I'm a 46 year old man from Derby UK, Married with 2 daughters. I've been involved with filmmaking for nearly nine years, I've had a go at every role, from camera operater, DOP, sound recordist, director, editor, scriptwriter, and runner. My philosophy is 'get stuck in to get the job done' and I'll have a go at anything to finish the project.
I am starting to have a go on the other side of the camera now and have acted in a couple of short dramas.
Over the years I have built up a range of production equipment. I have 2 Canon 550D's with a number of prime and zoom lenses as well as filters. I have a track and dolly, Hague Mini-Steadycam, Flycam 5000, a couple of Manfrotto tripods and a 3' jib/crane. I have a Zoom H4 portable digital field recorder, I have a PC with Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects CS4 with various plug ins. I also have another PC with Edius Pro 4 editing software.
I have worked on shorts, both my own and other peoples, features - again both my own and other peoples, corporate videos, how to videos, music videos, wildlife videos, sporting videos - including showjumping, dressage and professional, non-league football (soccer) and documentaries.
I am easy going and really enjoy film making. I like low budget film making because when a problem arises, instead of throwing money around to overcome it, you have to think on your feet and overcome the problem and also utilise your team skills.
Open Image Films are part of Gratis Distribution Limited who have devised a new model for DVD distribution.
I am hoping to network, make new friends and working relationships, gain more experience in film making and get more films made and distributed.
Open Image Films are part of BBC e-commisioning production companies as well as 4Producers, Channel 4's production company list.