Joe Hughes is a freelance videographer / video editor and ever since he was little he’s loved making videos. When he was 10 years old his best friend got a Flip Video Camcorder for his birthday. Together they decided it would be fun to try and make a video in his friend’s backyard. From that day on Joe was hooked, and as YouTube began to explode in popularity he started to realize that creating videos would become more than just a fun way to kill time, but a viable career path.
Joe’s early love for making videos fed into an incredible passion for movies. Directors such as Edgar Wright, George Lucas and Christopher Nolan were/are a great source of inspiration for him. The idea that Joe could escape into another world was such a magnetic concept growing up. Films can make you believe that you’re one journey away from chasing your destiny, that anything that can be dreamed can be done, and that the only real limit in the grand scheme of things is the willingness to fight for something better. Plus the perk of being a film student is you can spend hours watching movies and call it studying.
Joe grew up in a time where digital media expanded the world much more than he could have ever imagined. Video production went from something he did in a backyard to something that can alter reality around him. As a filmmaker, Joe wants to use his experience in video to help connect people in this ever-changing world we live in. Joe wants to inspire a new generation of filmmakers to create the realities they want to live in. Finally, above all else, Joe wants to prove to a 10 year old kid, hanging out in his best friend’s backyard that life is the sum of what you make it.