Yorkie_ Director | DOP

Brand & Artist Stories.
Based in London, England.

T. +44 7498762894

yorkie@iamyorkie.com

Biog_

Yorkshire lad born and bred, I moved to London when he was 18 to study Graphic Design at Central St Martins.  After graduating I worked at numerous Soho post houses, where I got to grips with editing, working alongside established creatives and film directors.

Recognised for my clean aesthetic, I worked as Art Director at Point Blank / Exposure, writing and conceptualising digital campaigns for a few years, before cutting my teeth on shooting and directing BTS Fashion videos for Vogue in Milan, Paris and New York.  It was here that I mastered the art of capturing interesting shots in unplanned and frantic environments. 

Playing in the band Grand Union Hijack for over ten years, I took my love of music and turned it into directing music videos.  No stranger to recording and making music, I landed the gig as tour videographer for Kasabian, where I got to travel the world documenting the band.  On my return he went on to film Damon Albarn’s solo record recording process and shot album teasers for Liam Gallagher..  

This was followed by directing a string of fashion spots for Bally, Dunhill Top Shop, Bench, Ben Sherman, Swatch, Lacoste, Puma and Levi’s and content for magazines Dazed & Confused, Wallpaper, AnOther Magazine and Instyle, as well as directing branded content for Inov8, Gore, Aston Martin, Audi, Stella Artois, L’Oreal, Cadbury’s, Umbro, Sony and Debeers. 

Creating and capturing true, real and interesting stories is something I am drawn to.  Interested in the technical aspects of filming,  always exploring the latest equipment and styles of filming, and discovering new and unique shots.

Skills_ 

Excellent knowledge of current editing applications, specifically Adobe Premier Pro

  • A good eye for detail when looking through the lens

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • The ability to direct a shoot in challenging situations

  • Have a good understanding of the whole production process from start to finish

  • The ability to create high-quality video content

  • The ability to develop assets for digital use, across the web and social media platforms

  • Interest in cameras and camera equipment, not afraid to learn a new camera!

  • Personable person, we work along side a lot of professional sports teams and athletes so you will need to have a good attitude even if something has gone wrong

  • Treat every production no matter how big or small with a high production value and creativity

  • A keen eye for new ideas and creative inspiration

  • The ability to communicate your ideas and plans to your colleagues and wider team

  • Good attention to detail

  • Work to a brief and deadline

  • Project management and organisational skills to keep on top of your workload

Clients_ 

Dunhill, BALLY, Aston Martin, TOG24, Bally, Inov8, GORE, Audi, Topshop, Luxure, Kasabian, Aitor Throup, Lacoste, Roger Waters The Wall Tour, Bench, Fresh Britain, Wallpaper, Selfridges, ghd, L’Oreal, HTC, Levi’s, Swatch, Partizan, C.P. Company, TK Max, Oyster Magazine, AnOther magazine, Rankin, Instyle, Look, Buckstyle, Dazed & Confused, Anomaly, Rizla, Stella Artois, Puma, Comfort, Cadbury’s, HSI, Umbro, Sony, Speedo, Debeers, Lacoste, MTV, Indigital, LG, Freuds Communications, Jo Malone, Chanel, Style.com, ELLE, Eurostar, Wanted Films, London Fashion Week, Urban Games, Ripcurl Boardmasters, Notting Hill Carnival, MPH, Maxpower, Roxy Jam, Mercury Music, Alexander Mcqueen, Guerrilla Films, Nexus Films, Mentorn, Procter & Gamble, Tangerine Films, Pointer, WhatWhen&Now, Dennis Publishing, Home Corp, Wire Image, Moving Media, Red Post, COI, Penguin Books, Nintendo.