Ollie is a UK-based videographer and founder of film production company, Korro Films. Over the course of 12 years, Ollie has garnered a deep understanding of the creative process; whether it be shooting, editing or grading. Regularly delivering masterclasses at the YouTube Space in London, Ollie is dedicated to creating the next generation of independent filmmakers in the UK.
What advice would you give to anyone looking into pursuing videography?
I’d tell them to come on one of my workshops! Seriously though, the trickiest thing when starting out is knowing who to listen to, who actually knows what they are talking about, and who’s just spouting rubbish. Go to a respected source of information, be that a website, an individual or an accredited training centre, like Korro Academy, and ask them every question you can think of. And don’t stop asking questions, ever, no matter how long you end up being in the game.
What’s the funniest moment from a shoot you’ve been on?
We shot a little project last summer (that featured a parkour expert dressed as a ninja!) in an abandoned warehouse, that one of my friends had been to before and said it was a great location. The building had been empty for 10 years, but the day we turned up to film, there were a load of surveyors wondering around and we had to keep hiding so we wouldn’t get caught. We later found out it was due to be demolished the following day!
How do Rotolight products fit into your workflow?
I love using the AEOS because it’s portable, but still powerful – I can fit two AEOS LEDs and a NEO 2 in my bag for a shoot or workshop! I use Rotolights for interviews and product shots because they’re just so versatile, so I can use it for my stills as well as my video content.