Anne-Marie Alexander

A Short Interview with Anne-Marie 4 years after graduating from BA(hons) Post Production
First job (in post)
 Edit Assistant at Films@59.  This was the perfect first job as I was trained in the SAS Department (Support and Solutions) which handled all the media and offline issues.  I used FCP7, Avid and Premiere and worked on a huge array productions from comedy dramas to Natural World documentaries.  This ‘behind the scenes’ experience has taught me a lot about project management, troubleshooting and how the broadcast industry works.  

What are you doing now? 
At the start of 2014, my partner Ryan Biercewicz and I set up our own business RA Motion.  We create motion graphics and edits for web and broadcast, based in Bristol.  We’ve just launched our website which is very exciting!

What was the most useful thing you learnt at Solent?  
When I started Uni I knew I wanted to work in editing or post and the specific modules were great for sampling the different areas. I absolutely loved the motion graphics module and knew then what I was going to do!  It’s the perfect balance between creativity and nerding out.

If you could give your undergraduate self a helpful piece of advice, what would it be?  
Make the most of the time you have in first and second year to gain extra experience and learn at home.  Maths is also extremely useful when creating motion graphics and animations so I wish I’d paid more attention in class!

What is your favourite/proudest project you have worked on?  
RA Motion worked with Humble Bee Films to create a set of graphic segments for David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities Series 2.  The team are wonderful to work with and it was an incredible feeling to see our work broadcast on TV accompanied by Sir David.  Humble Bee asked us back for Series 3, which was a great confidence boost and I feel very proud of the work we created.

BA (Hons) Television Post Production
Southampton Solent University