Welcome to the Anchour Spotlight series, where we interview the people behind our company and who are dedicated to telling the stories of businesses around the world.
JG: I’m 26-years-old and from Jay — a small mill town in central Maine. I’m very passionate about my roots and where I come from. When I was younger, my parents bought me a Sony Handycam for Christmas. I started shooting short films with my two best friends, then it really became a passion of mine. I invested a lot of time and energy into it. My high school didn’t have a program, so I was essentially self-taught at first. After high school, I studied Video & Audio Production at Southern Maine Community College and I also am an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro X — Level 2.
JG: Doing what I love. It has always been a dream of mine.
JG: Housekeeping at the office gets old. We’re a startup, so we do everything — even clean the toilets.
“I’m passionate about film, but it’s hard work.”
JG: My “A” camera is a Sony FS7, then I use a Sony a7S as my “B” camera. For lighting, we use Kino Flo and ARRI kits with numerous stands. Additionally, we have hand-held rigs and equipment for crane and dolly shots.
I edit everything on my 2013 MacBook Pro with a Retina display — and then back-up / store it all on CalDigit RAID external drives. Software-wise, Final Cut Pro X for editing and DaVinci Resolve for color correction. Anchour also has a dedicated audio team who I work with directly.
JG: Steven Spielberg.
JG: I don’t think there’s one project that really defines my career because I’m continually learning, but the one film I’m most proud of is the the WR Custom Guitars video that we recently shot. It encompasses my two loves: guitar and film.
JG: People may have the perception that working here is a party. I love my job. I’m passionate about film, but it’s hard work. We all put the time in here and we’re dedicated.
JG: I envision Anchour moving forward into the greater New England area and beyond. I see us working with clients from many different business levels — making sure they have their voices heard.
JG: Yes, the rumors are true, I do make ice cream! Victoria — our Director of Design is also from Vermont — said it’s better than Ben & Jerry’s, so it has to be pretty good. Chocolate Heath Bar is my best flavor so far.
JG: Read a lot, learn a lot, and pursue your passion. Get out of your comfort zone and just work hard every single day.
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