Highlights Of The Week

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, the follow up to Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, starring former US Vice President Al Gore, world premiered on Thursday, during the opening night of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Blueberry colourist Leo Hallal colour-graded the film, which is his fifth project with filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. Among other collaborations there are “The Island President” and “Audrie and Daisy”, both available on Netflix.


– SPOTLIGHT –

Colourist Leo Hallal is also the subject of this week’s Spotlight interview. He has been involved in all aspects of film and television post-production since 1997, working in cutting rooms, film labs and post facilities in Brazil, the US and the UK, including Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope. Since 2013, he has been working with branded content, documentaries and fiction films in London.


 – HQ NEWS –

Applications are now open for The Grierson Trust’s 2017 DocLab training scheme. Aimed at 18-25 year olds wanting to gain their first foothold in the documentary industry, DocLab offers financial support for trainees, paid work placements and a programme of workshops, masterclasses and mentoring. From learning basic camera skills to pitching a concept, it’s billed as chance for 12 aspiring filmmakers to turn their documentary passion into reality. Last year Blueberry started a collaboration with The Grierson Trust to support Doclab and we are excited to return this year. Stay tuned for updates!

Leo Hallal – Colourist

Who is Leo Hallal?

I am a colour grader whose passion goes beyond film and video. I have always been interested in studying the master painters’ approach to light.

How did your career path develop?

I started working in film post-production, but I always thought it was fundamental to go through all stages of filmmaking, so I have worked in many different departments, such as cinematography, editing and production. I believe those previous experiences added depth to how I approach colour grading.

What do you consider your greatest achievement/s so far?

I’ve been very lucky to have the opportunity to grade wonderful projects for clients like Nike, Nikon, Bosch and Google but also films that eventually were nominated for an Oscar and Emmy awards.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

I am particularly proud of grading “An Inconvenient Sequel: truth To Power”, the follow up to the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, by Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen. We’re living though times for the climate change denier Donald Trump in office and I believe this film has a key role in fighting back his policies. I’ve been grading for these directors/producers for many years and this is probably the fifth time we collaborate. Among other projects of theirs I worked on there are “The Island President” and “Audrie and Daisy”, both available on Netflix.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

I think that team spirit is the most important thing at work, knowing that what you do has to be right in the job context, pushing the producer’s and director’s ideas forward.

Speaking of what I learned in life, it’s probably that we are all very vulnerable and we should make the best out of every moment and seek what we love, as the time we have is very brief and precious.

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Rob Franz – Editor

Who is Rob Franz?

I’m an editor, originally from the town of Bonn on the banks of the lovely river Rhine in Germany.

25 years ago, I made a leap of faith and moved to the United Kingdom. My work now takes me between London, Cardiff and various other places, both in Britain and abroad.

How did your career path develop?

I studied Documentary Film Production at Cardiff University, and before specializing in editing factual programmes, I started off by working on a number of different roles for various independent TV production companies.

As a factual editor, for over twenty years now I have worked across a wide variety of genres – observational and traditional documentaries, entertainment, sports and promos.

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far?

I’m proud and very happy to have established a great client base throughout my career. Working together with creative people still gives me great joy and every new project is a great opportunity to craft something which audiences will hopefully enjoy watching.

Which projects are you most proud of?

I was very privileged to be part of the team working on the backstage shows for Doctor Who, Torchwood and Merlin for the BBC’s Entertainment Department over a period of five years.

The shows were just great fun to work on and we enjoyed a fantastic degree of creative freedom, which inspired everyone involved to go the proverbial ‘extra mile’.

Another great project was Passion in Port Talbot with Michael Sheen, an observational documentary following how the actor inspired his home town to create a very modern retelling of the story of the crucifixion – the most ambitious piece of theatre that Wales has ever seen

I love crafting stories out of observationally shot material and this project was a great opportunity to apply this skill. We were all very proud of our director who won a BAFTA for his efforts.

Share your biggest lessons in life & work

Before shedding too much general ‘life lesson wisdom’, I’d rather put down an apt quote which still makes me chuckle, as I’ve found it holds true, particularly in an edit suite:

If two people on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.” – Darryl F. Zanuck

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Ian Baigent – Editor

Who is Ian Baigent?

