Portfolio Review Week 5, back in May of this year, was my first foray into one of these events. What began as me snagging interviews with the intent of presenting a highlight reel for an eMediaChat appearance quickly morphed into friendships formed with Jon-Michael Moses, Breck Jones, and Chris Rothe. Jon-Michael and crew eventually invited me to join them as an event organizer. The original highlight reel has taken on a more personally significant purpose and is still a work in progress. For Portfolio Review Week 6, I planned to cut a short promotional video from this footage.
However, I took some photos and footage at our latest planning session.. you know, for "Instagram and stuff." Already fascinated by the machinery at The Bindery, where Chris Rothe hosts these events, and impressed with Breck's musical talent, I envisioned much of what you see here while reviewing said footage. .
I feel so lucky to be part of yet another local team that inspires me to the point where a vision comes to me "just like that", however simple it may seem. With the miracle of social networks like Behance making the world so readily accessible, we often forget to explore the offerings of our own backyard. The awesomeness I've encountered in Baltimore, much in the last year or two, hopefully shows through in this short production.
If you are in driving distance, or will be in Baltimore on 11/8, RSVP to join us at our Meetup page!