At 5 years old I touched my first camera. Laying on the floor, under the bleachers at my older brothers basketball games I fell in love with taking photos of fallen popcorn. At 8 years old I was the one taking the family vacation photos, and was the same child that begged for a DSLR camera for my birthday at age 10. My father, also an entrepreneur, would never have let me get something so easily. He agreed that if I saved up the money for the camera, he would buy me a few accessories to improve my skills. After years of saving my money from pulling weeds and taking out the trash for my Grandma, I had finally saved up enough to purchase an entry-level camera and one extra lens. The total cost was about $750 and it was every penny I had, but I wanted to create and share so badly. I had spent that previous summer on YouTube obsessing and learning everything I could about filmmaking. I purchased the camera on my 12th birthday and it was off for the races after that.
What started as a way to earn extra money grew into a love and passion. I was filming all the time and would even ask my teachers at school if I could do video projects rather than present in person. Many agreed and this is where I got my first real practice, with an audience. When I got to high school I joined the Future Business Leaders of America, a club at our school. I knew at this time that I wanted the entrepreneur lifestyle that my father portrayed to me all of my life. It was through that club that I entered a video creation competition and won my first filmmaking award! The whole school soon found out and shared it far and wide.
When I was 16 I filmed my first wedding for a classmate's sister and I was hooked right away. A wedding day can be a very stressful day as everything only happens once and if you miss it there's no going back. This pressure and adrenaline keep me on my toes and always striving to cover every angle. I finally found a niche that I was good at and enjoyed. The first wedding was a struggle as I had only been to a few weddings in my entire life up to that point. I had no idea what to expect, what to film, or how to direct the shoot at all. On top of that, my first wedding was nearly ruined by a faulty sprinkler that sprayed black water all over the bride's dress, moments before I arrived. Although it was pushed back to get a last-minute cleaning for the dress, that wedding was completed and the couple was overjoyed. I'll always remember the feedback I received from them, "You have to pursue this, Ethan. You are so very talented and I cannot wait to see where this takes you in life." I thrive in this environment, they helped me realize, so I decided I would take their advice and pursue what I was good at - capturing wedding days so people can relive those emotions forever.
"Filming weddings gives me the opportunity to travel the world while doing what I love. It is not unusual for me to film in 20 different cities in a year, actually I encourage it! Meeting new people in places we otherwise wouldn't have visited is why I am able to stay so passionate about this job."
Nowadays Main Frame Media has a team that helps Ethan create. Complete with additional cinematographers and an editing team, he has been able to focus on capturing the moment for more couples than ever.
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