Calm and creative. Someone who cares about his work.

How did your career path develop?

I moved to London to study music and then fell into the world of music videos providing music playback for artists to lip-sync. The company I worked for had a Media 100 which I would tinker with. I immediately fell in love with editing, saved up six months worth of rent and declared myself an editor.

What do you consider your greatest achievement/s so far?

Being a father, becoming an editor and still managing to record and play music.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

A 3D Peter Gabriel concert I edited in 2011. Peter Gabriel came to the edit suite to view the first cut and during one of the songs he began to sing harmonies. His voice filled the room and it made the hairs on my neck stand up… such an amazing voice.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

Trust you instincts. Be a nice person to be in a room with for 10 hours a day. Get used to criticism and making mistakes, no one likes a grumpy editor.

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Highlights Of The Week

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Blueberry editor Rob Franz cut the second episode of Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 3, produced by Lion Television, which aired Friday night on BBC2.

On the show, Monty Don works with amateur gardeners up and down the country to help them create the garden of their dreams. You can catch up on iPlayer.


New series Our Dancing Town premiered last Tuesday on BBC2. Blueberry editor Denis McWilliams cut the episode for Twenty Twenty TV.

To kick off this exciting series, the first of three Yorkshire towns celebrates its history, heritage and culture in a one-off dance spectacular through the town’s streets, with the help of West End performer and choreographer Steve Elias. You catch up on iPlayer.


On Friday night, David Chaudoir‘s darkly humorous horror short film Bad Acid screened in the New Shorts Midnight Movies section of this year’s London Short Film Festival. You can watch the trailer on the left-hand side of the page. Congratulations to David and his cast!


– SPOTLIGHT –

Last week’s Spotlight article was all for Daniel Danielsson, Motion Graphic Designer and Director who hails from Sweden but is now based in London.

Daniel has worked with some terrific brands and gained a heap of technical knowledge as well as valuable insight into branding, TV and digital advertising, brand communication and marketing.

Merry Christmas 2016 from Blueberry!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Thanks so much to everyone who joined us at this year’s Christmas party at Ceviche Old St on December 7th. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Check out all the photos on our Facebook Page and tag yourself if you attended and can spot yourself!

Thanks so much to our wonderful David Chaudoir for creating the lovely Not The Waitrose Robin to help us wish everyone a fantastic holiday season in adorable fashion!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Team Blueberry x

Daniel Danielsson – Director / Motion Graphic Designer

Who is Daniel Danielsson?

I’m kind of a compulsive maker. I really like to spend most of my time making stuff in a great variety of disciplines. From music, writing and painting to photography, film, and a great many more. But above everything else I’m a Director and Motion Graphics Artist, simply because that’s the best way I know how to make stuff.

How did your career path develop?

Pure chance or maybe fate, if you prefer. Starting with me and a bunch of friends in northern Sweden hanging out, making silly films. We quickly discovered that a bit of visual effects goes a long way towards even sillier shorts. But that was a very slippery slope and soon enough I found myself seduced by the power of 3D for storytelling.

In early 2011 a local agency got word of the short films and signed me on, so I began getting paid for VFX-ing on other people’s crazy projects. Later that year I submitted my showreel to the CG Whiz Competition held by Escape Studios and they flew me out to London for the award ceremony, on my birthday nonetheless, and the judges picked me as the winner, shockingly enough.

Winning landed me on their 12 week VFX-production course, followed by an internship at The Mill in London. After that I found a great studio in the British countryside called “Fall Off The Wall”, where I happily spent a bit over three years before feeling it was time to go at it as a free agent, which brings us up to earlier this year.

What’s your greatest achievement/s so far?

