All the way from the UK, this guy has produced and directed many productions, but his favorite part of the industry? You guessed it, editing. Read on to learn what Nick thinks about the transition of all post production into a MacBook and where virtual reality will take the production industry.
Q: What was the first job you ever had?
A: I worked in a vegetable factory. My job was to stand on my own in a boiler room – and press a big red button every ten minutes. I would have to do that for twelve hours shifts – and to this day I still have no idea what the button actually did! I lasted about 4 weeks!
Q: How did you become interested in the production industry?
A: I vividly remember watching a making of program on “Superman 2” when I was about 5 or 6. It showed how the film magic happened – and I was hooked!
Q: What is the professional accomplishment you are most proud of?
A: I worked on bits of the post for Donnie Darko back when I lived in the States.. which was a really fun time!
Q: What is the best thing about working for TeamPeople?
A: TeamPeople are an amazingly supportive company. They are always responsive and helpful and I really get the sense TP care about its employees – wanting the best for them – whatever it takes.
Q: What is the personal accomplishment you are most proud of?
A: My two boys – exhausting but totally worth it!
Q: What emoji describes you best?
Q: Name one thing about you that not too many people know.
A: I have directed and produced loads of stuff, but actually love the editing bit the most.
Q: What do you think is the greatest invention or development in the industry?
A: The democratization of all post production into a MacBook. Its amazing. Oh and the most exciting stuff is yet to come – when the VR thing really gets going. It will make the flat screens we stare at now look like something from pre-history.
Q: What is your favorite workplace saying?
A: Fix it in post! (of course!)