First Professional Outing
The video industry is a competitive one, so getting into it is no simple feat. It’s something I’ve been working towards since my teenage years. Now, as a recent grad, I’m working at Frame One Media, and suddenly, it has all become even more real – not only do I come into the office every week and piece together work products from the footage I’m given, but I finally got to hit the road and be part of the shooting process.
I’ve been on multiple shoots in the studio since I started at the beginning of this year, working with actors to shoot scripted scenes, narrations and commercial products. There’s a special energy to those experiences, but it’s a setting that differs greatly from being in the field. Out in the field, I get to work directly with our clients and their employees. Their livelihood is something that I have been trying to capture and convey through my work for many months, but now I get to see it up close. I have personal interactions with them and really get to understand the work they do.
Working with the clients directly is an exciting process, and it really does a lot to connect me to the work I’m doing in a much more personal way. The footage that I’m used to working with in the post-production process is no longer just a series of shots that match what a script is calling for – they’re pieces of a story that I filmed and that remind me of the stories I learned. The stories that I got an opportunity to be a part of while I was with our clients in Denver. My personal attachment to our projects has grown immensely.
The videos we’re producing for clients are their stories, they mean a lot to them, and it’s extremely important that we capture their vision. I couldn’t feel luckier, having had such an awesome experience my first time on the road with Frame One. I’m looking forward to more fun days, in interesting places, where I can bring myself closer to the stories we get to tell at Frame One.