So what do you do? I stared at the young lad who had come to rent my camera and my mind struggled for a few seconds. It was the first time I’d been asked that question by a total stranger since graduating from university. I find myself in a position difficult to describe; on one…Read more What Do You Do?
A Whole Summer Later…
It's never a good sign when you can't remember the last blog post you wrote. A lot has happened since then. We had an election in the UK and as I was part of ITV's current affairs team, we were making documentaries on the leader of each political party. It was an amazing six weeks…Read more A Whole Summer Later…
Breaking into Television
I have been unusually busy with work the past few weeks and it looks I will continue to be for the next couple or so more. What's that I hear you say? "Oh good, finally this English student is doing some bloody work." Well yes and no. You see, I haven't been doing much university…Read more Breaking into Television
I am a ‘Logger’
My essays were due the following day but when I was summoned to do some video logging for the On Assignment team at ITV, I jumped at the chance. Now before you tut tut and mutter priorities, let me reassure you that I had mostly completed my courseworks and so I was able to say…Read more I am a ‘Logger’
Meeting a Famous Face
Have you ever met anyone famous? Despite living in London where you would think it is quite easy to bump into someone famous, I lived my teenage years without a celebrity sighting. Then, when I eventually got to meet a famous face, it turned out to be quite an interesting experience. Heston Blumenthal. Heard of…Read more Meeting a Famous Face
Watching the politicians' debate on ITV today, you get the sense that you are back in school electing a new student council representative. Every question they are asked, they attempt to use it for their own agenda. It is silly, childish and quite frankly, annoying. The question was just asked about how can young people…Read more Politicians’ Auditions
Favourite Movie Discussion Time!
Ok let me get straight to the point of this post. I want your favourite movies. As I currently have a bit of time on my hands, I have been researching which movies are worth watching. I am quite fussy like that as I cannot watch something that I simply stumble across without knowing the…Read more Favourite Movie Discussion Time!
What Is Our Fascination With The Apocalypse?
I have been binge watching a new series that I discovered recently called The 100. It tells the story of a post-nuclear apocalypse and how humankind have survived by living on a huge space station called the Ark but as oxygen begins to run out, they decide to test whether Earth is safe to live…Read more What Is Our Fascination With The Apocalypse?
The Centre Of Television
Well that is perhaps stretching it but yesterday I did visit A centre of television. Sky News HQ in Isleworth is a sprawling complex of buildings which are all terribly confusing unless you know exactly where you want to go. The name of a person is not enough as there are many different receptions. I…Read more The Centre Of Television
Has Anyone Seen Me?
Have you seen me on TV today? Did you spot me and think hey I know this guy! Full updates about today shall come later but I thought you may want to check out Sky News on the hour. Oh and they have a website of course..
The Life Of A Teenage TV Star
So today began quite early for a holiday morning but there was a good reason for it. A television crew came to interview yours truly. Now before you leap off your seats in excitement or fall off them in shock, let me calm your surely thumping heart by saying that I am not the next…Read more The Life Of A Teenage TV Star
I May Be On TV Next Week
Yes, I actually am going to be on national television next week if all goes according to plan. The details? Oh no my friends, you shall have to keep an eye out yourselves but the clues I can provide are that it has something to do with the subject matter of one of my recent…Read more I May Be On TV Next Week