Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders
Ruaridh Stewart
Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Ruaridh Stewart

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Ruaridh Stewart
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Smart, keen, creative and capable assistant/runner looking to increase experience in all aspects of TV/Film/Other Media industry for career progression.

Edinburgh based but willing to travel. Able to acquire/master skills quickly and step-up into new roles. Clean driving license, age 25+.


Art Dept Assistant - TV Advert "Stop It Now". Art Director: Nathan Elliot. MTP February 2020.

Runner - Netflix TV Away Game – Fixer: Vikki McCraw, Locations 365, Boardwalk Pictures US September 2019

Runner - TV – The Voice Kids UK Production Coordinator: Lauren Atkinson, ITV Studios, August 2019

Prop Buyer - Photoshoot – Blåkläder Scotland Campaign – Fixer: Vikki McCraw, David Taylor Events, Blåkläder, August 2019

Stage Crew - Live Event – Ferry Fair 2019 Matthew’s Technical Services, August 2019

Location Marshall - Outlander, The Last Bus, \Eurovision - Crexcell - Sept & Oct 2019

Runner -Social Media Content - Quit Cigarettes - Producer (Local): Jeannine Mansell, Diagonal View - Vice/Change Inc. - July 2019

3rd Lighting Assistant - Fashion - Next Scotland 2019 - Producer: Michelle Methven, MM Productions - The Production Factory - July 2019

Runner- Social Media Content - 150th Birthday - Project Manager: Katie Welsh, Greenroom Films - Sainsbury's - April 2019

Runner - TV Advert - Gran - Production Manager: Katie Welsh, Greenroom Films - Scottish Governent - April 2019

Runner/Art Dept. Assistant: TV Advert - Belongings - Project Manager: Katie Welsh, Greenroom Films - Leith Agency - March 2019

Runner - TV Advert - Sophie - Project Manager: Katie Welsh, Greenroom Films - Royal Bank of Scotland - February 2019

Art Dept. Assistant - Film - Etch - Art Director: Paul Lambie - Eyebolls - November 2018

Runner: TV - Britain's Got Talent - Thames/Freemantle Media (UK) - Oct 2018

2nd Assistant Cameraman: YouTube Channel - Planet Slow Mo - Rooster Teeth (US) - NeedAFixer - Sept 18

Locations Assistant: Film - Marionette - Bos Bros (Netherlands) - Locations 365 -Sept 2018

Locations Runner/Food Expert: TV - Delicious Destinations - Tremendous Entertainment (US) - Locations 365 - Sept 2018

Runner/Auto-cue Operator: Corporate - The Shop - Sky (UK) - LA Media - Aug 2018

Runner: Corporate - Financial Future Vox Pop' - Royal London - LA Media - Aug 2018

Locations Runner: Fashion - Hemington Menswear AW18 - L'Appart PR Agency (France) - Locations 365 - June 2018

Locations Assistant: Advertising (Multi-media including VR) - Road Safety Advert - Infinite Content - Locations 365 - Feb 2018

Previous Tasks:

Art Department: Set dressing/strike, prop rigging & movement puppeteering, prop sourcing/costing & buying, set painting, Litedeck
stage rigging/strike, scaffold support construction/strike, prop & set continuity awareness & resetting.

Production Department: Street-casting, quick turnover audition co-ordination, contributor release forms, locking off & releasing,
equipment/set firewatching, E-Z Up/Video Village rigging, radio usage/distribution/collection & charging, craft supplies purchasing, petty cash and receipts handling, keeping hire vehicles secure and clean, rubbish collection & recyclables sorting.

Locations Department: Online locations scouting, locations research, controlled-area marshalling with drone team, residents'
notification letter drop with Ordnance Survey map research, route planning, restaurant sourcing for talent/crew & meals/drinks ordering,crowd-flow and barrier pressure awareness, running power feeds, traffic management (Including: collision avoidance direction, stop & go, parking pressure management & direction, correct sign placement, one-lane alternating contraflow direction), crowd/visitor permissions vetting, site safety and hazard reduction awareness
Camera Department: Over-water shot position rigging & camera waterproofing (Phantom Flex 4k), loading/unloading camera
equipment, lens handling/cleaning and battery charging, memory card labelling and cataloguing.

Additional: Autocue script preparation & editing, equipment rigging and operation during shoot.
On-camera food-expert interview.


Screenskills: Coronavirus basic awareness on production

Scottish Theatre Technical Symposium, Jan 2020: Set Model Making, Lighting.

Graduate of Floor Runner’s Bootcamp, Black Island Studios, London -12th August 2018

Previous Employment:
Before becoming a Freelancer, I worked in hospitality, progressing to management level positions, most recently Sous (2nd) Chef at an award-winning Highland restaurant.

Due to my period in this industry I have a proven history of good time and task management with a view to meeting important deadlines and have many years experience in high-turnover fast-paced work environments.

I am able to work well autonomously or function well as part of a collaborative effort team. I also have experience in management/leadership roles, so am able to concisely and efficiently direct others towards the completion of tasks if required, maintaining both productivity and workplace enjoyment/enthusiasm.

I have good timekeeping and punctuality, am accustomed to working long shifts on my feet and I also have a good health and safety track record, particularly with regards to safe manual lifting/moving of heavy/dangerous objects in a busy workplace.