Syd Heather Freelance Filmmaker

Client: Canterbury Christ Church University
Director / Producer:
Syd Heather
Camera & Sound:
Jack Ayers

Post Production: Alex Harffey & Syd Heather

As a well-trusted, respected and reliable video supplier for Canterbury Christ Church University since 2015, I regularly work with members of the staff as well as students to develop and deliver various promotional, recruitment, and training videos that benefit both staff and students on a wide range of topics associated with student life and university studies.  

During this ongoing role as a producer/director, I have worked with a range of departments to produce videos on subjects such as:

  • Mental Well-being
  • Student Support Service
  • Sports & Societies within the Student Union
  • How to look after your mates during a time of mental health crisis
  • How lecturers can notice the signs of students in distress
  • How security staff should interact with students who are self-harming
  • Alumni/a contribution to the university's employability strategy
  • Mental well-being for Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Minority Ethnic Students
  • Departmental recruitment videos for English Language, Language Studies, Music and Film, Radio & Television.

    General responsibilities and achievements include:

    • Brainstorming and developing engaging content with the client’s brief and budget in mind.
    • Exploring themes varying from welcome advice for new students, mental health and wellbeing services, and suicide awareness from the perspective of staff and students. 
    • Working with various departments to ensure coherent branding and unified information.

    • Handling all stages of production and delivery with a small team to produce videos for a social media release or as part of internal training courses.
    • Regularly returned as a guest speaker for Film, Radio and Television lectures to give advice and dissect case studies on a range of topics from making branded content, proof of concepts, and pitching for funding.