It has been 5 years since I completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Natural History Filmmaking and Communication in 2007. Since that time I have moved to Australia, created a website/blog about sustainable living, and managed to make an income as a freelance video producer. It wasn't easy in the beginning to forge a career in filmmaking, but with a little determination for a craft that I am so passionate about, it has taken me to remote and not so remote places around the world such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Bali. I have gone from shooting and editing wedding videos to being the video producer for The Nature Conservancy's Melanesian Program, shooting and editing online short videos about conservation, climate change and culture. More recently, I facilitated two participatory video projects in isolated parts of the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Participatory video encourages all members of a community to come together to discuss important issues in their lives and plan, shoot and edit together a short video of their story which can be used to communicate with other communities, decision-makers and the wider world. The Centre for Science Communication has given me the basic filmmaking skills on which I am building on all of the time (I never stop learning!), as well as the connection to a great network of filmmakers. It has also reaffirmed that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.
To connect with me and see the work I have been doing, please go to:www.forgreenies.comwww.youtube.com/ForGreenieswww.youtube.com/ClimateAndCommunitywww.vimeo.com/ForGreenieswww.facebook.com/ForGreenieswww.twitter.com/ForGreenies