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Senior Management Team

Department Contacts

Tracy Patfield

Tracy Patfield

Operations & Outreach Manager

Please contact Tracy Patfield for all office and supplier related inquiries, including work experience placements and opportunities to support young people in Bristol.

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Media & IT Manager

Please contact Mark Lewis for all IT related enquiries.

If your enquiry is regarding kit specific technical support, please contact our Post Production team.

If your enquiry is regarding footage licensing, please contact our Footage Licensing team.

Rebecca McEwan

Rebecca McEwan

Business Affairs

Please contact Rebecca McEwan for all business affairs & contract related inquiries.

Lynne Butler

Lynne Butler

HR Manager

Please contact Lynne Butler for all HR related enquiries.

Sharon Welfoot

Sharon Welfoot

Financial Controller

Please contact Sharon Welfoot for all banking and other financial enquiries.

Matt Clifton

Matt Clifton

Head of Development

Please contact Matt Clifton for commissioning and project development enquiries.

Icon Films does not accept or consider any unsolicited material, ideas or suggestions of any nature. For further information please see section 9 in our Terms & Conditions.

 

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Technical Operations Manager

Please contact Tom Cooper for all post-production and technical support enquiries.

Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne

Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne

Talent

Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne job share the role of Deputy Head of Production and Talent Management.

Kirstin’s working days are Monday – Wednesday .

Claire’s working days are Wednesday – Friday.

Please send all talent inquiries to Kirstin & Claire.

Talent Management

Icon Films is proud to work with a talented and ambitious team. We offer an inspiring, creative and inclusive environment, in which to do our best work. We are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity on and off screen. Our aim is that our teams will be representative of society and each team member; whether staff, contributor, contractor or freelance, feels respected and acts respectfully to their colleagues.   For experienced Production, Location Crew, Development and Editorial speculative emails please email your CV to our Talent team.

Work Experience

With the unique role that broadcasting has in shaping and reflecting society’s values, we know that our staff and work experience placements must reflect our diverse society and will enrich our organisation. We run an ambitious and structured voluntary work experience and outreach programme across the year and encourage applicants from a variety of ages, background and locations.

Researcher

We are looking for a smart and experienced Natural History researcher to work for a week (or 2) in Icon Films’ Bristol office (starting this Monday 10th June 2019). You will be passionate about the natural world and have a background in Zoology or Biology. By drawing upon your relevant knowledge, you will creatively research into animal behaviours and source further stories to support the Natural History Development Producer in delivering a detailed proposal to our commissioner.

You must be available to start immediately.

Please contact Development Manager, Nicole Bartlett, on nicole.bartlett@iconfilms.co.uk if you are interested in this position or have any further questions. Please state your availability and attach your CV when applying.

 

Post-Production Assistant

Start Date:      ASAP

Contract:        12 months

Location:        Bristol

Salary:             Dependant on experience

 

Description

Icon Films is an internationally established production company creating a broad range of factual content. We are seeking an experienced Post-Production Assistant with a focus on Avid Media Composer support.

 

Icon Films has 10 offline edit suites and 3 finishing suites. The Post-Production Assistant will be responsible for technical and workflow support across the edits including:

 

  • Creating projects
  • Ingest of rushes and archive
  • Transcoding
  • Grouping and syncing
  • Playouts
  • End of edits
  • Edit setup and maintenance
  • Tech support and troubleshooting
  • Source checking archive
  • Organising media and projects to strict protocols
  • Creating deliverables for broadcast
  • Assisting the post-production team in projects as required

Skills/Experience Required 

 

  • Experience working in a post-production environment in an edit support role
  • Experience working with Avid and Premiere NLEs
  • Excellent general IT skills across both Mac and PC
  • In depth knowledge of broadcast technology and theory such as codecs, frame rates and bit rates
  • Reading and interpreting broadcaster tech specs
  • An exceptional attention to detail
  • The ability to quickly analyse and solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for developing a career in post-production

Applications

Please email tom.cooper@iconfilms.co.uk. Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 16th June. 

Post-Production Intern

Start Date:      June 24th 2019

Contract:        12 months

Location:        Bristol

Salary:             National Living Wage

 

Description

Icon Films is an internationally established production company creating a broad range of factual content. We are seeking a Post-Production Intern to join us on a 12-month contract.

 

Icon Films has 10 offline edit suites and 3 finishing suites. The Post-Production Intern will be responsible for technical support across the edits and department including:

 

  • Setting up, maintaining and tidying edit suites
  • Monitoring and maintaining consumables such as cables and tape stock
  • Ensuring the Technical Operations department is always kept tidy and organised
  • Managing the tape, drive and LTO libraries
  • Scheduling and processing LTO archiving jobs
  • Completing daily and weekly support tasks according to a schedule
  • Providing first line technical support to the edit suites
  • Researching and purchasing new post-production equipment
  • Ensuring that output across productions and edit platforms is of a consistently high quality
  • Writing technical documentation
  • Ongoing projects for the post-production team as required
  • Assisting other departments in various tasks including small edit jobs, converting video files and uploading files for clients
  • Assisting the IT team as required

Skills/Experience Required 

 

  • Knowledge of editing software including Avid, Premiere or Resolve
  • Competent IT skills across both Mac and PC
  • Some knowledge of broadcast technology and theory such as codecs, frame rates and bit rates
  • Keeping up to date with developments in technology
  • An exceptional attention to detail
  • The ability to quickly analyse and solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for developing a career in post-production

Applications

Please apply via Creative Access at https://creativeaccess.org.uk/opportunity/post-production-intern/ 

What’s it like working with Icon Films Ltd?

Icon Films is a truly independent TV production company. We are looking for the inquisitive, the ambitious, creative, tenacious and the people who get things done. We work hard, we challenge our people and we provide opportunities for career development. We expect our people to take responsibility for themselves and others and work collaboratively in an ever changing, creative environment. We want to work with people who are passionate about what they, and will do it to the best of their abilities and support their colleagues to do their best work with, and for us. We promote continued development in careers from Production through to the support departments such as Finance and HR. The wellbeing of our teams is not an initiative, it is part of our culture, there is no one size fits all and so we continually review what we are doing to care for our people and their wellbeing and help our teams to care about each other. Ultimately, we are a presentation business, this is evident not only in our productions but our office space and our output. Are you up for the challenge?

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