I started in church. For me, it was a way to volunteer in my community and actually feel useful as a 14 year old. I was a camera operator for our live broadcast, ans I worked under some very talented video directors and camera operators. Only looking back do I realize how lucky I was to have them mentoring me in what would become my profession. When our church gear wasn't in use, my friends and I would produce the goofiest short films. We had no idea what we were doing, but we loved the process. Girls thought our videos were funny, which may have been another big contributing factor to our determination to produce :) That was 15 years ago, and I've never grown out of love with filmmaking.
Louisiana, United States
I love the process of filmmaking, specifically pre pro & production. Planning, budgets, gear, locations, talent, files on set, etc.
Filmmaking is a career for me, and that means it must be profitable. Having a family that supports me inspires me to support them back.
I'm thrilled that I get to work with and follow (online) people who I think are better than me. I'm always trying to learn from my peers.