Taking the Leap into Video Production

Author Kat Jordan

In a previous life, jumping off bridges was part of my everyday work routine.  So how did I end up as part of a Video Production Agency in Leith?

I’d wanted to travel and see the world for as long as I could remember, so when I turned 18 *cough* over a decade ago *cough*, I packed a bag and never looked back. My itchy feet took me all over the world, and I spent a quite a big chunk of time over in Australia and New Zealand.

I wouldn’t exactly call myself a “thrill-seeker”, but when a job opportunity came up at AJ Hackett Bungy in Queenstown (South Island // New Zealand), it was too good to turn down.

I spent 5 years working at AJ Hackett gaining experience across various Customer Service roles, and ended up working as an Event Manager at their flagship site. We hosted large action packed events for hundreds of people, which required me to be super-organised, quick thinking and a creative problem solver.

Last year, I hung up my backpack and decided to move back to the UK… and Edinburgh was calling my name. Of course, the big move home didn’t happen before completing a final tandem jump with my now husband for our wedding save-the-dates.

When I started my job hunt in Scotland, I knew I didn’t want a standard office job; I was looking for something creative, fun and a little bit different.  When I saw a role advertised through Creative Edinburgh at Tanami, I jumped (pun intended) at the chance to work there.

After interviewing with Tanami’s founder, Jemma, I landed a job as a Production Assistant.  Over the last eight months I’ve been fortunate enough to work across some impressive projects and meet amazing people. No two days are the same working at Tanami; I love that one day I could be designing content for our social media platforms, and the next day I could be assisting hands-on at a shoot.

Working in a Video Production Agency is a lot like working at a bungee jumping company; you’ve got to be brave, have fun… and try not to sh*t your pants when things get scary.

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