We had the good fortune of connecting with “Mendoza Llopis” and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi “Mendoza Llopis”, what inspires you?
I’ve always been inspired by the people who do what they love, especially those that do it for a living. From the moment I started using social media, I wanted to be like those who traveled the world creating amazing content or those who uploaded surprisingly good content to YouTube, but that was only a dream at the time. Years later I can say It was worth the wait because now I get to be one of those people who do what they love, and I get to do it for a living.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I moved to the USA back in 2014 as an International Student in Engineering. It wasn’t until a few years later that I realized I was unhappy with my major, and I never tried Filmmaking because I told myself I did not have a talent for it. It wasn’t until a few years later where I shot my first video with my iPhone for fun at a music festival, and that’s how it started. It was not easy to get to where I am today, it took me long hours of learning and practicing, but what I like the most about it is that it has never felt like work, but instead I am having fun all the time. I know I still have a lot to learn to be the man I want to be one day but I cannot wait for what’s coming in the next years. I am really happy that I could turn my hobby into a full-time job and I feel like that could be what sets me apart from others who also do this for a living. I do not like to compete or criticize because I feel everyone has their own style and vision, I prefer sharing, and I am a big listener of other people’s opinions. Although I love photography, my brand specializes in producing videos. I’ve had the opportunity to work on big projects like music videos, clothing campaigns, and my most recent project which is a series of chapter videos of an upcoming book by the writer Laura Chimaras.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If any of my home friends were to visit me, the first place I would take them would be Hawaiian Poke Bowl, where they sell the best Poke Bowl in Miami. Going to the beach is a must, so I would take them to Sunny Isles Beach or South Beach. My favorite park to walk my dog is the one next to the Perez Art Museum, so I would take them there for a quiet afternoon to hang out, and then at night, I would take them to Proyecto Tulum in Wynwood to drink.

Then the next day I would take them to my two favorite museums in town, the Artechouse Miami at Miami Beach and the Perez Art Museum. And then have them catch the best moment of the day with my drone, which is the Miami Golden Hour.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Of course, there are people who unquestionably deserve credit in this shoutout, people who either encouraged me to follow my passion as well as people who supported me by opening the right doors for me. First of all, I want to thank my wife, Michell Gomez, for supporting me from day one and for working in this creative career alongside me, as well as my beautiful mom who has sacrificed a lot for me. Shoutout to the American Marketing Association, especially two former Directors, Paul Venn and Esteban Larranaga, for making me Junior Creative Director and allowing me to create professional video projects. Last but not least, I’d like to thank my former Marketing Professor, Gustavo Mosquera, for giving me the opportunity to work with international artists, writers, and singers.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mendozallopis/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH5N4aThbcI

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