Chema Gomez – BA (Hons) Film Practice

Chema graduated from LCC in 2011 and now works as a Technical Operations Manager in a post-production company called Technicolor.

What are your key responsibilities at Technicolor?

My main duties are creating workflows to process high end film and television shows as well as supporting Directors of Photography, DIT’s, Colorist and Data managers throughout the postproduction process. 

What did year did you graduate?

I graduated in 2011.

Where are you from in the world?

I'm from Spain.

Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?

The reputation of LCC and the staff who run the course.

What is the most important thing you learned while studying on your course?

The interaction with all the different departments in the film industry and the hard work needed to succeed.

What are your fondest memories of LCC?

The screening of our graduation film.

We received a very warm reaction from our peers and staff, which once added to our hard work and sleep depravation for almost 3 months, made the night really emotional and unforgettable. 

How has the course helped you be where you are today?

The commitment to what you want and the energy needed to achieve it is something I learned through my experiences at LCC.

From a technical point of view, we had to research and resource so many things to make our films and the trial and error experience gave me an advantage to join the company I’m working for now.

It was perfect timing when I joined Technicolor as they were switching their infrastructure from 35mm into Digital, which was the medium we used for all of our coursework at LCC. 

What three words would you use to best describe LCC?

Inspiring, fun and hard work.

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

Take it seriously and enjoy it!

The freedom you have to express yourself at LCC is something you will always remember in life! Once you leave, the freedom you have with your work might be different depending on how lucky you are. This makes time at University very invaluable and unique, so make the most of it.

What are some recent interesting projects you’ve worked on?

Recent projects I've worked on include Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Ready Player One, The Legend of Tarzan, Trainspotting 2, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Could you describe your style or what you try to achieve with your work?

Difficult question! My main goal was to work alongside a great artist in great productions and travel the world while doing it. So far I’m doing it and therefore I want to continue this journey and see where it takes me.

Name three things you couldn't be creative without:

Passion, empathy and fear.

If you could work with any client in the world, who would it be?

Editor for Darren Aronofsky.

What drives you to succeed?

Hard work, commitment and passion.

Where in London did you go when you needed a little inspiration?

Any major Train Station.

What are your future plans and ambitions?

Keep calm and carry on! I’m a step by step type of person so currently making sure my little family and the projects I’m involved in get the best of me.