Hi Melissa! Thanks for chatting to the Guru. We’d love to understand a bit more about your role, what it entails and how other career starters might follow in your footsteps.
It’s quite a niche job – how did you get into voice acting? And how did...
What was your first experience with video games?
When I was quite a young age, around 6, I was at a friend’s house and he had a Nintendo and Super Nintendo. I think the first thing I played was The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and it’s safe...
“I went through a period of not really knowing how to prepare for an audition. In a weird way, you don’t act the same way in an audition as you do when you get to set. It’s a slightly alien environment. A lot of the technique to an audition is...
What first inspired you to get into your craft?
Growing up, I was a big fan of comic books, animation and science fiction movies. I knew pretty early on that I would be involved in the artistic field. Then in 1982, I saw The Secret Of NIMH by Don...
Interview by Ben Falk
"I never talk in my own accent. I’m always speaking with one accent or another. I went to an international school, so my accent changed a lot and still changes a lot depending on who I’m speaking to.
I find it incredibly...
Miraphora: “[Graphic designer] is a relatively new role within the art department. The needs and demands of stories and films have pushed filmmakers to realise they need someone to take charge of that.
It is a mini department within the art...
Words by Rich Matthews, published 15 May 2014
1. Make sure you've got 'the right stuff'
Zam Salim: “Take time to find out if filmmaking is genuinely something for you. Go out and have fun in the first instance. Don't lumber yourself with a budget...
Event recorded on 30 September 2011
We produced a small print programme to accompany the Screenwriters' Lecture Series, each with one of the featured writers as the cover star. Find out more about each of the writers and read...
Words by Ben Falk
How long did it take between deciding to become a costume designer and actually doing it for a living?
I never really intended to be a costume designer. I didn’t study for it and I didn’t assist. But I’m able-handed, so I could...