We thought you might like to hear a bit more about the dream team who make up The Gate. So here's a bit more about JOSH! Our producer has recently worked on jobs for Very, Hisense, and Sofology...
Tell us about your journey to get here.
I’ve done almost a bit of everything to get here. I started like most people – as a runner, which where some of the best times in my career. I originally wanted to follow the classic AD path, but that changed and I started moving towards camera dept where I realised I quite liked the technical aspect of filming. I did bits of everything, from assisting to focus to video playback, then joined White Noise as a Self-Shooting Producer. I spent 4 years there and really developed my skills to a point where I was Producing, Shooting and Editing TV commercials myself. From there I joined The Gate as a Producer and focused solely on Producing, working on bigger campaigns for bigger clients. I had a stint running the Sports Promo team for DAZN Canada, before returning back to the Gate in January 2019. Next thing you know its March 2020 and I’m still part of a great team at The Gate.
What’s the best advice that you’ve ever been given?
Measure twice cut once!
What’s your go-to advice to help others?
Believe in yourself, follow your gut. If you believe in what you’re saying you’ll be confident in it – people see confidence as intelligence!
Tell us about your life ambition.
I think a life plan has too much pressure alongside it, but I always have a 5 year plan with my Wife. I’m currently 3.5 years into my latest one – all is going good! The main focus of each plan is to make sure my family and I are happy.
Is there an unforgettable project that shaped your way of working?
I wouldn’t say that there is one individual project that shaped the way I work. The beauty of working in commercials is that each project is different, so there’s always something to take from every job.
Who would be your dream client?
What advice would you give those wanting to work in film
Try and become as all rounded as you can as early as you can. The more you understand about each role on set the better.