There are a few to choose from… Something as simple as recurring clients is great. That, if anything, means they were pleased with your work and it does well for them. There’s also the CG Whiz 2011 Award, which certainly was a catalyst for my career. However, getting invited twice as a guest lecturer at Umeå Institute of Design should be at the top of my list, not only because it’s a world-renowned university for design, but because I’ve wanted to go there since I was 12 years old, although not for motion design but to learn how to design cars. In the end, I never went to any university, so it’s nice that I get to visit them sometimes.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

One contender is “Swedish Steel Prize 2014”. I was approached by Confetti, a Swedish agency that handles strategy and communications for an annual event called Swedish Steel Prize for Swedish Steel AB. I was asked to create a motion graphics package for the event with a main title sequence, cutdowns, short stings, name presentations and more, as well as stills to be used for decor and promotion. It might no longer be the snazziest looking project I’ve worked on, but it was my first major solo project that I also got to direct, so it’ll always have a fond place in my heart. Plus they’ve come back for subsequent SSP events since then, so happy people all around!

If we go by my snazziest project, it’s probably a more recent one – “The X”. It’s a brand video for a full service creative agency, visualizing their process from brief and strategy all the way through to production and final delivery. I came up with the concept, directed and created the whole thing with very helpful input from the studio, and then I even went and wrote the music for it. Together with that master video I created a load of stills and loopable videos of the machines for social media, and a master loop of the entire scene. So until I finish my current passion project, “The X” is likely the snazziest!

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

Stay in motion.

It’s kind of my mantra and it reminds me of three things:

– keep doing better motion work and progress professionally.
– once you get going, the power of momentum makes you very hard to stop.
– if times do get tough, it’s a reminder to keep moving forward, even if just a small step at a time.

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David Chaudoir – Motion Graphic Designer / Creative Director

Who is David Chaudoir?

I’m a Promax award-winning motion designer with broadcast, advertising and corporate experience.

At the age of ten I directed my first film – a two minute epic shot on standard 8mm film stock which was the story of a go carting dare-devil. I spent my formative years avoiding being sent to bed too early to miss the horror double bill on Friday nights on BBC2 hence developing a deep love of the genre.

How did your career path develop?

From graphics for TV production to channel branding, then from advertising to music video directing, TV promos and finally freelancing.

Gaining entry to St Martins School of Art’s Fine Art Film Degree and seeing a dearth of job opportunities at the end, I graduated from the Graphics Audio Visual department and joined production company Diverse as a motion graphics designer. There I worked on various television programmes for Channel 4 and BBC2 including the intelligent film programme, “Moving Pictures”.

Fast forward 10 years and I was designing channel identities in the UK and Europe and then writing and directing music videos for UK artists like Athlete, Starsailor, Ladytron and Graham Coxon. Another ten years followed working for advertising agencies, production companies and television channels.

What’s your greatest achievement/s so far?

In 2012 I directed a promotion for FX channel for “The Walking Dead” which went viral and won awards at Kinsale and Promax.

Two short films I recently wrote and directed – “Bad Acid” and “Adonis & Aphrodite” – have had a successful festival run, including being selected for the 2017 edition of BAFTA-accredited LSFF, London Short Film Festival.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

The Wire promo for FOX, it’s kinetic text Jim, but not as we know it.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work.

The ability to write good English is criminally underrated. Software changes, a good eye doesn’t. Cats don’t love you, they just pretend.

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Highlights Of The Week

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Editor Robbie Pettigrew worked in the editing team for the second episode of The Secret Life Of Puppies Series 2, which aired on Monday night on Channel 5.

The documentary series of a dog’s-eye view of life is produced by Brook Lapping Productions. You can watch the episode here.


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Edited by Blueberry’s Ruth Horner for Spun Gold, When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, aired on ITV also on Monday night. In this special, Phillip Schofield gets up close and personal access to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh during the 60th anniversary year of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. You can watch it here.


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A personal project of Blueberry editor Lisa Forrest, who cut it last year, 160 Characters is a short documentary that was in the official selection at BFI London Film Festival 2015 and it’s now available online. When a vintage Nokia is recharged, a compelling real life story is revealed. Shot entirely on an iPhone 6, 160 Characters uncovers the secrets and stories, buried in our mobiles both old and new.


– HQ NEWS – 

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This week we’ve been overwhelmed by festive love from many of our Talent who were extremely thoughtful to shower us with holiday treats. From Jason Bowes‘ Somerset chocolates to Lee Hilse‘s champagne, from Alex Weeks‘ Christmas cookies and Amazon vouchers to Matt Falck‘s delicious chocolates. We feel blessed and proud to work with such talented and lovely artists and we look forward to another year of happy collaborations!

