Do you have any specific areas in film?
Video editing has been a passion of mine since discovering the work of BakerTuts when I was a 13-year-old first watching YouTube. His work fascinated me with consistent fluency and flow throughout his short videos. Another videographer that inspired me was Freddie Wong, whose advanced skills of directing and visual effects furthered my interest into film. Subsequently, I decided to study Media at GCSE and A-Level which has helped formulate an understanding of film production. One topic that I’ve enjoyed exploring is the visual and sound effects used in films to enhance the viewer’s experience. To further my interest of film, I took the initiative to assist a young group of students in producing a music video as part of their GCSE dance coursework. Throughout this project, I had the opportunity to experience directing, camera operation and editing techniques tailored towards a music video. I was the lead director and had to create the video from scratch, learning on the fly about location and shot planning. In my free time, one of my hobbies has been producing and editing gaming videos online and uploading them to YouTube. I have gained recognition within the gaming community for my edits which has led people to offer remuneration in exchange for my editing services. The primary skills I have learned from this hobby are motion tracking and 3D design within programs like Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D. Having current knowledge of these programs will hopefully allow me to adapt to other editing elements of film. From the BFI I hope to expand my knowledge specifically camera operation. This will allow me to shoot and edit my films broadening my film knowledge. In addition, I want to improve my current knowledge of editing in terms of the different editing styles tailored towards other media.