Here’s an edited, less rambly text version of my vlog:
The day after Christmas, I’m leaving the DC area to pursue filmmaking in Los Angeles.
This is something that I think has been brewing for a few years now, as I’ve learned more and more what kind of filmmaker I am. Most of what I’ve found in the DC area is a need for government videos, political ads, and news production. I’ve also had the opportunity to contribute to great non-profit causes, and a couple of short films as well, but I feel like I need to go where there’s opportunity to do more, and to be challenged by others further along in my field. One of my goals is to become a director of photography and director for projects that inspire people to be more, whether that be in film, television or web stories. Being in LA means having a richer community for developing ideas outside of my day job or freelance projects, something I’ve found increasingly difficult to do here.
If you’re in the DC area I hope to see you before I go!