Robbie Pettigrew – Editor

Who is Robbie Pettigrew?

I am a freelance Documentary Film and Video Editor. Originally from London, I now live by the seaside in Brighton which is the prefect antithesis to the edit dungeons of Soho. I love to tell stories – the main reason I do what I do – the integrity of real life stories above all else and having the opportunity to try and educate, amaze and hopefully entertain.

How did your career path develop?

The concept of the cutting room had always fascinated me. During a work experience placement in my teenage years, I got the opportunity to play with some old film stock. From the moment I first spliced some 8mm together and watched my cuts come to life on an old cine viewer, I had a pretty good idea of the industry that I wanted to work in.

However, the film and TV industry is a hard one to break into and I ended up going a pretty roundabout route to get to where I am. I worked for free on work experience placement after “internship”, after whatever other name they could come up with for making tea, before finally landing my first paid job as a ‘technical runner.’ I certainly underestimated the reach of the word ‘technical’ as in my first week I was asked to de-weed the front patio of the office – hopefully I gave it the same care and attention that I do my edit timelines.

As the in-house technician I was responsible for all of our camera equipment as well as the edit suites and I had the opportunity to be camera assistant on about a dozen high-end film shoots, including a once in a life-time trip to the Bornean rainforest, in the company of the one and only David Attenborough, which really was a lifelong dream come true.

The obvious question here is, if I had the opportunity to make films with David Attenborough in the middle of the jungle why the hell did I want to lock myself away in a dark room underneath Soho for the rest of my life? The answer is simple: the cutting room, in my eyes, is and always will be where the true magic happens. Especially in documentary, it is where the story is shaped, the feel of the film is defined and where the tiniest of choices can have a huge emotional impact. It is a mystical dark art, invisible much of the time but it also has the power to smack you in the face.

Once I had made my choice, I tried to get involved in as many of the company’s projects as possible, cutting a scene here, a pre-title there before finally being given the opportunity to do reversion on two of their Natural History shows. This was my first big break and gave me the credits I needed in order to launch my freelance career. It also gave my parents the chance to see my name on TV, hopefully justifying their decision to let me live at home for far longer than anyone probably should. Finally, I could call the edit suite home.

What’s your greatest achievement/s so far?

I think my greatest achievement was taking the leap of faith and breaking away as a freelancer. To be your own boss is an incredible feeling but it was also probably one of the single most terrifying things I have ever done. I was full of self doubt and there was a fair amount of watching daytime TV in my pyjamas to start with but once the ball got rolling, I have never looked back and I can’t recommend it enough.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

Working on the Channel 4 show “Walking the Himalayas” was a fantastic experience and it is a subject matter very close to my heart, having trekked in the region multiple times with family and friends. It is an important series that reveals the wonders and mysteries of a truly magical undiscovered part of the word. It was also one of my first prime time British terrestrial television programs and was viewed by around 3 million people, and so it was also the first time my friends and family saw my name in the credits on live television which is always a pretty special moment!

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

It sounds cheesy, but I think believing in yourself is the most important thing in this industry, especially when it may seem that no one else does! Try and be confident without being arrogant and listen to the people around you – there are some truly wonderful, incredibly talented people in this industry and they have taught me everything I know.

Lastly, the bottom line is work your socks off – at the beginning I think this is what got me noticed. I remember working for 27 hours straight to finish a project once, whilst I was still in-house as a technical runner. Three years later a producer told me she decided to give me a shot on a show I was probably under-qualified for because she remembered that. Some may call this exploitation or slave labour but to be honest, sometimes this is what it takes to get ahead in the insane maniacal world of film and television that I have come to love.

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Highlights of the week

– PROJECTS – 

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Congrats are in order once again for Creative Director and Motion Graphic Designer David Chaudoir, who has recently written and directed short films Adonis & Aphrodite and Bad Acid.

The latter, having just won Best Short at Glasgow Horror Festival, continues its unstoppable festival run, having been selected to screen at the BAFTA-accredited London Short Film Festival as well as the former.

