On the 23rd of March 2012, I was asked to speak at Bullers Wood School in front of their sixth formers during their morning assembly for around 30 to 40 minutes.
The talk went well (after a slight technical hitch! Silly PC and Mac issues...) where I covered my journey from secondary school, to Ravensbourne College, my first job in movie trailers, my time at the BBC to how I'm now a self employed motion graphics designer and Director of my own limited business.
To go along with my talk I showed them examples of my graduation showreel, some movie trailers that I worked on, a title sequence I designed at the BBC and my current showreel. It was to quite a large group of students and teachers so I wanted to make sure my videos were captivating and some, dare I say, risqué to titillate my predominantly teenage audience.
After the assembly I then went on to some smaller classes of fine art, media studies and photography to show them my university specific work and thought processes that might help them make choices for when they graduate sixth form to then go onto Uni.
I found the day incredibly rewarding and hopefully I was inspiring, but I have to say, teachers do an incredibly hard job! To talk for such long periods of time and constantly having to be engaging is very tiring indeed!