FILM LEGENDS

MARCUS NISPEL, SHANE MARTIN & HOWARD GUARD Working in film you get to meet people from all walks of life, this is what makes it such an amazing Industry. We sometimes think the famous people are the ones that are special, but its a combination of the many factors that leads one to success andContinue reading “FILM LEGENDS”

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”

DOES SPORT UNIFY?

I was told that the best way to make friends in a new place is join as many clubs as possible and this way you will meet people. And how right this is : Troy and I joined “Douro Rugby Club,” and the people have been so amazing, caring and have made such a bigContinue reading “DOES SPORT UNIFY?”

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?”

How do you measure success?

Moving country is tough enough, but starting over and building on what you’ve achieved is maybe harder? So, looking at the road that lies ahead, inspirational people or quotes often guide good decisions and reset one’s expectations or objectives or puts what has already been achieved into perspective. The film business is hard, it’s aContinue reading “How do you measure success?”

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‘

Love locks

I thought I would quickly run out of stories , but there are stories all around us all every day, so many interesting puzzle pieces in the lives of people that are so worth telling. On my walk yesterday to the Monastery of Serra do Pilar , situated in Vila Nova de Gai we foundContinue reading “Love locks”