The Interview

The Explore More Project is a series of short documentaries with the interesting people that I meet on this adventure. In the first week of my trip I visited Roermond, Netherlands to ask documentary film maker Juul van der Laan to share some tips on interviewing others.

Juul had recently spent 5 weeks in Ghana filming a pilot episode her new series ‘Multiverse’ which focuses on scientists in Africa. During that time she conducted over 30 interviews in various locations around the country in challenging conditions.

Interviewing the interviewer helped me understand some of the technical and personal considerations that I would need to be aware of in the months ahead. This was the first interview in the series so it will be interesting to see how the future documentaries progress as my interviewing techniques develop and my confidence grows.


On the Road – Part 1: London to Nuremberg

After 3 months on the road it’s time to share with you some of the wonderful experiences I’ve had so far.

Although I’ve filmed a lot of the journey for personal record, most of this footage was never intended to be seen by anyone else until I realised that it’s the best way to share what I’ve been up to with my friends. Constantly saying ‘awesome’ and ‘amazing’ to everyone doesn’t really cover it.

The first of these videos captures some random and rather silly moments during the 10 days from London to Nuremberg. These first tentative steps across the Netherlands & Germany seem like an absolute age away already as so much has happened since. In revisiting these recordings I can clearly see the uncertainty and doubt of the task ahead thinly disguised behind my surface level observations and silly jokes. It also allows me to reflect on how I’ve changed throughout the journey and I hope that the future videos will allow you to see these changes as well.

I’ll follow this up with parts 2 & 3 and some more interviews in the next few days.

I hope it makes you smile.

Part 1: London to Nuremberg