At times I call my urge to create an illness. The necessity to mould, shape, blend, fold... just create, is what keeps me up at night and what doesn't let me have a lay-in during the cold morning of a British winter. My days range from either writing a song to recording a song, taking candid photographs of my partner (she gets a little nervous when she's aware I'm shooting stills of her freckles), to shooting a video of my bedside table only to track and add a 3D object into the frame with some visual effects editing. Perhaps today I'll write a short story, I could post it on Medium. Tomorrow I may be editing some clips of videos I've shot over the summer.Locked Pro Plan feature
I worked with the Head of IT, Philip Kenney, at the Portsmouth Hospital Trust, to create two videos for the IT department. The first video concerned a future advancement the trust is looking to get funding for. Mr Kenney used the video as a demonstration during a company-wide presentation. The second video presented a newly developed system used around the trust and the benefits it’s given to the staff and patients. This video was shown at an awards ceremony when Mr Kenney got nominated for an HSJ Award. Both videos were thought-of, directed, shot and edited by me. Creating these videos is also the reason I managed to obtain a job in the IT department at the trust without IT knowledge or previous experience.
I helped edit a VFX shot for a BBC2 show called “The City and The City”. Through networking, I was contacted by Robin Willott from Pixelbasher to see if I could help take some of the heavy workload off his hands.
At the age of 18, I walked into university with a pair of new shoes and a big smile on my face. I thought university was the next big step for my filmmaking career and it was going to shoot me forward. At the age of 19, I walked out of university with another pair of new shoes and an even bigger smile on my face. I realised that just because it's called "university" doesn't mean it's the best way to learn. I believe that filmmaking isn't something you can turn into an academic subject. You can teach the basics of filmmaking, but the art is born within a person. Just because a lecturer is "qualified" doesn't mean they're good at the craft, let alone teaching it. I may not be a film student anymore, but I'll never stop learning the art of motion pictures.
After secondary school, I went out to set my focus on a subject I'd wanted to study for a long time - filmmaking. Doing a Level 3 Extended Diploma taught me the technical aspects of film and gave me the opportunity to learn practically over theoretically. I achieved two Distinctions for both years.
At a young age, I knew I wanted to go into a creative profession, especially in the Media Industry. During my GCSE's, I studied GCSE Media Studies and achieved and A.