I’ve just finished my third year of studying BA (Hons) Film and TV at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. When I started this course I didn’t really know what role I wanted to take in the industry, I was equally interested in many of the different factors and elements of film and TV. But over the course of the three years, I have become more and more interested in the role of director, so much in fact that I had chosen directing as my specialism for my Graduate Project.
Looking back over my work from the last three years, I can see how my skills as a director have developed and improved. Specifically in the last few projects I directed, ‘Spirit Chasers’, ‘Sing’, ‘The Glynn Vivian Victorian Horror Project’ and ‘Stab in the Dark’. Working on these projects has helped me develop my directorial skills, even helping in a more collaborative role in the projects ‘Sam & Sion’, ‘Help – Line’ and ‘A Daughters Love’ have allowed me to improve as a director.
I believe that the key to being a good director is to have a good understanding of the other roles in filmmaking. Although I have enjoyed working in these other roles, I feel as though directing is my strong suit and I hope to move forward working in this role in the future.