We had the good fortune of connecting with Austin Prescott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Austin, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
Movies, Television, music, nature, other artists, and people in general. I make sure to place myself in situations where I’m able to observe things and let my mind run with it. If I stick to one thing for too long or don’t adjust my experiences I tend to stay less creative and inspired, so I make sure to change things up constantly and keep an open mind.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I perfect every video no matter how small or big. Camera shots have reasoning, lighting is intentional and scenes are methodically created from the planning stages. I want all of my effects and “vibes” of my pieces to match with the overall story presence of both the video and my brand. Brand awareness is key in my art form, I want everything I do to relay back to my personal brand message of “Entertaining my audience through carefree story telling.” My videos are supposed to make you forget that real life exists and just enjoy the moment and I believe thats a huge part of my life and what I stand for so to be able to express it through my videos and my brand is what my art means to me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my friend to soda city on Saturday morning to be able to see what the biggest downtown of Columbia is like while also seeing all of the neat shops and tables set up. After that maybe stop by the state house if they’ve never been because it is extremely pretty. I would also take them tubing down the river starting at the zoo and ending at the river walk – it’s an experience unlike any other when you do it my way. Then we may go to the downtown five points or the vista and get a drink or check out some shops, and definitely need to eat at the Gourmet shoppe in five points. I would also suggest we drive a lil ways to either Charleston or Asheville to go camping because I love camping and have all the gear already. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My friends who I fell in love with film with, Jeffrey Pollina was one of the first people I picked up a camera with and made films. He will also be a huge inspiration and a part of my film career. Also my parents were extremely supportive and showed many qualities of what I believed successful people are. As far as people I don’t personally know, Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade showed me that I could build my own platform and people would come through hard work and creativity.