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Daily Inspiration: Meet Joseph Casimiro

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joseph Casimiro.

Joseph, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Better known as JoetheDirector. Well known for working with one of the biggest influencers on social media and Music Artist, is an American videographer from Santa Paula, CA. I come from a Hispanic household and where I was taught at a very young age to not only chase my dreams but put in the hard work, and that’s what I believe has got me to this point. At 18 years old, I started my first job in agriculture where I spent hours in the hot sun trying to make a living for my family and I. One day I decided to leave my job in order to pursue my dream as a filmmaker. I started creating videos, starting out I focused on everyday life, shooting videos of friends at school, parties, parks and concerts. In 2017, he began spending more time shooting videos for upcoming musicians and social media influencers, such as King Lil G, Tory Lanez, Phora, This is L&S, The ACE family, Gunna, Lil Baby, and much more. Over the years. I gained a ton of experience but also made friends and who I now call family. Till this day the clients that gave me the opportunities as an upcoming filmmaker, we are still working and growing together. They took me in as a young filmmaker as they believed In my abilities to tell their stories and create countless memories. Now that I am an established filmmaker in this industry, I plan to create something bigger than just me and give talented young filmmakers opportunities that I wish I had trying to make a name for myself on this industry.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
My path of becoming a freelance videographer has not been the easiest. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced videographer, just starting out, or considering taking the plunge into the freelance life, there are many challenges you will face throughout your career such as inconsistent work, always hustling, doubters and much more. On my journey, I learned that there’s always a solution to overcome those obstacles. For example, every new project you get hired to do there’s going to be a new obstacle you will have to face. In that moment, you will learn to stay calm and push through it because at the end, it’s all worth it.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My name is Joseph Casimiro; I am a freelance videographer based in Los Angeles. I am mainly known for working with the most influential influencers in the internet such as This is L&S & The ACE Family. One of the main things I would say I am proud of is how much I have grown as a person. Being a “DIRECTOR” makes you step out of your comfort zone, makes you become a leader. What sets me apart from the rest is that I’m always the one person in the room who never knows it all but the one who is always wanting to learn from everyone, which allows me to expand much more than others in the creative side.

Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
The best advice I can give to anyone in this industry is to always remind yourself why you started in the first place.

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