Carrickfergus College pupil firmly in the frame for career in film

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Carrickfergus College pupil Corbyn McCallum is a young man with a bright future in film ahead of him.

The Year 14 pupil has already started to create a personal media empire with his own You Tube channel, short movies and wedding videos.

The ICT ‘A’ Level pupil began creating short movies in fifth year, however, he didn’t start taking it seriously until the start of sixth form.

“My interest first developed through watching hours and hours of other film maker’s footage such as Casey Neistat and Justin Escalona, so then I decided to have a go myself,” said Corbyn.

“I believe it’s a learning process and that I can only develop through experience,” added Corbyn.

Many professional videographers still get nervous when it comes to the responsibility of recording a couple’s special day for posterity, but Corbyn is taking it all in his stride.

“I know the responsibility involved and what is on the line, but hopefully everything all goes to plan,” he said.

“The first wedding I’m scheduled to do is actually my sister’s and I think she’ll be the hardest to impress so hopefully that’ll help me with future projects.”

Corbyn recently made a film for the Erasmus project he is involved with in school and he plans to continue making his short movies, taking inspiration from an 18-year old film maker from Chicago.

“I really look up to Justin Escalona because his creativity and desire for producing short movies is amazing,” he said.

Corbyn is hoping to study Media Production next year in Liverpool John Moore’s University where he can create content on a daily basis. He said: “I do want to be an entrepreneur and my own boss in the future, my course will help me develop the skills I need for other sectors such as TV.”