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Closeup photo of an iron musical instrument
Photo of a historical weapon, a chinese repeating crossbow


​​Finding my "own" art in film really took some time. Searching for my medium, I learned how to work silver, iron and wood and now have a Master Artisan degree, with a specialization in production design.

Having some 'crew skills' helps a director immensely: estimating build times or set costs, knowing effect danger zones, seeing where grip equipment fits, having a common language with the specialists speeds things up, and also helps to create respectfull relationships in the team. We don't want to talk past each other.

There is a personal wellbeing aspect too. Working with my hands is a great way to relax after hours on excel - which tends to be be main filmmaking tool todays...

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