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Jack Edwards

Since getting my first camera capable of video at 13, I have been making fun videos mostly about life and sports. Eventually I decided that I wanted to pursue filmmaking as a career and began taking my films and video much more seriously. I took on photography, media and film studies at college and used those A level’s to get myself into Falmouth University to study Film.

I began creating videos and trying to market myself as a freelance filmmaker. I had some successes with small-scale product advertisements for online use such as the ‘Beach Buddy App’ which featured in the Ignite Cornwall Business Start Up Competition. I found a lot of enjoyment from creating event videos, which eventually developed into a good earner for myself and gave me some fantastic jobs filming in London for ‘Drum & Bass Arena’s 2013 Album Launch Party and ‘This is Dubstep’’s Action On Hearing Loss Fundraiser.

I created a Facebook group called ‘Anamorphic Shooters’ which I have no been administrating for the last year and a half, which has now grown to have over 1,000 members who contribute daily.

For the remainder of my internship at the company I was involved in conference filming jobs, creating a pitch for the RNLI to create an hour long TV piece documentary about the Penlee lifeboat station and filmed another two PWA competitions in Sylt and New Caledonia, taking me further around the globe than I had even been in my life. From the age of ten I dreamt of one day being a cameraman that would travel the world taking photos and making films. I always imagined I’d be 40 before it ever happened, but at the age of 22 I found myself travelling 11,000 miles around the world and getting paid to do it.

I have now moved back to Bristol, and am looking to keep up the momentum of the last year and keep developing and growing as a professional. I am hoping to bring my tenacity and experience to a new company and to offer my video making skills in anyway possible in order to experience new things and tell more stories, as to me film is the strongest tool we have for helping people relate and empathise, and what I call the ‘Empathy Canon’.

Jack's Jolly Journey With Rife

Jack came to Rife as a filmmaker.
Bristol / / Jack Edwards

ACAB: Anarchism vs The Law

In this new documentary, Jack investigates the anarchist slogan All Cops Are B*****ds and whether the general public agrees...
Social Issues / / Jack Edwards

Why Does A Young Person Become Homeless?

We teamed up with young people from 1625 Independent People to make a documentary on why young people become homeless...
Social Issues / / Jack Edwards

The 'Plight' Of The Straight White Male

Jack wants straight white men to stop whining about oppression.
Social Issues / / Jack Edwards

Smartphone Filmmaking Masterclass Episode 4: Tips & Tricks

 Jack is back again for the penultimate episode of Smartphone Filmmaking Masterclass, this time he's going to share with you...
Film / / Jack Edwards

Filmmaking Expressions That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean

Jack's been working in film for the last 4 years and has encountered his fair share of awkward moments due to...
Fun Stuff/Lists / / Jack Edwards

Growing Up Without A Dad

Jack never knew his dad or what it was like to have one in your life.
Social Issues / / Jack Edwards

Smartphone Filmmaking Masterclass Episode 3: Software

Jack's back again, this time with a brand new episode telling you about software for filming on your smartphone...
Upskilling / / Jack Edwards

What It Is Like To Lucid Dream And Why You Should Be Doing It

 Ever wanted to fly or control your environment?
Lifestyle / / Jack Edwards

Masterclass Recap: How To Vlog

Here at Rife we host regular masterclasses aimed at valuable information away for free by people who know.
Upskilling / / Jack Edwards