Aspect Film Works
At Aspect Film Works, our strongest asset is our ability to tell an emotive and impactful story. We create videos that not only engage audiences visually, but speak to both their minds and hearts. We provide a modern approach to video production, without losing sight of what we believe to be the most powerful element in filmmaking - the story! Humans have been using stories to communicate both ideas and emotion for thousands of years. In fact, it has been scientifically proven that emotive storytelling is the number one way to reach an audience and drive action. While video production is our specialty, helping people connect with their audiences through story is our absolute passion.
In Business Since 2009
What motivated you to start your business? What challenges did you overcome as a Solopreneur?
Ever since I was a young child, I have always had a passion for filmmaking and storytelling. I discovered early on, that the film industry wasn’t quite right for me, as I was always asked to specialize in one particular area of production, which I found incredibly difficult, due to loving so many parts of the process. After completing film school, I bought a camera and a few lenses and began freelancing; filming countless weddings, real-estate and promotional videos, until I eventually landed a full-time video production job for one of Australia’s largest motoring organizations (the RACQ). It was a fantastic role, but I also felt at times like there was something missing. Flash forward to almost five years ago, when at 29 years of age I made the incredibly difficult decision to leave my job and the life I had worked so hard to build in Brisbane, in pursuit of love and the desire for career fulfillment. I moved to Kamloops, British Columbia, to follow my heart and live with my Canadian partner, leaving behind my supports and my career, to take a giant leap into the unknown and start a life and a business on the other side of the world. Since moving to British Columbia, I have been lucky enough to continue my work as a filmmaker and follow my passion as a storyteller. I have captured some incredible love stories and been involved in many amazing video projects for businesses and organizations both large and small. I wear many hats within my business, on the video production side I work as a concept & script developer, producer, director, cinematographer, sound designer and editor! I am also responsible for the business admin side of things, as well as researching and buying all of the latest camera equipment and tools I need to do my job. I am constantly learning and further educating myself in video production, ensuring I am keeping up with all the latest trends and techniques. I watch video tutorials regularly, attend conferences, and take courses in order to gain new certifications, such as my advanced drone pilot certificate. One of my greatest challenges has been factoring in time to recharge amongst my busy schedule. Working in both the wedding and commercial video production industries, I often find myself working 6-7 days a week and long hours. I am constantly trying to improve on, and find new and more efficient ways to manage my schedule, so I am able to maintain a somewhat healthy work/life balance.
Why do you deserve to win the Best Solopreneur award?
Although I don’t believe awards are always a true measure of success, because I very much find my work rewarding in other ways, I believe winning this award would reaffirm to others (women in particular) interested in following their passion and running a business in a creative field, that this is in fact an achievable goal. It is possible to build a successful business and career as a Solopreneur, while doing something you love, and that gives you purpose and brings you fulfillment. An award like this would be a significant career milestone for me, and a true testament to the fact it is possible to move across the globe at almost 30 years of age, and start a life and business from scratch; and with a lot of hard work and effort, build it into a successful and thriving enterprise.
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Since moving to Kamloops almost five years ago, I have been welcomed and supported as a filmmaker and valued business owner by the community. I have also dedicated the majority of my time to telling meaningful, impactful stories and promoting awareness around important social issues within my adopted city, province and country. I have donated my time and volunteered my skills in an effort to give back to local businesses and organizations, in whatever ways I can. I am truly grateful for the ongoing support I have received from my loyal community and clients, both in Kamloops and around BC. I look forward to continuing to build and maintain these relationships, and provide support to my fellow business owners and community members whenever possible.