It’s taken a while for me to write this blog post, not only because it’s initially harder than I expected, but because I never thought I’d have a profession where blogging is involved. So, I got a little nervous because really, there are so many adventures and stories that I can share about my life and chosen career path… that I got little overwhelmed with my endless options.
So, I apologize for being late to the game.
But not really because… is there really a time-frame to when I begin this “blogging thing”?
So yeah, now on to who I am…
My name is Heidi Reinprecht and I am the co-founder of Little Tree Farm Productions and I’m an audio production specialist.
How did I get here?
Well, I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to help start a production company and to get involved with audio. There are a lot of steps that I took to get to where I am, and quite frankly, I never thought audio production would be a skill that I would actually be good at. I remember sitting in one of my first film classes, Audio Production, and thinking “mmm, this seems fun” but I didn’t really know all the technical side to things yet.
So I learned the basic skills I needed, and actually ended up using those skills in my last semester of college when I ended up being an audio technician in each film group I was a part of. There were moments I excelled… and moments where I made a lot of mistakes. That’s the point of school, isn’t it? In school, one must learn, thrive, and fail all at the same time in order to exceed into adulthood.
Then, before I graduated I did an internship and furthered my audio skills and finally reached that professional level that I yearned to be at. And now, here I am. It’s been almost two years since then, and I’m still building my skills and attempting to excel in other aspects of film as well. Like… camera work.
I remember the first time I held an expensive camera; I was actually terrified to break it. Why? Well, it’s because it was worth more than my semester’s college tuition. I was a little camera shy, which is maybe why I fell into audio production with open arms so easily.
Once I got over my camera jitters, I actually fell in love with the craft and I’m absolutely obsessed with creating wide shots.
What do I mean by this?
Well, there are a lot of filmmakers/photographers that are obsessed with catching the detail of their subject. Meaning, they love close ups and finding the perfect angles to capture those details. For me, I lean towards more of a “seeing the bigger picture”. Wide shots are usually more common with scenery photographs. Well, I love capturing my subjects in wider shots and catching the details of everything around my subject. In a way, this brings a sense of realism to my photography and when I create my shot lists. It’s also a fantastic skill set because it helps me collaborate well with my business partner, Jesse, because we see shot lists in different ways, literally.
This aspect about our team is awesome because it gives our team a creative edge. Jesse and I literally see and hear film in different ways, which is why I love being a part of Little Tree Farm Productions… and that’s a wrap.
I promise I’ll have another blog post soon.