This past month has been full of a lot of reflecting on the past... weird. I don't usually do that kind of stuff, but it's been pretty productive. Like I said in my last post, work has been kind of slow recently, Houston Summers tend to be. Stuff is starting to pick up again so that's great, but during the time of reflection I've realized how far I've come.
I only started doing video production about 2 years ago in my senior year at Baylor. This is the very first video on my Vimeo page. I thought it was amazing when I posted it, it also took me like 3 weeks to edit it...
This is my most recent video, I've definitely come a long way, at least in my opinion. It's much more cinematic and professional looking. The camera handling, color grading, editing, graphics... Everything. I still have PLENTY of room to grow though, and that's been what I've been focused on now.
This past week, I've been thinking a lot about the next year, where I want to go in the future. I definitely want to keep improving and focusing on video. I love photography, but I think video is my bread and butter.
Now to address the weird title for this blog post, Never Not Working. Even if I'm not shooting or editing or doing something for a client, I will Never Not be Working. I will be thinking, writing, planning, researching, and learning. Recently I've been trying to consume as much high quality content as possible to constantly have a cinematic vision. One group in particular is Studio E, the visual creative team for Elevation Church in NC. They do amazing work, and for a church! I would love to do something like that someday.
Vimeo is full of amazing filmmakers and artists. A great tool for inspiration is Vimeo's like system, not only do you give credit to great filmmakers, but it also saves them in your profile for later viewing.
If you want to see what inspires me, check out my Vimeo page. You can even follow me to have what I like pop up on your home page if you want.
Never Stop Working.