Launching “How I Made It”

November 17, 2011

in #Tech,Video

Yesterday I launched a new series for my job (job? yes–I have a job! more on it later—I’m too busy working). It is called “How I Made It” and it profiles Black women who have made it in the fashion and beauty industry. Our first episode features Mikki Taylor, former Beauty & Cover Editor for ESSENCE Magazine. Mikki is a pretty awesome lady. Shooting this was the first time I have experienced her in the flesh, and I enjoyed every minute of it!

This is the third series I’ve launched for the job so far. Each project is special to me for one reason or another, and every new series is my new favorite. I am pretty proud of this piece, which is saying a lot–I am hardly ever proud of my work for longer than 10 seconds immediately following launching. The team I put together to pull all of this off was amazing. From the makeup artist to the motion graphics team to the director, editor and DP, to the producer, the musician who created the music and of course our regular staff who had lots of input. I think this may have been the first piece we’ve done that I couldn’t stop watching over and over again. I think my favorite part of this whole thing is I got it done right under budget, ha!

I really enjoy producing video content for the web. It’s happening for me really quickly, but being able to tell visual stories that you can’t find in mainstream media–especially those about and for Black people is kinda….cool. I am loving the opportunity to be able to do this.

Watch the video below.

My next web series on deck is gonna be AMAZING! Stay tuned.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Shari Anil November 22, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Cool beans. I hope to see more. Take care.

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Marie Young January 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Loved the post, but the video is denied?!?!?! Want to see…. if possible!

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Liz Burr January 11, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Updated!

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Josef Hudson January 12, 2012 at 2:47 AM

LOVE THIS!!!!!! Can’t wait to see more!!!!

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Brother Cue April 7, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Where are all of the videos from a while ago? There was a woman who is in publishing who has a pilot’s license and another woman who ran the Newark Art Museum (I can’t remember the exact name). Those episodes are nowhere to be found.

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Brother Cue April 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Nevermind. That was “She’s the Boss?”

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