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The Team

The people behind the DVuser web site

nigel

Nigel Cooper is the founder of DVuser. He has been a professional video producer since 1995. He runs his own independent video production company in Cambridgeshire where he specializes in SIVs, training DVDs, corporate video and the odd bit of TV broadcast work. Nigel started out his career studying photography, then eventually set up his own photographic studio in North London where he specialized in advertisement photography. After several years in stills photography Nigel decided that video was the next natural progression so he got formal training as a Lighting Cameraman. He has completed several courses on lighting and camera shooting techniques via the BBC and the National Film & Television School as well as completing a 3-month intensive screenwriting course at the Lux Centre in London's Hoxton Square. Nigel, as editorial director of the DVuser web site, is responsible for the direction of the site and its editorial content. He is also the manager of the team and writes many of the editorials himself.

Contact: nigel@dvuser.co.uk

Films I wish I had made:
Buffalo 66, Clerks, The Browning Version, Very Bad Things, In the Cut, The Big Lebowski, Bound, Things to do in Denver when your Dead, Destiny turned on the radio, American Psycho

I cried watching:
The Sixth Sense, The Bridges of Madison County

I laughed my ass off during:
Guest House Paradiso, The big Lebowski

I left the cinema during:
O Brother where art thou, Star Wars Phantom Menace

Directors I love:
Tarantino, Spielberg, Cronenberg, Coen Brothers

Actors I admire:
Jeff Bridges, Samuel L Jackson, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gina Gershon

Desert island music albums:
Kick up the fire & let the flames break loose by The Cooper Temple Clause, The Amalgamut by Filter, Greatest Hits by Placebo, Chopin's 4 Ballades for piano played by Andréa Gavrilov

Books I have given my friends:
Apple Mac the Naked Truth by Scott Kelby, Digital Moviemaking by Scott Billups, Salem's Lot by Stephen King, Let’s go play at the Adams by Mendal Johnson, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Johnathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, Philharmonic by Herbert Russcol

My death row meal:
Pizza with ham, mushroom, anchovies and pineapple with extra cheese, and to drink a very large vanilla coke with ice

The best thing I own:
Two Apple Macintosh computers and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, also my sense of humour

Word:
Utopia

Place:
Royal Gorge, Canon City, Colorado, USA

Animal:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Colour:
Black and Red (or Bled as I call it)

Star sign:
Pisces

louise

Louise Wessman is a classical pianist at heart, but she also has a great business head on her shoulders, so she is in charge of the business, financial and advertising side of DVuser. Louise has degrees coming out of her ears so she also proofreads many of the editorials on the site as well as acting as a valuable adviser with regard to the layout and development of the site.

Contact: louise@dvuser.co.uk

Films I wish I had made:
The Colour of Paradise, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, Castaway, The Big Lebowski

I cried watching:
Ghost, Carousel, The Champ

I laughed my ass off during:
National Lampoons Christmas vacation, National Lampoons European vacation, Airplane, Scream

I left the cinema during:
Laurence of Arabia, Anaconda, Arachnophobia

Directors I love:
Spielberg, Coen Brothers

Actors I admire:
Tom Hanks, Sean Connery, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Bonham Carter

Desert island music albums:
Bach’s Cello Suites

Books I have given my friends:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig, The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Playing for time by Fania Fenelon, The art of loving by Erich Fromm

My death row meal:
Garlic king prawns, baby leaf salad with avocado and bacon, French fries, pistachio nut iced cream and to drink Champagne

The best thing I own:
Two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels & my piano

Word:
Onomatopoeia

Place:
Venice

Animal:
Flamingo

Colour:
Turquoise

Star sign:
Pisces

darren

Darren Lalonde joined the DVuser team in June 2005 and is responsible for all the clever ‘under-the-hood’ coding that is the engine of the DVuser web site. He has been in the IT industry since 1991 and is also a co-director of MapleOak Solutions Ltd. Formed in 2004, MapleOak specialises in all kinds of databases including on-line shops, on-line magazines and content management systems. Darren also has a keen interest in amateur movie making, running the highly successful youth based Channel 7 Video Making Club in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Darren's passion is camerawork but he also gets involved with all aspects of his productions.

Contact: darren@mapleoak.net

Films I wish I had made:
Second Best, Schindlers List, Paradise

I cried watching:
Second Best, Paradise

I laughed my ass off during:
Something about Mary, National Lampoons

I left the cinema during:
Star Wars Episode I, Adams Family and Blair Witch Project

Directors I love:
Spielberg and Ron Howard

Actors I admire:
Eljha Wood, Kevin Spacey, Thora Bird, Christina Ricci, Brandon Call

Desert island music albums:
Anything by Phil Collins or Madonna

Books I have given my friends:
Tough one for someone who’s not very well read! A child called it?

My death row meal:
Toad in the hole or Sunday roast

The best thing I own:
Sadly my computer, such a versatile tool!

Word:
Poo

Place:
Silver Lake, New York State

Animal:
Cat

Colour:
Blue

Star sign:
Aries


 
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