Through Twitter I got asked to do an interview with on whohub.com. Whohub’s goal is to create a social network for creative professionals based on their capacity for self-expression and collaboration.
So I’ll post up a few questions from that here.
What is your specialty? Production, direction, something else?
My speciality is in Direction and editing, I produce video for online distribution.
I currently work as a filmmaker (producer/director/editor/camera op) for a company which is creating a careers information website for 16-30 year olds. My main role is to work and manage a group of 17 researchers who are finding industry leaders to interview. From there I will film and edit several of the interviews that the researchers have conducted.
I have also worked at the BBC and Maverick Television and also freelance.
How did you begin in this field? Who introduced you to it?
I began by creating short 10 second animations out of plasticine using an old 2mp camera but I always just saw this as mess around.
I suppose it all started when it came time to choose my options for A-Level, I had friends who had done Media Studies in GCSE but that sounded like a lot of analysis and theory and not much practical learning. But I was told about a similar course that was Media and Communication, this was my real start, it taught me all the basics I needed. Alot of the course was practical, we did bits on video, photography and radio.
So at the age of 16 was the time I really got interested in becoming a filmmaker.
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