I´m a highly self-demanding creative person. My main strengths are that I pick-up on things really quickly and I´m highly proactive. I´m always looking to improve myself so I like getting feedback and criticism. Also, learning and working in a collaborative environment is a fulfilling thing for me. I grew up on sets due to the nature of my family´s business (TV Commercials Production) and I´ve had a love for both music and film for a long time now (over 13 years).
I am currently shooting a short-film / documentary (10 minutes) in Dalian, China. The whole thing must be shot, edited, and colour graded in 11 days. I am doing all those tasks. Brought whole sound kit (SoundDevices 788t + Boom Pole + Lapels + Shotgun Mic), C100, and two LED lights with me. Got chosen for the Looking China 2018 program back in March after applying.
Worked as a 2nd AC in the shooting of Women Like Us´second season.
Produced a scripted 4-minute short film for which I was also a sound recordist and camera op (small budget = no budget = multi-tasking). I also did all the sound design and mix for it.
Sound recording and boom op for online pole-dancing video tutorials by Kitty Velour. Terrible room though!
Worked as a camera op for BMTV´s @TheWarehouse - Season 1. This show included the recording of (small) live music performances followed by an interview between the show´s host and the artist.
Worked as a sound and lighting engineer for live music shows ran by the Students´Union. This was my second year at the job. I also worked there from 09/2015 until 06/2016, before I went to Warner Music for my placement year.
In the job I got to create various (basic) pieces of content for artists´ social media, new products and re-releases. These included stop-motions, interviews, and behind the scenes shooting. Also worked as a project coordinator and did a lot of product management whilst at Warner.
Worked as a runner on various ad shoots for products from high-profile companies like SAB Miller, Coca-Cola, Volkswagen (pre-scandal though), and others.
Being a musician and a music technologist is something that has given me a bit of an edge when it comes to film-making. It has given me a more holistic approach to the entire process and I think a good sense of rhythm is essential when editing and cutting, and this is something that my music skills have given me. Also, sound is crucial to making a good professional production , hence anybody creating content should know what quality sounds like and how to achieve it. During the degree I got the chance to work with all kinds of software (Adobe Suite, DAWs like Pro Tools HD (10, 11, 12), Logic Pro X, and Ableton Live). Access to Lynda.com tutorials was also one of the resources that let me learn about a lot of aspects uni never touched upon. Three years (technically four due to placement year) of absolute hard-work, but, that´s it. Work hard, but party hard too!
I was awarded a partial scholarship in 2012 to attend Berklee´s 5-week Summer Program in Boston. The outcome was a lot of life-long lessons, great connections and friends, and a lot of music-making and drive!