It’s that time again for the latest Shooter’s Profile edition. This week’s edition features a very dope director of the TV show The Vadio Show, Nate Brown. I met him about a year or so ago at some launch event and since then have been following his work and have seen the output that he has been delivering and it is something very dope. So check it out below and see what he is all about.
What is your name and what do you do?
My name is Nate Brown/Founder of Kap Shot Media/ the Lead Cameraman of The Vadio Show /music video and short film director / freelance photographer
Where are you from and how has being there affected your creativity?
I’m a Norfolk (VA) native and actually the experience of being there has boost my creativity
Explain what initially got you into shooting?
Detail but Inspiration…overall …. energy comes from visuals. So when I pick up a camera I couldn’t put it down because the humble me know I’m gonna inspired the next with what I capture at the moment. (well that’s my belief who’s with me on that one? lol)
Explain what does an average day look like for you?
I surrounded myself around a circle of thinkers so yes it’s planning ahead such as Story boarding, shot list and so forth for future projects.. and family time which is a major part for me.
What things do you look at or watch for inspiration?
I’m bit of a movies and television show buff that has continuity. I’m such a fan of following a story.
What camera setup do you currently use (camera, lens, other accessories, etc)?
Canon! Canon! Canon! I think they should sponsored me the way I advertise their equipment (lol) I just love the feel of what I shoot with my C100 and 7d
What do you specialize in or what do you enjoy shooting the most and why?
Video is what I specialize in because I’m really into detail and the build of a story.
Since we believe that music is the center around all things creative, what are your top 3 music albums, and what about those albums that gets you in a creative zone?
I believe that music plays a huge part in my creativity because it builds its own story and feel for a video I’ve story board. I got so much inspiration and creative flows from alot of music so my Top 3 music albums right now is this guy named Schoolboy Q’s “Blank Face” , Childz’s “The Taraji Tape”, and J. Cole “Forest Hills Drive” these got me zoned
Who are some shooters that you follow and what do you admire about their work?
Of course Shod Harris, Charles Long, Mike “Ohrangu” Tang, Shon Parker, Jamie Ibarra, Derrick Barnes, Young Guru, Tristan Langhorne I’m going monochrome because of D Nice these guys is REAL INSPIRATION to me.
What is one tangible piece of advice that you would give somebody who has just started shooting?
“Keep squares out your circle, keep your circle close, stay around not only thinkers that think big but they work ethics has to match the dream(s) you want to bring to reality, work diligently, work consistent, be supportive AND MOST OF IT ALL…. BE and STAY POSITIVE!
Random Question: Favorite cartoon of all time?
Thundercats… Hand Down
What is next for you?
This fourth season of “The Vadio Show” and grabbing my backpack and 7d, go out and capture something epic.