Today a friend of mine asked me at the last minute if I would step in to be a subject for his university photography project, so I obliged. It was awesome to go back to the place where I studied film (Falmouth University), I can’t believe how much the place has grown. Thanks for the photo James!
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I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who’s followed this blog lately, and for those who take the time to read my posts. I hope everyone has a great 2014. I’ve got some good article ideas for the coming months which will speak extremely frankly on being a self-employed director. For now though I’m busy preparing for the coming months.
I’d like to take this chance to invite everyone to come and showcase their work, to me, over at the BRAND NEW Music Videographers facebook page. This is an extension of my hugely popular vimeo group (currently with over 22,000 users at 5 years old) where people can post their work and seek constructive feedback from not just myself, but everyone in the community. Currently we’re running at 1,354 users on facebook which is growing. People are starting to actively look at other people’s work which is amazing. I’m excited to start working with you all to build a network of videographers across the globe who can help run this community more effectively. As with other pages like ‘no film school’ or ‘fstoppers’ we’re working up to posting news, how-to guides and reviews; BUT our page will differ to all others as it will centred around the sharing of each users video works. The possibilities are endless; but for now we are growing things slowly and respecting what our users want.
I’m looking forward to seeing all your videos; the things which you consider to be your best. I don’t often have time to read everyone’s messages or emails which often contain video links. But this page leaves me the opportunity to browse when we can. I hope you can be a part of it all. The moderation team and myself look forward to talking to you more.
No retrospect for 2013, just one photo for one of the proudest moments of my life. Directing a video for Deftones. You can watch it here.
Paris with Jenny. My girlfriend and unofficial personal assistant. Always look after the people who look after you because they are pricelessly unique. Be their rock.
"Never give up. No matter what anyone says. Even if you are nearly flat broke. Even if you have to sleep sitting upright for 9 weeks in a van. Even if people don’t understand your vision. Your vision is your vision, and you’ll never die sad or regretful of the fact your pursued a career you wanted badly enough. I’ve shared a lot of thoughts today, but this is primarily because I feel that even though I have an obligation to continue working towards where I want to be; I also have a duty to inspire others.
Don’t stop. Believe in yourself. And that’s all a big ‘self quote’ right there.”
Working at Mind Candy in London last year before directing some new content for their Moshi Monsters brand.
I’ve just spent a few days off in Paris with my girlfriend Jenny. Needless to say it was an amazing adventure. Tomorrow though it’s back to work and September has begun, which is the month of big change for me in 2013. All has been quiet on my blog lately for various reasons. More news to follow on what’s coming up and why there’s been a gap.