Stan Mytkowski
Creative Director / Film Director (freelance)
London, United Kingdom
In a career spanning twenty years he's creatively led the production of high quality content and media, for a broad range of international clients. Across large-scale campaigns he leads all moving image related production, from concept through to completion, or on smaller scale projects directs individual films, animations, or related productions. He likes to think outside the box, and ensure a distinctive flair & style is evident in all the work he creates. 
His career has evolved into an integrated, media neutral approach. Allowing him to engage with the latest innovations, such as 360 Video and VR,  without losing sight of his core vision and passions – storytelling, filmmaking, and creating experiences that engage and resonate with audiences.

Currently London-based but working internationally, he's confident, amiable and highly organised. Comfortable working within a team, autonomously, or leading and managing. His key aims are always to ensure that work is produced on time, within budget and to a high creative standard.

RECENT WORK HISTORY   
/// BO BLUE CREATIVE ///
2012 to present
Creative Director / Director (owner / freelancer)
Working with trailblazing agencies such as Smyle, Weber Shandwick, Maverick Advertising, M-is, Gripped Communications and The Distillery; as well as direct international clients such as Accedo and Verimatrix. To develop bespoke moving image concepts and creatively lead the production of films (video, motion graphics, animation etc) plus integrated projects (apps, digital, interactive, live events etc). 
Examples of campaigns and productions include:‏
· ICE 200 campaign
· Unilever 'Powered by ETS' VR campaign
· Activity Superstore 360 Video campaign
· EY strategy campaign 
· BBC World News
· HSBC 'Virtual Cards'
· DEC Nepal Earthquake campaign
· Verimatrix brand campaigns
· Fort St Elmo Malta, audiovisual campaign
· British Airways 'Silent Picturehouse'
· Sochi Winter Olympics
· DHL Express 'Network Operations'
· Royal Navy Reserves 'Life Without Limits’
· Madrid 2020 Olympic Games bid
· Royal Air Force ‘Experience Our Way of Life’
· Dubai UAE World Expo 2020 bid
· London Olympics Park Live
 

/// FREELANCE ///
2010 to 2012
Creative Director / Director 
Working across a diverse range of clients from creative agencies to broadcasters such as Sky, BDA Creative, SquareZero, Reel Macoy, Maverick, Discovery and ESPN. Leading a variety of projects including:
· Branding: Major video game title Ridge Racer Unbounded
· Promotional campaigns: Kanal 5 show Partaj
· Channel launches: Sky Preview channel
· Marketing campaigns: Disney's tween phenomenon Shake It Up 
· Theatrical trailers: Trap for Cinderella (from Iain Softley - Backbeat, K-Pax) 
Responsibilities:
· Creative concepts; preparing treatments, proposals and pitching
· Being the central point of client contact
· Budget management
· Scheduling / coordination of creative resources, workflow & logistics 
· Creative management of moving image teams 
· Directing live action shoots and post-production
· Project management through to delivery
· Working across disciplines, from live action to CGI and motion graphics
· Cross-platform moving image production (e.g. on-air, digital and print)

KEY CLIENTS & EMPLOYERS
BSkyB, BBC, Virgin, Electronic Arts, Weber Shandwick, Maverick Advertising, Radley Yeldar, Distillery, M-is, Sarner, Discovery, ESPN, Current, Viasat Broadcasting, ITV, Granada, BDA Creative, Verimatrix, Tech TV, Hub, Zealot, OnDemand, SquareZero, Maverick Media, Addictive TV, Tarantula, WRG, Renaissance, Ministry of Sound

SPECIALTIES 
· Branding, broadcast, corporate
· Video, film, motion graphics, animation, VR, 360 Video
· Integrated projects: apps, digital, interactive, live events, cinematics, experiential

RELATED SKILLS 
· Brand campaigns, corporate films, idents, commercials, promos, live visuals
· Concept development, proposals, scriptwriting
· Pitches, presentations, client liaison
· Directing live action (film & video), talent, animation and CGI
· Supervising production, post-production, voice-over direction
· Certified Avid editor, Final Cut Pro editor, Premiere Pro editor
· Familiar with film editing, various non-linear systems
· Highly experienced with motion graphics
· Multi-platform 360 campaigns & integrated media production
· Excellent management, co-ordinating and organisational skills

EXPERTISE 
VR, 360 Video, 3D Animation, ARRI Alexa, AV Installations, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Advertising, Animation, Audiovisual, Avid, Brand Development, Brand Films, Broadcast, CGI, Cinema 4D, Cinematics, Client Liaison, Commercials, Concepts, Content Creation, Corporate Branding, Corporate Communications, Corporate Film, Corporate Video, Creative Branding, Creative Concept Development, Creative Development, Creative Direction, Creative Director, Creative Producer, Creative Writing, Digital Media, Director, Documentaries, Film, Film Production, Filming, Final Cut Pro, Interactive, Live Events, Managing Creative Teams, Media Installation, Media Production, Motion Graphics, Music Video, Online Video, Pitches, Post Production, Promos, Promotions, Red Epic, Screenwriting, Scriptwriting, Shooting, Storytelling, TVC, Television Production, Theatrical Trailers, Trails, Treatments, Video, Video Editing, Video Production, Visual Identity
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