Unit 11 – Bio

Finished bio

I’m a filmmaker based in the Lake District with a love for storytelling. My interests lie in directing and cinematography and I have experience working on music videos, short drama films and multi-camera live band shoots. I was also cinematographer in the team that recently won gold in the Video Moving Image category at the national WorldSkills UK competition.

I researched a few filmmakers to help me write this bio as I wasn’t sure how long it should be or what sort of information I should put in it. Each persons bio was only a few sentences long and all followed basically the same pattern.

– introductory sentence, say what you do and where you’re based

– Expand on specifics, like what your specialism with and what kind of films you like to make

– Say what you worked on in the past

– Include anything notable you’ve done (e.g. Any awards you’ve won, any big-name filmmakers you’ve worked with or any big companies/films you’ve worked on) This point could also be worked into the first sentence “I’m an award winning filmmaker”.

Tom Read bio

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Giuseppe Abba bio

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These are bio’s from two old students from my film course. You can see that they’ve taken different approaches, Tom’s being more to-the-point and Giuseppe’s being more wordy and informative. I decided to follow a structure more like Giuseppe’s and use write it in first person, because I like the personable feel, it seems more friendly and approachable.

I’m using this bio for my Vimeo, however for my Facebook page, I’ve decided to change it to third person.

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I did this because I feel like Vimeo is more a place for networking with other filmmakers, so it’s okay for it to be more personal, whereas on Facebook, it’s more about business and promotion, so I want to look like more of a professional, rather than just a young film student.

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