So I’m well aware I haven’t written on here in a while. I’ve been pretty busy you see, what with moving to France and all. Yep, that’s right. I now live in the ski resort of Les Arcs, up in the French Alps, and I am loving it. In between the boarding sessions, I am currently working as a freelance showreel editor for two agencies, The Rights House and Lou Coulson Associates, cutting numerous showreels for their clients, who range from TV presenters to some pretty big name actors. I’m actually really enjoying this work, and it’s a great way to get my foot in the door for hopefully more editing work in the future.
So I’m home. The adventures are over and I have firmly landed back in the real world with a bump. And now the job hunt is on.
I’m looking for work in the editing world; making music videos, promos and adverts primarily, but really any editing work will do. I miss it.
I’ve got a few leads, but nothing solid yet. I’ll keep you all informed. I know you’re on the edge of your seats.
So, in the last week or so there have been a few developments. I am now no longer moving to Canada in October as I have decided that it is time to move back to London, find a ‘real’ job and have a base for a while…scary and daunting but i’m actually pretty excited for what the future holds. I’m looking for work in either the travel writing or film (editing) industries, a wide spectrum, but I can see myself enjoying either field at the moment, and i think now is the time to try things out and work out what I want to do.
So I thought I’d kick this off and just let you all know where I am in my life right now. I graduated from university in June 2011, then worked at Camp Sloane YMCA in Connecticut, USA as the Media Director before going off travelling around the world for just over 7 months (you can read about my travels at www.rusjafoster.com).
Now I’m back working at camp and loving it. And then in September I’m off to Canada to work a ski season and after that? Who knows?
The world is my oyster.
This weekend I went back down to my old uni town of Falmouth, in Cornwall, to visit my friend Anna who’s still studying there. What Anna didn’t know though, was that I was secretly bringing three of our other bestest friends down with me…best. surprise. ever. We had an awesome weekend, just chilling and catching up; eating yummy food, drinking wine and sitting by the fire. This was the last time I’m going to see these guys for a really long time before I set off on my travels next weekend (!), so it was lovely to just get to hang out, like old times.
After my exciting and adventurous summer, it was very strange and surreal to be back in Falmouth yesterday for my graduation. And what a graduation it was…with us all dressed up in our robes and those ridiculous caps, I felt like we should have been holding wands in the middle of Hogwarts! But on a serious note, the ceremony was great, no one fell over (phew!), everyone was all smiles, and we were given a very inspiring speech at the end…it almost made me want to go out and get a real job. Okay, I said almost!
Just a quick note to say I am now the proud owner of a 1st Class Honours Degree! Thank you Falmouth.
In other news, Camp is going great, I’m settling in and working out what I’ll be doing over the course of summer. Good times ahead.
I have officially finished my degree! I handed everything in on Monday so now I am free to enjoy my last few weeks in Falmouth before I head off to the USA to begin my job at Camp Sloane. And I am more excited than words can possibly explain.
New Video Alert!
Here’s one of the films I edited for part of my final Portfolio for Uni. It’s called Halfway Point and tells the story of Michael & Sarah as they try to decide if love really does conquer all. With songs performed by up and coming band In Colour, the film segways into a music video featuring the band, as Michael tries to make a very important decision…but will he be too late?
This is it. The end is nigh. It’s almost over.
I’ve just fully completed Jade’s documentary ‘The Little Things’, with the proper sound and music and everything and it looks (and sounds) fantastic! It’s a better film than I ever thought it would be…it’s gone through so many changes over the last couple of weeks, but this is the best by far. It’s been quite a stressful week, mostly due to the fact that I’ve kind of been feeling like I’m in limbo…I’ve finished all my own work and essays etc, so it’s just been a matter of printing everything and putting it into my portfolio, which I did on Tuesday. I also finished off Dave’s film ‘Halfway Point’ at the start of the week, and he’s taken it away to make the DVDs for us all.