Whenever people ask me why I became a filmmaker,
I wish I had a more glorious story to tell. I wasn’t that kid who filmed every thing I could at an early age, or some independent filmmaker by the age of fifteen. Science was my real passion. Whether its was dissecting a fetal pig or growing bacteria in a Petri dish, I was excited about being a science geek for the rest of my life. When I wasn’t studying biology, I was participating in my high school’s theatre program and living out my other passion: acting.
To Be or Not To Be…
To be honest, I started acting because I had nothing better to do after school. . I ended up enjoying it way more than I expected. Yay, I found a way to exert my creativity! Except now any passion I had to be a Marine Biologist was completely kicked out of my mind as my senior year was nearly over. I new I would miss acting too much to give it.
I was accepted into UCSC for Marine Biology, but decided to apply to SCAD in hopes of giving film acting and directing a try. After taking my first film class, I thought I had made a mistake. I knew nothing about films other than the fact that I liked them. Maybe I should’ve stuck with acting..which was my first thought, until I accidentally a music video
And Then I Found My Niche
How exactly does someone accidentally make a music video? It’s a long, weird story.. that I may write about some other time. The point is that I came to the realization that this was something I wanted to pursue.
After my next attempt at making a music video, with own music video for the One Republic song “Stop and Stare”, I knew I had find the right path. For me, creating a music video is a synesthetic process. Hearing a song, planning out every second, every camera movement, every lighting setup, and every design aspect of the music video. I realize I had chosen the right profession after all.
So this is how far I’ve gotten. I’ve got my own production company, I’m a freelance writer, and I started another blog all within two years. I hope with this website I can get people interested in my work. I love to write as much as I love to direct. Stick around. I promise to make this blog entertaining.
~Keisha R. Douglas~