Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Gomez.
Chris, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up, I always loved recording stuff and taking pictures from a flip phone to what we have now a smartphone… I just loved capturing moments. Sophomore year of High school a new app called Vine came out I began play around with the app. I used to mess around and record myself with the phone and then I would edit my Vines with different apps on the phone since I couldn’t afford a camera or a laptop with editing software.
Towards the end of my senior year in High school 2016, I knew I wanted to be a film student at Orange Coast College. I then got my first job at a fast-food place and began to save up. Freshman year of college from saving up, I then purchased a laptop that could handle heavy editing, my first camera as well a Canon T6i, and Drone a DJI phantom 3. I began to take all the classes I needed in order to be proficient in film making.
By Spring 2017, I knew the basics of film making and but really didn’t have anything to record other than a few short films I wanted more.
By 2018, my friends began asking me to take pictures of them. Eventually, everywhere I use to go I would bring my camera and document everything and make a short video edit. My friends began reposting the pictures I would take of them or videos and people really liked them. Due to me messing around with my friends and having fun, I eventually been getting gigs such as music videos, weddings, promo videos, highlight videos, etc. Although I’m not a full-time videographer/photographer, I’m hoping to get more clientele in the future to do so.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No, it hasn’t been smooth at all. I still am a full-time student and work almost full time at a restaurant as well as trying to pursue my videography/ photography career I keep myself very busy. My parents at first to be honest didn’t like the fact that I want I wanted to pursue videography/ photography they really didn’t see it as a real job. I eventually changed majors from Film to Marketing.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am very known for my photography and videos all due to posting them on social media such as Instagram. I’ve done weddings, worked with Social Media Influencers, I’ve shot music videos, I’ve shot dance videos, I’ve worked with restaurants, I’ve done a lot of highlights videos for special events, short films, etc. I have been very flexible in all my work because it’s been helping me add to my resume as well. What sets me apart from others is that I am a very chill mellow person …something I tell someone new that I’m working with is “if I don’t make you look good, I don’t look good” This is me saying I want to give you quality work.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I personally would define success as to feel satisfied. I would say I’m partially successful because I’ve completed some of my goals but I’m still not satisfied I want to do more.
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- Twitter: Chris_gomeez
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