I just released my new director reel showcasing music videos I directed. So I thought I'll explain the importance of a reel in a blog post! (Check it out here youtu.be/Jo9c0ZfFlrk?a)
It was 5th grade and music class was fun. But I'm not all about singing and playing xylophones twice a week all year. So how can I get out of performances?
My music teacher would teach us a full song to sing and play and after a few weeks of practice, we would do a final performance and he would film it. I wanted to film it.
So one day before one of our performances, I was like "Hey could I film it? I film my brother all the time and I enjoy it." And the next thing he said I could not believe. "Sure!" And just like that I filmed the performance.
You best believe I asked each time we had to perform the final version of the song if I could film. I received a yes every time! This was huge. I was doing something I enjoyed more and got more experience with cameras that would later on help me.
Everything happens for a reason. I filmed music performances in 5th grade and now I film music videos. Who would've known?
First time learning a camera was my brother's old tape cassette video camera that was passed down to him from our father. And I was scared to use it.
Now I know what you're thinking, why were you scared of a camera? It wasn't the camera really, it was the video tapes. I heard that the tapes can only be used and erased so many times before you had to buy new ones. I was scared to waste tapes on videos. I didn't want to waste money and being 7-8 years old, I don't know why that was such a worry for me.
So the first stuff I ever filmed was with my brother and we shot skits, little movies as we acted out characters. As well as Jackass type of stunts because that was the cool thing to do in mid 2000's. I didn't fall in love with filming then. It wasn't for awhile later that I did. I filmed because my brother was in front of the camera and he couldn't film otherwise I wouldn't touch the thing.
I remember for a Christmas, I received a package of tape cassettes and I was so excited but at the same time I didn't want to waste them on dumb footage. Til this day, I have never used those tapes.
Fast forward to now, I'm glad cameras take SD cards so I can film and erase virtually an endless amount of footage. My fear of filming vanished.
Hey everyone! Welcome to my blog. And no, I'm not trying to be the next best blogger out there. This blog is here is to not only for me to look back on and say what the hell was I thinking but also to help out aspiring videographers, photographers and entrepreneurs alike.
There's only so much I can say and do in front of the camera and sometimes that limits me how to express certain topics. This blog will have information, experiences and much more that will shared with you.
There will be a new blog every week. If I'm feeling a little feisty, you may get more than one a week every now and again. I'll be covering how I handle the business side of being a freelance videographer, struggles/obstacles, reviews on camera equipment and so much more. That means my website will be updated frequently, at least weekly. I hope that gives you another reason to come and check out my site. I'm excited to launch my first website. If I can help or teach somebody then that's all that matters in the end with this blog.
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