Quirijn’s Letter to the Future
Meet Quirijn, who works as an IT Advisor at Shell Netherlands. Read about how he wants to change lives through technology and help achieve Shell’s vision of providing affordable energy to the millions of people still living without it today.
This is Quirijn's story
Duration: 1:13 minutes
In this video, we meet Quirijn, an IT business analyst working at Shell in the Netherlands, and he describes his background and how his job at Shell makes a difference.
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Click-clack of mechanical keyboard.
IT – Netherlands
We open on a panoramic still shot of sunset above the farmhouses and windmills of Zaanse Schans in the Netherlands. Title text displays over this shot.
[Background music plays]
The Sound of Shell adaptation
Interview with Quirijn
IT Business Analyst
I’m Quirijn, IT business analyst.
Close-up footage of Quirijn speaking into the camera, seen against the background of an office interior.
I consider myself to be one of those persons who think with their hearts.
Aerial footage of Quirijn cycling along a street with grass verges. We cut to front-view footage of Quirijn cycling across a town square, approaching and passing the shot.
I like technology, the digitalization of the whole society, but I tend to look at people instead of the data or the technical details, and to always put people first.
Panning close-up profile view of Quirijn looking thoughtfully through a window at frame-left. Reverse view footage of several people seated in auditorium-style seating, some with laptops in front of them, all facing the front of the room where we see two men standing and looking at footage on a large screen while wearing 3D glasses. We cut to a profile-view close-up of one of the men, as he points up at something on the screen. Close-up of the top step of a flight of concrete steps, with crowds of people seen both approaching and moving off into the distance in slow-motion. High-angle close-up of a woman’s feet as she descends the concrete steps in slow-motion. Slow-motion reverse-view footage of three boys standing on a concrete ledge, looking out over a sprawl of urban housing. Close-up footage of Quirijn speaking into the camera, as before.
I think I have a number of talents. I could use them for a company just for profit or I can use them for a company that wants to bring change in the world.
Extreme close-up and close-up footage of a smiling Quirijn standing in a warmly lit room with other young Shell employees, listening to others talking. Low-angle close-up of Quirijn as he turns to look thoughtfully out of an office window. Panoramic footage of a deepwater windfarm, seen below a cloudy blue sky. Aerial footage of the rotating blades of a wind turbine, seen against the background of dark ocean water.
I really like the complexity of the oil and gas industry
So I work on Pernis. It’s the largest refinery in Europe. And my job is to enable the business to work faster, smarter and also to be more sustainable.
Close-up footage of Quirijn speaking into the camera, as before. Panoramic bird’s eye view of the Shell Pernis complex, seen below a cloudy sky. Bird’s eye view of Pernis, including the oil storage tanks, one emblazoned with a Shell pecten; traffic moves along highways in the foreground. We cut back to close-up footage of Quirijn speaking into the camera, as before, then back to a panoramic shot of Pernis, seen across a body of water, some foliage visible in the foreground.
We have to make society aware of the great opportunities that there are to save this planet. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I’d use my talents for change in the world.
Time-lapse aerial footage of pedestrians waiting at, and then crossing, a wide zebra crossing on an urban street. High-angle time-lapse footage of pedestrians, at night, crossing a city intersection in all directions. Time-lapse footage of an illuminated city skyline seen across a bay, with the lighting on the pedestrian area in the foreground flashing past the shot as it slowly pans. A series of still shots of Quirijn posing for the camera successively transition into and out of frame; in two, he is wearing Shell-branded safety gear, and in the third, a business shirt. Close-up footage of Quirijn speaking into the camera, as before.
In 30 years, hopefully I can look back and see that it happened.
High-angle close-up of Quirijn looking thoughtfully through a window, with buildings, water and green vegetation visible below. We cut to wider angle footage of Quirijn seated on a window ledge, looking down at the tablet device he is holding; through the window, we see the buildings, water and green vegetation as before, with part of a Ferris wheel also visible. We dissolve to a white background.
Transition to Shell Pecten centred on a white background with text displaying below.
Shell brand mnemonic, keys version.
The Future. Yours to Make.
© Shell International Limited 2019
The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individuals featured. They do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Shell group and its affiliates. The forward-looking statements made here are only examples of the featured individual’s work at Shell and desired outcome, as well as their personal wish for the future. It should not be relied on for any purpose.
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