The media degree at Farnborough gave me the foundation from which all the skills I use daily are built, such as basic principles of editing, framing, lighting, and the importance of a good script and solid story. When I started the course I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, but the wide scope covered allowed me to dip my toes into a few potential career paths before finding the part of media production I was passionate about.
My day-to-day work varies a lot. I sometimes do preproduction at the start of a project, writing scripts, pitching ideas, storyboards, budgets, location hire, and equipment hire if needed. Once a project kicks into gear, I’m involved in sorting out timings and creating a rough production schedule for the client.
I love doing shooting and editing, planning lighting setups, the best audio solution for the shoot, choosing the best focal lengths and camera bodies for the job, and all those moments on-location when you can piece the edit together in your head. I get excited to sit down in the edit suite and actually make the film.
My favourite part about my current work is that every day is different. Some days I’m helping come up with creative ideas for a campaign, and some days I’m out shooting in countries I’d otherwise not get the opportunity to visit. I love what I do, and I’m grateful to all my lecturers at Farnborough who helped me improve my skills and find a real passion.