David Diley

Education

September 1997 - June 2001

BA Hons in Popular Music at Sheffield University

September 1990 - June 1997

3x A-Levels, 9x GCSE at Tadcaster Grammar School

October 2015

HSE Commercial Media Diver at Bristol Channel Diving Services

Experience

August 10th - September 30th

Behind The Scenes Filmmaker & Production Advisor at The Manta Trust

Tasked with assisting on the production of a complex Virtual Reality short film to promote the protection of Mobula Rays in The Azores
Shoot, edit and grade a Behind The Scenes film telling the story of the production
Underwater Cinematographer
Assist with script edits and direction of set pieces
Assist with the writing and editing of a voice-over script
Sound Recordist
Safety Diver

February 2016

Editor / Colourist at Aqua Sphere

Tasked with editing interview footage and still images into short 60-90 second vignettes introducing team athletes
Colour Correction and Grade
Sound Editing and Mix

October 2015

Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist at Aqualung UK

Direct, shoot and edit two short Human Resource videos for in-house usage in regards to the induction of new employees
Single Camera shoot
Basic lighting set up
Editing of each final piece
Colour Correction and Grade of each final piece
Audio editing and processing

September 2015

Director / Producer / On-Screen Talent / Writer / Cinematographer /Editor /Colourist / Music at Asociacion Ondine

Twelve days shooting on location in Mallorca, filming a cinematic beauty piece to promote marine conservation of the Balearic Islands
Handled the whole production from concept and funding, to pre-production, production, post-production and marketing
Terrestrial and underwater filming
Voice-over script writing and recording
On location sound recording
Direction and creative control of volunteers for the duration of the shoot. This also involved liaising with local service providers and specialists
Coordination and creation of Sound Design
Media management – downloading, logging and back up of all film footage from each day
Writing and adapting the screenplay and script
Editing, colour correction and grading of the full piece
Marketing and promotion of the film

July 2011 – August 2015

“Of Shark and Man” Director / Producer / On-Screen Talent / Writer / Cinematographer /Editor /Colourist / Music at Scarlet View Media

2x Best Film Award Winner, Best Editing In A Documentary Award Winner, Best Sound Design Winner, 2x Best Cinematography In A Documentary Nominee, Best Director Nominee, Science & Education Nominee

David’s first feature length film, following his story as he makes the switch from life in an office, to following his dream of telling stories from around the world relating to the human relationship with sharks. “Of Shark and Man” follows David as he tells the story of Shark Reef in Fiji and his attempts to get closer to the world’s biggest Bull Sharks than anyone before him.
One full month shooting on location in Fiji, filming large, dangerous wild animals, interviews, scenic and landscape footage as part of a cinematic factual film production
Handled the whole production from concept and funding, to pre-production, production, post-production and marketing
Terrestrial and underwater filming
Terrestrial and underwater On-Screen Talent
Sound recording of both interviews and ambient sound
Direction and creative control of a three man crew for the duration of the shoot. This also involved liaising with local service providers and volunteers
Coordination and creation of Sound Design
Soundtrack Supervisor
Media management – downloading, logging and back up of all film footage from each day
Writing and adapting the screenplay and script
Assembling and directing a team of animators
Creation of a series of “Teaser Trailers”
Editing, colour correction and grading
Marketing and promotion of the film

May 2015

Cinematographer / Director / Editor / Colourist at “In Search of Angels”

Responsible for all Cinematography on the shoot, creating a dynamic, cinematic look using only the location and available basic shooting material
Edited the piece in full
Responsible for all Colour Correction and Grading

May 2015

Cinematographer / Colourist at Eleni Skarpari

Cinematographer on a time limited outdoor shoot
Colour Correction and full Digital Grade of the finished edit

March 2015

Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist at Aquasphere

Direct, shoot and edit two short product highlight videos for online promotion usage
Single Camera shoot
Basic lighting set up
Editing of each final piece
Colour Correction and Grade of each final piece
Audio editing and processing

February 2015

Cinematographer / Director / Editor / Colourist at Eurotek

Production of a series of condensed, piece to camera style presentations about Technical Diving
Single Camera Shoot
Lighting of interview subjects in an interior location
Sound recording and audio editing
Editing of each piece
Colour Correction and Grading

