Act 1: The past
Ever since I was a kid, I was into the digital world, from jailbreaking my iPod Touch to putting together my own computer. I got my first game console, a Gameboy Advance, when I won a collage contest. On this I played hours of Pokémon games (still do 😃). I also spent a lot of time at the computer making stop-motion videos that I learned at the conservatory. In these, my Lego Minifigures played the lead role.
In art school, I did my final paper on digital screens, their integration into our society and how these screens affect our lives. That's also where my passion for film grew tremendously, with the biggest catalyst being Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar.
So Film School was next on my list. Here I learned that storytelling creeps into all aspects of the filmmaking process: dialogue, framing, lighting, camera movements, blocking, ... down to the smallest detail. As DoP (Director of Photography), I participated in fiction projects with Lucas Van den Eynde and Sien Eggers, among others. One of the fiction projects got several nominations and even won best film at the Euregion Film Festival. I was also very interested in non-fiction; for example, I went on tour with techno duo Joyhauser for a documentary.
And so my path crossed with Digitong's ❤️.
Act 2: The Present
After film school, I took a postgraduate degree in digital marketing because I wanted to delve more into the digital world that fascinated me since childhood. Here I learned once again that this digital world is the future. As a marketer, you have complete control over how a potential customer learns about a product or service. Those different touch points are crucial, because this will finally convince them to buy your product or service. As in filmmaking, digital marketing can also tell a story, and the possibilities are endless.
Act 3: The Future
Let's write out that story together and be part of the future together!