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Nicola Marshall

Production, Designer for Television

Nicola has done three years on contract work, recent highlights TVNZ One Network News, (2008) Whitebait TV, What Now (2008,2009), NZ Racing Board Trackside,TVNZ The Rich List, TV3 Deal or No Deal, TV3 Sunrise, TVNZ News The Back Bencher, Leaders Debate Leaders on 7 series, Stratos Farming Today.

She has been a tutor in screen design — including assignments at the CPIT Broadcasting School, Toi Whakaari in the Performance Design course, and The New Zealand Film School.

Senior Production Designer at Avalon Studios

Nicola was Senior Production Designer at Avalon Studios for seventeen years. Her main strengths are creativity, project management, computer literacy, Auto Cad Lt (6 years), Vectorworks, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, numeracy and communication. She also has the ability to work collaboratively, and to provide support to colleagues as well as building strong professional relationships with team members, clients and suppliers.

Work

Television Series

  • Good Morning TVNZ 2005/8
  • Dancing with the Stars TVNZ 2005/8
  • Fair Go TVNZ 2006
  • Front Seat Gibson Group 2005
  • Mika Live Maori TV 2004
  • Olympic Grand Champion TVNZ 2004
  • Fair Go TVNZ 2004
  • Holmes
  • Breakfast TVNZ 2004
  • WNTV TVNZ 2002
  • Showcase
  • The Young Entertainers Denis Spencer Productions 1998 – 2000
  • Joyful & Triumphant drama/telefeature 1995, nominated for 1995 Film & Television Awards.
  • Best Production Design, Face Value drama series 1999

Live One-off specials

  • Test the Nation TVNZ 2003/4
  • Clear Music and Entertainment Awards 1996/7
  • MDC Maori Sports Awards TVNZ 1995
  • Benson & Hedges Fashion Awards TV3 1995

Other work

Designed and commissioned the bronze TUI award in use as the music industry’s ultimate accolade since 1995.

Previous Employers

  • 1986 –1988 Gannaway Advertising London — photography commissioner.
  • 1983 – 1986 Self Employed Props buyer/wardrobe, commercials & feature films Wellington.

Training & Qualifications

  • Canterbury University Fine Arts Diploma, film major — Graduated 1982
  • Queen Elizabeth 11 Arts Council — Scholarship Art Dept Trainee 1984
  • British Council Scholarship recipient, study Tour of British TV studios 1986
  • Chelsea School of Art & Design, London — Television Design Course 1987
  • NZ Theatre Technicians Lighting Design Course 1988
  • Tall Poppies Communication 1991
  • Champagne Consultants — Business Accounting 1991
  • NZQA assessment workshop 1993
  • Victoria University Bachelor of Design – Maori Art & Design unit 1995 (A-)

 

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