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Meet Antsfilmz in Long Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Antsfilmz.

Antsfilmz, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
It originally started in high school, not by choice. Our counselors always placed kids wherever for the credit not to meet satisfaction. Originally started in a film class. I hated it, didn’t participate ever. Until Mr. D the instructor, reached out and gave me the push I needed. With time I eventually fell in love with the field of creating. After high school, I knew this is what I wanted, I just wanted to create. I’d borrow cameras or ten them just to get by and keep learning eventually, I saved up enough to by myself my first camera after three years & it was the best investment of my life. I met really cool people in the industry from all over. I started with literally nothing and grinder to get me my own things and now do this as an everyday lifestyle. It was not easy, but definitely worth it.

Has it been a smooth road?
I wouldn’t say smooth, it’s definitely been rough. Being a creator isn’t easy, it’s really competitive. On top of that, there’s a lot of people that won’t appreciate your talents so it’s hard having to be your own supporter and motivate yourself every day to keep going. I struggled with depression & still struggle with anxiety today. So it was not a smooth road. My father was diagnosed with cancer and that hasn’t made it easy either given I had to pick up some slack and help with bills which took time from my photography & cinematography. Everyday life things that everyone goes through, I’m just explaining it so noncreators can understand that it’s not as easy as it may seem. Coming from a Hispanic family that is gang related, you get no support. They tear down your hopes and dreams and it’s draining, but this is what I love. So I’m gonna continue to do what I want in life. Because I don’t want to live check by check or have to survive life, I want to genuinely live it.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Antsfilmz story. Tell us more about the business.
My business is known as “Antsfilmz” I am a creator based in SoCal & I do travel. I’m known for cinematography, short films, drone footage, photography, & creating. I’ve overcome a lot of struggles and worked with big major companies and artists and it’s been a huge blessing. I think I’m just most proud of making nothing into something. I can create. I feel like if you put me in a room with few objects, I can make something happen. I’m a versatile and open-minded person, I thrive in unfamiliar situations & I’m comfortable.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I see myself working with even bigger companies & artists. I see myself as becoming a go-to for creative photos or videos. I see myself directing a movie someday. I want to work on a set partnered with something big like universal studios or warmer bros.

Pricing:

  • Photos – 70$
  • Video – 100$
  • Other – 50$

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