Today Creative Outpost meet up with Adam Vickers, the latest addition to the at Creative Outpost. Creative Outpost will be finding out about his experiences working at the top of his field, discovering secret tips and insider knowledge.
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Adam> Watching, writing and making films from a young age progressed into a film production degree, which gave me loads of time to practise with professional kit. I swapped cameras for projectors when I worked as a projectionist in my local cinema, gaining a ton of useful technical knowledge about frame rates, resolutions, ratios and file formats. Armed with a head full of knowhow about the entire process; from idea to presentation, I slid into post production quite naturally.
Adam> More of a lightbulb decade. I had no idea that in the years between finishing school and working in post production, I was actually gathering the various skills that I needed. It all came to a point when I was offered an opportunity and I realised I was inadvertently qualified!
Adam> I think just the sheer variety of the types of people you interact with. From fellow producers to directors, photographers, clients, creatives, operators, engineers, even the odd celebrity.
Adam> The majority of my past work was for social media, so I still get a buzz working on TVC projects; the most recent being for Montblanc. Seeing them on TV is extremely satisfying, or even better; I had an advert for Audi shown in Cinemas which made it look epic.
Adam> Smartphone, Fitbit, Breville Sandwich Toaster.
Adam> Reading people, building rapport, strong maths and a proactive approach.
Adam> Writer or Director. Or Writer/Director. A Writector?
Adam> Don't get stressed in the first place! It's a killer.
Adam> After two years working from home, I'm grateful to be rehabilitated back amongst actual human beings. But a couple of days working from home per week definitely reclaims a few years back onto my life expectancy.
Adam> Like a film poster from 2008, I like to straddle the line between the two!