Today I’m finishing up the first week in my new job as a video production resident for City Leadership. City Leadership is a non-profit that exists to recruit, develop, and catalyze leaders for the city of Memphis. A big part of what we do involves partnering with other non-profits to help them bring more young, talented people to our city.
Many of you probably know me as an audio engineer, sound designer, or musician, but for the last few years I’ve also been involved with video production, and City Leadership has given me the opportunity to continue to develop my video production skills. I got started in video work when Jeremy Greene (who owns a photography and video production company called Spektical) asked me to do sound for a web series he was launching called Backbeat Memphis. About a year of work on that series then led to other video work, including a TV spot for the Stax Museum, web content for a summer camp, and even promotional videos for a cruise company that sent us on 4 cruises over the course of 6 months.
Jeremy has also been a part of City Leadership since it was founded a year ago. When he told me about the City Leadership Residency opportunity, I knew it would be a great fit. I’m looking forward to what’s to come.