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Good Lord, it’s been a while…

June 2, 2011

So I’ve had this blog over a year… and posted twice. Good going, there.

Frankly, I forgot I had this blog. And forgot the login details. And have been busy.

Sort of.

In the last year I’ve struggled with work. Work-that-earns-money anyway. Since I graduated nearly four years ago- jeez, it’s been that long- I’ve had multiple day-jobs and done a lot of film work, paid and unpaid. I’ve also shot a lot of my own projects. One of these is the online scifi drama series “The Collector’s Room” (www.thecollectorsroom.co.uk) which, since we started working on it back in 2009, has proved to be a great learning process and way of building up a body of work I can be proud of. And since my last post in March last year we’ve shot two more episodes of that project- “Sam” (where I was DoP for director Kate Hansell) and “The Star” (which I directed). I’ve also done a lot of DoP/Lighting Cameraman type work with other filmmakers including David Kline of i4ni Media.

But most of this has been unpaid. Getting paid work as a director is extremely difficult but it’s what I’m aiming for. I’ve done the camerman work because there’s a lot of it out there, but I’ve made an executive choice recently to focus on directing and trying to build a directing career. Because there isn’t a clear cut path to all this, I’ve decided to use this blog as a record of my approach/attempts/path to getting work as a director so that other aspiring directors may benefit from all of my mistakes (which I will no doubt make) and experiences.

So, destination: director’s chair. ETA: The sooner the better.