Meet Us: Justin Whittingham
Justin is an amazing #Videographer here at DGCA. His passion for videography and #visual story telling speaks volumes, and is sure to leave an impact on anyone that comes across it. Learn more about Justin below through his quick Q&A Session with DGCA!
1. What are your favorite softwares/programs to use?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Notion (a new favorite)
2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: In ten years, I see myself traveling for work and learning more about the world around me, while still creating films for a living.
3. What kind of project would you consider your dream project?
A: My dream project would be traveling somewhere beautiful in nature to shoot a documentary or branded video for a person or company that had some connection to the outdoors.
4. What’s your most-used productivity hack?
A: Knowing when to take breaks! This is a big one to prevent burnout and drops in motivation. I find I can sustain productivity much longer when I give my body the breaks it tells me I need.
5. What’s the best place you’ve traveled to?
A: The best place I’ve traveled to is, without a doubt, Croatia. I went less than a month ago after a semester abroad in Germany. Croatia is beautiful, fun, and full of culture, and Krka National Park has the most breathtaking waterfalls I’ve ever seen.
6. What’s the best concert you’ve been to?
A: I’m not a big concert-goer. I love seeing Beemo (a band I know, love, and often do work for) performing live, their music is incredible!
7. Whose your biggest inspiration in your respective field?
A: I have to say Jordan Peele. The man is a master in telling stories with subtlety, and Get Out is easily one of the best films I’ve ever seen.
8. What’s your favorite movie?
A: Now You See Me! I love the action-packed, thrilling narrative, the magic and showmanship, and the plot twists and turns.
9. What show are you currently binge-watching?
A: I’m not really binging at the moment. I’m impatiently waiting for Volume 2 of Stranger Things Season 4, and watching The Time Traveler’s Wife as it comes out on HBO. I just finished Ozark as well.
10. How do you decompress after a long day of work?
A: Video games are my main outlet to decompress, and hanging out with my friends.
11. What type of music/ What artist do you listen to while getting work done?
A: Video game soundtracks are the best for concentration, since they’re meant to be listened to in the background. Lofi music is great for that too.
12. What's your guilty pleasure?
A: Derry Girls. That show is FUNNY.
13. Where are you from?
A: Orlando, FL, born and raised! I lived here for my entire life until I went to school in Los Angeles in 2019.
14. What’s something you’ve done, but you’ll never do again?
A: The Hollywood Tower of Terror at Disney World.
15. How do you like to start your day?
A: It may not be the healthiest practice, but putting on a YouTube video usually wakes up my eyes and brain quickly so I can be more alert.
16. Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?
A: Neither. I’ve never really had any pets, although I love animals. I’m quite allergic to cats, so that doesn’t help.
17. What made you interested in your respective field?
A: I started watching the behind-the-scenes content on a lot of DVDs. I remember doing that with the Narnia movies especially, since I grew up loving those books and was obsessed with the series. I think I just knew then that I had to make films, and I’ve been basically doing that ever since. I think I was eight or nine at the time.
18. What are your thoughts on the importance of Black artists in the creative industry?
A: I think Black artists have a lot of stories to tell that we still haven’t gotten the chance to, despite the incredible progress we have made. Maybe there isn’t enough time in the rest of the future for us to really “catch up,” but just like in any industry, I think amplifying more Black voices brings us closer to making things right.
19. What's your favorite sport?
A: To play? Soccer, flag football, or volleyball. I don’t really watch sports much.
20. What's your favorite Saying/Quote?
A: “Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.”
Fun Fact: I have perfect pitch, and I’m obsessed with learning about music theory. I also play the steel pan, and I was in a steel orchestra for almost ten years.