Curriculum Vitae

DAVID TAYLOR

SELF-SHOOTING PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDIT PRODUCER

Mobile: 07939 282189   E-mail: djt70@btinternet.com

A producer/director with extensive location and studio experience, I also have proficient self-shooting skills. As an edit producer I am able to run multiple edits, write v/o and over see clearance of archive material and music. Strengths include strong organizational, editorial and communication skills and the ability to create fresh ideas. CRB checked.

Employment history

Edit Producer   Our Family series two   40×11 mins   Sixth Sense

Cbeebies Ob doc show following the lives of eight young children and their families from a variety of backgrounds across the UK. Following familiar patterns from breakfast and play to big family days out.

Responsible for running multiple edit suites, crafting stories, writing v/o and laying down the temporary track for the narrator. Music to suite the episodes individual tones also needed to be selected and cleared.

Edit Producer  Our Family series one  40×11 mins  Sixth Sense

Edit producer in the same capacity as series two.

Edit Producer   Got What It Takes   10×30 mins   Rize Television

CBBC presenter led show where eight musically talented children spend three weeks learning about the music industry and competing in challenges for the chance to perform at a live radio one event.

Role included developing story lines following the children’s journey, writing narrative v/o, selecting and creatively using current chart music and overseeing clearance on archive material.

Producer/director   Tiny Pop Little Explorer’s   18×1’30”   Sixth Sense

Inspirational films featuring pre-school children encouraging viewers to go outside and explore. Filmed at various locations they feature simple activities like building toy boats and using nature to create art.

For this fast turnaround project I wrote the scripts, directed the children with the added challenge of getting them to successfully complete tasks and oversaw all aspects of post production as edit producer.

Edit Producer Alex Polizzi’s Chefs on Trial 1×60 mins Twofour Productions

Hotelier Alex Polizzi is tasked with helping restaurants and gastro pubs fill the position of head chef by devising a series of challenges where nine chefs go head to head in the kitchen to win the job.

Responsible for writing v/o script, selecting music tracks and clearance on a fast post-production schedule.

Shooting PD/Edit Producer   Real world chemistry  1×30 mins     Angel eye

Presenter led BBC learning show visiting the UK’s largest industrial factories to find out about the chemistry processes involved in mass-producing steel, iron, paint, plastic and glass.

My role included researching and writing scripts and directing as a self-shooter on location. As an edit producer I selected archive material, sourced music and wrote the voice over script.

Senior Edit Producer      Time for School  40 x10 mins        Sixth Sense    

Cbeebies Ob doc show filmed at two different schools following children aged 3-5 experiencing their first day at school, making new friends and learning from the teachers hoping to inspire their young minds.

In charge of running three simultaneous edit suites, the post production schedule, writing v/o and laying down the temporary track for the narrator. Music, song and picture clearance and overseeing final on-line.

 Series director     Pet school series 2     10 x30 mins                Cineflix

CBBC’s presenter led Ob doc location show where ten children aged 9-11 with little or no animal experience attend a uniquely designed school with a wide variety of pets ranging from cats to bearded dragons. The children have just ten days to learn how to look after the animals and with lessons from experts they hope to convince their parents that they can look after a pet of their own at home.

Responsible for over seeing three teams of producer/directors and directing multi-cam sequences.

Shooting director           Salvage Hunters series 3   10x60mins     Cineflix                              

In Quest’s flagship show, antique dealer Drew Pritchard travels the UK visiting numerous locations ranging from castles to scrapyards. He searches for hidden gems hoping to give them new life in his Wales based showroom. The characters Drew meets are often more weird and wonderful than the objects he finds.

Filmed location GV’s, moving vehicle pov’s utilizing Go-pro’s, close ups to show off the featured objects and second camera/director on multi-camera set ups using a Canon 305.

Producer/director/edit producer Pet school series 1 10x30mins Cineflix

Format the same as series 2.

Directed the main crew and also self-shot with Canon 305/7D. Edit Produced and scripted all the v/o, laying temporary guide track. Also responsible for obtaining and clearing archive material and music.

