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John Starkie

Head of Video

With over fifteen years experience in film production, John has an eye for detail and a passion for video.

Kicking off his career studying Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University, John was one of the founders of Trent TV – a pioneering online student TV station that’s multi-award winning and still broadcasting today.

During his studies, John established video production company A-Star Media in 2008, working for clients including Speedo, Porche and the BBC. As a multi-skilled operator, John is able to script, film, edit and animate.

A-Star Media merged with Purpose Media in 2016, to offer our clients great film and animation to support their marketing. John now heads up the video team, supporting in the creation of content that helps to engage and inspire. His full understanding of the creative and technical video process means clients get stylish content that also supports the drive towards tangible outcomes. John has also undertaken training with Google Garage, so he is able to bring his knowledge of search into the video process.

Outside of work John enjoys a challenge, successfully taking on the 3 peaks, cycling 300 miles in 24 hours, cycling from coast to coast and from London to Paris, swimming the Firth of Forth and running the Munich Marathon!

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