This was a new one for me – being an speaker at Ireland’s leading Wedding Filmmaker Conference! Standing in front of a packed room of the leading filmmakers in Ireland talking for an hour about my filmmaking approach had me scared!
I was also honoured to be nominated as the Videographer of the Year the previous day. I made it into the final list of 6 Wedding Filmmakers in Ireland. That was a really proud moment in comparison to the fear of having to having to address them all the next day!
Here’s a little peek at the wedding film which I presesented.
Storytelling in Wedding Film Presentation
But I was truly honoured to be asked to take part. And from 2-3pm on Wednesday 22nd January I took to the stage to make my presentation. Thanks to everyone for the great feedback and glad it will be of help to the attendees. Luckily the Irish Wedding Videography community is so friendly and helpful. Everyone genuinely wants to learn and share together and it’s a privilege to be able to take part.
The Event was the Athloners Filmmaker Conference now in its 4th year and going from strength to strength each year. Attendees come from all over Ireland with wedding videographers from Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast and pretty much everywhere else in between.
A big benefit of being a speaker was that I got to be an attendee the rest of the time. The talented cast of speakers shared some amazing insights that I will be applying to my filmmaking techniques in the coming year. Upskilling & education along with a great frame of mind are so vital to this creative industry that events such as this are so key to improving and developing to the fullest potential.
And not to miss out on the networking aspect of it all. My time on stage was a little nerve wreaking. But this was offset by the time spent learning from others. The chance to meet up with other wedding videographers from all over Ireland is so important. We mostly work on our own and editing is so time consuming that it’s important to share our experiences and if that can be a social sharing experience in a lovely hotel bar like the Sheraton in Athlone, Co Westmeath then all the better.
I’m already looking forward to next year’s event and implementing some of what I learned. Hopefully my presentation is helping inspire some other video makers around Ireland.
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