February 2015

Cinematographer / Director / Editor / Colourist at Apeks

Creation of a complex, cinematic short film to launch the 2015 Apeks rebrand from conception to delivery
Writing and Storyboarding the original concept
Terrestrial and Underwater Cinematography
Shooting a conversational interview with the film’s star
Media Management and Data Wrangling
Editing of the piece in full
Colour Correction and Digital Grade
Audio edit and processing

December 2014

Cinematographer / Sound / Editor / Colourist at Ian and Zoe

Wedding Video for private client, capturing the entire day from getting ready, to the celebrations after the first dance
Recording of sound using a variety of directional mics and external sound recorders
Leading a crew of three throughout the duration of the shoot
Editing of a 40 minute “Wedding Film” and a “Trailer” alongside multi-cam edits of the ceremony in full and each speech in their entirety as bonus extras on both DVD and Blu-Ray delivery formats
Colour Correction and Grade of each segment of the project

June 2014

Underwater Cinematographer at Title Role Productions

Responsible for all underwater cinematography for an hour long documentary on the Marchioness Disaster
Sourced and implemented an HSE IV Media Diving Safety Team

June 2014

Director / Producer / Writer / Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist / Sound Design at “A Ray of Light II”

Led a small crew in the production of the sequel to the successful short film, “A Ray of Light”
Writing and creation of concept from inception to delivery
Terrestrial and Underwater Cinematography in a variety of external and internal locations
On-Location Sound Recording
Editing of the piece in full
Colour Correction and Digital Grade
Audio Edit and processing
Media Management and Data Wrangling

June 2014

Director / Producer / Writer / Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist / Sound Design at Ondine Escape

Creation of a short promotional video to advertise Yacht Scuba Safety, a Mallorca based Dive company
Writing and Storyboarding the original concept
Terrestrial and Underwater Cinematography
Media Management and Data Wrangling
Editing of the piece in full
Colour Correction and Digital Grade
Audio edit and processing

May 2014

Cinematographer / Director / Editor / Colourist at Richard Milnes Photography

Creation of a short promotional video to highlight the work of photographer, Richard Milnes
Cinematography
Media Management and Data Wrangling
Sound Recording
Editing of the piece in full
Colour Correction and Digital Grade
Audio edit and processing

March 2014

Director / Cinematographer / Underwater Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist at Apeks

Creation of a cinematic short film to illustrate the production process that goes into the creation of Apeks Diving Regulators
Writing and Storyboarding the original concept
Terrestrial and Underwater Cinematography
Shooting a conversational interview with the film’s main focal piece
Media Management and Data Wrangling
Editing of the piece in full
Colour Correction and Digital Grade
Audio edit and processing

March 2014

Cinematographer / Director / Editor / Colourist at Canaya

Cinematographer on a last minute music video shoot, with only four available hours for production
Responsible for all Cinematography on the shoot, creating a dynamic, cinematic look using only the restrictive and limited internal location
Direction of the performers throughout the shoot
Responsible for lighting the shoot with minimal lighting set up
Edited the piece in full
Colour Correction and Digital Grade

February 2013

Cinematographer / Director / Editor / Colourist at David Lawrie

Cinematographer on a high pressured, last minute music video shoot, with only six available hours for production
Responsible for all Cinematography on the shoot, creating a dynamic, cinematic look using only the location and available basic shooting material
Direction of the performer throughout the shoot
Took the original edit, constructed by the performer, and improved it using the performer’s brief
Responsible for all Colour Correction and Grading of the video

October 2012

Cinematographer / Sound / Editor / Colourist at Debbie and Andy

Wedding Video for private client, capturing the entire day from getting ready, to the celebrations after the first dance
Recording of sound using a variety of directional mics and external sound recorders
Leading a crew of three throughout the duration of the shoot
Editing of a 40 minute “Wedding Film” and “Trailer” alongside multi-cam edits of the ceremony in full and each speech in their entirety as bonus extras on both DVD and Blu-Ray delivery formats
Colour Correction and Grade of each segment of the project

October 2012

Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist at Fourth Element

Direct, shoot and edit eight 60-90 second testimonials from Fourth Element Dive Team members including BBC TV’s Andy Torbet and Hugh Miller, whilst working to a tight, minimal budget
Single Camera interview segments, followed by cutaways
Lighting of the interviewees
Editing of each final piece
Colour Correction and Grade of each final piece

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