After relocating to the UK when I was 19, I graduated from film school and started working as a freelance (lighting) camerawoman around the world. Later I changed direction and went into journalism. Following the obtaining of a postgraduate diploma at the London School of Journalism (LSJ), I went into local news- and feature writing.
I worked mainly in news and corporate productions, on (live) studio productions on location in UK and around the world. Sample regular clients were Reuters Financial, CNBC, the Travel Channel, Al Jazeera News. I also worked for local producers such as First Sight Media (FSM) in Oxford, for clients such as Ernst and Young and Jop Pannekoek in The Netherlands. TV news interviews included George Michael, Sr Roger Moore, Dr Robert Winston, Benazir Bhutto, Mariella Frostrup and the then Prince of Dubai.
Added skills: sound, lighting and editing.
2003 - 2013
Helping London School of Journalism (LSJ) post-graduate students with a live camera experience to give them a working insight into working in TV as a journalist. The curriculum included delivering news packages, scripted pieces-to-camera, ´live´ news and delivering news via autocue.
2002-2003, London School of Journalism (LSJ), London
Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (PG Dip), with journalism law and desktop publishing
1993 - 1996, London College of Printing and Distributive Trades (LCPDT), London
Bachelor of Arts in Film Productions (BA)
Final graduation film, Film DOP
Our final graduation project was short on location in Ghana, including at the palace of Accra, and it was shown at the London National Film Theatre (NFT).
September 6, 1997
My first professional camera job was for Sky News on the Princess Diana funeral providing images that went live around the world. As part of a team of nine cameramen, I was positioned on a hoist platform in front the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.