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George Leonard

2
   Production credits   
2
   Non-production credits   

About George

It took me a year to figure out my true passion after I finished sixth form which was of course films. I started again at college and after a year of foundation + 1 out of 2 years of Level 3 Film/TV, I then applied to Ravensbourne University in which I was successful. My professional and savvy mindset was something I required way before I started university as I knew what I wanted. My friendly, mannerly and compassionate personality I believe is what has carried me thus far with an extremely high confidence to achieve and a greatly ambitious persona and attitude. Ravensbourne has shown me the doors to the industry which I am embracing fully; I am also thriving in learning new creative and technical skills by the day. Roles in which I can assist creatives and make it my responsibility to make their lives easier is what I seek as I love to be part of the nitty gritty side of successful creative projects. My technical and creative skills are something that I have been praised for on my journey and I believe my presence in any workplace or during any project can have a powerful knock-on effect. I have an extremely strong and positive mind set and it would take something mammoth to throw me off guard in achieving and earning money in this industry. I am currently still building my portfolio with a big short-film and a short series planned. I am forever thinking of and discussing new ideas with colleagues; I am also always extending my contact and networking list jumping on other peoples projects and finding whatever work experience available. I have many hobbies outside of film including music, reading and physical exercise/sports. Ideally, any job/internship/experience or placement relating to assisting directors or producers would be ideal for me as it would be a new beginning in my journey and I know for a fact i'd be a reliable and strong asset in which I could start planning a big career with a clean and polished CV.

Locations I would like to work
Essex, Surrey, Sussex
Production areas I would like to work in
Producer's Assistant, Production Assistant, Production Runner
Non-Production areas I would like to work in
Creative Agency, Development, Scriptwriter

Showreel & Photographs


Skills & Experience

Driving license
Full UK

Software Experience

Adobe Illustrator
Basic
Adobe Photoshop
Basic
Adobe Premier
Expert
After Effects
Basic
Final Cut
Competent
MS Excel
Expert
MS Powerpoint
Expert
MS Word
Expert

Production Experience

Production Runners. Ashes Into Glass, Commercial
Production Company
Spectrecomfilms
From
Aug 2018
Approx. duration
1 Day

Editor. Meet The Bailleys, Digital / Online Content
Production Company
Embrace Imagery
From
Jun 2018
Approx. duration
1 Day

Non-Production Experience

Production Runner. Production Company, Internship / Work Experience
Company
Smuggler
From
Apr '19
Approx. duration
2 Weeks

Production Assistant. Production Company, Internship / Work Experience
Company
Spectrecom Films
From
Aug '18
Approx. duration
1 Week

Education

2019.
Ravensbourne
Film production

Diploma.
Film Studies: Distinction

References

Jamie-Lee Carter
Producer, Spectrecom Films

Dear Sir / Madam, George Leonard took part in a 2 week’s work experience placement with us in August 2018 expressing a great enthusiasm towards film production. George showed an interest in filmmaking and being on set, fitting in well within the team and helping out mainly within the production department here at Spectrecom. He was very prompt, polite and thorough in his work. He was helpful throughout his time with us, and able to work independently when required. Arriving early, and staying late (without request) he was a valuable asset to the team from the outset. George spent time working on location around London and Essex and assisting the production team in the office with shoot planning, prop sourcing and general running. He also took part in some edit shadowing. He was trustworthy and enthusiastic as well as having a helpful attitude towards staff and clients. I would recommend George in any other similar role, especially on set. If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact me. Yours sincerely, Jamie-Lee Carr Producer / Work Experience Co-ordinator @: jamie-lee.carr@spectrecom.co.uk T: 020 3405 2260


Luca Chapman
Production Runner, Smuggler

Dear whomever this may concern, I am writing with confidence to refer George Leonard as a hard-working, diligent and attentive production intern and running assistant. During George’s time at SMUGGLER, he was responsible for shadowing, and accompanying the in-house production runner on a multitude of tasks and in various capacities. George worked relentlessly, with a keen and open mind, allowing him to become extremely useful with the everyday office management responsibilities, as well as assisting in production tasks. Within the tasks set for George, there was visible eagerness and skill when it came to video editing and visual treatment creation - resulting in George producing a clean and professional treatment, as well as a very creative and unique showreel. George’s attitude was one of his main strengths, he was continually up-for-anything, and no task was beneath his abilities in his mind - which was an enormous positive for him in our eyes, especially when getting involved in a production office. Lastly, George was friendly, polite and approachable, and he was liked by everyone in the office during his short time here. He would be a great addition to any production office, or any working environment at all for that matter. With many thanks, Luca Chapman, SMUGGLER.