Hello and welcome to my first first post on what at the moment is my shiny new blog. I've been able to share my thoughts and offer advice on Twitter for a while, but it was time to remove the the shackles of the 280 character limit - now there is no stopping me!
So what am I going to be covering in this blog? Well, a little bit of everything, but in particular I want to discuss new trends or techniques in film making (as you might want to incorporate something cutting edge in a video), provide tips if you want to create your own video content (to help you try and avoid the mistakes that most rookie film makers make), and give you a feel for the people behind the company - so yes, that will include general musings on life too!
By way of background, I began my film making journey while still at school. It was very different back then, with filming involving heavy shoulder mounted camcorders recording to big VHS tapes, and editing being linear using two VHS recorders connected together [Jargon Buster : Linear editing is where you start editing at the beginning of the film and keep editing everything in order till you reach the end of the film - so you couldn't easily go back and change anything]. And at the time it all felt very modern!
It felt a natural progression to head off to study broadcasting at university and develop my film making skills. Of course, a three year course on broadcasting teaches you much more than just film making skills, and so on graduating I opted to use my newly acquired transferable skills and pursue a career combating financial crime (I know, it's a bit of a leap!) - while at the same time continuing to create films in my spare time (many of these were corporate films for my employer!).
As I was spending so much of my time planning, filming and editing films in my spare time, I decided a few years ago to devote myself full time to my passion for film making...and I've never looked back!
So what do I think makes me unique in the film making world? Yes I'm creative and believe passionately that film is the ideal medium to tell a story (i.e. convey your message), but I also have 20 years of experience of working for very large & well known companies in Central London - meaning I understand the needs of the corporate world and can talk their language.
So that's me, and I look forward to getting to know you the reader through your comments.