Monday, 7 April 2014

Opportunity Knocks

Having just finished two weeks of principal photography as 1st AD on Manx feature production 'Flavian - Essence of an Idiot' it was off to St.Ives, Cornwall last week for the Celtic Media Festival 2014.

That was an extraordinary experience, and I shared the journey with Culture Vannin's Adrian Cain. Meeting so many media professionals over the three days we were there was wonderful. We came back with plenty of ideas.

Mannimation has had a couple of new leads too while I've been away, so I'm busy chasing those up. At the moment there's a new animation project beginning, a classic Manx fairy tale, which I'm in the process of scriptwriting from the original.

As I write this, another graphics project has just popped into our inbox. Exciting times indeed.

Work continues on planning the conversion of Douglas's Market Hall for the College's arts degree courses, which I made some 3d sketch visualisations for.

On Saturday I visited the Isle of Man Code Club for the first time. This is a fantastic venture, run completely by volunteers, to cultivate interest for both youth and adults in coding for computers and other devices. I'm all for demystifying programming and will lend my support however I can and I can heartily recommend it to anyone curious about coding.