We caught up with OCP’s newest addition to the team, creative producer Ed Moorhouse and found out why he would like to have a cup of tea with Jesus……..
Tell us about your role as Creative Producer at OCP?
I have come to OCP from being a video editor and I still edit and work with graphics but I now have a creative role in the pre-production and production process. This can include directing shoots, producing projects end to end and project managing so it’s a really interesting and varied role that reflects the flexibility of OCP as a company.
What key skills have you brought to OCP?
I have brought with me an expertise in video editing and After Effects. This means that OCP can now offer AFX in-house rather than relying on freelance talent.
What are the big trends emerging in the post production world at the moment?
VR and 360 video content is becoming popular due to the range of VR options now available. I think with the release of Playstation VR and mobile phone solutions this will grow. Linked to that is AR, augmented reality, which is the natural next step from VR. Pokemon Go has recently been a huge hit in this respect and we could find video becoming an integral part of that technology. Imagine movie posters that play the trailer, or news papers with video rather than photography…….essentially Harry Potter really.
VR aside, the biggest change is in video platforms. Social media and video are becoming more and more entwined and as a result a lot of content producers are considering how their video content will be presented on mobile and Facebook etc.
What do you get up in your down time, away from work?
I’m a new dad so I don’t relax. Ever.
When I do find some time I like to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which is my big obsession. I also like to play video games and generally indulge my inner geek with things I should have grown out of but never did.
and finally if you could be drinking tea with anyone right now, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would sit down and share a brew with Jesus Christ. I would just really like to know the truth about a man whose exploits (or at least documented exploits) have so heavily shaped our culture and society. Considering that 2000 years of history are directly linked to one person, I think getting to know the truth about him would really put history into context.