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					James R.C. Smith – Curriculum Vitae.
Address: 333 West Barnes Lane, Motspur Park, New Malden, KT3 6JF, UK
Tel: 0756 222 1079 Email: JRCSmith@aol.com       Web: www.Smith Abroad.com

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/jamesrcsmith




Recent Employment History:
March 2011 – Present
Social Networking and Marketing – SmithAbroad.com. Creating and running the travel news and review
website with corresponding Social Networking sites, such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, while
simultaneously using SEO techniques.
September 2010 – March 31st 2011
Website administrator & Photographer – Cross-promoting products with corresponding YouTube videos and a
Facebook fan page to raise awareness of Party Superstores, London, UK
April 2009- Present
Freelance Photographer and Photo Editor – Advertising on JRCSmith.com and using Facebook and Twitter to
create a loyal clientele. Photo/Editing clients include: St Paul's Lifestyle, Charlie Waite – Landscape Photography
and Holland America Cruise Line.
April – October 2009
Administrator/Events Supervisor/ Organiser, Sydney, Australia - working as an ambassador for several
different companies, with varying roles dealing with the public and business to business events.
Photographer & Senior Videographer: Bozanic Entertainment Agency in Sydney, Australia, working as a
freelance fashion Photographer working with models and dancers, ensuring a consistently excellent level of
portrait, dance and glamour photographs for advertising and promotions.
March –November 2007 / January - June 2008 / August 2008 – February 2009
Princess Cruises/ P&O Australia - Senior Video Dept Manager & Retail Dept. Assistant Manager, on board
the Sapphire Princess, Pacific Star and Tahitian Princess, sailing Worldwide. Duties including administration, team
leadership as well as administrative and creative tasks This position enabled me to gain an intimate working
knowledge of the cruise and tourism industries and invaluable team-leadership skills.
March - October 2006
Celebrity Cruises - Videographer/ Photo Retail Staff on the Celebrity Mercury cruise ship. Duties include:
Working as part of the Video department, filming and editing 'Cruise in Review' DVDs, editing passenger
weddings and creating commercials for other shipboard departments to use on internal cruise television channels.

Projects:
I am professionally trained and over 10 years of both Apple Mac and Windows OS experience, including all MS
Office software and Photo and Video Editing suites. I also have experience with Social Networking and SEO
techniques.
I am an accomplished private Art teacher, working with beginners through to developing artists with their work in
several technical areas, such as Photography, Video editing, Painting and Writing.
During my at-sea contracts, I have had the opportunity to make several professional films for the onboard
Entertainers, directed, shot and edited three films, for different departments that will be used on 'Crew TV', shown
on over 15 Princess Cruise ships and 6 P&O ships.
In addition, I have documented an at-sea-rescue, whilst sailing from Tasmania to New Zealand. shown on CNN and
local news in Australia and New Zealand. In 2006, I filmed and produced a promotional film, for the Trussell Trust,
whilst assisting in some of Bulgaria's orphanages. The film, aimed at increasing donations and sponsorship to the
charity and is shown in schools around southern England.

Education:
BA Hons Media Practice - University of Glamorgan, UK - 2001-2005
One year International student exchange BSc Hons Broadcast Communications- Central Missouri State University,
USA - 2004
Areas studied: Mass-Media Advertising, Public Relations, Interpersonal Communications II, Digital Photo
Manipulation I & II, Video I & II, Creative Writing I & II, Journalism I & II, Photography I & II, Radio Practical,
Broadcast Copywriting, Media Theory, History of American Film, World Cinema, Film Appreciation.
Established senior Videographer and Photographer, editor, producer and writer for Princess Cruises onboard
television.
100-hour Intensive training course for ‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’.
Professionally trained with full Apple Mac film and photo editing suits, using Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color and
Photoshop CS4/CS5.
Over 5 years of administration experience during different roles and employment.


Awards & Certificates:
-Broken sales records on every contracted cruise ship, whilst employed as Video Manager for Princess Cruises and
P&O Australia.
-'Shining Star' award - M.V. Mercury. Awarded for outstanding guest contact, overall service and ambassadorship
of the Celebrity Connections Safety, Service & Style Principles.
-Employee of the Month – December 2008: Tahitian Princess, for Princess Cruises.


Referees:
Joanne Gowing – joanne.gowing@ocean-images.com
Operations Manager,
Holland America Line for Ocean Images, UK.




Professor Jaime Hamilton - jlhami@iupui.edu

Address:
Title: lecturer, communication studies
Director, forensics and debate
Asst director, public speaking course
IUPUI
Office: Cavanaugh Hall 001E
Indianapolis, indiana
+1-765-461-5686




Dr. Jane Prince
Principal Lecturer in Psychology

Email:
jpprince@glam.ac.uk
Address:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Glamorgan
Pontypridd
CF37 1DL
UK

				
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