I've been taking photographs ever since my dad let me have a go with his ancient Praktika SLR. I took photos for the student newspaper when I was at university, and when digital photography came along, not only did photography suddenly become more fun, cameras started shooting video too!
I quickly found that video requires a whole new skill set, and if you're going to make a nice job of it, lots of new tools and kit too. Watching early YouTube content, I wanted to do better than the dull, muffled, badly-lit, wobbly vlogs that were the standard fare at the time.
For one thing, one person droning on by themselves doesn't tend to be too entertaining. Dialogue really helps. I recruited my identical twin sister Amanda to introduce some. Sometimes I wish I'd never bothered...
Things have just moved onwards and upwards from there, really.
What hasn't changed is that I still get a huge kick out the creative process: using my kit and knowhow to go from mere ideas to engaging - even moving - pictures on the screen.
So: let's make a film!