Five Year Plan:

Year one: I plan to finish year one in the HND course at Brooksby Melton College and gain more knowledge in film media production. I plan to religiously enter film competitions and festivals. I hope to also develop and expand my online portfolio with loads and loads of submitted work I have done. I also plan to start meeting people who share the same interests as I do in film making and work together with them and collaborate on our different projects.

Year two: I plan to finish the last year in the HND course at Brooksby Melton College and further expand my knowledge about the film and editing practice. I plan to continue to submit work to film competitions and festivals whilst also adding to my online portfolio. I still plan on continuing to network with people in my field and keep producing work with them. I also plan to start thinking about what i’ll be doing once I graduate from the BSC in my third year and what step I should be taking to get there.

Year three: I plan to move on to the BSC course at Brooksby Melton College and work hard for my bachelors degree. I still plan to continue to add my work to my online portfolio, as well as keep submitting it to competitions and festivals. This year as well as the previous two years I hope to gain enough skills to obtain a good job in the film industry. I hope to meet the right type of people and hopefully I can get an internship of some sore to get me started. I also plan to do a lot of research to get loads of work experience so I can get a good position in well known company.

Year four: After I graduate from The BSC course, I plan to move back to the United States, preferably California in the Silicon Valley, unless I get a good job in England then I will consider staying if that means I can get my foot in the door. But who knows? I will go where ever the job is and wherever opportunities are great. I plan to get some on the job experience and build my CV up with it to promote me in the film industry. Hopefully my skills can carry me far and I can successfully work my way up the corporate ladder.

Year five: I would like to say I could be working for myself this time but I think its unrealistic. I’m not saying its impossible and I will definitely give it a go. I eventually would like to be my own boss with my own company doing something film related, preferably editing. If this doesn’t happen this year I plan to repeat year four until this is possible. But if I cannot make my own business I wouldn’t mind working for a company if they paid a decent wage. I could also do some side work either paid or unpaid just to keep strengthening my portfolio because you’re only as good as your last piece of work right?



Richard Holmes CV

——————————————————————————————————————————————————-jobsResearch for Employment:

This is the section of my website where I show you my research for jobs either payed or unpaid. Considering I’m fairly new to this industry and don’t have too much work in my portfolio I will most likely be doing free work so later on down the line I can have a showreel to possibly get some paid work so either way, work is work is work.

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Above is a screenshot of my facebook message to Oakland California rapper Lil Rue aka Ruegar. Dosia is his producer and makes his rap beats. I responded to his status asking if anyone would like to make video for Lil Rue to build up and strengthen up their portfolio. Being a big fan of Lil Rue, I messaged him saying I would be in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer and if  he is interested in making any videos. He asked for my e-mail and if i had any work available to view online, so I gave him this wordpress site along with my e-mail richardaholmes@yahoo.com. Hopefully when it get closer to the date for me to go to America we can organize a shoot date as this would be a great thing to have under my belt.

Above is a short video I made for Pablos Horse Sanctuary to help them raise money through a foundation who gives out bursaries for small non profit volunteer centers. Again I did this free because it is for a good cause and also it’s always nice to have some more work to add to my portfolio. I spent a day at the shoot getting lots of B-roll footage of horses as well as a short interview/ voiceover by Jon who explains what he would spend the money on if it was granted to the cause. Below is a screenshot of  myself editing the video in Premier Pro CS3.

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