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Maybe I am a collaboration kind of girl?

Maybe I am a collaboration kind of girl?

From the start of Shimnix I have been scouting out for a team. In my head a team meant many things, companionship, help, more minds, better ideas, bigger projects, faster learning.

Everything comes in time, so I didn’t go out looking hard for people to work with, I set in my mind that I wanted to work with like minded people and they then started to cross my path.

I noticed that great people crossed my path, but they weren’t always going to create a great collaboration. For example, they didn’t have the same interests or were on their own journey, traveling off in a different direction. I think following your gut in this instance is the best thing to do. If you don’t think you are going to complement each other then there is no point trying to work together.

Everyone knows that to many chefs spoil the broth, so you have to be able to work in harmony and not let ego get the better of you. Whilst talking about ego, yes I most definitely have one, as do most people! For me I can get rather bossy when I get my director head on. In a lot of respects this is important as the buck falls with the director but I have found that working with people who take direction well, but also bring me back down to earth with laughter is so important.

Last year when creating Sophie Sutton’s Music video for Futureless, I properly had to get my director head on. We had limited daylight, being in November, the temperature was cold, people were giving up their time to help and it had taken us months to pull the location, props, people together. It suddenly dawned on me that I had to take control of the situation, this strangely came as a shock and pushed me well out of my comfort zone. I did swear a bit but then stopped my swirling head and started to direct. Sam Dowden, who was a part of the collaboration, took great direction, but also added laughter and fun. This completely changed the mood and lifted everyone’s spirits. Sophie Sutton had also worked hard with us on the concept and was very much a part of the collaboration, this created a great atmosphere. Sophie, whose video we were making, was involved and therefore the pressure to act like I knew what I was doing wasn’t needed, I could be myself and muddle through without judgement. The mix of direction, laughter, hard work and nurture really created a great space and produced our first ever music video.

Surround yourself with people who make you feel good. Only great things can come from this.

I can be the director, however, I can be the assistant, I can be the runner, I can be the sound woman, I can be the editor. In every collaboration you may fit in, in a different way. Allow this to happen,  you learn so much from being different parts of the jigsaw puzzle.

I always try and get to know someone before I decide to work with them. Have a good chat, I soon know if we are on the same page.

I am always looking for new collaborations, they add so much energy and magic to my life and filming.

So maybe a collaboration will lead me to creating a Shimnix team, having said that I am enjoying finding new people to work with and my films, our films are progressing for it.

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What makes Shimnix Sessions Special?

What makes Shimnix Sessions Special?

Time line – Every Shimnix Session has time, care and energy put into producing them.

Creator – Sessions are important to me because I get to film people who are as hungry for their passion as I am about mine. This for me is where the essence of each Session comes from. These films are a life force for me, to make a living from filming stuff that inspires me. I hope my passion and thirst for knowledge is evident in the process and creation of these little one off unique films.

Journey – From the first contact to the end film product, me and my team go on a journey with the artist/s, learning, listening and exploring.

Crafted – Each film is bespokely made for the individual; atmosphere, location and inspiration all come into the mix.

Roar – If you have a talent to share then you need to shout it out in the hubbub of the worlds ever changing market/system. Film is a great voice that people listen too.

Play- Sessions are fun and laughter is often a big part of making a session.

Network- Becoming a part of something bigger. Every Session becomes a part of a hub that constantly is growing and evolving.

North Devon has something to say so listen up folks.

For Shimnix Sessions visit – www.shimnixproductions.co.uk/sessions

If you would like a Session made please do get in contact via shimnixproductions@gmail.com

Not a musician but love to make, create or tell stories and want a film to show off your work, talent, skill?

Hold on…

Shimnix are hard at work on a new project being launched very soon that will be just up your street.

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Hickory Nines

Hickory Nines

Another beautiful evening, another marvelous sunset! I felt honored to film my second sunset in the same week. This time it was at Hickory Nines Cruel & Curious Art Exhibit. What a talent filled evening I shared with the other art lovers. My eyes boggled at all the amazing angles, light, shapes and beautiful curiosities to film. I had an excellent evening and will be editing a short film of the event soon. If you don’t know of Hickory Nines Art society then they are well worth looking up on the web and facebook. I look forward to editing the events footage and next years exhibit.

Judith Christie- French Lieutenant’s Woman / Shimnix Sessions

Judith Christie- French Lieutenant’s Woman / Shimnix Sessions

Happy New Year fellow friends.

This is the first ever Shimnix Session. I am supper excited about this particular project and hope it is just the beginning.

I had the pleasure of working with excellent crew members and filming the very talented Judith Christie. I also got to film in Clovelly, where I grew up, adding another wonderful memory to this beautiful location.

Watch in 1080pHD for best quality and sit back, relax whilst you let Judith’s beautiful song, the “French Lieutenant’s Woman” wash over you.

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May your new year be filled with many bright sparks and magical music that makes your heart sing.

 

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