Writing Opportunities?

I have always been interested in writing, I just like to tell my own stories the way I would like to hear them and hopefully how other people hear them.

Recently I have had more motivation to write then any other time in the last year or so, I can honestly say that I don’t know where this has come from!

it all started with me seeing a online series that is starting up, I liked the concept of the series so I emailed the makers saying can I have a chance to write a mini episode or a whole episode, so they got back in touch asking to see examples, so I sent them a script of the comedy I wrote with my friend called ‘Career Choices’ then I decided to write a mini episode for them which I sent so they could see my style in what I could do for them and the general style of writing , still waiting for a reply off the them.

following me writing a little mini episode for them, I decided to write an idea I have had for a while, so after hours on end writing my idea I have now completed it, it comes to over 70+ pages and just over nine thousand words, they say a page is a minute but I know if this was ever made it would not just be seventy minutes  because their are parts that are longer that the words can explain along with pauses ( that’s if anyone reads it and wants to make it, which would be awesome). I am very optimistic about this project I am not sure why! but I just am, while I was writing it I never hit a wall, it just felt really natural writing it!. Following my optimism I submitted it to BBC writersroom classed as a film script. (I seen the success stories they include and most of the ones entered have had BAFTA wins and nominations) so hopefully it can be successful! fingers-crossed!

What does the future hold for my new found confidence in writing?… who knows! I would to update and carry on the comedy series with my friend, I also have many new ideas I want to write up such as a project I am calling ‘Collecting Collectables’ or my really dark superhero idea or my ‘Killer Queen’ idea (that involves a drag queen murderer) so I have plenty ideas to write and plan, the question is will I have enough time? or will I even write them? or the biggest one… will they be any good!?

A Update.

This post is a update of what is going and what I will hopefully be doing.

First thing orchard are now involved in making videos to help Wales bid (along with UK of course) to host the euro 2020 finals, they are making videos to help get the millennium stadium as one of the stadiums to be used, along with this video a small part of the production crew are going out to Madrid to film Mr Gareth Bale, unfortunately I am not part of the small team! but this may be a chance for me to edit the interview? its a good chance!

The best news for me though is that orchard told me that they are setting up a Youtube channel where they are posting live gigs, this is where they told me I would be in charge of this channel where I would go out to the gigs film them myself, edit them the next day and then upload them. This is a great chance for me to get experiences and work experience. I am looking forward to this chance when it comes along!

Off And Running

I know I haven’t updated this in a while the truth is that I have been quite busy with me starting at Orchard between starting early and getting home late and the amount of training and odd jobs I have been doing.

during my first week I was whisked off to the ITV studios in Cardiff to help assist with an educational video for businesses by the Welsh government this lasted two days where I gave my helping hand about the place and the casual tea runs (I make lovely tea).

Other job have been doing is sticking labels on envelops and then putting Tom Jones tickets in the right envelops, I know its not the most exciting part of the job but these jobs have to be done by somebody and it gave me a chance to catch up on my Spotify music, I ended up doing over ten batches which adds up to just under fifty tickets per batch or just over I am not really sure.

I have arranged a trip to Paris for my boss, wrote out scripts of promo videos that had to go out on 4OD, which also inculded compressing. along some location research and sourcing images for how to videos which was quite fun

One great thing I have been doing is sitting on editing sessions with a guy called Trevor who has taught me a lot such as how avid works and all technical mumbo jumbo that does with editing, we did videos for the goverment again, to the AA promos to the new advert for Rhydian (that welsh guy that was X factor or something like that) to that choir that one that show once on BBC about choirs, yet I have learnt a lot by doing these videos and hopefully learn a lot more to come