(upbeat music) - I'll start by saying I'm Brent Hearn, 26, photographer and videographer.
I started in high school, I started shooting photos and then I went from photo to video, around my like early twenties, probably like 21, 22.
And then I started shooting every day for a really long time and I kind of haven't stopped since then.
That kind of just turned into a career after shooting a lot for different types of people.
And then I realized pretty early on that that's what I wanted to do.
(soft music) My normal job at work is I'm a photographer and video director for a design company.
Recently this past year we did a shoot up in Canada in Bamf Canada, which is pretty fun.
Jasper Canada as well.
So we got to climb on a glacier, which is like a lot of fun.
I got to run my dad with me and we got to shoot together, which was a blast.
When I was eight, my parents took me on my first road trip across country in an RV with the rest of our big family and that was kind of the first time I got interested in doing long distance traveling, especially from cars.
So ever since then I've kind of been one to easily get in a car and go on a road trip.
(upbeat music) I kind of realized the best work that I could do is the most fulfilling work that I could do, is telling other people's story.
You can convey more emotions with video and I like working with audio as well.
A photo's worth a thousand words but I mean a video's literally a thousand pictures.
(upbeat music) So right now I'm working on a documentary about my best friend.
So he was a graffiti artist.
He was originally a painter.
We met in high school.
He was quiet but he was kind of wild.
He did a lot of wild things outside of school and I liked him just because he didn't really pay any other attention to anybody else.
He just kind of did his own thing and he painted a lot and he kind of taught me how to create things for six to eight hours a day, sometimes even longer than that, eight to 12 hours a day and hanging out with him, it was like all day.
All we would do is create, I would shoot photos or videos and then he would paint.
I mean that was like where I learned discipline and creating art was through him.
But I always knew that there was something that was kind of off with him, something that it felt like he kind of had like a darker side to him.
And then over time we kind of put a couple pieces together and realized that he had been abused when he was younger and then he was getting into heavier drugs and he started doing heroin for a while.
His mom was involved in a shooting and he eventually died a couple years after that from an overdose.
And that person who shot his mom is now currently in prison but is getting out this year.
It's a heart-wrenching story and I think it tackles a lot of issues.
I think for me personally the reason why I do all this isn't just for a memory but it's kind of my way of like dealing with it.
'Cause obviously I mean it was really tough for a long time.
I mean, that was like the worst thing I think that's ever happened to me.
(soft music) - My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak with you about our nation's unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and is now spreading throughout the world.
Today, the World Health Organization officially announced that this is a global pandemic.
(swoosh music) (soft music) (door opening) (steps plodding) (group laughing) - All right, I'll see you all right.
Tell Tanner, I said hey.
- All right, buddy.
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