Making A Living with Brendan FitzGerald #3: Judie Russell

Updated: Nov 17

I had a great time being interviewed by Brendan FitzGerald on his Making a Living Podcast. Have a watch or listen, and check his channel for other interviews with Pat Moran and Ronan Noonan.

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"MAKING A LIVING WITH BRENDAN FITZGERALD", THE PREMISE - Choosing the right path for our future is never easy and the more insights we can gain from people who have already taken a given path the better informed we will be. Please


join me as I meet with people from a variety of professions and industries as as they reflect on their career choices, what led them down a certain path and what they love (and don´t love!) about what they do. I hope that these conversations can provide some guidance to young people who are considering what to do after school, those studying in University, early career starters, or to those who are considering a change in career. I am aiming to post at least one conversation per week.


Many thanks to Judie Russell for joining me for the third episode. I re


ally enjoyed our open and honest conversation. Judie is the founder of The Vidacademy and is currently delivering live online training courses on Video Production to professionals and organisations who aim to produce regular video content in house. Judie graduated from University College Cork in 2006 with a Master's in Business Economics and over the following five years, she lived and worked in 11 countries from New Zealand to the States.


In Costa Rica, she landed her dream job as a Broadcasting Journalist, producing and presenting over 100 minutes of live and prerecorded video content weekly, leading a team of six. After returning to Ireland, she trained in TV Production for 12 months with Kerry ETB and went on to direct, produce, present, and edit a weekly magazine show broadcast on SKYtv. Judie also edited RTE's longest-running hidden camera show "The Fear" and was part of the small team behind the box office hit "The Young Offenders", the fastest Irish film to reach the one million euro mark at the box office in 2016. We discuss all this and much more besides including the norm of having nerves and anxiety at the thought of presenting either on a video or face to face groups.


Thanks for listening and please share with anyone who you feel might find these conversations useful!

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