I have been iterested in Media since i saw one of my friends making an 'edit' of the days skateboarding. I was completely obsorbed by this basic, and highly entertaining peice that he came out with at the end.
I then started waving around my own camcorder and making a few of my own edits. At this point I was skating very little myself, more interested in my mates mad skills that progressing my own. I soon started skating more, filming more and making impressive pieces.
At 16, having just left school i started my own Skateboard Company - Herbal Skateboards. We launched some basic board designs on some premium wood from Canada and sold to friends. I continued filming and editing.
At 17 I started a Media; Moving Image course at College and recieved DMM from my 2 National Diploma. This course taught me heaps in terms of technique and specs on filming and editing.
Herbal Skateboards has since grow.. slightly! Our graphics and product range has imnproved. And I use the company as a platform to broadcast my work and also a couple of close friends. I have hooke up a couple of Local riders who have been with me from the start and are ever progressing.
Here I am now, still filming, still editing and still running what is essentially a non-prophit Skateboarding Brand. (We dont pay anyones wage!)
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