Mr. Florian Bonte Ba (hons), Ma, PGCE

Art Department for Feature and TV Drama Series

PERSONAL SUMMARY

I have a combination of 15 years experience in the TV and Theatre production industry as Art director and Art department. I am able to translate briefs and directions into finished products by producing conceptual and visual ideas. I am confident in working within a creative environment alongside Producer, Production Designers and art directors, as well as being part of a team.

I am currently looking to pursue a career path in feature films and TV Drama Series in the art department where I am able to enhance and develop my skills.

 

EXPERIENCE IN:

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Confident in interpreting briefs and presenting concepts & designs
  • Experience in working within public space with consideration of casts and crew
  • Storyboarding and camera action shot visual art work
  • Scale Model making (Traditional Hand Cut with, some 3D Printing Experience)
  • Producing functional unique design and representing it in a contractual drawing
  • Manage and Lead a team to achieve progress plus work to budget.
  • Running multiple projects within tight deadlines.
  • Set construction with some experience in working with variation of materials
  • Problem Solving
  • Knowledge of design disciplines including layout, imagery
  • Knowledge and experience of industry standards in drafting plus construction
  • Strong conceptual thinking-- both visual and interactive.

 

ACADEMY QUALIFICATION

  • PGCE: Design and Technology (2010-2011) Greenwich University
  • Masters: Production Design for Film and TV (2005-2006) Kingston University
  • BA (hons): Theatre Design for Performance (2002-2005) Central Saint Martins
  • BTEC Foundation Diploma: Art and Design (2001-2002) Central Saint Martins

 

WORK AND EXPERIENCE

- Director of School2Schools LTD: Start Up Company (08/2018-Current)

  • Promoting, Advertising and marketing
  • Data Analysis and business development
  • Business and Website development
  • Web Designing

- St Michaels Catholic School: Head of D&T Department (2015-Current)

     Duties:

  • Analysing data from the department against all school performance
  • Contributing ideas and solutions for all school development
  • Leading and coaching staff , and working on budget
  • Maintaining/establishing discipline across the whole school and department.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to raise standards by sharing effective practice throughout the school.

- Production Designer: Blood Feature film 90 minutes (2016 -In  

   Development)

     Duties:

  • Script analysis
  • Storyboarding
  • Collaborating and exchanging ideas with the director and the producers
  • Developing visuals and conceptual work

- Shutter Box TV: Production Designer: Music Video- Love Stains (2015)

     Duties:

  • Developing new and inspiring approaches to the song
  • Storyboarding
  • Collaborating and exchanging ideas with the director and the producers
  • Developing visuals and conceptual work
  • Developing relations with clients

- Shutter Box TV: Brother, Production Designer- (2012)

'Brother' won best acting in the Paris Film Festival 2013

Duties:

  • Developing new and inspiring approaches to the Script and brief
  • Storyboarding
  • Collaborating and exchanging ideas with the director and the producers
  • Developing visuals and conceptual work, digitally and hand drawn
  • Managing a small team to deliver designs on time and on budget.

- Shutter Box TV: Popcorn, Production Designer- (2011)

Duties:

  • Developing new and inspiring approaches to the Script and brief
  • Storyboarding
  • Collaborating and exchanging ideas with the director and the producers
  • Developing visuals and conceptual work, digitally and hand drawn
  • Managing a small team to deliver designs on time and on budget.
  • Developing relations with the director and the executive producers.

- Shutter Box TV: Mudd Birds, Production Designer- (2010)

Duties:

  • Developing new and inspiring approaches to the Script and brief
  • Storyboarding
  • Collaborating and exchanging ideas with the director and the producers
  • Developing visuals and conceptual work, digitally and hand drawn
  • Managing a small team to deliver designs on time and on budget.
  • Developing relations with the director and the executive producers.

- Optomen Production: Market Kitchen Series 5-Assistant Art Director/

Art Director (2009- 2010)

Duties:

  • Designing and developing new and inspiring approaches to the brief
  • Collaborating and exchanging ideas with the director and the producers
  • Coming up with strategies and ideas to make the creative side of Market Kitchen run smoothly.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Art Director
  • Draughtsman (Hand and CAD)
  • Drawing
  • Designing
  • Graphics
  • Management
  • Model Making for theatres, Film/ TV
  • Painting
  • Production Designing
  • Prop Designing and Making
  • Story Boarding
  • Set Designing
  • Set Building
  • Space Awareness
  • Visualisation
  • Workshop equipment

COMPUTER SKILLS (graded out of 5)

  • Adobe Photoshop (5)
  • Illustrator (4)
  • After Affect (3)
  • Auto Cad (4)
  • 3D Studio Max (3)
  • Final Cut Pro (3)
  • Google Sketch Up (5)
  • Microsoft office package (4)
  • 2D Design (5)
  • Rihno (In Development)

PROFESSIONAL

  • Strategic thinker
  • Illustrating
  • Team player
  • Designing to budget
  • Organised and efficient

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Commercially focused
  • Creative
  • Innovative thinker
  • Organisational skills

TV/THEATRE CREDIT

  • Bal Kumar Production: Blood (Period Film), Production, Designer Feature film (2016)
  • Shutter Box TV: Love Stains, Production Designer- Music Video (2015)
  • Shutter Box TV: Brother, Production Designer- Short (2012)
  • Shutter Box TV: Popcorn, Production Designer- Short (2011)
  • Shutter Box TV: Mudd Birds, Production Designer- Short (2010)
  • Optomen Production: The Good Food Channel; Market Kitchen Series 5-Assistant Art Director/ Art Director (2009- 2010)
  • C-ITV: Finger Tips, Researcher(2008)
  • Hampton Court Play House Production: King Ubu, Light Designer- Theatre (2006)
  • Arcola Theatre: Peer Gynt, Stage Manager- Theatre (2003)

EXTRA PAST EXPERIENCE

  • Virgin Media: Bid Up TV, Assistant Producer (2008-2009)
  • CBBC: The legend of Dick and Dom, Prop Maker (2008)
  • C-ITV: Finger Tips, Researcher (2008)
  • Red Bee Production: ‘Dirt’ Computer
  • Game, Art Department- Commercial (2007)
  • Red Bee Production: Dogs Trust ‘Miracle’,
  • Art Department- Commercial (2007)
  • Space City Production: LV Life Insurance,
  • Art Department- Commercial (2007)
  • PM Architects LTD: CAD Technician- Freelance (2006)
  • Hampton Court Play House Production: King Ubu, Light Designer- Theatre (2006)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire- Placement (2005)
  • Hens and Chicken Theatre: Red on Black, Stage Manager- Theatre (2004)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- The Goblet of Fire- Placement (2004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

Drivers Licence: Yes

Nationality: French

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