George Bergel

George Bergel

Producer at Flying Object
London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

About me

Online video specialist with extensive youth marketing and project management experience, focusing on freelance and client orientated video production, marketing strategy, branding delivery and team leadership. Self-motivated with a proven ability to inspire and develop a team and a talent for producing results in harsh environments within tight time and budgetary restrictions.

Sector Experience
Awards

Positions

Producer
London, United Kingdom
November 2015 - Present (2 years 10 months)
Flying Object is a creative agency build to reach a generation that lives on the web. We've created drag queen meditation exercises for RuPaul's Drag Race & Turner Broadcasting, sensory art exhibits for Tate Britain, global influencer campaigns with the International Rescue Committee, social content for startups, and key activations for YouTube, including the A-Z of YouTube for their 10th birthday.Joined in November 2015 as a multi discipline producer with an emphasis on video/live broadcast projects.
Producer
Freelance
2009 - November 2015 (6 years 10 months)
Working in a variety of freelance video production and event management roles as an occasional contributor and on an on-going contract basis.• Worked for Southampton University as the sole shooter, editor and producer for a seriesof daily reels with a daily output shot over 7 consecutive days.• Live, multi camera broadcasts for a variety of clients, including Sony Music, multi-instrumentalist Wax, The Subways, Love Saves The Day, a variety of government KTN’sand more, working with production teams from 2 to 6 people.• Other clients have included Mainstage Travel, the National Union of Students, Will & ThePeople, Graduate Fashion Week, Creative Mornings, and many more.
Business Development Manager
Hopster
United Kingdom
February 2015 - October 2015 (8 months)
Hopster is the safe, ad-free TV & learning platform for kids aged 2-6, and our mission was to make screen time better for kids. As one of the top-ranking kids apps on the App Store, and part of the App Store’s Best of 2014, Hopster served over 400,000 families. Fully funded through a recent Series A, our investors and advisors included Bhavneet Singh (Pearson English), Peter Read (LoveFilm, Skype), and Davina McCall. Recruited to lead projects spanning the business, assisting in all areas with a particular focus on project management, business development and new digital marketing avenues.• Delivery of several international business partnerships with clients including Samsung, EE,Vodafone and InComm• Implementation of a new video marketing strategy including the reformatting of existingassets, generation of new content and the creation of a new content archive, and thelaunch of new online video advertising campaigns and video packages for stakeholders• Working on special projects for new product features, operational development,recruitment and logistics
Head of Marketing and Production
Ad Venture TV
United Kingdom
February 2014 - February 2015 (1 year)
As well as project managing and delivering a multi-channel marketing strategy I developeda wide variety of partnerships and drove the delivery of our product forwards by overseeing all aspects of the product development and the production cycle.• Delivered all aspects of our digital marketing strategy, focusing on social mediamarketing, audience retention and reducing unit costs, including planning and producing around 50 video asset pieces for national and local advertising whilst managing both the production and overall budgets.• Managed production of a wide variety of marketing materials across all forms of media, including a new brand identity, video branding, edited highlights content and broadcast assets as line-manager for a team of production assistants as well as arranging and overseeing several external contractors.• Utilised my skills as an influencer to initiate over 30 partnerships, both national and hyper-local, to drive our marketing into a more effective and cost efficient direction.
Consultant Project Manager
Southampton SO14 0YN, United Kingdom
February 2014 - April 2014 (2 months)
solent.tv is a new brand from Solent University which exists to provide a creative hub for the inspirational projects and achievements of the Solent community and assist in integrating student work into industry. - Directly recruited to help launch the project, planning strategies for production, marketing, delivery and sustainability - Built & delivered the brand, including a full branding identity and complete launch strategy - Created stakeholders across the organisation to promote integration and built links with industry to ensure further development of the project.
Production Manager
Ad Venture TV
November 2012 - February 2014 (1 year 3 months)
Ad Venture TV/inqb8r is a multimedia organisation based around the development of newIPTV technologies and frameworks in partnership with Channel4, as well as delivering live TV and internet advertising to a youth audience.• Sole producer for a series of 20 weekly hour long programmes, featuring pre-recordedVTs, commissioned continuity links, original short programming and highlightspackages.• Acted as producer for the Bedroom Live music series with a small team of 4, which included a 6 date live national tour and resulted in series creator Josh Bennett and the team receiving the 2012 Royal Television Society student award in the entertainment category.• Worked with clients such as the National Film and Television School and NASTA to integrate live broadcasts into the schedule, including the cutting together of highlights reels and advertising ‘on-the-fly’.
Production Assistant
inqb8r
February 2012 - November 2012 (9 months)
Working under the head of production I delivered a range of production materials, including short form content and live shoots/broadcasts in a variety of genres.• Managed a variety of different sized teams from 2 to 12 both day to day and onlocation, working to extremely tight deadlines within small budgets to deliver videocontent for both internal use and external clients.• Acted as sole producer for a daily series of videos for the Beach Break Live Festival,managing 2 separate units on location for the duration. The studio unit produced continuity links and live performances whilst the B-Unit recorded artist interviews, highlights packages and atmosphere shots.
Satellite Bars Manager
Southampton University Student's Union (SUSU)
March 2010 - February 2012 (1 year 11 months)
I was directly responsible for a string of 5 student bars across Southampton, as well as duty managing the main campus bars and the 1,500 capacity nightclub. In this role I built a strong team of ~60 student staff to improve service at the bars which were failing at the time, as well as introducing and running large scale and regular events and a food service across the venues, including all associated staff training, publicity and event management. Having taken over the role during a period of downturn I managed to increase turnover by 90% in the first year. I was also responsible for the management of many of the Union’s regular events and assisted with the delivery of a variety of larger events including the Graduation Ball.
Promoter/DJ
Clowns & Jesters
April 2008 - February 2010 (1 year 10 months)

Education

BA in Philosophy

2006 - 2009 (3 years)
Philosophy Society, Surge Radio, Wessex Scene, SUSU.TV, 5-a-side football, windsurfing, DJsoc, Poker Society

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

1999 - 2006 (7 years)
A Level Physics, English and Philosophy - AAA<br>AS Level Maths B and General Studies A<br>GCSE's - 6 A* 4 A grades

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