It is not always easy being a one-man studio (one woman haha). Of course you can work together with other inspiring and amazing creatives, get feedback, spar a little, share your work, but in the end it is really just you.

You explore, see things, be inspired, and get ideas. There is no one to tell you how to do it, and what to do to make - in my case - the video a succes.

 

You give your all until you think it is perfect.

 

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The Sicily video

 

It was really a mix of Italian videos, the music we listened to in the car and a vintage kind of feeling that wandered around in my head like crazy. An old television. Scrambled screens. Radio kind of tunes. But I missed something spicy and energetic. After scrolling on Youtube for literally hours I found the song "Underwater" by Naulé. That was it! Or one of the songs I needed. I only missed a part for the stop motion doors so I eventually had to mix it with another song, Youth by Daughter. Since I am not the musician or DJ, I have no idea if this was done perfectly but for me it worked. See it here.

I shared the video just before my trip to South Tyrol and when I arrived I got loads of positive and lovely comments. Thank you guys! Then a few days after all of a sudden I got a message of Alex. Alex turned out to be Naulé himself:

 

Hey Alaïa!
Saw your video on vimeo containing my song Underwater. I just want to let you know that it's the most creative video my music has ever been in. Thank you! Have a great day!
Alex aka Naulé 🙂

 

Flabbergasted. I just didn't know what to reply! A day after he shared the video on his channels.

 

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I have been a full-time freelance videographer for not even a full year and I already made so many steps in the right direction - I believe. I listen to my instinct and follow my passion, even if you have to make some harder choices sometimes.

I just wanted to share this note

- not to impress but to reflect and say thank you to all of you who helped me stand where I am now and believed (still believe) in me. I hope to continue doing my things to make myself and you proud.

Thank you.

Love, Alaïa