With a bachelors degree in audiovisual communication (Thomas Moore, Mechelen), I rolled into Belgian Audiovisual media.
After a couple of months on the job, the public Belgian channel VRT offered me A Real Director's Job (my long-time dream!)
and an exclusive training programme in interviewing skills. A chance I took with both hands. Of course.
The party had officially started:
I jumped on the Television Rock'n'Rollercoaster and travelled the world.
I visited (and sometimes rushed through) the most wonderful places. I found myself in marvellous adventures together with my cameracrew. I found solace and peace in way too early mornings. I learned a lot about myself and the world around me.
There was this one day when I saw the sun rise in frozen Lapland to see it set a day later in the Gambia.
My eyes were like saucers when I found out about the contaminated oildumps at the border of Transsylvania.
I will never ever forget the busjourney in Nepal - where I set pressed between tied goats and chickens on the roof of the bus for 8 excruciating hours.
I was deeply moved by the bear cubs on Vancouver Island, contrary to the feeling the fried bats I got offered on sticks in Cambodia gave me.
My blessed, deliciously unpredictable life as a television director.
I have loved the freedom and the flexibility from day one. I love speaking all those languages, visiting all those places, adapting to and trying to comprehend all the different cultures.
I spend more time at home nowadays. It's so wonderful to build a family life and to be close with
my daughter. Because after all, the most important job in my life is being a mom.
I do make the occasional exception though.
Do give me a buzz if you think you've got a job that could steal my head and heart!
VRT * VTM * VIER * VIJF * RTL * MTV * JIM TV * SULTAN SUSHI * TV DE WERELD * STRIX TV * BONKA CIRCUS * 100.000 VOLTS TV * DE MENSEN * DE CHINEZEN * RED PEPPER * TV BASTARDS * FREMANTLE MEDIA * SBS * MOTIONMAKERS * ROCK WERCHTER * BELGACOM * DE FILISTIJNEN * ENDEMOL * KOEKEN TROEF * EYEWORKS * WARNER * ON THE AIR * MOBISTAR * IKEA * JAN DE NUL * ORANGE * NESPRESSO * GREAT LENGTHS * WENNEKER * COLRUYT * KNACK * BILLIE LEYERS * TOM HELSEN * DIRTY BOAR * DJI
Some of the shows I worked on that you might have heard of:
So You Think You Can Dance
Zo Man Zo Vrouw
De Heren maken de Man
Duizend Zonnen en Garnalen
I have been teaching part - time at Luca School Of Arts, campus Narafi, Vorst since 2012.
Our school handles a creative and practice-oriented approach. You are not being trained into being merely a cameraman, sound engineer, scriptwriter, editor or a director. We deliver multifunctional audiovisual craftspeople who are excellently trained in their specific field of interest.