Watch this Space

Watch this Space

After being involved in various different types of work experience over the last couple of months I can safely say I’ve achieved a lot and learnt brilliant new skills that will help in most aspects of my professional development. I have a much clearer perception of where I want to go after leaving Uni and … Continue reading

A Backlog of Movies to Watch!

A Backlog of Movies to Watch!

So I’ve been writing for WayTooIndie since November, I’ve written 5 published articles so far and have three more on the way. Overall I believe I’ve spent about 14 hours watching movies I have written about. For the “WayTooIndie’s top films of 2012” I spent 7 days watching 2/3 movies a day in order to … Continue reading

Then the Indies

Then the Indies

After writing a few film reviews for older movies, Dustin gave me the option to review some of the movies that get sent in for us to have a look at. I’ve had two published so far: Transatlantic Coffee Nirvana I have just finished my third which was called Faith in Destiny which will be … Continue reading

Interning at Simply Film

Interning at Simply Film

Having spent quite a lot of time over the summer researching information for my dissertation I stumbled across SimplyFilm – a website aimed at reviewing and analysing films. The authors of this site are very good in what they write and how they express their opinions. I was also taken in by the design of their website; … Continue reading

A Couple of Classics

A Couple of Classics

My first few articles: Little Miss Sunshine Whip It Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind These films were chosen by myself to review because even though they were slightly mainstream they were relevant enough for the website’s demographics to get published.

A new chapter: WayTooIndie

A new chapter: WayTooIndie

In November I began researching for independent film review websites in order to apply to write for them. I came across Dustin Jansick’s WayTooIndie movie and music review website and was totally hooked on wanting to be a part of their team. I emailed Dustin and began writing my first review for WTI “Little Miss … Continue reading

Turn out for Godfather showing

Turn out for Godfather showing

An impressive turn out for the Godfather Charity night meant that a lot of money was raised for the Nottingham Marrow charity! With 122 pre-booked tickets sold and then a vast amount more on the night hopefully Nottingham Marrow will think of using the cinema again to host a fundraiser!

Graphics for The Godfather

Graphics for The Godfather

This was designed for the Facebook group page and the cinema’s Facebook fan page, it got posted a day before the event to remind people it was showing. This was designed for the cinema’s website and their Facebook page banner.

Top Gun at the Savoy Cinema Nottingham

Top Gun at the Savoy Cinema Nottingham

So the event has been and gone! And what a success it was! Over 70 people came to the event, and some even came wearing aviators – a fantastic turn out. Having been in contact with the marketing manager since the event took place, the Savoy are now hosting a unique showing of the Godfather … Continue reading

Facebook Event for Top Gun

Facebook Event for Top Gun

On October 25th I made the Facebook event for Top Gun, I invited around 130 of my friends and made the event ‘open for public’ so that others could invite theirs. I spoke with a friend of mine who studies Film at the University of Nottingham, and asked if he could spread the word around … Continue reading

Interview with University Radio Nottingham

Interview with University Radio Nottingham

On Friday 28th October I visited Nottingham University to meet with Isabelle the presenter of “The Film Show” which runs from 6-7 Friday evenings. “The Film Show” is sponsored by the Savoy Cinema so I was able to visit and advertise the screening of Top Gun to promote to the students. I was asked “Why … Continue reading

Leaflet Distribution

Leaflet Distribution

This is proving rather difficult I have to admit. It’s very cold and it gets dark really quickly and most people really don’t want to have to reach out and accept your flyer when it’s raining and their hands are stuffed warmly in their pockets. However, I’m changing my game plan and instead of targeting … Continue reading

Volunteering for County Youth Arts

Volunteering for County Youth Arts

Two weeks ago I started my placement with Nottinghamshire County Council where I will be helping Ian Dearman teach 13-19 year olds filmmaking skills (as well as myself…). In the first week we sat and discussed what we liked about the film industry and why we were interested in this project. Many of the students were quite … Continue reading

Graphics: Check!

Graphics: Check!

So the graphics are finally finished for the screening on Top Gun and hopefully ready for print now. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be walking around Nottingham and visiting the two University campus’ the city has to offer in order to promote the event. This will mean lots of walking, talking and smiling…

Designing graphics for Top Gun

Designing graphics for Top Gun

Over the last couple of days I’ve been working on some designs for the flyers to hand out in the city. I decided to use The Prince Charles designs as a reference guide as they are so effective and yet so simple. This is one of the weekly posters advertising a unique showing of a … Continue reading

OriginalGreasySpoon

OriginalGreasySpoon

Over the summer, rather than taking it easy before my final year of University (which I probably should have done!), I decided I’d try to organise and publish an online journal for other writers to showcase their work. It began quite small with just four or five regular writers, but as the weeks went on … Continue reading