Approved: 21.02.2018

Jason M Graham BSc MA

Artist, Curator, Film-maker, Maker, Project manager

Approved: 21.02.2018

I'm currently taking time out of the busy artistic industry which is TV and video production to do an MA in fine art studio practice degree at the University of Central Lancashire.  I'm in my second year and getting ready for the big exhibition in September.

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    Artist Statement

    I'm currently taking time out of the busy artistic industry which is TV and video production to do an MA in fine art studio practice degree at the University of Central Lancashire.  I'm in my second year and getting ready for the big exhibition in September.

    Currently produciong work for commercial sale and running workshops for abstract painting also.

     

    CV & Education

    Qualifications
    Master degree, Fine Art Studio Practice 2016-2018

    1997 - 1999 Combined Honours Degree, Media Technology & Japanese, University of Central Lancashire

    9.10.2009 Apple Motion 101, Final Cut Pro Motion graphics, University of Central Lancashire
    20.11.2009 Apple Color 101, Final Cut Pro Colour Correction, Apple Computer Inc.
    1990 - 1992 National diploma, Music technology & Sound Recording, Arden Collage, Manchester
    30.5.1985 City & Guilds London Institute, Engineering, Blackpool & Fylde Collage.

    Work experience
    1999 - 2016 Cozmic tv Video production, Company Director
    After leaving university in 1999 I established Cozmic  tv embarking on Corporate productions (the first being a documentary about the restoration of the Grand Theatre Blackpool).  At the same time I worked freelance for ITV Drama on sitcoms such as “Cold Feet” & “The Grimleys” as well as other one off dramatizations produced for television.  I also freelanced for several TV production companies working as a camera operator and director of photography for several BBC and ITV documentary programmes.  Another area of videography is the creation of visual graphic and animated art for playback at Gigs/Events/Show etc.

    Exhibitions & artistic displays

    15th to 23rd February 2018 PR1 Gallery Preston Exhibition name "Interlude".

    December 2016 to Jan 2017: Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston.  The Harris Open Exhibition.
    11th – 30th October 2016: Lytham Heritage Gallery Exhibition:  by Jason M Graham “Abstract Dimensions”.
    November 1998: Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston.  UClan Exhibition society exhibition.
    2015 – 2016: Video graphics and animated visuals for playback at concerts for music band “FUBAR”.
    2010 – 2013: Video graphics and animated visuals for playback at gigs for band “The Frequency”.
    1994 – 2001 multiple music events: The Christmas tree Ball, Yo Mo Fo HipHop events Winter Gardens.

    Skills
    I am proficient at using Photoshop, G.I.M.P (Graphic Illustration Manipulation Program), Final Cut Pro Video Editing software, Apple Motion & Color, Microsoft word, excel & Powerpoint.  I have some photography skills developed from my video production experience.  I currently hold a 2nd degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate, which I have been doing constantly since 1993.   

    Transferable Skills
    As a company director for 17 years, I have learned all the skills necessary to run a small company.  This can be in the area of coming up with concepts, arranging locations, hiring technicians, delegating roles, writing scripts, auditioning and hiring on screen talent and artists, negotiating deals, looking after clients and important customers, right through to marketing, shoot scripting, evaluating equipment, sourcing, insurance, H & S through to logistics & delivery.