As I write this, I have just got back from photographing designer jewellery, clothes, and a shirt signed by tennis champion, Novak Djokovic, in a girl’s Goodricke bedroom. The items are all being entered into a charity auction to raise money for various refugee causes, as part of fashion event, The Northern Youth. The show itself will be held in Central Hall and is all organised by members of the University of York’s student-run magazine, Hard. I’m really excited as on Friday, I will be part of the photography team for the event, which includes a talk from none other than iconic fashion mogul and Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue, Anna Wintour.
The last week in York has been a totally manic one for me. Aside from shooting beautiful fashion items, I also had the pleasure of photographing the new Langwith College committee for this academic year, including their Events, Welfare and Executive teams. As a member of Langwith myself, it’s nice to still be able to feel part of the community even when not living on campus.
I’ve also attended various events within my academic department, TFTV (Theatre, Film & Television), including participating in the student-run Writer’s Circle, a talk from one of Britain’s most established comedy writing partnerships, Marks and Gran (Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran), as well as a Q&A session with Oscar nominated writer and producer (and one of my personal favourite satirists), Armando Iannucci. There’s always a million things to do here, and though it can be completely exhausting sometimes, I think it’s important to make the most of all the opportunities you can throw yourself at.
This week I’ve also received two amazing bits of news. Last term, I worked in the Catalyst building on Heslington East as an Edit Assistant for a new BBC One Programme, Emergency Rescue Down Under, for Air TV. I had a wonderful time working with the team and today, the first episode was broadcast and I received my first ever television credit!
I also found out that I have won the University of York Digital Leaders competition! I attended a panel interview a couple of weeks ago and I’m really pleased to announce that I will be receiving one of the awards. The first meeting about it should be held sometime this week and I can’t wait to get started.
Aside from all of that, I’ve also been working very hard for second year. I’m studying for a BSc degree in Film and Television Production, and just this week alone I’ll be writing a treatment for a half an hour film, planning for a 8-minute short, as well as directing a 20 minute studio television programme.
At the moment, I am living, breathing and even dreaming about film and TV work, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.