Jamie graduated in 2014 and works for an advertising company called ‘Maverick Advertising and Design’ as a Digital Asset Manager/Assistant Editor.
What do you think is the most valuable piece of information or learning that you received at Solent?
I think the most important thing I gained from Solent was contacts with industry professionals. For example, when they ran the Solent Post day last year I managed to gain contacts with the editors that came along that day. However, the most important thing I learnt was when I did the Avid Certification Course because this enabled me to get the job I am doing at the moment, it’s very widely used in the industry.
If you could give your undergraduate self a helpful piece of advice, what would it be?
Take every opportunity that comes your way because you never know when the next one will come along. I did 4 months or so of doing various work experience and then had about 6 months without any and it’s hard to get back on the horse.
What is your proudest moment?
The best project I have worked on at Solent was when I worked as an edit trainee for a Channel 4 drama called ‘Utopia’. At Solent I became associated with a company called ‘Jack in the Box Films’ where I worked on a variety of projects including a 20 min drama and a 5 minute film, shot on a 4K RED EPIC camera and I got to learn the workflow for that
Where do you want to be/where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I would like to be working in broadcast TV as an assistant editor, hopefully on a high end drama but I’m aiming high there.
Interviewed October 2014