Bad Acid screens on Friday 13th January at 11pm at both Hackney Picture House and Picture House Central. Adonis and Aphrodite screens on Saturday 7th January at 4pm at Hackney Picture House.


– SPOTLIGHT – 

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This week, our Spotlight article is about another fresh sign up, Chiraag Parmar, an award-winning, London-born filmmaker with a wealth of experience within broadcast television as Shooting Director and Editor. He is extremely knowledgeable working within post-production facilities, advertising agencies, TV commercials, short form documentary, branded content and green screen setups.


– HQ NEWS –

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Were you at Blueberry’s Christmas Party last Wednesday? We had a fabulous time and if you had joined us, we hope you did too!

This year we’ve chosen Peruvian Kitchen and Pisco Bar Ceviche Old St because these guys are doing something important and inspirational plus they make great food!

In September we attended the multi sensory Meet My World event at Union Chapel. We fell in love with these special films developed by indigenous children from the Andes of Peru,  as well as the colours, flavours and creative spirit flowing through the stories and experiences they shared. The films are part of a journey supported by charity Amantani and Martin Morales, owner of Ceviche, to help indigenous children in Peru have access to education and equal opportunities.

We hope those of you who were able to join us enjoyed the delicious Peruvian food, drinks, music and good vibes and will help us make a positive contribution to the work these guys are doing!

 

 

 

Highlights Of The Week

– PROJECTS – 

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Like our Facebook Page for daily updates as we reveal the films behind each of the magical doors on our Advent Calendar. All the films have been edited, animated, coloured or directed by Blueberry Talent, it’s a pleasure to celebrate the variety and magic in this work. BIG LOVE to Designer Celeste Smith for providing the numbers that bring everything together and to our Bookings Assistant Marta and Francesco in Marketing for their fabulous organisational skills.


– SPOTLIGHT –

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New sign up Phillip Whiteman is the subject of this week’s Spotlight article. After starting his career as an actor, he has transitioned behind the camera, working primarily as an editor but also producing, directing and operating cameras. His work has been screened across the world and he has won multiple awards for short films through Fyrian Films.


– HQ NEWS –

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Some changes have happened in the Blueberry team with new members joining the team and others leaving or going on maternity leave. We’ve been so busy to the point that we’re getting around to share the news only now. Read all about it!

Phillip Whiteman – Editor / Director / Producer

Who is Phillip Whiteman?

I am originally from the Navy city, Portsmouth, where I spent most of my days skateboarding and travelling around the globe (with my skateboard). My mother is Chinese whilst my father is English, so I have a good balance of Eastern and “Western” philosophies. Listening to stories from both parents about two very different parts of the world has definitely affected my creative side and has played an active role in the kind of storytelling I’m interested in. I have always loved film and my favourite filmmakers tend to be mavericks like John Cassavetes, Werner Herzog, David Lynch and John Huston, amongst many others.

How did your career path develop?

I trained as an actor and studied in the USA and UK at drama schools and fell in love with storytelling. After working on an indy feature film, the director – who was a trailer editor – invited me to watch the film being cut together. I immediately fell in love with that process and with his guidance, I started working on my own projects, for fun at first. I wanted to produce my own work as an actor instead of being at the mercy and whim of others’ taste so I set up my own theatre company. Theatre however is not that commercially viable, so I moved into producing films and shorts. Editing was always on the side, here and there, but helped me supplement my income as an actor. Now I have stopped acting and I work primarily as an editor but I also do PD, operate cameras and fly drones!

What’s your greatest achievement/s so far?

Winning awards at The Raindance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Being picked by The Guardian’s Film critics for best short film and receiving an amazing write up from them.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

Web series “The Vessel” was a fun project and I am proud of where it went – Italian public broadcaster Rai bought it as part of their attempt at more progressive content. Short film “Aeris” was different and has done well around the globe, even garnering interest from top Hollywood studios for a potential development into feature length.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

Everything is a process: be patient and take things step by step. And always trust your instincts – especially with story! Sometimes it is ok to compromise creatively – we all need to enjoy life and it helps when you try to make your passion projects.

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Welcomes and farewells

We’ve left it a bit late, but some staff announcements are in order… Three new Blueberries have joined us at HQ – we got so busy working together that we didn’t take a moment to share!

