Media Production student Natasha Websdale has joined us as part of her course at Bournemouth University. Not quite the McJob she’d dreamed of, but we’ll give her a gold star anyway.
#1. What’s your favourite word?
Petrichor – i just love the way it sounds. It means the smell of dust after rain.
#2. What gets you up in the morning?
#3. What do you truly, honestly think of social media?
Umm, honestly I find it really confusing. There’s so much of it about. I mostly just use Facebook, and a little bit of Twitter.
#4. You’ll be a social media wunderkid before you know it. Trust us. Kindles or books?
Kindles. They weigh so much less! I read a book almost every other day so a Kindle is the best way to carry them all around.
#5. What do you think is the biggest challenge to your industry right now?
Competing with the amount of media content out there.
#6. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to work in McDonalds until I was ten… it was my lifelong goal. I have no idea why. Probably because I thought I’d get free food.
#7. What led you to your current career?
I studied Photography, Graphic Design, Media Studies and English at A Level so I’m quite a creative person. I decided to do Media Production so I could do lots of different things, and specialise later on.
#8. Can you use your favourite word in a sentence?
It smells like petrichor outside!
#9. Can you make it rhyme?
Open the door and you’ll smell petrichor.
#10. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Probably just chill out a bit. I was always quite stressed at school and I should have relaxed a bit more.
#11. What’s the best thing anyone’s ever done for you?
My parents have always made sure I’ve had everything I’ve ever wanted, and I really appreciate that.
#12. Tell us, what’s been your ‘career-defining moment’?
In my second year of university as part of my course I had to create a campaign for the National Trust. It was a social media campaign with films, posters and blogs. Our theme was #NaturalNeverAges – it was a narrative of children’s lives from the start to old age, visiting National Trust properties and how that experience changed for them.
#13. If you won a big award of some kind, whom would you thank?
I guess my parents. I bet everyone says that…
#14. Can you give us a timesaver of the day?
Get out of bed early. Do it.
#15. Where do you see your industry in 24 months?
Probably quite similar to where we are now, just lots video content.
#16. Where were you 24 months ago?
Spain, I think! On holiday.
#17. What’s an interesting fact about your university?
Bournemouth is one of the leading universities for media in the UK.
#18. If you could have a Skype chat with anyone living or dead, who would it be?
Quentin Tarantino. He’s crazy, I’d love to see how his brain works.
#19. What’s one word you’d want people to describe you with?
#20. Mind taking a selfie
Yep that’s fine.
#21. Thank you. What’s your favourite Twitter handle?
I like the BBC accounts so I know what’s going on around the world.
#22. What’s one quote that defines your work ethic?
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
#23. Apart from seeing us, what’s been the best part of your day?
I successfully navigated the underground without getting lost – success.
#24. And finally, anything to plug?
Here’s a portfolio of my work > https://www.behance.net/natashawebsdale