I decided to build a Video Production Company called Zabenno in 2019. I already experienced working on quite a lot of video projects, and I wanted to build a team of Indonesians with the same passion.
As the video producer, I need to oversee every aspect of the work to get the project complete. From budgeting, planning, production, to editing; I need to know how it's done to be able to instruct the team and advise the client.
I edited my very first video when I was 11 years old, in 2007. It was on the early versions of Adobe Premiere Pro. The Adobe Premiere interface nowadays is so much better than what it was. I then started intensively learning video editing in 2014 on both Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
It wasn't until 2016 when I started creating videos for other people, then finally working full-time on video editing in 2018. Since then, I have edited for various people and companies around the world for different project types.
Back in 2010 before auto-pilot drones were cool, my father flew manual-custom drones which has no GPS on it. I was too young to try at that time, so I would only watch. I finally got my first taste of drone flying in 2017. So far, I have flown various DJI drones and Yuneec Typhoon H.
I have flown on both above land and water. My best experience was flying the drone while I was on a liveaboard in the middle of the ocean. We had the boat running and I followed it with the drone during sunset.
I started diving since I was 16 years old, in 2012 and finally got my license in 2014. Since then, I've tried scuba-diving at different dive sites around Indonesia. I slowly learned how to freedive and did my course in 2021.
Of course I would take a camera underwater with me when the opportunity arises! I am still looking to expand my underwater camera knowledge, but I have done a few underwater projects in the past.
I definitely like being a Video Producer more than a camera operator. But when I am given the opportunity for a video that I love for it's story and cause, I would prefer for myself to operate the camera than anybody else.
Movements on camera is an art of it's own. When I'm given the creative freedom from a client, I like to add camera movement with an interesting object or model.
I realized how lucky I am to have all the resources to video creation since I was a kid. But I understand that not many people (especially in Indonesia) has access to it even though they have the passion.
My long-term dream is to give access and teach more local Indonesians on video-making. I want them to tell their stories before someone else tells it for them. I've started with teaching a few kids from a children's education foundation. I am still learning and up leveling my teaching skills.
Since I was in high school, I've already been a very visual person. I visualize things before I execute it. I present my ideas and stories through images or videos. When I started creating videos on YouTube, I really kickstarted my confidence and storytelling skills.
Since then, I have been a speaker in small to medium sized events as well as highlighted on one of CNN Indonesia's TV shows in 2019. I then expanded my public-speaking skills in joining a workshop with one of CNBC's reporters. From here, I plan to continue my public-speaking skills purely because I found a hidden passion of mine.
I was exposed to music at a very young age. My mom played the piano when I was still in her womb, and I already started learning music since I was 4 years old. I then learned to play the violin when I was 8 years old, living in Australia. Our family moved back to Indonesia a year after and I continued my courses.
I finally decided to study in a Conservatory of Music for University, enrolling in Music Therapy, majoring the violin instrument. Once I graduated, I took a career turn in 2018, by pursuing video creation. My music skills has definitely become handy for the music I choose in my videos.