We had the good fortune of connecting with Trent Denson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trent, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I chose the creative path because it was the only path that clicked and peaked my interest. This clear as day for me once I started volunteering/working at the TV station and got into my film classes at the illustrious University of West Georgia when I said to myself “You know what? I’m pretty good at this. Let’s see where this can take me.”
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I like to refer to myself as “The Creative Creator” because I don’t want to put my creativity into one box you know? I primarily do videography but I’m also dabbling more with photography and I’m a filmmaker as well with a short film to hopefully come soon. At first things were hard because I didn’t really know how to use social media to network but now I do and now more opportunities are coming my way. However sometimes my picky nature can get in the way of accepting some jobs because they don’t necessarily fit my vibe, but I’m working on that. It’s also thanks to social media for connecting me with other creatives that blessed me with probably my biggest accomplishments so far in my career; shooting events at SXSW and A3C, some of the biggest media festivals in the country. I guess what sets me apart from other creatives is that I’m truly thankful for everyone that gives me a chance to work and grow despite if the job doesn’t fit my vibe. You really learn something new with a lot of jobs like how to handle not having a lot of creative control on a project and how to work with certain personalities which coming from me, an introvert, can be difficult. It’s stressful but that’s how it is and you just do what you can so you move on to the next big thing. I want the world to know that this lifestyle is challenging but you can have fun and that’s what I like about being a creative. the most rewarding part to me is the praises you get the results of your labor. Simple things like that can have a good effect on us creatives because I feel like not a lot of people know the process of creating great content and just think it’s all done with a click of a button. It takes time to make magic.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in the Metro Atlanta area, specifically Marietta, so if someone out of town wanted a good time I’d take them to the Marietta Square to chill at the park, check out the Strand Theatre, or take pics for Instagram around the area. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I can’t thank no one but God for blessing me with these talents I didn’t even know I had until I got older.