Today we’d like to introduce you to Jonas Gaida.
Jonas, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I strongly believe that taking risks and believing in yourself is crucial in life. Living after those attitudes allowed me to be who I am and be where I am at today.
I grew up in a small village in Germany where nothing was going on. I was tired of it and needed change. I learned that being in the “comfort zone” for too long is never good. To grow and develop as a human being, you need a change in life once in a while. Hence, I told my mom that I want to go somewhere else. I had no intention to stay home and to finish school there. Therefore, I moved to Cambridge in the UK to finish up my international high school degree. It was an amazing time. This time has shaped me tremendously as a person. I loved living abroad, being surrounded by people from all around the world and getting educated in the English language.
I was interested in filmmaking since I was 12 years old. Back then, I would create little home movies with my friends. I taught myself how to tell stories, how to shoot and edit films. This interest stayed and as I would get older, people became aware that I am the “film guy”. Hence, I would start to get hired to create little movies for people, like filming a birthday party or joining an event and making a little recap video out of it.
On April 4th, 2017, I founded my very own film production company called GaidaStudios (G-Studios) back in Germany. I knew that I want to be a filmmaker and to become a professional one, I would need to surround myself with people who share the same interests. Hence, I decided to move to Los Angeles, CA in the same year.
I have been living in Los Angeles for around two years now, since then I have drastically improved my filmmaking skills and have been fully working on my film production company. I am extremely happy as of right now and cannot wait to see what the future has to offer.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I think the biggest challenge so far was to ignore what other people think about me and my dreams. If you do not make decisions of your own and start living your own life someone else is going to live your life for you by telling you what to do.
When I decided that I want to move to Los Angeles, it took eight months for me to actually move. People would tell me that this step is ‘too big’ and I should look for alternatives. But I was very clear about my decision. I do not want to live my life following alternatives and Plan Bs. I only have this one life so I better make sure to make it unforgettable.
Please tell us about G-Studios.
G-Studios is a fully functional film production company, offering various services in the range of film and photo content creation with a current main focus on music video productions, development of commercials, and advertisements and production of event films for brands and businesses. Beyond that, G-Studios also offers social media marketing services and the management of music artists who are based in Los Angeles, CA.
G-Studios works very closely with the client together and is known for high-quality standards as well as fast delivery times of the product.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would not have done anything differently. I am very happy about where I am today.
- Website: www.g-studios.de
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonasgaida/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gaidastudios/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/gaidastudios
- Other: https://vimeo.com/gaidastudios