TOP ACTOR

There are so many genre’s to film and television. There are commercials, short films, tv shows, documentaries, content and corporate films to name but a few. This blog I will share about reality TV, and a show that I had the honour of working on. Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents purportedly unscripted real-life situations, oftenContinue reading “TOP ACTOR”

HOW TO MAKE A DECISION

How do you prioritise what’s important and whats not? What happens when you confronted with a decision? Tony Robbins said ‘it’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped’ and then I read another quote that jumped out at me ‘Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation, successful people make decisionsContinue reading “HOW TO MAKE A DECISION”

Working abroad

follow me on brucemac1 on my instagram account Arriving in a new country and building a new client base and work flow is harder than you can imagine. Especially in a country where the language is not English. Accordingly My strategy, was invest time and effort back into myself and the art of making films,Continue reading “Working abroad”

RESIDENCY IN PORTUGAL

What’s needed for Residency? My wife a British citizen and is a Resident of Portugal, and with Brexit, she had to apply for a Residency certificate. This allowed the family to apply for re-unification. A lengthy process but it’s done. In order to achieve residency the documents you need all have to be Apostilled &Continue reading “RESIDENCY IN PORTUGAL”

QUESTION OF MOTIVES

Why did we immigrate ? Why Portugal ? What motivated us to move to Porto? Sadly a typical page (NEWS 24 in South Africa) is all about either corruption, crime or mismanagement of companies. Literally all Government Departments are crumbling, the power utility ESCOM has excuses for ‘load shedding’ and their corruption which is effectingContinue reading “QUESTION OF MOTIVES”

JUST STAYING ALIVE?

Is one still useful in the work environment when you 50+ This is a good question, especially when in a new country, – are you marketable?, do you skills meet the requirements of a new destination, will language be an issue? In film, like good red wines, a Director should get better as he/she isContinue reading “JUST STAYING ALIVE?”

Man’s best friend?

Are pets part of your family? Can you leave them behind when you immigrate? Our choice was to bring them once we had settled. This was three months after our departure. Where do you leave your pets whilst they wait for you? Do they feel abandoned? Our situation was almost perfect, the tenants at ourContinue reading “Man’s best friend?”

Shooting with the HASSELBLAD

Walking the streets of Porto with a camera like the Hasselblad is no easy task, its a heavy camera , it’s not easy to ‘point and shoot’ which means you need to be more aware of your surroundings to capture special moments. For ease I use the 35mm lens, as its lighter and easier andContinue reading “Shooting with the HASSELBLAD”

Sometimes its best to say nothing at all

From Porto – ‘The CITY OF ANGELS‘

“Nominated for Award” and Girls are off

What a nice way to start a day seeing that you’re nominated for a meaningful award that you can’t enter in, you’re nominated based on work you’ve done. No individual is bigger than their team, and this ‘honourable mention’ is the culmination of a great vision by A21 who do the most incredible work globallyContinue reading ““Nominated for Award” and Girls are off”