When I was younger, I thought an artist was only someone who used supplies found in the art room; however, as I got older, my view of an artist expanded. An artist is indeed someone who creates in an art room but it is not limited to that. I believe everyone is an artist in his or her own way. I hope this series will help you acknowledge the artistry that is in both those around you (as well as yourself).
Acknowledging Artistry || Kellie Jordan Smith: Painter
I’ve known Kellie for a really long time so when I asked if I could film her, she immediately said yes. I’d love for you to listen to her share why she enjoys painting and what she desires to do in the future! #AcknowledgingArtistry
Acknowledging Artistry || McGee Nall: Freelance Writer and Journalist
I met McGee late 2015 but really befriended her last spring (thank you Delight). There are few people who listen with an intentionality to retain; she’s one of them. I’d love for you to hear about her love for words. #AcknowledgingArtistry
Acknowledging Artistry || Diego Galvao: Photographer
Though I had only met Diego minutes before I filmed him, I drove away excited to see what is in store for him. I added him to my *very* short list of favorite photographers. I'd love for you to listen to him share why he loves taking photos! #AcknowledgingArtistry
Joey and I became YouTube friends back in high school. I didn't know if we'd ever meet because she lived in Hong Kong and I [obviously] did not. However, I got to meet her with one of my closest friends, Lawson! I couldn't have asked for a better time. I'd love for you to listen to her talk about her love for documentary filmmaking. #AcknowledgingArtistry
Acknowledging Artistry || Matthew Smock: Musician
I've known Matthew since kindergarten but didn't know he was a musician until high school! I would love for you to listen to why he loves playing and singing!
Acknowledging Artistry || Emmi Harding: Painter and Aspiring Tattoo Artist
I find myself consistently in awe of very few artists; Emmi is one of them. Everyone that encounters her knows she has been given a gift. I've wanted to film her for several years and finally did!
When your friend tells you her friend is building a tiny house, pause the conversation and figure out how to film her friend as soon as possible. I mean, how many people can say they know someone building his own tiny house?
Madeline + Sam || Boone Hall Plantation Wedding
I became friends with Madeline in kindergarten. Little did I know she'd one day ask me to film her wedding. Photography by Adrienne Quinter. You can view the lovely photos here.
Fighting Forward (2016)
Nicole wanted to share some of her story with her GoFundMe supporters (https://www.gofundme.com/letherfly07). I got to spend a few hours documenting her day. This was edited with Adobe Premiere Pro; music licensed through The Music Bed.
WinShape Camps for Brazil (2015 + 2016)
WinShape Camps for Brazil (2016)
I spent 6 weeks as the Media Specialist for WinShape Camps Brazil. I was able to create 1-minute daily videos of campers' activities and a 4-minute weekly video for Portuguese speaking audiences. Videos were edited with Final Cut Pro X. I also photographed campers and edited the photos with Adobe Photoshop.
WinShape Camps for Brazil (2015)
This was made for my YouTube channel. Josh Whalen filmed this; I wrote the script and edited the video with Adobe Premiere Pro.
WinShape Camps for Girls (2014)
WinShape Camp for Girls at Young Harris (2014)
In 2014, I spent 8 weeks as the Video Producer at WinShape Camps for Girls at Young Harris. I created 2-minute and 7-minute weekly videos of campers' activities and edited with Final Cut Pro X.