I have always been interested in both media production and video editing, and have dreamed of working in that field. Using my own initiative I began to learn techniques and programs that would stand me in good sted for future jobs. These included programs such as Adobe After Effects. I'm never happier than when I'm editing - the joy of putting your own individuality on a project is something only a few lucky people get the opportunity to do.
I am a keen, quick learner willing to put in the extra hours to get the task finished. I work strongly on my own but I also work well in a team, bringing unique ideas to the table, in order to create the best product for the client.
My current media production course has helped me improve my time management skills, my confidence and the quality of finish. This was through creating adverts, short films, music videos and pre-production paperwork. Working with the Sandcastle Waterpark allowed me to test my skills to a professional level. Here I conducted multiple interviews, with background research, also filmed footage on HD cameras and edited the final corporate video together using After Effects, Final Cut and Cinema 4D. The video is now playing around the establishment. I achieved a double distinction with 10/12 Units at Distinction - the highest in my year.
At the end of my Sixth Form course I won two awards. These were Best Video Editor for the entire course and also Best Film Adaptation. That can be seen on my vimeo page. I was also nominated for an Outstanding Achievement Award. My recent freelancing videos (seen here) were put into a Las Vegas Film Festival.
Turning down place at university for Media Production at degree level, was a tough decision but I know it's the correct one. I'm extremely driven and just want to get out there and put everything I know into practice. I honestly believe that if you work hard, and are determined to succeed then you will. I am looking for an opportunity to be employed to really show what I can do and how I can improve and grow into the job requirements. I feel although university would have been a great stepping stone, experience and determination is equally as important.