Versatile, experienced and creative Producer/Director with a keen visual sense and a strong feel for storytelling. Experience of making a wide variety of programmes across the factual genres: from long-form specialist factual documentaries to high volume, fast turn-around fact-ent formats and observational Natural History. Enjoys seeking out new ... Read More
Versatile, experienced and creative Producer/Director with a keen visual sense and a strong feel for storytelling. Experience of making a wide variety of programmes across the factual genres: from long-form specialist factual documentaries to high volume, fast turn-around fact-ent formats and observational Natural History. Enjoys seeking out new angles and interesting filmic devices to illuminate stories and create compelling, original narratives, which bring stories alive for the audience. Highly organised, imaginative, self-running, with a sense of humour and an eye for detail and accuracy.
• Hundreds of hours of edit experience. Inventive, methodical and hands on approach - whether it’s an established series or a brand new format.
• Enjoys working with Talent and looking for ways of working that allow presenters to achieve their best possible performance.
• Practised at making contributors feel at ease in front of the camera so they can effectively communicate their stories.
• Skilled Archive Producer, who understands copyright and has the ability to uncover gems and bring it to life with inventive soundtracks.
• Talented scriptwriter.
• Achieves impressive results on a very limited budget, and under time pressure, producing entertaining programmes that connect with the audience.
A selection of my broadcast work can be viewed here - https://vimeo.com/rebeccawhytetv Read Less
Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 15th May 2018
|Course / Qualification||Training Provider / Institution||Year|
|Safe management of productions / BBC / 2016|
|Safe management of productions||BBC||2016|
|Production Safety / BBC / 2016|
|Media Law Online: England, Wales & Northern Ireland / BBC / 2016|
|Media Law Online: England, Wales & Northern Ireland||BBC||2016|
|2015 Fair Trading / BBC / 2015|
|2015 Fair Trading||BBC||2015|
|BBC Data Protection / BBC / 2014|
|BBC Data Protection||BBC||2014|
|2014 Anti-Bribery / BBC / 2014|
|Location Lighting / BBC / 2013|
Rebecca was a joy to work with. She completely understands what's needed to craft a film and it doesn't matter what obstacles are put in her way, she comes up with the goods. She's incredibly well organised - a team player who knows how to plan a shoot, direct beautiful sequences, telling important stories in engaging and meaningful ways.
Rebecca is without doubt one of the best Producers I've ever worked with. Insightful, smart and funny, her programmes are well structured with developing narratives and emotional impact. A self starter who is very low maintenance, Rebecca is a great team player, who nurtured less experienced members of the team.
Rebecca is a versatile, intelligent director with a witty eye; a good storyteller who brings real commitment to the projects she works on. There is always a warmth and humour to her programme making. She is flexible and collaborative editorially and a big team player - trusted and well-liked by those who work to her. Her special strength is a very strong feel for popular culture and contemporary taste. But she has also made many successful history based programmes, notable for the strand Timeshift.
I have edited numerous documentaries with Rebecca over the last 7 years. She is very creative Producer, with a distinct and fresh approach to film-making. Her ideas are innovative and demand much of the team around her, and the results she produces are just wonderful. She can tell a good, compelling story-with people at its heart, without compromising ideas and can something that most people overlook. I have found working with her, that she can put her hand to any style of documentary making-obs doc, format, interview/essay, daytime features. Nearly every type. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a strong filmmaker with fantastic ideas-who can get things done on time and on budget without compromising the storytelling. Furthermore she is just fabulous to work with.
Rebecca was the lead edit producer on the first two programmes for the new series we made with BBC, as ever polishing a new format is never easy and she did a great job. Diligent, hard working, creative, wrote well, had good ideas, team player and delivered to time the films she was expected to cut, despite all the editorial changes that come with crafting a new series.
Locations I can work in:
Heath And Safety Training
Single Camera Directing