Creative Features

Due to work commitments I could only attend one day at the Creative Features Event that was put on by the uni. i was really impressed that Glyndwr University had put on this event. To meet people in the industry. I went to the Tuesday. I so a lecture on illustration which was not really relevent. i still found it interesting and constructive with what they had to say about portfolios. Try and make them eye-catching but not complicated to look at. As employers have so many to look it will be just glazed over.

I did find the meeting with Craig Barrett really interesting and inspiring. He was from a company called Mills Media. He talked about what he did in his just. He made the group aware that working on location you had to think on your feet often. here’s a copy of the Reply to the email I sent. After asking him to look at my website. I found his comments constructive and worthwhile.

Hello Alan

Thanks so much for your email and apologies for my slow response. I actually got some time away and I’ve returned to a very heavy work load.
Your kind comments were very welcome. The day for me didn’t go at all to plan. I was brought in to give one-to-one help with students wanting to see me and show me their work. I was not expecting to sit in front of 30 students and give a talk! As a result I was very concerned that the students didn’t get much from the time, hence my thanks for your email.

I have had a look around your site too. Some really nice stuff emerging there. If I can be brutally honest I feel you are probably still developing your own style or signature. Maybe looking for something that fits. That is not a criticism. I just remember being in a similar situation with my own personal work, technically good, able to mimic, but struggling with making it truly my own. To be honest I still don’t think I’m there yet! Not sure I ever will…The most important thing is to keep trying. Personally I think that your black & white abstract building details are your strongest work and what struck me immediately was that if you combined your ability to see those abstract scenes with your band location work I think you are on to something. You might think I’m way off and if so I apologise, these are very much my personal thoughts, just thoughts from a third-party perspective.

Again, really good to hear from you and I thank you again for your time to email me and for attending the session.

Kind Regards

Craig Barrett
Video Production

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