Marina Farrelly - Seeking Employment in Online Media

Freelance Checker at Hodder Education

Nationality

Irish

Work category

Media and Design

Education

Bachelor/Degree

Profile Activity

Three years’ experience in the online/digital media industry with companies such as http://www.babelgum.com and The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) in partnership with Microsoft Ireland. I am currently job seeking in Ireland and in the United Kingdom.

I have a BA Degree in Creative Multimedia with Communications from Dundalk Institute of Technology graduating in 2007. I am also trained in advanced web design which strengthens my x-html, CSS and Dreamweaver skills. I have solid experience using Adobe CS3 Suite -Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

My most recent position was gained whilst living in New York. I was employed by a construction company to manage their office. Here I developed my organisational skills and learned a lot about an area that I was quite unfamiliar with. This was a great experience for me and added quite a few extra skills to my resume.

In the past I have work for the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) where I gained invaluable experience as Digital Content Engineer. The position was very hands on with the development of new content for the NCTEs websites (ncte.ie; imagebank.ie; webwise.ie) and working with existing content for webwise.ie. It tied in nicely with my last role with the internet video streaming website Babelgum where I work as a Video Content Specialist.

The role of a Video Content Specialist was very specific to video publishing for the web and metadata creation. In both roles I have gained experience in video editing, video publishing, metadata creation and keywords. And now I have thorough understanding of Content Management Systems. I hope to continue with my career in the area and I am very keen on my continuous professional development. I regularly attend courses in which I feel will benefit my vocation.

I am contactable via linkedIn and gmail.com- marfar07@gmail.com for any employment queries.

Marina Farrelly's Professional Experience

2012 - 2012

Hodder Education - Freelance Checker

Proofreading text, checking for errors and discrepancies in the formatting and text alignment,
Comparing .ePub file for Adobe Digital Editions (iPad) and .mobi file for Kindle against .pdf’s,
Reporting issues back to the production team.

2011 - 2011

lesley schiff - Video Editor

While I am in New York I am trying to use my time as productive as I possibly. I volunteered some of my time to the artist Lesley Schiff. http://lesleyschiff.com/Painting_With_Light.html
Lesley has been working on an exciting project from the past few years and was at the stage of selling her art when I had met her. She required me to create a short movie ensemble of her work with accompanying music which I did using iMovie and iDVD.

Key Skills
2011 - 2011

Princeton Interiors - Office Manager

Singled handed controlled the day to day running's of a small but busy construction business in New York. My daily activities were:
o Preparing quotes, proposals, invoices for clients,
o Tracking office supply inventory and approve supply orders using Microsoft Excel,
o Maintaining filing system,
o Hotels and travel arrangements,
o Developed templates for quotes, proposals, invoices,
o Manage staff schedules,
o Conducting weekly payroll and filed taxes using Quickbooks,
o Designed a company brochure with Abode InDesign.
I feel that this position adds a lot to the resume , I hope it shows that not only am I technical but an organised individual.

Key Skills
construction EXCEL Filing invoices Payroll
2011 - 2011

lesley schiff - Video Editor

While I am in New York I am trying to use my time as productive as I possibly. I volunteered some of my time to the artist Lesley Schiff. http://lesleyschiff.com/Painting_With_Light.html
Lesley has been working on an exciting project from the past few years and was at the stage of selling her art when I had met her. She required me to create a short movie ensemble of her work with accompanying music which I did using iMovie and iDVD.

Key Skills
2011 - 2011

Princeton Interiors - Office Manager

Singled handed controlled the day to day running's of a small but busy construction business in New York. My daily activities were:
o Preparing quotes, proposals, invoices for clients,
o Tracking office supply inventory and approve supply orders using Microsoft Excel,
o Maintaining filing system,
o Hotels and travel arrangements,
o Developed templates for quotes, proposals, invoices,
o Manage staff schedules,
o Conducting weekly payroll and filed taxes using Quickbooks,
o Designed a company brochure with Abode InDesign.
I feel that this position adds a lot to the resume , I hope it shows that not only am I technical but an organised individual.

Key Skills
construction EXCEL Filing invoices Payroll
2010 - 2010

Dublin SPCA - Graphic Designer

As a volunteer with the DSPCA, I create new content for Kids on the site- new coloured pictures for teachers and kids to download. They were based on spreading awareness to children about the needs of Dogs, Cats and Horses. These images were created in Photoshop.

2010 - 2010

National Centre for Technology in Education - Digital Content Engineer

As a Digital Content Engineer with the National Centre for Technology in Education, I currently work under the National Coordinator for Digital Content and the Project Officer for Internet Safety. I have worked on several different projects including the coordination of photographs for ImageBank, editing footage from the In-service Seminar for Primary School Principals for the NCTE website. I also assisted the Internet Safety Officer on the re-development of the WebWise site. I coordinated the resources from the existing site and brought them to the new site via a Content Management System ResKit and dScribe (this process in still ongoing). I have also created new demonstrations for WebWise on “How to Control Your Facebook Privacy Settings” and “How to Create Lists on Facebook”. I created these demonstrations by using Camtasia and also using this program I created visual podcasts from the Regional Internet Safety Meeting.
During my time in the NCTE I have gained a lot of knowledge about content management and development, video editing and publishing.

