Filmmaking is my life. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do and I can’t imagine ever doing anything else for a living.
I’m one of the lucky people – I genuinely love my job. I work at Twist & Shout Communications, as their Media Producer, which allows some expansion beyond the editing that I still spend the majority of my time doing for the company. We describe ourselves as “storytellers for business” and use comedy extensively in creating compelling video-based campaigns, which generate a viral effect within companies – encouraging employees to share the films and having them pick up the messages almost without realising.
The two years before I joined Twist and Shout I was freelance editing for a wide range of companies and for the two and a half before that I worked for Finishing Post Creative as one of their editors, doing both offline and online editing on Avid Media Composer. I became experienced on a wide range of projects from shopping TV and direct sales commercials to conferences and corporate films, working creatively as well as learning about the technical requirements of broadcast video.
I also have a great passion for drama and I have directed (as well as edited) several short films, taking second place in the BritFilms.tv 24 Hour Film Challenge with my 3 minute comedy “Serious Movie”. My main suite is a Final Cut Pro system, though I’m equally at home using Avid Media Composer and from time to time use Adobe Premiere Pro.