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Chris O'Donnell

Producer/Director

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London

About Me

I'm an accomplished Producer/Director working on observational documentaries and specialist factual content. I enjoy working across a wide range of subjects and environments, from filming with high-profile institutions and presenters to exploring new technology and planning remote expeditions. I love discovering and shaping surprising stories ... Read More

I'm an accomplished Producer/Director working on observational documentaries and specialist factual content. I enjoy working across a wide range of subjects and environments, from filming with high-profile institutions and presenters to exploring new technology and planning remote expeditions. I love discovering and shaping surprising stories with unusual characters that take the audience to hard to see places. Discovering new worlds and complex subjects is one of the real joys of the job and my output over the last few years has seen me investigating everything from International diplomacy and cutting edge medicine to equities trading, ancient history and true crime. I have a track record of successfully experimenting with new techniques to bring a visual flair to programmes. I'm used to working with complex access and engaging with contributors in sensitive situations and am comfortable dealing with multiple legal, safety and editorial issues.

• Producer and Director of documentary and specialist factual programming for mainstream UK and International Broadcasters.
• Experienced finding and developing stories, progressing ideas from origination to final delivery as well as working with established formats.
• Confident getting the best from contributors from all walks of life as well as directing first time and experienced presenters.
• Expert directing multiple crews and excellent shooting and technical skills on most broadcast equipment including FS7, C300
• Comfortable working on fast-turnaround schedules and across multiple edit suites.
• Accomplished writing treatments, shooting and commentary scripts.
• Final Cut Pro, Avid and Premier Self-editing.
• Flexible between landmark and smaller budget productions and trialling emerging technologies.
• Hostile environment trained
• Drone Pilot
• French speaker
• Current US iVisa Read Less

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  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    Driving Licence

    Drone Pilot (CAA PFAW)

    Edit Producing

    First Aid

    Heath And Safety Training

    Hostile Environment

    I Visa USA

    Script Writing

    Secret Filming

    Skiing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    4K

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Premiere

    Avid

    Avid Express

    Canon 5D MKIII

    Canon EOS 1DX

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

    DJI Osmo

    DSLR

    DSR450/570

    FCP

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Final Cut Pro X

    Lighting

    Lighting Camera

    Multiplatform

    Nightvision Cameras

    Remote Location Training

    Sony a7S II

    Sony PMW-EX3

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Stills

    Studio Experience

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