What are my interests? Thoughts on Self Promotion
During this forthcoming self promotion unit I will be identifying my personal interests and my artistic style which will be sent in postcard formatted illustrations to companies I am interested in working with/for. Although it is early stages in terms of my career prospects, I am excited to be able to self direct this project entirely from what interests me. At the moment, I am contemplating the following subject matter:
History (BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time' Podcasts as inspiration)
- Dickens' final novel?
- Feathered Dinosaurs?
Geography (specifically cartography)
BBC World Service 'Outlook' Podcasts
- Story of Lost war memorabilia re-united with families it belongs to
- Crime scene divers and LA Tar pit exploration
- Rescuing animals from zoos in war zones
Film + TV
- Visual Effects
- Blockbusters (Star Wars, Harry Potter etc)
- American Broadcasting (New shows, cancelations, contract negotiations, all the things that go alongside TV production)
- Historical representations of events e.g. 'The Post', 'Lion' or 'Hidden Figures'
- Literary Adaptations (Room, Paper Towns etc)
- Film production and important developments (inspired by book '100 Ideas that changed film')
- Documentarie (e.g. 'Blackfish', 'Dinosaur 13')
I think that I will focus on dinosaurs as my starting idea for my self promotion postcards.
I have been interested in Dinosaurs from a young age, from watching BBC's 'Walking with Dinosaurs' when it was likely not appropriate for my young age of 3 or 4! And then, before streaming services online was invented, at age 11 I became hooked on the first TV series box-set I ever bought: ITV's 'Primeval', all about dinosaurs appearing in our modern world. In writing this and looking at both shows online, I have discovered they were both created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines, interesting....
A week ago I listened to the BBC 'In Our Time' Podcast about Feathered Dinosaurs and fell in love with the subject all over again.