As a director I always try to be a teamplayer. I trust on the profesionalism of the people I work with and by motivating their spirits I believe you can get the best results. Wether it’s a documentary, a tv show or a short film, as a director I feel most in my comfort. Knowing what you’re going to make and creating as you go. Love it.
Editing is like a second nature of me. Like riding a bike or eating burgers… I learned it by doing it a lot. Mostly I work as a promo producer for tv channels, but I also do a lot of editing for other sorts of projects like commercials and (corporate) films. It’s the part in the process where you can either bring your work to the ultimate level or mess it up. I prefer to do the first.
Writing and developing is what I enjoy the most. Creating stories and concepts on a piece of paper, visualising them in my mind. I’ve written several tv concepts, documentaries and currently I’m working on a short film. Though some are work in progress, feel free to contact me if you want to know more.
Dreaming. I guess it’s the thing I like to do most. Dreaming away in world’s where everything is like one great adventure. My mind is always spinning, it doesn’t get a lot of rest. I’ve been working in television and filmproduction for a couple of years now, but I’m convinced the best is yet to come. There are many stories in my mind that haven’t been told or made yet. I see it as my personal goal in life to create them all. I know it’s a challenge and that’s exactly what I like.
Arjen Schotel (’86) is a Dutch creative, working in television and film. He lives in The Hague and works for various clients, making commercials, promos, documentaries and films. In 2014 Arjen made an European Award winning documentary called ‘The story of Peter’.