About


Photographer: Lukas Nekola. In the editing suite, working on a short 10 mins film.

What Inspires Me to Do My Job?

In terms of hard work, the motivating factor is working with concept-driven material and tasked with making something meaningful, exciting, and more beautiful or interesting. It is the excitement of getting involved in the editorial duties or shaping out the project development to the final stage of the process.

My former colleagues and friends have amazing things to say about different aspects of production design, performance choice, shot selection, scene structure, rhythm, pacing, and a level of continuity between shots and scenes, which helps build a meaningful narrative. I have found it incredibly helpful to bounce ideas off other people, employ their thoughts and try new things when I want to find creative solutions to all sorts of aesthetic treatments.

What Are My Strengths?

My greatest strength lies in the way I create tension, and a sense of timing to keep the flow and pace of the narrative, and make cuts that add a significant impact in the story.

Background and History

Stylistically, I find my passion for abstract and surrealist art, a style which aims to explore the unconscious, the inner landscape of the human psyche, including dreams.

Some of my favorite artists are El Greco, Salvador Dalí, Amedeo Modigliani, Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso. In the examples below, you’ll see my accomplishments that were achieved through great effort and frequent alternations of inspiration.

Venus
Venus Reflecting on All of 4 Seasons. Oil and Acrylic on Paper.

The Origin of Species
The Origin of Species. Acrylic on Paper. Amsterdam.

One of my favourite words is wonder because it captures our intuitive understanding of the philosophical term, and a whole new process involving both reality and ideas.

SOCRATES: “May I ask then whether you will answer in turn and have your words put to the proof? For I certainly think that I and you and every man do really believe, that to do is a greater evil than to suffer injustice: and not to be punished than to be punished.
POLUS: And I should say neither I, nor any man: would you yourself, for example, suffer rather than do injustice?
SOCRATES: Yes, and you, too; I or any man would.
POLUS: Quite the reverse; neither you, nor I, nor any man.
SOCRATES: But will you answer?
POLUS: To be sure, I will; for I am curious to hear what you can have to say” (Plato p. 203).

References:
Plato. The Complete Plato Collection. Gorgias. p. 203. Available from: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=f61hDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT353 [Accessed 14th October 2017].

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