About me

“Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.”
(Groucho Marx)

My name is Paul Ireson (Zog to my friends), and Shoot That Camel is the name under which I deliver freelance media services: writing and editing, video editing and production, podcast production, and media training.

I started out as a journalist specialising in the professional audio and recording industry, became editor of the best magazine in the field, and subsequently moved into multimedia production after a short diversion into PR and advertising.  I bring a combination of creative and technical skills to my work, backed up by broad media experience.

In my own time I play poker, write and record music, follow motorsport (mostly F1 and Le Mans), and watch too few movies. And I’m really, really pedantic: I  feel uncomfortable shopping anywhere that has queues for customers with “seven items or less” rather than “seven items or fewer”.

I’m a great believer in the importance of education, of rational humanist thought and enquiry, and of three olives in a dry martini.

I’m a qualified scuba diver, and an ordained minister in the Church of the Latter-day Dude.

Selected career highlights:

  • Creating content for the world's biggest space and space exploration museum
  • Producing animation for ‘The Imaginatively Titled Punt and Dennis Show’ 
  • Working on live coverage of the end of ESA’s Rosetta mission to comet 67P
  • Editing Sound On Sound magazine
  • Feature writing for Time Out
  • Interviewing several of my musical heroes (including Yello,  Vince Clarke, and Bryan Ferry... guess that dates me).  

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