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My special guest today is EpicTech! Who? Well EpicTech is a company who does video production, graphic designs and audio mixing to name a few things! Daniel, the technical director was kind enough to give up some free time, to do this interview!
3.47: How did the name come about?
EpicTech: We originally wanted to be called ProTek, but we felt that it gave an image that was too formal to potential clients, so we changed it to EpicTech which we felt had a more informal ring to it.
3.47: How long has the company been running for?
EpicTech: EpicTech was founded in early January of 2014. Before this we did have an informal company called WTN, but we decided to restructure and become more professional.
3.47: How many members of the team are there?
EpicTech: There are two main crew at EpicTech, myself (Daniel) as the Technical Director and Ally, who is our productions Director. On jobs which we need extra crew, we are able to call on the help of around 7 experienced technicians whom we have worked very closely with in the past.
3.47: What’s the latest project you have lined up so far?
EpicTech: EpicTech is currently involved in several very exciting projects. We have been commissioned by a large UK supermarket to time-lapse some of their construction of infrastructure over the coming months. Also we are working on the Bodyflight Revenge Meet in October which is an international broadcast and promises to be very exciting and great fun. We are also in liaison with some partner companies on the production of our very first short film which we anticipate will be released in 2015, keep your eyes peeled! Aside from this, we are working on several promotional videos and other smaller projects. Watch this space!
3.47: Was this something you always wanted to do?
EpicTech: Both Ally and I have always been interested in filmmaking and broadcasting. We both are members of the broadcast crew at our school, and doing this made us realise how much fun it was and that we wanted to continue doing it.
3.47: What was your reaction like when you saw the feedback coming in?
EpicTech: Most, if not all, of the reactions we have heard are positive. Lots of people we meet are surprised that we have such a large knowledge about broadcasting at such a young age. (We are both 16)
3.47: How much does the feedback effect you?
EpicTech: The feedback has always made me feel excited about what we are doing, and has really made me enjoy the way we are sharing experiences that otherwise people wouldn’t be able to enjoy.
3.47: How supportive has your family and friends been?
EpicTech: My friends and family are all very supportive. When I first told my friends about it, some were happy for me, and others were joking about it and saying how ‘it wasn’t going to last’ but as time has gone on, they have become more and more excited for me to be able to do something this exciting whilst I am still in school
3.47: Given the chance who would you love to work with?
EpicTech: Personally, I would love to work with Robert Downey jr (I am pretty sure Ally would say the same thing), but as he lives in the states and we live in Bedford, that is probably not going to happen.
3.47: What would you say has been the most challenging experience since the company been built?
EpicTech: The most challenging experience since we started EpicTech is trying to convince people who haven’t seen us ‘in action’ that we are very good at what we do. Obviously, with us being so young, it is easy to understand why people would want to go with company’s that have more experience.
3.47: What’s your favourite song at the moment?
EpicTech: Currently my favourite song at the moment is Not Going Home by Con Bro Chill as it is super cool to make videos to.
3.47: Where do you get the inspiration to make some of them?
EpicTech: The inspiration for our short films mostly comes from listening to music and picturing scenarios in our heads. When we are hired to make videos, the crew assigned to that project have a brainstorming session and decided on a style based on what we talked about and saw during a production meeting with our client.
3.47: What’s your favourite food?
3.47: What’s your favourite film?
EpicTech: The unanimous vote throughout the office is Avengers Assemble as it is amazing.
3.47: What’s your favourite video game?
Daniel: Just Cause 2 (PS3 or Xbox 360)
Ally: Galaxy on Fire 2 (on iOS)
3.47: Lots of people dislike the way Youtube is been run at the moment! Given the chance to give it a fresh look, what would you change about it?
EpicTech: I would change the comments section so that you didn’t have to be logged into Google+ to write comments, that is a stupid idea.
3.47: Do you have any other hidden talents?
EpicTech: Don’t tell anyone, but I am actually a pretty good sailor.
3.47: Weird question time! What’s the last arcade game you played?
EpicTech: Just Cause 2
3.47: What’s the best advice you been given?
EpicTech: “Keep doing what you are doing and you will go far.” I can’t remember who told me this.
3.47: What advice can you give to people who want to be like yourself?
EpicTech: “Don’t let people being negative keep you down! Always be motivated to do well and improve your skills” Daniel HB – 2014
3.47: What do you do in your spare time?
EpicTech: Generally I binge watch TV box sets, at the moment it is Prison Break season 3
3.47: What can we expect from you in the future?
EpicTech: Hopefully EpicTech will be doing a monthly livestream of our new show ‘EpicTech Live’ in the near future. Keep an eye out for it.
3.47: Final question! Anything you want to say to your followers out there?
EpicTech: I would like to thank all our followers for the continued support with all our projects. It really means a lot.
3.47 would like to say a massive thank you to EpicTech for spending the time doing the interview! Until next time guys!