My first paid work…PCDT project
I’ve recently started work on a paid project outside of my MA in International Journalism. It’s a great way to build up my portfolio and practice and develop my video and editing skills in the run up to my final documentary which I will be producing in the summer.
The project is to produce a set of six short films for the Penwith Community Development Trust (PCDT) who are based in Penzance, Cornwall. The organisation is really interesting and works across a broad range of areas so the project will be great to get my teeth into a number of different themes.
I’m working on the project with a fellow course-mate Emma Fry. As a team we work really well together as we have the same commitment to pushing our video and editing skills to the next level and we can swap roles freely to give us both the chance to do a bit of everything. In terms of creativity it’s much better having two people together as you can bounce ideas off each other and take them further than when working alone.
Also accompanying us on film shoots, is another fellow course-mate Dan Holmes. As a skilled photographer he is coming along to capture still images for the organisation.
As the project is quite large we have set up a dedicated blog spec to document the progress. This will enable you to follow each stage of the work and see expanded interviews and read about the challenges and new things we learn.
Enjoy and please give us any feedback you have along the way!