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Check Out Dominic Goldberg’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dominic Goldberg.

Hi Dominic, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I initially gained an interest in video production in middle school. By high school, I had taught myself the basics of shooting and editing through trial and error, doing passion projects with my friends. I was also active in my high school’s TV production and Theater programs. Discovering people making films and doing skits full-time on Youtube inspired me to pursue video further than I already had. When looking for a college, I knew I wanted to continue with digital media and video as a career. I conveniently discovered Santa Fe college had an incredible program where I eventually earned my bachelor’s in video production and multimedia. I’ve done many freelancing jobs through the years, from weddings to music videos, and I still do. Still, I also now work as Creative Director for the Digital Marketing company IAMCREATIVE.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
With digital media, there are always hurdles to overcome, whether learning the ins and outs of a program, understanding how light works, or clashing with the different creative visions on your team for production. I’ve been a part of countless projects, from feature films to video podcasts, that have never seen the light of day due to various variables. It’s frustrating to spend so much time working on something, putting so much of yourself into it, and never receiving an end product. However, these “failures” are some of the only ways you learn the most important lessons that will make you successful in this industry. You have to be bad at something before you can get good. Video production is a lot of that, especially when you need to understand how dozens of different jobs work together to create a final product, and you’re doing it all the time. Persistence and consistency are key to being successful. I remember when I was in college and realized I had gotten to a skill level I couldn’t have imagined I would be at 4 years prior. Since graduating in 2019, I still see myself as just starting. Always looking to improve helps you to stay on track with moving forward, but often you realize that the improvement you need is to get someone else to do a particular task or job. There’s a reason why there are hundreds of names at the end of movie credits.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I tend to accumulate various projects with my digital media experience and degree. I specialize in video, but most people might know me for my cosplay or even from the short video app VINE. A few music videos I’ve produced have been gaining traction, which is great because I intend to do many more, as well as my recent editing for a few of Thomas Sander’s youtube videos. I’m proud of the short film I made for my thesis, “INTRUSOR.” While I look back and feel there’s still so much I could improve on, I still feel I was able to portray my artistic vision to the fullest of my capabilities at the time. I had no budget, had never used a cinema camera before, and had to finish the film roughly about a month. I still believe I’m far from creating my magnum opus, though. Ideally, that would be a Hollywood film I’d direct, as directing is where I feel my skills shine the best. I’m a visual person, and being able to communicate just from visuals is something I will continue to do forever.

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
Life is about being prepared for luck and lucky enough to have the right people around you. I was lucky enough to have great parents who not only helped me with school but supported my artistic ventures as soon as I started. I was lucky enough to have friends in middle school willing to show up and act in my productions and other friends ready to help teach me the skills they knew. Good luck is having good people, and NO ONE gets anywhere without others looking out for your best interests and offering their support. Now you can’t wait for good luck and good people; you have to do the work to find the opportunities and the people. Then when those people and opportunities come around, you have to jump on them and hold yourself to the best of your ability to make them work.

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  • Feel free to email me about and digital media projects you might need and I can give you a quote

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DALG Productions

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