I’ve been working with video for over 20 years now, but it wasn’t until I was setting up my own business that I truly understood why I love to do what I do.
I was at a ‘starting your own business’ seminar where I told the moderator how I was going to run my business - it went something like this…
Me: I’m going to use video to tell stories.
Guy: What kind of stories?
Me: All kinds. Dramatic movies, documentaries, commercial videos, weddings…
Guy: Who is going to want to hire the documentary guy to video a wedding? You can’t do that.
Me: *slow motion turning and walking away from guy, building exploding in the background.* Watch me.
I realized right then, if I called myself a wedding videographer, or commercial director, I’d be labelled as the guy that's only be able to do one type of work. I wanted to do the total opposite of that and just tell the stories needed to be told.
That’s why I use the words Filmmaker | DP | Director. A Filmmaker deals in creativity. A Director of Photography is technically skilled. A Director ties together those two crafts, and communicates with the client to bring their vision to the screen.
I’ve been blessed to work with many amazing people - incredible couples and their beautiful weddings, documentaries that tell the stories of WWII soldiers, or Grammy Award winning musicians, businesses that want to share their message, non-profit organizations that help people in fantastic ways, and dramatic scripted content which is just too much fun.
So now all that’s left is asking, what is your story, and how can we turn it into an unbelievable video?