I’ve been meaning to film a trailer for my YouTube channel for years & have never gotten around to it. Years! I’m actually glad I waited, because I got the opportunity earlier this year to work with Jasen Hudson & Kris John, the creative geniuses behind HeadshotsSuck.com. These guys had the brilliant idea to create mini videos that really showcase you + your personality vs the (boring) current industry standard headshot. The result is a brief glimpse into who you are as a person in a way a photo would be hard-pressed to deliver. I think this option is awesome for people in the creative field – in many cases a first impression is everything, and what better way to be unforgettable than to submit a fun video!
The hardest part about my shoot was thinking of props to bring that would represent me – I settled on a hairdryer (+scrunchies, velcro rollers, hairspray & a brush), my pet rabbit Pepper (+carrots for good behavior), and my favorite makeup palette ever (Naked2). The shoot was off to a rocky start when I realized that Pepper had peed ALL over herself + carrier, but we both sucked it up like big girls with the help of paper towels + a quick bathroom break. Kris was awesome behind the camera, even when I sang off key into my
microphone hairspray canister to some random tune I made up on the spot. It didn’t take long to get the finished product back, and I’m so happy with how it turned out! I am now the proud owner of a proper YouTube channel trailer!
If you’re in/near/visiting the Philadelphia area, definitely hit them up to get one of your own – their rates are ridiculously reasonable! If not, you’ll just have to make do with following them on social media =)
|Jasen||@JasenHudson | Website|
|Kris||@KrisJohn215 | Website|