The thing I love about filming is that, just like each job, no work day is the same. Nothing is typical. My day depends on what stage of production. After discussing client's film/video needs I get into pre-production. That is when I scout locations if needed, draft storyboards and make sure I source the necessary equipment. Production is when I film or record audio and that is never in the same location. Post production/editing is when I spend a lot of time on my computer and make all the audio, video, pictures and animation make sense. I am usually in touch with a client when I have a draft version to show them. I also have different days when I have a film out and need to promote it.
What made you start the business and what steps did you take to start operating as a business?
|Lawrence filming for "In My Kitchen"|
What has been your biggest challenge in business so far?
Convincing some people about the cost of video production. It is not simply pointing a camera, it is about the time and skill.
What are your future plans for the business?
|Lawrence on Set|
What’s the best compliment you could receive in business?
Being told what I have made is beautiful. Image wise and story wise.
Why is it so important to inspire the next generation to follow their dreams?
Do not worry about equipment. Have confidence and make sure you learn how to tell a good story.
What or who inspires you in business and why?
I am inspired by creativity. There are some pretty smart people out there. When I watch their films I go "wow how did they think of that?" I am also inspired by well made low budget films that make big money. I would love to do that. Allow me to dream.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
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