Ian F. Hunt – Filmmaker

Ian F. Hunt Filmmaker and Digital Media Consultant

Photo and Video Portfolio for Ian F. Hunt – Representative of my work created for my University BA Degree course and Photography Short courses studied at the Arts University Bournemouth. Ian F. Hunt Filmmaker

Who am I? After leaving grammar school I started at College while working as an apprentice Electrical and Electronic Engineer. As an Engineer I designed automated production systems that’s Robotics, before moving into IT and computers only to find work utterly boring. So left this highly paying job and starting working, still as an Engineer but in Professional Theatre firstly as a Lighting Engineer and then as a Project Engineer, commissioning high value Lighting Control Systems in Theatres and TV Studios around the World.

Then a short period of working  in Telecoms I had a chance meeting which ushered a career change in Freelance Recruitment working for High Technology companies in London and the South East involved in everything from Website Design, Movie VFX and 3D Graphics.

After several successful years it was time for a change and I looked into going back to education but this time taking a different path, not Engineering this time but instead into the Arts and Humanities. After 4 years of hard work and I admit quite a bit of fun I graduated with a BA (Hon’s) 2.1 from the Arts University Bournemouth and now I’m ready for another challenge, ideally as a Filmmaker. I have now started my Masters Degree studying Cinematography at Bournemouth University, I’m looking forward to another year as a student Filmmaker. (Update! Masters Degree awarded 2014)

I am at my most creative when behind a camera whether I am shooting a video or composing a scene for a photo shoot. I am able to work within a team in most roles but prefer to be behind the camera. I have a range of skills, which means I can shoot the video, record sound and edit the completed video. My video work has included Documentary’s, Sports, Short Films, Dramas and Virals for Social Networks.

Uniquely my background in Engineering combined with my Degree in the Arts allows me to quickly adapt to new technology and apply this to my Art keeping my skills current and bringing new ideas into how I capture visuals or edit my videos. It’s hard to believe that just 4 years ago we were excited by HD video capture on tape and now it’s using DSLR’s to capture footage digitally. Using hugely expensive computers to edit video and effects and now we use Laptops with even greater performance to do the same job better.