A STONEHOUSE-based filmmaker has released the second series of his popular science show.

Dominic Burgess, 32, who started out making science videos for his own YouTube channel, was spotted by a BBC producer in 2016.

Since then he has made two series for BBC Earth Lab on YouTube, with the second recently getting underway.

“It all started when I was a kid,” said Dominic, who was brought up in Cerney Wick.

“I used to mess around with my Grandma’s old video camera, shooting anything I could.”

Dominic studied media at Cirencester College before earning a place at Newport Film School in Wales.

Following that he moved to London, working as a runner at a large production company called The Mill.

Eventually, he started producing content for the animation department but left London to become a freelancer in 2012.

Although he found science interesting, Dominic did not consider using them as video content until 2014.

“The first time I thought about doing science videos was when my mum showed me an advert for a competition in the Guardian.

“I made a short science film, won the competition and was then asked to create a series of videos for the Guardian’s science section.

“Even then I went back to making animated content and it wasn’t until I created my own YouTube channel that I took science videos seriously.

“Shortly after that I was spotted by a BBC producer and the rest is history.”

Now creating content for BBC Earth Lab, Dominic produces, directs, presents, and edits all the videos from his home in Stonehouse, using various locations in the Five Valleys and surrounding area during filming.

Some of the locations featured in the new series includes, Stroud and Stonehouse Railway Stations, Stroud High Street, Stroud Subscription Rooms, Kemble Airfield, Stonehouse Library, and Stonehouse Court Hotel.

Currently five episodes of the new series are up on YouTube, with each episode exploring something new.

Backing up the human brain, if humans could live forever, if we can control overpopulation of Earth and the possibility of cloning human are just a few of the topics discussed.

Dominic has released a new episode of the show every Thursday throughout January and this will continue in February.

When asked about his future, he was very clear about what he wanted to do.

“I really love what I do now and can see myself doing this for the foreseeable future.

“Working for the BBC is beyond what I could have imagined.”

To check out the first episode of the second series visit https://youtu.be/7JJQoJb4P2A.