A short bio from me, Erin, owner and founder of Kosmografia Pictures.I'm a video producer and editor originally from Miami, with roots in SF, Canada and the Caribbean.
In 2007 I left the east coast to diversify my production experience. I dropped into San Francisco with nothing but a suitcase full of winter clothes, and my mission began to pursue a career in media with a social conscious. My first gig was editing a web series for the wonderful SF small business consultant, Gwendolyn Wright, who'd encouraged me to start a proper company of my own.
For many years, while freelancing, I'd twiddled my metaphorical beard and sat on the idea. I was pulled in two different directions. What exactly will I be promoting? Will it leave the world a better place? Is the Bay Area not saturated with video production companies? As video editors, we harness the power to move people, and for me, it meant I'd be investing an authentic part of myself into my work. Websites with stock photos and generic buzz-wordy slogans like "Smart Solutions for Your Business" have never really hit the mark for me. I'd happily continue to assist on the great variety of powerful and socially responsible films being made, so long as I could sleep at night.
It wasn't until 2010 when I went back to Miami to film Paul Canali, DC, a chiropractor whose unique approach to healing had helped me overcome a spell of fatigue and memory loss. With the utmost respect for those in his care, I quietly filmed and interviewed veterans, cancer patients, and abuse victims. Over the course of a year, I had gathered enough footage to offer proof that the transformations in his patients were miraculous, reproducible, and real. This was year that I saw the potential in creating videos for businesses that work to make the world a better place.
With that said, my motto as a producer is to capture the authentic personalities of the clients and businesses that I serve. It's never a dull moment, and makes my job worthwhile.