Ross Hammond works as a graphic designer for a marketing company in London. He most recently helped me with some design work for my first short film ‘VR’, creating the logo design and adapting this to posters and DVD covers.
Ross is an important contact for a number of reasons, not just his graphic design skills, which I am sure will come in handy in the future. He lives and works in London, and owns an online T-shirt company, ‘High Rise Club’, based out of the capital. I have been fortunate enough to work on a number of promotional videos for the company, acting as director, camera man and editor, which is great experience for me and looks good in my portfolio.
So Ross works in the creative industries in London, and so meets with other creatives from other industries regularly, which can only be beneficial to me, as he can put me in touch with these people, and hopefully give me a good recommendation. But more importantly, it is the T-shirt company that I have the most interest in, as I have already created films for them over the last few years, and already plan to film some promotional material for them over the summer.
Having this contact is mostly important, as it is allowing to build my portfolio and practice with different styles of filmmaking, and is practically a guaranteed source of work for me, something I am going to need to promote myself with and attract work offers elsewhere.
HighRiseClub [online]. (2015). Available from: <http://www.highriseclub.co.uk/>. [Accessed 15th May 2015].