I’ve known Leighton for some time, so when we were talking about head shots and he mentioned he needed some new ones I jumped at the chance to work with him. Leighton is a British actor with an extensive list of credits in TV, film and stage, starring in a number of productions for companies including BBC, HTV, The Torch Theatre, The Emirates Theatre in Dubai. A graduate of the renowned Royal Welsh College Of Music and Drama and a former member of both the National Youth Theatre and National Youth Theatre Wales, he has recently finished work on the feature film thriller “Panic Button”.
In the last couple months, I have been learning Avid at my day job. It has been a steep learning curve with me having to edit together footage from an in-house event but it’s been a really interesting experience and I’ve learnt how to do everything from organising source material and preparing it for editing, defining my own workflow, techniques for editing sync and non sync video, customising project settings, enhance audio and levels for broadcast, using keyframes for image stabilisation and colour correction, and finally exporting for DVD creation! Unfortunately the finished product belongs to the company I work for and is not available online.
However, myself and the editor at work have become friends and in the first few months of this year we are aiming to make a short film. Over the holidays I headed out to do a location recce. Now, I’m unsure of all of the details of the film as the co-producer is also the writer but I was told to find a local graveyard!! Intriguing I know but I thought this one was quite nice as graveyards go!
This is the first short film I have been involved in and have been thrown in at the deep end as co-producer and cameraman but I’m excited to be working on it! I’ll keep you updated on progress.