Here at Lightswitch we have videographers that we work with all across the country, and we think that it’s about time we introduce you to a few of them! In each installment of our “Meet the Videographer” series, we’ll be getting to know a new videographer -- from where they’re based, to how they got started, what their favorite films and TV shows are, and more!
For this next installment, we sat down with Keith Pressman, one of our videographers based in Greenwich, CT. Check out what he had to say below.
Q: What originally got you interested in your current field of work?
A: I skateboarded when I was younger and wanted to capture all my best tricks on video. I then began to spend more time recording video clips of other skateboarders and progressively became more interested in being behind the camera. Throughout middle school and most of high school, I ended up making a whole video series with my friends that not only involved our skateboarding footage, but also several clips of us jumping off buildings, crashing bicycles, causing public disturbances and wreaking all kinds of havoc. I later started creating videos on a more professional level outside of skateboarding and eventually made a career out of it.
Q: How long have you been a videographer?
A: About 8 years.
Q: What's your favorite project you've ever worked on in your career so far?
A: A project I enjoyed working on the most is a Break Off the Edge video I created when I was in high school during my skateboarding days.
In terms of something I've done professionally, I really enjoyed shooting and editing a documentary-style video for an art gallery recently.
My favorite project I've done for Lightswitch is a promo video for the Darien Sport Shop.
Q: What's your favorite thing about working with Lightswitch?
A: My favorite thing about working with Lightswitch is not having to worry too much about planning or logistics prior to each shoot and being able to count on the production staff to create schedules that are realistic towards getting everything done within allotted timeframes. It allows me to focus more on the main parts of video production that I enjoy.
Q: What advice do you have for aspiring videographers/filmmakers, or those looking to enter the industry?
A: Don't let your ego get the best of you, have realistic expectations and be prepared to have to learn many other things besides making stuff look good on camera.
Q: What's your favorite movie and/or TV show of all time?
A: Movie: Drillbit Taylor, TV show: Breaking Bad.
Want to work with our talented videographers? Get in touch to plan your next project! Feel free to take a look at our first installment of this series with videographer Jacob Dean, and the previous installment with videographer Travis Henry.