Nick Berliner launched a video production with an emphasis on drone footage, here's the exciting interview...
Please tell us more about your role and your startup.
I am the founder and CEO, and I also take care of the majority of the drone flying and filming. We are in the process of hiring more pilots who are better than I am, but they are few and far between!
How long have you been in that role? How do you balance a startup with your personal life?
I started this company only about 3 months ago, but I was the founder and CEO of a couple different startups before this one going back about 2 years! I'm only 20-years-old, so it can be quite difficult, especially watching all my friends party their way through college. It doesn't bug me too much though, as I know not only that was school not for me, but that my friends will probably graduate with a huge amount of debt, and then to get out of the debt will stick to a boring, mindless job until they retire. I still keep in contact with them all, and usually try to set aside at least one day a week specifically to hang out with them or maintain relationships by doing things with people.
You play an integral role in your startup. Can you please tell us more about what the startup does?
My startup is a video production company called The Caelus Camera that has a strong attraction to using drone footage (Caelus was the Roman god of the sky), which is great in Colorado because of the spectacular views from pretty much anywhere in the state. We also edit the videos together with some crazy cool special effects and 3D motion tracking, and can form the video around the feel or mood that the client is going for. We take a lot of pride in being able to make people feel exactly how the client wants people to feel when watching their video, taking into account music, colors, and subconscious triggers playing on strong human emotions such as nostalgia, love, wanderlust/adventure, etc.
How does it work? Can anyone join?
Right now we only have a couple employees, but they are fantastic at their jobs. They put forth a lot of effort into direction of the company and future ideas, as well as current situations and how to solve them, which is rare from an employee. We have a lot of people though who somewhat work for us, they reach out to people or businesses and give them our name, and if a video is created then they will receive 10% of whatever the final price was!
What is the most challenging part about what you do? How do you overcome that challenge?
The most challenging thing about this job and this way of life in general is the necessity to keep standing up and pushing forward after all the beatdowns. I will have weeks of crushing defeats or people being assholes or "dry spells" with no money or business coming in, and it gets increasingly more difficult to keep going with no guarantee of anything getting better. But when you keep pushing forward, that's really when something great happens.
Where online can we learn more?
You can learn more about the company at thecaeluscamera.com, we will constantly be updating it with more information as the company grows!
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