My first foray into the world of Film began at sixteen in college. I began by teaching myself basic VFX compositing. Naturally, I was terrible at it.
Over the next five years I developed my skills, dragging my friends out to shoot videos at every opportunity I could. Throughout this I dabbled in the world of YouTube, creating content for some of the biggest channels at the time, such as Yogscast, SoTotallyToby, NoxCrew and more. Alongside this I set up my first company, Simple Pixels, with a long time friend of mine, Tom Broadbent.
Simple Pixels opened up my world to more than solely internet videos. I was creating engaging video content for local bands and businesses as well as developing my abilities further than ever.
Finally after spending two years working in retail funding my passion while I got my business running, I realised I'd had enough of the nine to five retail life. I quit my job and moved from my lifelong home of West Yorkshire to the bustling city of Liverpool. Here I spent two years studying a Digital Film Making Degree at the independent university; SAE. After graduating with a First Class Honours, SAE offered me a job within the film team at the Liverpool campus.
I spent my days at SAE helping fellow filmmakers achieve their goals all while passionately pursuing projects of my own such as the live-lounges and my first large-scale documentary project.
After a little over a year I moved on from SAE to work for the University of Chester in their Video Production department. I now get to spend every day writing, shooting, directing and editing everything from simple vox pops to fully fledged campus promotional videos!