Last week I was part of a competition for a video editor position from Lizzie Peirce. Together with 5 other applicants we had to create her first VLOG. We got complete creative freedom and should create our own interpretation. The winner will become the vlog editor for Lizzie Peirce. The video will be posted next week on her channel.
WHO IS LIZZIE PEIRCE?
Lizzie Peirce is a videographer, photographer and YouTuber from Toronto in Canada. Together with Chris Hau they run a video production company KNOW HAU MEDIA besides their YouTube Channels. Both of them are a huge inspiration to me. Especially Lizzie’s style on how she provokes emotions. To give you an example watch her video:
The two videos that literally made me cry are “The Little Things” and “COUCH POTATO to FULL-TIME TRAVELER (the key to reaching your life goals)”. I guess I cried because both topics scratch on areas where I struggle a lot. Long term traveling can make you very lonely.
Her journey had a huge impact on my craft, style and my own entrepreneurial journey.
I CREATED A VIDEO FOR LIZZIE
Back in November 2019 I created a video for Lizzie. The idea for this video came from an Instagram Story where she was looking for an assistant. I immediately started to edit the video. Not even realizing that the position she offered was not for a video editor.
BUT… I missed the deadline for this Application! I was angree with myself. I saw myself as a failure. One sentance kept me pushing: “There is no reason not to finish a video!“
Why did I create the video?
The answer is multilayer. First I like to do things that nobody else does. This is very important to me. Far more important than making money. Money was never the driving force behind my business. I only want to do things that I want.
I created the video to separate my application from the other applicants. In the middle of editing the video I also got 2 more reasons to finish it. First I got the feeling that Lizzie is to busy to create her own 2 Years Rewind. Maybe there is a higher reason that I’m at the right time at the right place.
I just returned home from my 4,5 years of travelling and I had the time to do it.
Second I started to learn and improve my own editing skills. It makes a big difference if you only edit your own videos or if you can edit for someone else. I maneuvered myself into a position where I could not lose.
Fast forward in December Lizzie was looking for an video editor position. I already finished the video and I was waiting for a response. After I saw the Instagram Story I pushed harder so that she notice my video.
You won’t believe what she did, after I made a video for her:
On 24th December, she responded. This was the best Christmas present I could imagine!
On the 1.1.2020 Lizzie published my video on her Channel: My year 2020 could not start better!
Did i get the Video Editor Position?
On the 11th of January all the Applicants got a DropBox Download Link to her footage. 49 GB of Data! This was a problem. I went through 3 different SIM Cards just to download everything.
The Deadline for this competition was the 15th of January 12pm. I almost screwed up with the time. In Europe we have the 24 hour system. And I thought 12pm is midnight. But 12pm is Midday. I texted Lizzie but she was fine as long she gets my video on the same day.
Last Friday I got an email from Lizzie. The Email that told me if im the editor or not. If you want to know watch my video from today:
Thank you for reading! Go and follow Lizzie Peirce she is amazing!
YOU ARE AWESOME!
Btw. I started a daily Vlog! Go and Subscribe: www.YouTube.com/DanielKovacs
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