James Austin

Student at HSDC Alton
Portfolio website

I'm James Austin, a college student and part-time Video Producer and Social Media Manager. With over five year's editing experience, you can trust me to create fun, engaging and informative content. From reels to short films, if you want it, I can make it! 

Previous Brands
Black Hangar Studios
Mid Hants Railway
Work Experience
Trainee Production Runner
Jun ‘23 - Jul ‘23
Black Hangar Studios

In June this year, I was lucky enough to have undertaken a work experience placement at Black Hangar Studios, working on the upcoming motion picture, “I Live Here Now” as a Trainee Production Runner. My responsibilities included getting cast and crew to set, calling out takes and coordinating the Art Department; alongside this, the director specifically asked me to assist her during filming, giving the cast visual cues (by moving props) on set – with my performance resulting in a successful first take.

Volunteer Social Media Manager
Aug ‘22 - Now
Mid Hants Railway

Alongside my regular studies at college, I am a part of the Mid-Hants Railway’s social media team, the Watercress Films Unit, in which I upload, create and review content for their YouTube channel and Tiktok profile with my colleagues Ryan and Will. It was here that I first learnt about how I can make the algorithms of social media platforms work for business and content strategy. Nothing I know now came from a book or website; instead, it came through first-hand experience.

English - Fluent
Education & Training
HSDC Alton
‘22 - ‘24
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology - Film & TV Production
Film, Television and Media
HSDC Alton
‘21 - ‘22
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology
Media, Film and Games Design
Basingstoke, UK