher / Shooting Researcher

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London

Bristol

About Me

I'm an experienced researcher who's been working in the industry for just under 4 years. During that time I've worked in different types of factual programming both domestically and abroad on both first and returning series. I'm confident researching new topics and hopefully you can see from my credits I've already managed ... Read More

I'm an experienced researcher who's been working in the industry for just under 4 years. During that time I've worked in different types of factual programming both domestically and abroad on both first and returning series. I'm confident researching new topics and hopefully you can see from my credits I've already managed to throw myself into lots of different subject areas. 

The majority of my experience comes from supporting teams on location. Often it's been part of smaller teams consisting of myself along with a PD, DV or Cameraman although I have also done two series with long stints at studio. As part of these roles I've been responsible for collecting release forms, wrangling footage, arrange schedules, completing risk assessments (dynamic and pre-written) keeping in regular contact with contributors and production teams, gaining access to film, shooting production stills, helping with story diaries and maintaining kit. My more recent work has also involved generating UGC through coaching of contributors.

I've been involved in casting both as part of a large office-based team (Best Home Cook, BBC1) but also as part of smaller on location casting (Gathering Storm, NatGeo / The Club, BIKE). My responsibilities across those jobs involved outreach, managing social media channels, street casting, phone bashing, skype/phone interviews, writing biogs, pitching, shooting audition tapes, cutting auditions tapes, background checks and maintaining good relationships with contributors as we progressed into production. 

I've worked on productions in over 7 countries including the USA, Japan and across Europe. As part of those productions, I've had to travel with large amounts of kit, complete carnets and communicate with a production team working on a different timezone. Some of these productions have involved working in high-risk environments. I currently hold a US I-visa for factual television. 

I'm working towards a career as a shooting PD for factual television and thus relish any opportunities I'm given to shoot or help conduct/produce an interview or scene. I'm a confident shooter and and believe I have already developed a good editorial eye. I've got experience shooting on FS7s, FS5s, C300s, GoPros and some DJI products. I've also recently completed the Talent Manager workshop on the new FS9. 

I'm passionate about working towards a more sustainable industry, previously I've been involved in achieving Albert certification on productions and have had my green newsletters posted on their website as an example for other productions - https://wearealbert.org/2019/07/02/green-newsletter/

I have a full clean UK driving license and have had First Aid training in the last two years. Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Food hygiene certificate level 2 / Food Standards Agency / 2020
Food hygiene certificate level 2Food Standards Agency2020
First Aid / First Option Safety / 2019
First AidFirst Option Safety2019
RYA Sea Survival / Bristol Maritime Academy / 2019
RYA Sea SurvivalBristol Maritime Academy2019
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Other Details
  • Media I Work In:

    Online Content

    Broadcast Television

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

  • Technical Skills:

    Sony a7S II

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

    Sony PXW-FS5

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Adobe Premiere

    Avid Media Composer

  • Awards:

    RTS Cymru Awards 2017 - Best Factual (Nominated) <br /> Cycling Media Awards - Best Broadcast

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