Let’s talk about artistic style for a moment. In this discussion I will use my videography style in particular. So, here goes…
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in the film world is that I can’t be outstanding if I’m not standing out. For example, weddings, when I got in to the wedding videography racket I did a lot of pre-research. I went on Youtube, Vimeo, and countless other sites trying to see what the market was like. I learned very quickly that most of the videos that I watched were almost identical in story, pacing, and style. Or, more like no style.
I wasn’t impressed with what I was seeing. Yes, there are a handful of great wedding videographers out there like Ohana Films is great example. They strive for that same cinematic look that I go for. Also, you should totally check them out HERE. So after my hard-hitting realization that I was about to enter a videography market that was overly cramped and overly cliche, I decided to do the one thing that I know how to do really well… get really stubborn.
I had my Instagram up since 2015 and it was just to showcase my dreamy and atmospheric photography and aesthetic style. Soon, I got my first wedding gig (credits to wedding planner Angela Strecker at Blue Wings Events). It wasn’t a walk in the park by any means but it was definitely a classroom. I learned a lot. What I didn’t want happen is that I get a great following with my unique style and not being able to use towards videography. So, I decided to develop my skills and set goals for making my video’s just like the photos I make. I feel like I get closer and closer with each new video.