My Blog
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Take Five with Andy Fairweather
10 pieces of advice from my Take Five guests
Is the answer right in front of you?
'Sparklers' for the New Year
Christmas Greetings!

Most Popular Posts

Take Five with Trina Dalziel
Southwark Arts Forum Callout for Boundless 2012
Take Five with Nina Farrell
Take Five with Alexandra Harley
Creatives Blocks - They Happen to Us All


A-Z 2014
Oxford Concert Party
Take Five
Well being


January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010

powered by

My Blog

Take Five with Andy Fairweather

Andy Fairweather is Director, Website Designer and Brand Designer at Brand Aspect, helping business owners get the maximum ROI from their web properties.  He is also Creative Director at Vidshorts, which specialises in producing videos of under five minutes in length, to market your business.  He understands that however attractive a website is, it only counts as a great design if it is actually producing results for you.  

Andy was the cinematographer on my film, 'This is Not a FIlm About Tango' and at every step of the way, he was supportive, enthusiastic, encouraging and a wealth of useful information.

10 pieces of advice from my Take Five guests

“What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?”

My monthly guest blog has been running since February 2011 and this has been one of the regular questions.  There have been some great answers over the 4 years and I have collated 10 top tips from my guests to you:

1.Be yourself, show your personality through your work, don't give up, and create for yourself a niche, a style that sets you apart from others and makes you and your work instantly recognisable.

Is the answer right in front of you?

I realised recently that I had fallen into a trap which catches out many of us.

I had been putting off a project because I thought I needed a special bit of software on my computer which would work like an autocue.  Although I like technology which helps me be more effective, I am not someone who gets excited about software and apps per se, so I wasn’t particularly looking forward to doing the research, being faced with lots of different options, working out which would do what I needed without being a sledgehammer to crack a nut, which wouldn’t take up too much space on the laptop, be too expensive, etc.

'Sparklers' for the New Year

During the next year, I am going to be uploading some of the most popular blogs from this site up on to YouTube.  Most will be about 2-3 minutes long, little Sparklers to give quick ideas, thoughts and hopefully, inspiration to you.  The first one is online now about Action.

Christmas Greetings!

Have a very Happy Christmas
and a Dazzling 2015!

The Catching Fireworks office will close on 
23rd December and reopen on 5th January