Meet Miguel Domingo-Redondo, one of our Film School tutors. Miguel who is a professional animator and After Effects master discusses the current state of the film industry, where he learnt to make films and what you can expect from his Filmmaking classes.
How would you describe your classes?
My classes are just a means to encourage people to go further. Although the students may have to follow and repeat some exercises, the point of the lessons are to reuse the knowledge acquired in a thousand different ways.
What do you like about teaching?
If knowledge breaks barriers and provides freedom, to be able to contribute to that is both a pleasure and an honour.
What’s your piece of work that you are most proud of?
Nearly all of them....it's like the feeling of a parent towards their children. All of them are unique and the best I could do back in the moment I did them. Obviously, newer pieces are more sophisticated and visually complex, so they are more pleasant to the audience but old ones maintain their charm.
Where did you learn to make films?
I haven't stopped. I have been always interested in storytelling. Originally I started with comic books and slowly shifted towards moving image. Equally important for my work was the time I spent in Top Hat Comic Workshop or Tot Art Preproduction courses back in Spain and my university years doing Animation in Westminster University. These shaped my view on film and storytelling. Now I keep learning from peers, strangers and experience alike. There is no rest for the wicked.
What or who do you admire in the filmmaking industry at the moment?
Its heterogeneity. We are talking about an industry that with its current paradigm you can achieve worldwide exposure both with low cost guerilla productions alongside Hollywood style super productions.
What are you currently working on?
Right now on several projects. A nationwide social campaign that will be launched next year; producing assets for documentary for a middle east channel; and preparing a video-dance project produced earlier this year, to be sent to festivals.
Find out more about Miguel's Film School courses here
Watch Miguel's showreel below..