A famous Irish singer who goes by half of his and my (not-so-common) surname. There is a small possibility we could be related - smaller since he’s twice as tall as me!
I’m an allround audio-visual / multimedia content creator and Audio-visual specialist with a passion to learn, and create things digitally or physically.
Originally from London, now living in Amsterdam my working background includes audio-visual, design, film and TV industries in various departments and everything in between.
I’m hoping to learn new skills, further extend ones I already have and combine them with the wide variety of experiences, knowledge and interests I have (art, design, science and technology). And ultimately make some cool stuff.
Reasons why i’m doing Fab Academy?
My motivations are to brush-up on, expand and explore new skills in digital fabrication. In a creative environment with other like minded and diverse people (studying by yourself is less fun).
With this training i hope to be able to make solutions myself to problems i have /see when trying to bridge the physical and digital aspects of multimedia / audio-visual world.
I wish to follow my dream of building a kit-car. Since learning to drive at the age of 17, I’ve always wanted to build a kit-car as the best way of learning how a car works.
Over the years “trends” in the kit-car industry have seen changes from the use of powerful car engines as the power plant , to high revving small tax efficient motorcycle engines and now to electric motors. And the Car industry in general has moved to digital fabrication techniques. All I need are the skills to do it and a garage to build it.
I see it as an extension of what I started to learn as part of my SFX degree, which incorporated basic electronics, engineering principles, prop making, moulding and other things for practical special effects.
I’ve been working for the last 2 years in a ”medtech” company in a building dedicated to start-ups and companies that adhere to the UN millennium goals. There I saw lots of cool products and projects aimed at improving the world that used a lot of skills in common with FabLab.
And overall who doesn’t want to be self sufficient and make cool stuff by themselves.
Favourite TV Shows
- The A-Team (the bit where they breakout of confinement using nothing but a paperclip and a chewing gum wrapper)
- Myth Busters
- How do they that?
- How it’s made
- James Bond (the Q scenes with all the spy gadgets!)