Kevin Strick

Kevin Strick

Video Editor


The Buddy Group

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Watched my Grandpa's slideshows of their vacations.
Drew comic books with my friends at home.
Made skateboarding videos with my friends at home.
Took TV Production classes in high school.
Was a "film major" in college.
Got a job making skateboarding videos.
Got a job making Roadtrip Nation content.
Got a job at a digital creative agency.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
San Diego State University
Career

Career

Video Editor

Video Editor

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Technology
Design
Design
Being Creative
Being Creative

Day to Day

My business is one of service. We are a 'digital engagement agency'. Beyond creating videos, we offer social engagement, business strategy, design websites, and develop apps. I am the Video Editor on the Creative team.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

A lot of people in my industry will disagree about getting a college degree. 'The proof is in the pudding' they say. 'Who you know' will get you in the door, but 'what you know' will let you walk around the room. A college degree doesn't entitle you to anything but it does show that you'll finish something once you start it and that will go a long way, especially when you're first starting out. Other than that, be ready to take criticism and learn how to work with others.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Take whatever TV and Film production classes you can, during and after school, and be sure to learn all aspects, from script writing to the final cut. Pay attention to TV shows and movies, dissect each shot, and figure out how they're created. Watch Behind-The-Scenes featurettes and most of all, start creating yourself. You can read up and study all you want, but its the act of doing that will give you the tacit knowledge and experience that is necessary to do what I do.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"My Dad once suggested majoring in Business because then "I could do anything" but beyond that, I've been encouraged to do what makes me happy every step of the way. I'm very fortunate in that regard."