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Sam Downie has fast become a mojo ( a mobile journalist ) these days, capturing stories via his phone and GoPro 5. His setup is simple, a iPhone, a Rode VideoMic, a Manfrotto LED and a ShoulderPod Grip X1 Pro. Sam Downie is both Staff and Freelance, and has reported for International Broadcast clients such as BBC Radio, BBC World Service, ITV News, TWiT TV, Inside Mac Radio, ITV Studios and charities such as Epilepsy Awareness Expo & Day at Disneyland Resort and End Epilepsy Walk.
Mobile journalism ( sometimes known as mojos ) is an emerging form of storytelling where reporters use portable electronic devices with network connectivity to gather, edit and distribute news or interesting stories.
Credibility and versatility are what you get with Sam Downie. He’s slowly gaining momentum as a Voice and Face in the British Radio, Television, Film and Animation industry and Broadcasting.
More recently he’s become an outstanding, creative immersive media specialist. He has worked with major brands including BBC Radio, Disneyland Resort (with Epilepsy Awareness Day & Expo / Sofies Journey), ITV Studios, Channel 4, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre and many others.
Sam is equally at ease in front of a large audience, out on location, broadcasting in a studio and particularly thrives in a live environment – he’s extremely professional, experienced and relaxed in front of the camera and the radio mic. His warm and friendly character, combined with a pleasing voice and engaging personality means he is often invited to contribute to various National, International and Local Radio Programs and Television Shows, who wish to draw upon his expertise.
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Sam’s expertise spans across the fields of:
- Character Acting (on Stage and Screen)
- Voice Over Acting (on Television and Radio)
- Radio Features Presenter (on Radio and Podcasts)
- Studio Guest (on a range of Television and Radio shows)
- 360 Virtual Reality Short Film Producer
- Augmented Reality and Website Design
- Researcher and Consultant
His ground-breaking work has attracted audiences in their thousands (and millions online). Projects have been successful with audiences ranging from Technology Geeks to History Enthusiasts to Sci-Fi and Costume Drama.
He’s a member of BECTU and regularly keynotes and mentors at industry events in broadcast, film production and technology conferences, contributing towards supporting the healthy growth of exciting entertainment concepts.