Francesco joined us as Marketing Coordinator in May, Makeda became our new Team Assistant in August and Marta joined more recently in October as a Bookings Assistant. You can learn more about each of them on our Team page.

Sadly, at the same time we have a couple of goodbyes – though more like ‘see you later’ as we expect to see them again in the new year…

Halle is leaving after 7 years at Blueberry to explore new adventures in the world of theatre, though she’ll be making guest appearances to cover holidays from time to time, whilst Kirsty will be going on maternity leave this month as she and her partner Adrian are expecting a baby boy in December!

Highlights Of The Week

– PROJECTS –

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At Blueberry we love supporting our Talent’s side projects. This week, Motion Graphic Designer and Creative Director Ibrahim Ahmed presented Journey To The Blue City, the first photographic book exploring the culture and community of calisthenics before the world caught on. It tells a story of how empowerment at the high bar can bring people together from all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, race and age. It shows the world how calisthenics can be used to contribute towards unity and social integration in all levels of society, particularly in an urban environment. 


– SPOTLIGHT –

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– HQ NEWS –

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On Monday night, the Blueberry Team headed after work to The Bird In Hand for an early Christmas staff dinner. The date was picked to celebrate Kirsty going on maternity leave and Halle leaving Blueberry after 7 years to pursue new venues. Even if it was still a bit premature to get into the Christmas spirit, the evening was rather merry, and surely the copious wine at hand must have had something to do with it. With great food, music, a drunken game of Cards Against Humanity and even a clumsy attempt at a drunken mannequin challenge, it was indeed another fun night out for the Blueberry team!


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Halle is leaving after 7 years at Blueberry, to explore new adventures in the world of theatre, though she’ll be making guest appearances to cover holidays from time to time. Friday was her last working day and in order to lighten up the mood in the office, in the morning we greeted her with her desk appropriately decorated for the occasion and then in the evening we celebrated her with a yummy farewell cake and presents. We’ll miss you Halle, but we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Jamie Roper – Editor / Self-Shooter

Who is Jamie Roper?

I am a self shooter and editor originally from Oxfordshire. I lived and worked in London for 8 years and now I’m living in the Hampshire countryside with my wife Olivia and my son Felix. I was brought up around motorsport my whole childhood, predominantly F1, with my father being a graphic designer for the Williams F1 team. I am a keen cyclist and I enjoy long distance running, more recently trail running (when I can). My family has always been incredibly musical, so playing and listening to music are a big part of my life. I studied music technology and learnt how to capture the sounds of every type of instrument. I play guitar and piano in my spare time.

How did your career path develop?

I’ve always had a love for photography and when I was able to start filming on home camcorders, the combination of music and imagery seemed to suit me very well. I first started editing on iMovie when I was 15 and you couldn’t get me off it. I found my grandfather’s old super 8mm camera and began experimeting with that and what could be done with projectors, but I quickly ran out of money as the film would run out faster than I had hoped. I then moved into making awful music videos, skateboarding videos that looked more like bail videos and got a degree in digital film production. Apparently I learnt a thing or two and managed to put it into practice. The rest is history.

What’s your greatest achievement/s so far?

My greatest achievement so far is becoming a father. In terms of work, it would have to be the 70-day London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay from Athens to London. I think I managed 35 days running, filming, editing and chasing the flame as it went around the whole of the UK. That’s where I really cut my teeth. Having my footage and edits shown at the London 2012 opening ceremony was the most insane feeling in the world. I think the audience figure for that was nearly 900 million people.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

Did I mention the Torch Relay? Jokes aside, another big one was the Coca Cola’s campaign Who We Are. Also, filming and editing Michael Phelps after he’d just become the most decorated Olympian in the world, followed by Jessica Ennis Hill and Buzz Aldrin in Rio 2016!

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

Biggest lesson in life: tomorrow is another day – when all the stress and strain come bearing down on you, remember, tomorrow is just another day. Oh yeah and sleep when you can! Biggest lesson at work: at the top of Scafell Pyke, (whilst filming the Paralympic torch lighting) when it’s raining harder than you’ve ever seen, the best waterproof camera cover in the world isn’t going to work…

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