A Buckinghamshire New University Film and Television Production graduate travelled far and wide to pursue his career – and is enjoying the challenge of working in an ambitious job in Sydney, Australia.
Jamie Johnson graduated with first-class honours in 2012 and is working as a Videographer and Media Manager at WAYS Fundraising in Central Park, Sydney. He also works freelance outside of WAYS Fundraising and says ‘life couldn’t be better’.He said: “I’ve been in Sydney for 11 months after travelling in Asia for three months.
“I’ve got a big vision of what I want to achieve, working in all aspects of digital media, start-ups, entrepreneurship and filmmaking. I would later like to progress into features and movies.
“My role involves managing all media, specialising in video production. It has given me the opportunity to film in major cities across Australia, including Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, so combining a passion for work and travel.”
Jamie, who is from Minster, in the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, said studying at Bucks New University helped him get where he is today.
He added: “I challenged myself constantly whilst learning film and worked every role, while also learning from any mistakes along the way.
“Bucks surrounded me with creatives, passionate people and friends for life that helped inspire me every day.
“My course and tutors allowed me to thrive in ambitious environments with the freedom to challenge and innovate.”
While studying at Bucks New University, Jamie interned at multiple production companies and used the university’s resources and his talented friends to create videos for clients, which led to him creating his own small film company, Jsn Film.
This in turn gained attention from Mvisual, in Shoreditch, London, which has clients including Microsoft, Nokia and Ray-Ban, and which Jamie worked for. He also worked for Warner Brothers International Television Production directing and editing music videos for its online and mobile entertainment channel Popshack TV.
Picture captions: Jamie Johnson is enjoying living and working in Sydney.