October 10, 2012
You may have heard me talk about the possibility of founding a production company with long-time collaborators Nick Dunn and Michael Burnet. The cogs are turning to make this a reality which is very exciting but we're working on finding ways to set us apart from every other production company out there.
After talking about how to structure the business, Michael, Nick and I believe that in addition to creating media we also need to find ways to give back to the community. Media creation for non-profits and charities is one way we could donate our services but another idea was to offer our knowledge to young people in order to foster the next generation of creators.
Luckily, Nick and I have a connection at a local high school that wanted us to do exactly that. A grant was written for Nick, the director James, and myself to mentor students in creating a music video for a student artist.
We shot for two days and tried to give the kids some idea of what it takes to create something of this scale. Then we handed our footage over to the students to edit. It's not finished yet but here's a promo and sort of a follow-up to the grant produced by the kids. I have to hand it to them, they make me sound like a real professional. The power of editing...