InspirEd Team Q&A

Ever wanted to know why our team got into teaching or what they get up to when they’re not working with us?  Have a look at the new InspirEd team page to find out!

Here’s just a taster from our Little Boss…

Dawn Feather

InspirEd Little Boss

Profession: Video Editor / Entrepreneur

Professional Experience: 7

Teaching Experience: 10

What made you want to become a Video Editor? 

I’ve wanted to work in the film industry since I was about 12.  I love the challenge of taking raw footage and manipulating it into something worth watching and enjoying. It’s fun.

Why do you teach? 

I got into teaching by accident when I was 17, I helped out at a summer school teaching film.  It’s an interest that’s developed quite a lot since.  I get a massive sense of achievement when young people enjoy and are inspired by what myself and the team teach.  If kids are having a good time, I’m having a good time!

Biggest professional / personal achievements? 

I’m very grateful to The Princes’ Trust for helping me set up my video production company Yorkshire Edit in 2006.  Without their business guidance I wouldn’t have had the knowledge and confidence to set up InspirEd in 2008.  I’m also very proud of the time I spent volunteering for them delivering speeches at venues like The House Of Lords and Kensington Palace.  I also met HRH The Prince Of Wales which was pretty cool.

As an Editor I work for the BBC Dragon James Caan….  I’m also working on a Feature film called ‘Lad: A Yorkshire Story’ which should be released in the cinema, fingers crossed.

Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 yrs time? 

I want to be editing feature films and I want InspirEd to be running projects nationally.

Who is your role model? 

Professionally I’d say Michael Kahn and personally it’s got to be my Mum

Favourite movie? 

Theres to many to name just one! Erm, ‘Ghostbusters 2’, ‘Indiana Jones – Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ and ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’.

What three music tracks would make up the soundtrack to your life? 

‘Just A Girl’ – No Doubt

‘One Vision’ – Queen

‘Songbird’ Fleetwood Mac

Favourite food? 

Crispy duck pancakes

Favourite piece of clothing? 

Hat / trainers

Favourite movie quote? 

“It’s so dam hot…Milk was a bad choice” – Anchorman


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