We had the good fortune of connecting with Jack Koos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jack, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
There are many lessons I have learned in my career. Doing video/photoshoots has been a great opportunity for me to grow as a person teaching me problem solving skills, being able to adapt when things don’t go according to plan and to not always worry about things being perfect. I’ve always had this perfectionist mentality but things are not always going to go the way you planned and experiencing that really teaches you to adapt to whatever comes your way. Sometimes the uncertainty of the weather or problems with the location can bring up some challenges but thats alright! Once you learn to accept and adapt to the challenges that occur, it can really ease your mind and make room for more creative decisions and maybe even better ones than you originally thought of.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started using cameras when I was much younger. Messing around making home videos and filming skateboarding clips with my friends was something I really enjoyed. Later on during high school I wanted to take my passion further and start my own media business, I started doing photo/video work for local events, portraits of people, products, landscapes and the automotive community. Videography and editing is always exciting for me when I can bring stories together with the visuals, sound, lighting, locations, color, and the overall feeling someone gets when watching my films. I feel like I’m good at listening and working closely with my clients trying to achieve what their vision is to the best of my ability. Being able to do this work has been a blessing helping me get through the ups and downs of life and I am motivated to keep learning more about photography/filmmaking putting in lots of time and effort into this passion of mine. I want anyone reading this to know to never give up even when you don’t see the results that you want right away. Always push forward, keep trying new things and take different approaches to situations. Put your happiness first and go into everything with a positive attitude even when things seem like they are going wrong. Everyone starts somewhere but with constant practice, determination and a passion you can make anything happen. Just be ready to give it your all.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
South Florida has some great locations! Growing up in Deerfield Beach I always found myself going to the beach and hanging around Island Water Sports, getting food at Bru’s Room or the local crêpe spot. The cities around Florida are a lot of fun as well. I’ve spent a lot of time in Downtown Delray, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale great spots to do any kind of creative work and the overall environment with great food and people to meet! Miami has an amazing art and design district with huge buildings and tons of spots to visit and things to do!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’ve gained a lot of inspiration from people in the film/photo industry. I love watching all the hard work that goes into the craft and learning how different people do their work. Some of which include Peter Mckinnon, Danny Gevirtz, Chadwick Boseman, Evan Ranft, Krispy Media all have done amazing work along with many others!