 VT Producer/director     Goalmouth series two   12x22mins           Disney 

Disney’s presenter led football show for ages 6-14. Studio based with archive footage, celebrity guest items, physical games, footy skills VT’s and comedy sketches. The show also followed the progress of the premiership’s Five-a-side schools competition at locations all over the UK.

Responsible for filming location based VT strands, self shooting the Five-a-side tournament on Canon 305 and directing the series grand finale at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium which included the Five-a-side finals.

Producer/director/edit producer   Dick and Dom Go Wild series 2 20×30 mins   True North    

CBBC’s Ob doc style location wildlife show for children aged 6-12. Presenters Dick and Dom each accompany two friends, inexperienced with animals, to wildlife centers throughout the UK. The children are put to work in real situations with hopes of gaining new respect for all creatures great and small.

Writing scripts and directing talent and contributors on various locations around the UK. As edit producer I scripted v/o, selected appropriate music and made sure the show kept to its format.

Producer/director   Dick and Dom Go Wild series 1   20x30mins   True North      

Producer/director in the same capacity as series two.

Self-shooting producer/director   Are You Smarter Than Your Ten Year Old 30×60       Twofour          

Responsible for self-shooting VT inserts with the children, which were played out in the final studio show.

Series producer        A Bedtime story with Arnie & Barnie                      Nick Jr                

Classic bedtime stories read by celebrities for this pre-school studio puppet show. I oversaw all stages of production from adapting the stories right through to managing three simultaneous edit suites.

 Series producer             The Early Worms                                               Nick Jr                

Created original content, scripted, directed location VT’s and studio produced this pre-school morning puppet show. Also oversaw several teams of Edit producers making sure they followed the style guide.

Senior producer       Nickelodeon Live Summer Show                             Nickelodeon                

Responsible for script writing, several production teams, multiple edits and the live studio show.

 Producer/director         A2B Pilot: Game Show                                        Endemol

A kid’s physical game show filmed in an extreme sports facility with much of the action footage self-shot.

Self shooting producer/director         Kids Choice Awards UK                   Nickelodeon

Behind the scenes video diaries following a child’s journey from Scotland to the awards in London.

  Producer/director/edit producer     Nick-Heads                                Nickelodeon

Directed gallery links, VT inserts and edit produced three teams for this live interactive show.

 Senior producer             ME TV: Live Studio Entertainment Show   Nickelodeon

In charge of producing presenters and celebrity guests, for this live studio and web based show.

Producer                      The Paul O’Grady Show                                                  ITV                            

Team leader responsible for creating content and gallery producing on this live daily entertainment show.

 Producer / writer         The Crunch                                                    Nickelodeon        

Created content, wrote scripts, gallery produced and managed the edits for this presenter led two hour breakfast show featuring celebrity guests and comedy sketches.

 Writer/producer/director     Nick on the Road                                  Nickelodeon        

Produced & directed this presenter led live broadcast for Nickelodeon’s huge summer road show.

 Writer/producer/director Footy Week: Live Studio Sports Show  Nickelodeon                

Football themed live continuity links with celebrity footballer interviews and footy tips VT’s.

 Writer/VT director                   You Do Too                                                     Nick Jr                          

For Nick Juniors flagship pre-school show I directed the VT inserts featuring children and their parents.

 Writer/producer/director   LA Kids Choice Awards                            Nickelodeon              

Filmed presenter and celebrity led items at local locations as well as covering the awards themselves.

 Producer/director             Live Studio Continuity                                       Nickelodeon      

Multi-camera gallery directing, writing and producing for the daily afternoon show.

 Industry Awards

Children’s International Emmy award 2014 for best unscripted entertainment show-CBBC’s “Pet School.”

Children’s BAFTA 2009- Nick Jr channel of the year.

Children’s BAFTA 2006- Best channel for Nickelodeon UK.

Broadcast Digital Channel Awards-2005, Best Specialist Channel for Nick Jr.

References

Sallyann Keizer, Exec Producer- Tel 07973 316394

Beverley Josling, Series Producer- Tel 07802 483133

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