First job in the industry?
Many years ago when I had just started playing around with computers, I had a guy ask me if I designed websites. I told him ‘Yes I do’, but that I was busy for the next 3 weeks.I then raced down the street bought the software and spent the those 3 weeks learning how to build a website. The job went well, so I have stayed in the game!
Filming in Indonesia with the Orangutans of Borneo. We had stop for a break at camp and I had picked up a guitar and started playing. All of a sudden the dominant female of the area came up and sat right in front of me, about a foot away! She sat there and watched as I played guitar and even plucked a string. Best part was we got the whole thing on camera.
Well, it wasn’t the worst, but it was definitely tough. We were filming for ‘The Volunteer Diaries’ in Northern Thailand. And we were making our way up to visit one of the river tribes.It was about 40 degrees, I had a whole mass of camera gear on my back and trekked for two days up and down mountains. I then got a bad case of gastro and well… It was all downhill from there. (Excuse the pun).
Travelling to Santa Monica for INXS Rockstar and spending the week working with the band .
Most favourite aspect of your work?
I love the final stages of the project when all the pieces are there but they haven’t quite been put together yet.At that point (which I call the shuffle stage) all the pieces get moved about and that’s when you see your initial vision become a reality. It’s very satisfying.
Hardest part of your work?
Happily working away until 2AM in the morning and then remembering that I have to be up at 5AM to give my beautiful little daughter a morning feed. (It's not really bad at all, I just wanted an excuse to put her pic up!)