Haider Romero Perez
Pocket owes much of its creative verve to Haider’s drive towards making each and every project the best it can be.
He’s passionate about all things production, and if you look carefully, you can see him calculating lighting and camera setups behind his eyes.
What do you do in your role?
I create all things moving whilst getting the chance to play with all sorts of cameras, lenses and lighting equipment – plus I know a fair bit of editing too.
What do you actually do?
I’ve made it my mission to try and get all of the company profits spent on more kit for me to play with. It works only half the time.
What do your team think you do?
Probably that I watch YouTube all day in the office, which to be honest I do a fair amount of, but usually it’s content I can benefit from and implement into my on-set production skills.
Most embarrassing story?
In a massive Clementine farm in the South East of Spain near Seville, after an entire day of filming, picking and eating Clementines, I turned around to the owner and said “These oranges are the best I’ve ever had!” I didn’t think about how passively offensive this must have been to him at the time, but it does give me a good laugh every time I recall it – thankfully it makes the client chuckle every time too!
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
Playing with kit, on and off location. Our industry is ever changing in how media is made, presented and consumed, as well as the equipment used to produce it. It’s a whole lot of fun experimenting with kit to encourage the best results.
What keeps you motivated?
The results. I am always very excited after a successful shoot thinking about what our editors will make with the content. Travelling is a huge bonus, but I save the excitement for that when it actually books.
Most annoying habit?
I sing out of the blue sometimes. Mostly when I’m in the office – the rest is done in the shower.
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
Cycling, electric skateboarding, go-karting, Scuba diving, sky diving, paintballing, console gaming, computer building and Lego construction. As I get older the list grows!