Paul Wingfield is our Post-Production Manager and has been part of our ever-growing family for almost a year and a half.
What is your background and experience?
As a kid, I’ve always been interested in storytelling. I created my own movies with LEGO and got my story-writing badge at Cubs. Once I moved up to Scouts, it was more about tying knots, so I decided that wasn’t for me.
Ever since then, I have always turned to creative endeavours that help tell a story and this is how post-production became my full-time outlet.
For the last ten years, I have worked with numerous different agencies and production houses on a range of different styles, from documentary, branded, tasty and animated shorts.
I actually won two EVCOM awards for some edits I did, which has been a highlight in my career.
How would you describe your role at Powerhouse?
My role involves delivering all the video output, implementing creative techniques throughout our productions and looking at how we can use new techniques and approaches to keep our content unique. Basically, I nurture the whole post-production side of things!
What does a typical day at work look like?
My day starts with taking my dog, Muttley, around the office for all the morning hellos and cuddles. Once Mutley settles down, I begin to crack on with editing and pre-production work.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Definitely that every day is different! I’m constantly crafting something new and experimenting with ideas or techniques, which is always an interesting edge to my day. Plus, I love working with my colleagues-they are all very supportive and that creates an enjoyable work environment.
What is the best thing about being part of the Powerhouse team?
It’s one big family. Everyone works together and shares their ideas. Collaboration is a key strength here, which ultimately makes our work better.
What advice would you give to anyone aspiring to work in your kind of role?
Make sure to watch lots of different styles of content, learn how they are made and then push to make them. Create them in an innovative, interesting way and really invent your own style.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
I write children’s books and am currently in the early days of animation as I love learning about 3D and the potential it has. I actually re-visualised the interior design for my new house and garden, so it has come in very useful!
I’m an aspiring Hans Zimmer, although I still need to learn music theory first…One step at a time.
Since I have a Labrador, I’m very much into long walks enjoying the beautiful scenery in the North of England too.
Lastly, I love to build stuff. I built a motorhome and I’m currently figuring out how to automatically water my plants using the Raspberry Pi.
Have you got a favourite food?
It’s a bit easier for me to define my favourite food by pointing out the things I’m not a fan of…I don’t like liver. Or kidneys.
Can you recommend any unmissable books, podcasts, TV shows or films?
For podcasts, I would recommend 99% Invisible.
A must watch, gripping series that I’d recommend to everyone is Ozark. For films, I love Disney – the recent one, Luca, is so well-made and a great story.