Unless you've been under a rock for the past couple of years, you'll know that the the way in which we consume stories - be they in the form of film, television, video, and even print - has shifted up significantly. And its transformation shows no signs of slowing down. At all.
I've always been a massive geek. In the 90s, when other kids at school were out getting high, I was sitting in my dad's office teaching myself the rudimentaries of HTML. That particular fascination eventually wore off but my geekery didn't, and I went on to transform into - yep, you guessed it - a drama geek.
So, it comes as no great surprise that the ways in which tech is transforming how we tell narrative and lyrical stories holds a particular fascination for me. What better way to explore this phenomenon than via the great medium of video itself?
Yes: I'm embracing YouTube.
Through the lens of my own work as a filmmaker and actor, as well as through the lens of my study (Screen & Media - development & producing) - and through engaging with issues and questions that crop up out there in the world and online - I'm going to be exploring questions around how this rapidly shifting media landscape is influencing the ways in which we tell our stories. I'll be publishing a new video post at least weekly, exploring a particular topic that is currently preoccupying me - or you.
So, please let me know what your experiences have been and what you've struggled with. What's not moving fast enough? What's changed so much it sucks? I'm genuinely curious. Leave a message in the comments below, or join in the convo with me on Twitter.