I noticed that I haven’t shared anything on this blog in a while mainly because I've been very busy these past few months and have preferred to use Facebook for short updates. I am officially in my final year of University and with just under 6 months to go this is a crucial time for me. The real working world is within my life’s grasp which is a little overwhelming I must say.
Recently as part of a University project I was Editor and Sound recordist for a video about a Creative Arts Festival in Edinburgh. This allowed me to work with contributors from unfamiliar walks of life, some had dementia and some were even blind war veterans. This was absolutely fascinating and put me into environments I would otherwise have never experienced.
Another project which is still underway is the making of educational videos for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This has allowed me as a student, in a team, to work with a very prestigious company and give me further skills in this field. I believe these videos will be shared on social media at some point. So keep an eye out for that!
Now I have some very exciting news to share with you! The most important news I have although I am going to remain slightly secretive. So... For a documentary I am making next year I will be traveling to Mexico to film a section of it! My secrecy is necessary because the subject of this project is a health-related human touch story which I really want to tell without spoilers.
The other part of this Documentary will be filmed on the beautiful Isle of Lewis which I visited in October for the first time. As part of this project I applied for a travel and small project grant from Edinburgh Napier University and I have been awarded this which I am absolutely overjoyed about. This has helped significantly with regards to the costs of travel and other aspects of the project.
This is definitely the most ambitious project I have ever undertaken but I am excited for the challenge that it gives and I can’t wait to share more information with you in the coming months of 2018. This project is part of my final piece of work at University so I am going to make sure it is worthy of this. In effect this will allow me to tell a story that in turn will be used to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.
I may not be the Queen or the Pope but I do have a New Year message for you:
"Always try to challenge yourself to do better and to strive forward because that is how you will get results. One piece of advice I keep hearing again and again is: never be afraid to fail or make mistakes because that after all is how you learn. Nothing is certain so always think on your feet and do the best you can."
Thank you for reading this, I hope you have a merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!