Featured FuseBox Resident: Mikel Rebollo, Mutiny Media
At the FuseBox, we believe fostering diversity is key for building a successful and vibrant community. This makes us all the more excited to have the pleasure of hosting and learning from international guests. And with the future of crossing of borders under serious threat, we are even more determined to support and celebrate all the value that international relationships can bring.
This year, FuseBox resident Mutiny Media added a temporary member to the team in the form of film student; Mikel Rebello who has travelled from Andoain in the Basque Country, Spain to spend 3 months working in Brighton thanks to EU programme; Interreg.
We caught up with Mikel to find out more about his work and what he’s been working on since being in the UK…
Hi Mikel, how long have you been a FuseBox resident for?
I first came to Brighton on the 27th of February this year to find out more about the city and I’ve been a FuseBox resident working with Mutiny Media from the 4th of March.
And what have you been working on in the FuseBox?
I have been filming and editing for Mutiny Media for local artists, helping with the Mutiny Media showreel and researching for a documentary. I worked with Sarah Davies and The Engineers project creating a demo video of her “clown” work. I worked with the Brighton Lindy Hoppers filming a dance competition and performance in the Spiegeltent as part of the Brighton festival.
I am researching images and video archive for a short documentary about a Chilean refugee Rosana Leal coming to the UK and being looked after by The Union of Mineworkers in Cowdenbeath Scotland.
I am also working on projects for my video production course based in Andoain, Spain.
Tell us a little bit about what you do.
I have been studying cinema and video for over 2 years at the film school “ESCIVI” in Andoain in the Basque Country, Spain.
Can you tell us what it’s like to be a student studying media right now?
From my point of view, studying film is great right now because of the range of material and subjects it allows you to work with. However, the opportunities are limited because so many people also want to get into film so it can be a very competitive career choice.
How did you find yourself working in the FuseBox?
I feel comfortable because it is a good place to work. The people that are around you are nice and friendly.
Why do you think international connections are important to develop?
I think this is important to have an open mind about different places in the world and also to self-develop as a person. In the future, I would like to be able to tell others where I have been working so I want to be able to say I’ve been out of my country rather than staying in one place.
What would you like to learn whilst being in the FuseBox?
I would like to learn some more about the technical processes involved in virtual reality.
Who would you like to meet in the FuseBox?
How do people find out more about you?
Please get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org