Key Skills
Content Management Engineer internet publishing Video Editing
2010 - 2010

Dublin SPCA - Graphic Designer

As a volunteer with the DSPCA, I create new content for Kids on the site- new coloured pictures for teachers and kids to download. They were based on spreading awareness to children about the needs of Dogs, Cats and Horses. These images were created in Photoshop.

2010 - 2010

National Centre for Technology in Education - Digital Content Engineer

As a Digital Content Engineer with the National Centre for Technology in Education, I currently work under the National Coordinator for Digital Content and the Project Officer for Internet Safety. I have worked on several different projects including the coordination of photographs for ImageBank, editing footage from the In-service Seminar for Primary School Principals for the NCTE website. I also assisted the Internet Safety Officer on the re-development of the WebWise site. I coordinated the resources from the existing site and brought them to the new site via a Content Management System ResKit and dScribe (this process in still ongoing). I have also created new demonstrations for WebWise on “How to Control Your Facebook Privacy Settings” and “How to Create Lists on Facebook”. I created these demonstrations by using Camtasia and also using this program I created visual podcasts from the Regional Internet Safety Meeting.
During my time in the NCTE I have gained a lot of knowledge about content management and development, video editing and publishing.

Key Skills
Content Management Engineer internet publishing Video Editing
2007 - 2009

Babelgum - Video Content Specialist

My role in Babelgum was a busy one and I have listed what my duties were:
Validated test videos Babelgum received from content providers to ensure that they met our specifications of bitrates, frame per second and format
Conducted the quality assurance of encoded content ensuring excellent standards of audio, visual and metadata carried out within a strict 24 hour deadline
Created and extracted metadata from excel sheets applying rigorous analysis and attention to detail for the purpose of publication
Carried out time stamping for the purpose of advertising
Manually encoded clips to improve the visual and audio quality to meet the company’s high standards
Carried out User Acceptance Testing of updates to internal systems such as the content management system and encoding farm
Tracked quality assurance process for management reports
Authored documentation to aid others understanding of Babelgum’s internal systems
Archived tapes and DVDs received from Babelgum’s content providers

Key Skills
Quality Assurance Content Management EXCEL Management Reports Reports
2007 - 2009

Babelgum - Video Content Specialist

My role in Babelgum was a busy one and I have listed what my duties were:
Validated test videos Babelgum received from content providers to ensure that they met our specifications of bitrates, frame per second and format
Conducted the quality assurance of encoded content ensuring excellent standards of audio, visual and metadata carried out within a strict 24 hour deadline
Created and extracted metadata from excel sheets applying rigorous analysis and attention to detail for the purpose of publication
Carried out time stamping for the purpose of advertising
Manually encoded clips to improve the visual and audio quality to meet the company’s high standards
Carried out User Acceptance Testing of updates to internal systems such as the content management system and encoding farm
Tracked quality assurance process for management reports
Authored documentation to aid others understanding of Babelgum’s internal systems
Archived tapes and DVDs received from Babelgum’s content providers

Key Skills
Quality Assurance Content Management EXCEL Management Reports Reports
2007 - 2007

New Media Factory - College Placement, Video Editor

Assembled motion graphics, 3-D movie clip and audio for a 3 minute promotional CD and online advertisement for consumers of Elave Baby products
Organised team members and ensured that elements of the advert were of a high standard
Performed continuity checks and delivered to tight deadlines
Liaised with advertising department in Ovelle Pharmaceuticals

Key Skills
promotional
2007 - 2007

New Media Factory - College Placement, Video Editor

Assembled motion graphics, 3-D movie clip and audio for a 3 minute promotional CD and online advertisement for consumers of Elave Baby products
Organised team members and ensured that elements of the advert were of a high standard
Performed continuity checks and delivered to tight deadlines
Liaised with advertising department in Ovelle Pharmaceuticals

Key Skills
promotional

Marina Farrelly's Education and Qualifications

2010

Bachelor/Degree - FETAC Level 6 Award,, Advanced Web Design

Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

2007

Bachelor/Degree - BA (Hons), Communications with Creative Multimedia

Dundalk Institute of Technology

2007

Bachelor/Degree - , Video Editing

The New Media Factory

2007

Bachelor/Degree - BA (Hons), Communications with Creative Multimedia

Dundalk Institute of Technology

2007

Bachelor/Degree - , Video Editing

The New Media Factory

2007

Bachelor/Degree - E-learning

Dundalk Institute of Technolcogy

Online user experiences, Key design skills- Flash, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, E-Learning behaviors, Research,

Marina Farrelly's Additional Information

Interests

Web and Graphic design, Film, music, Books, Art and Crafts, photography, Travel, Digital Media, The Arts, Socialising , Animal Welfare

Memberships

DSPCA

Awards

Advanced Web Design (FETAC Level 6 Award), Senior College Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Receptionist/Telephonist (FETAC Level 5 Award), Irish Times Training, The Irish Times Building 24 - 28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.

OTHER:
Archive Research for Televison.
INTO Apple/ Digital Bootcamp.