Meet The Team | Phillippa Beasley
Welcome to the latest instalment of our meet the team series, which, as the title implies will dive into the background of the amazing people that make up The Finish Line. Meet Phillippa Beasley who joins us today!
Phillippa grew up in a small town situated between Reading and Wokingham where she attended the local school praised for its Visual and Performing Arts. During her education she showed an ardent interest for art embracing the school’s passion for teachings of the the more traditional side of painting and drawing. With every intention to pursue this field of education Phillippa enrolled in a Fine Art course at Portsmouth University.
During her second year of study, Phillippa was encouraged to break out of her comfort zone and put down the paintbrush in an effort to try a new creative medium. She decided upon Stop Frame Animation and Documentary and subsequently approached the head of Technologies at Portsmouth University for advice. After which, and having viewed her two films and taught her to shoot and edit, said beacon of inspiration invited Phillippa to finish her degree and change to his course for the final year. She graduated as a BSc in Television and Broadcasting Technology, completed the Avid User 101 course as well as independently filming and editing a mini series on the music and arts scene of The Solent. Needless to say we had an artiste in the making.
Straight out of University Phillippa dabbled in production and corporate but quickly landed her first full time TV job running at an established Soho Post House, where she vehemently harassed the Senior Ops to train her up in the ways of the machine room and before she knew it she was doing overnight conforms. Within six months she was working full time in the MCR. Huzzah!
Within her first five years of working in television Phillippa has had the opportunity to Online popular daytime shows including the infamous Homes Under The Hammer as well as regular Online assisting work, and could always be relied upon to add the extra blurs to Traffic Cops.
When Phillippa isn’t blurring house numbers she can be spotted scouring the many climbing walls of London, knitting or baking.
We asked Phillippa what advice she would give to her younger self to which she replied:
All problems always work them selves out, even if it isn’t the route you thought you take, it normally works out for the better.