Samantha Andrews

Creative Media Graduate

Creative Media Graduate from Wellington, New Zealand

Hello! At the end of 2017 I finished studying my Bachelors Degree in Creative Media Production and Massey Universities College of Creative Arts, and have my graduate ceremony in May.

I have a passion for all things creative and enjoy being a part of a creative team to produce new and exciting media! 

During my three years of studying, I worked on multiple projects from start to finish and had input in all pre-production, production and post-production stages. I worked in teams to develop new and exciting ideas to tell stories through short films, mini web-series and even an interactive installation. During video production I mainly worked on set design and continuity, but also helped out on set as much as I could. I also did video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro.

In my second year of studying I was lucky enough to be a part of a team who worked with the Wellington City Gallery to produce promotional video content for Cindy Sherman and her 2016-2017 exhibition. Our team produced short vox pops’ of a range of well-known New Zealanders with the intent to intrigue viewers about who Cindy Sherman is.

In my final year studying I was the Project Manager to a team of 21 other students and we collaboratively produced an interactive video game. During the year I produced production schedules, ran weekly scrum meetings and took minutes, managed our weekly game development blog and used Trello to assign and track tasks. I found this project very rewarding as the main creative team and I had worked on the idea since August of 2016. It was fascinating and exciting to see how the main idea developed into a story and continued to develop over time and the end outcome was an achievement.

I am a big believer in self-development and love new opportunities to further develop my skills and learn and develop new ones!

Mara & Blu

Project Manager

Play solo or with a friend in a co-op puzzle adventure video game as two unlikely pals explore a vibrant and magical world. They will run, jump and use the environment to overcome the wilderness’ perils as the duo solve puzzles to escape danger.

City Gallery – Cindy Sherman

Editor, Production Assistant

A Vox-pop of New Zealand Artist Fiona Pardington, explaining who and what Cindy Sherman means to her for the Wellington City Gallery Cindy Sherman exhibition. Fiona Pardington was one of four well-known New Zealand women interviewed for the promotion for the exhibition, as well as Karen Walker, Emily Perkins and Dame Patsy Reddy.

Cat-Jection

Project Manager

What makes an internet famous cat video?

We wanted to explore the relationship between video and audio and how they both come together to influence a viewer and how we could use them simultaneously to heighten ones experience.

As a group, we found it interesting as to what goes into a cat video that makes it become ‘internet famous’ and found it intriguing the way some people treat their cat, as in what they say to their cat and almost shove a camera in its face, all to fit in with the internet sensation of cats.

We want to project these factors on to people to get them thinking about how we treat cats in those situations and see how they feel and react when put in a situation that may be overwhelming and awkward for them.

The whole idea of our installation is to get people thinking about how cats feel when put in a situation that can be overwhelming and frightening for them, therefore making the viewer feel awkward and in the position of the cat.

The Metamorphosis of Thomas O’Gradey

Editor, Set Designer, On-Set Assistant

The Metamorphosis of Thomas O’Grady is a short film about a dreamer and a schemer who manipulate the people of Newtown into believing that the Mothman has returned, with obvious pitfalls in their plan, all in order to save their dying business.

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