In a month, i’m moving back home to Bristol. This comes with mixed feelings. I LOVE Bristol, it’s my home, and where I grew up it’s pretty much home for me.
On the other hand, this marks as the official end of my University studies. For 3 years i’ve been independent, living in Derby - which as a city, has actually grown on me quite a bit - Living with friends I wouldn’t change for the world, they are just fantastic. Moving back home means exactly that - moving in with my mum, who I love to bits, but i’m sacrificing a part of my independence I hold very dear.
The cliches are all true, its been a learning experience, i’ve made friends for life, i’ve had a lot of fun and i’ve shaped the future of my career.
I’m going to miss a lot about Derby (friends, house, the city, university studies). But I think the thing i’ll miss the most will be my independence. I’ve got an expensive summer of travelling to pay for, which results in me getting a factory job in Avonmouth (most probably a recycling centre). Factory jobs suit me because of repetitive jobs - which is very similar to animating.
But getting a job acts as a diversion from my real goal - to relocate to London to pursue a career in art curation and filmmaking. I’m not sure what the future holds for my Tumblr, but there WILL be some exciting things happening this summer for all my followers.
But if you’re located near Bristol, and want to make some cool videos, or public art work, just send me a message, because I’m going to make the most of my time at home, and I’m planning on making some work in bizarre corners of the city in the meantime. OR if you need some pro bono videography/ Motion graphics, just send me a message and we’ll work on something!*
(*I specialise in NGO and low budget filmmaking and animation for groups that are not able to access payed filmmaking services such as students, start-up studios and charities)