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Life & Work with Angel Trejo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angel Trejo.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I had no ambition and no direction in my life before discovering my passion/path. Additionally, I saw no future for myself in getting an education. My family and close friends were worried about my options in the future. Then there was the summer of my sophomore year of high school when I discovered my passion for creating.

That summer, whether it was shooting videos, taking photos, or video editing, I got fascinated with my camera. I had a strong desire to just make anything. In the beginning, I started making weekly cinematic videos using iMovie and photographing my friends from school. I’d keep doing it for a few months until I realized I could start making money from my passion.

I started doing any work I could get my hands on when I started taking my film and photography work seriously. Weddings, esports videos, YouTube content editing, gym work out videos, high school club videos, and much more are among the services I would provide. My grades naturally slipped when I was still in high school and took my content seriously. This became a major issue when I received virtually an F in every class. As you might imagine, my parents and school counselor were not happy.

While my grades were at an all-time low, I began to receive full-time offers to produce content. I accepted one of those proposals from Mars Reel, a marketing firm that covers current high school basketball news. They’d seen my work with The Ball Brothers and FaZe Clan and decided to pursue me. While working with Mars Reel, I understood that I was determined to give it my all when it came to creating, but that I couldn’t because of school.

While I was concentrating on my work, I had numerous meetings with school staff and my parents regarding my grades. My school counselor and I didn’t always see eye to eye when it comes to my future plans. This would only strengthen my will to overcome this obstacle, and I would graduate high school early in order to begin working immediately after graduation.

My close friend AP referred me to work at Lazarus Esports before I graduated. At the age of 17, graduating from high school and moving out to work and live in a mansion in Redondo Beach was a dream come true. At Lazarus, my role involved shooting video/photo, scripting, set design, lighting, video/photo editing, storyboarding, interviewing, and directing content. AP and I would occasionally go to Lazarus to cover events, such as the Fortnite World Cup in New York.

Following Lazarus, I resumed freelancing, but the Covid 19 pandemic proved to be a major hurdle. It would be difficult to find consistent work as a result of this. As a reaction, I decided to take a break from creating content in order to develop a solid strategy for my future. This was the lowest period in my life when I was suffering from anxiety and depression. I will never forget the people that helped me during this period.

When I returned from my break, I began freelancing for a variety of companies and clients. I worked with fitness brands, private equity firms, YouTubers, Realtors, Esports Organizations, and more, all of whom were very different from one another. During this time, I learned that if you are consistent and persistent, everything will work out if you are patient.

I recognized I was taking on a lot of work that I couldn’t handle at some point. As a result, I founded Rosay, a production company, to handle all of the clients I would be bringing in. Present day, I am now 20, Rosay is still building but has assisted in the creation of content that has received millions of views across numerous platforms.

But, like with many stories, including mine, I couldn’t have done it on my own. I’d want to express my sincere thanks to my family, Scuffed group, the Kim family, Ambitious team, The Financial Architects team, VioletCR8 team, Paradyme team, “A Group,” Henna S, Sam M, Seth N, Grizzy, Nezy, Brandon S, Digital Club, and especially everyone who has worked with me on the way.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I would say it hasn’t been an easy route, especially during my school years and during the pandemic (which is still going on). I was having a lot of trouble with my mental health and juggling everything in my life during this period. I’m a firm believer in the best investment you can make is investing in yourself. Finding a balance between work and my mental health has been the most difficult thing I’ve had to learn recently. Surrounding myself with people who pull me up and are goal-oriented has made this path much easier. Who you surround yourself with reflects who you are as a person. I’m grateful to be surrounded by people like these every day, and it fuels my desire to succeed.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Rosay is a production company that aims to establish relationships with clients in order to provide them with content that they actually envision. We go out of our way to customize our services to the needs and goals of the client. We work on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to real estate, finance, esports, fitness, and many others. We’re here to help you with all of your video, photo, and video editing needs. We go out of our way to customize our services to the needs and vision of the client.

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
Luck, I believe is probably accounts for 10% while 90% is due to habits and consistency for anything good or bad. I do believe that some bad and good things just happen randomly but a lot of it is due to what you do day to day. If you have bad habits, its more often that bad things will happen due to poor decisions. Trying to find the best in a bad situation is always the best option. Taking it as a lesson being learned and apply it to the future is something I was taught a lot the past year.

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