2018 was another great year! It was full of fun, exciting, and new projects, many of which I couldn’t share in this new reel as they haven’t been released yet, but here is my updated 2018 Directors/Editors Reel!
Carve your own path and believe in yourself! A film professor in college once told me I'd never go anywhere with music videos or YouTube. In fact he was so sure, he even went as far as telling me in an out of class office hours meeting that... "I could show your stuff to 5 directors I know right now and they would all say it sucks" and that I needed to follow his plan or he could fail me from his course. True story I swear. Needless to say I didn't let his words affect me, if anything it fueled me. I went against the grain and carved my own path. To this day he's contacted me several times asking me to come back to ASU to speak to his Directing class. Yea....the one that once almost "failed" me out because I wouldn't follow his course curriculum and make a film instead of doing my no good music/youtube videos. Moral of the story: Believe in yourself, don't listen to the people saying you won't or can't, and follow that path of passion relentlessly. - Jakob Owens