I was propelled into fundraising for arts organisations after the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes. Crowdfunding pushed my digital marketing, content creation, events and networking skills to new level raising $96,000 in 46 days off my biggest campaign for Lyttelton Arts Factory (The Loons).
Pictured above; Street art to get 'The Loons -Begging For It' message out as backdrops for events and photos for social media. Mural by Richard (Popx Art) Baker and Koti Puru.
Through working as a broadcast television editor, and on commercial projects I moved into producing and editing my own videos for fundraising campaigns and music releases. The video content I produced for fundraising campaigns was instrumental in securing donations and was used both on and offline.
Pictured above: Danny Lee Symme featuring in a Kate Owen music video for the release of the single 'Lover' in 2020.
I edited fast turnaround children’s television for both TVNZ and TV3 (‘Sticky TV’ and ‘The Erin Simpson Show’). These shows were produced in a magazine style format with full production teams and regimented workflows. I edited all field items, and compiled the links, graphics and music beds for review with the producers, and delivered final programmes to the networks.
Pictured Above; the 'Sticky TV' graphic well know to children of the 2000's.
Through music and fundraising I have been part of 100’s of events over the years. I have planned and managed events and find that through performing as a musician I have good insight into the importance of entertaining people at events. I also understand ticketing/RSVPS, audio and visual elements through music and theatre, and catering through years in hospitality.