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Daily Inspiration: Meet Alesia Glidewell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alesia Glidewell.

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?
My journey to filmmaking began during my last years of high school in Boston. My school was a pilot program in the basement of Bunker Hill Community College, formerly the Charlestown State Prison where Malcolm X stayed from 1946 to 1948. In between rounds of spades, college classes and juggling paid internships at the local hospital and TV station, I took my first videography class. The class was held at the Boys and Girls Club and truly sparked my lifelong passion for telling stories through a visual medium.

I got started professionally in Seattle after going back to school for a certificate in Audio Production at UW. I was a working Voice Over and Motion Capture Artist for video games and commercials. I was also working crew on all types of productions, writing/directing my own short films, acting and producing. At some point, I decided to move to Los Angeles and pursue directing and producing full time.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Ha, not particularly. I’ve failed forward more times than I can remember and, at times, have managed to continue pursuing my dreams by the skin of my teeth. That being said, I’m enormously fortunate and grateful for the support and community that I’ve found here in Los Angeles. This includes my husband and partner Robb Hanson and the countless women and other filmmakers who continue to lift each other up even when it’s not convenient, comfortable or publicly acknowledged.

What makes you happy?
Progress, connection, adventure and filmmaking.

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“Back to School Familia” DP Alex Pollini & Op Wualter Roldan – Jeanette Roldan
“Ponte Las Pilas” DP Alex Pollini – Christian Flores
“Look at Me” DP Mark Putnam – Katherine Pawlak & Yousef Abu-Taleb
Matrix Online MoCap Session – Alesia Glidewell
“Una Sorpresa Mami” DP Hana Kitasei – Soledad Rocha & Ariana
“Lana Steele Makeup Spy” DP John Hafner – Lilly Singh & Chase Jeffery
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