We had the good fortune of connecting with Amir Hussain and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amir, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process of starting my business was a wild adventure. It started when Napster was a thing and wanted to see how to create beats like Timbaland. Long story short, i went from composition, recording artist (short lived), mixing/mastering engineer, videographer, and my latest adventure is photography. I realized that many artist including myself didn’t know what it takes to create content and understand how it works in our industry. Sight Beyond Sound, my business, was set to create that platform for artist to get amazing content and bridge the gap from local to being noticed.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Its crazy but my professional and creative life merged. I learned so much in the corporate world as far as communication, organization, planning, and having goals which all played a huge role in my creative space. At times its hard to flip the switch (FLIP FLIP), but both sides helped each other. Without organization I cant be as creative. There is only so much you can just wing it and figure it out on the spot. It becomes apparent after awhile that there is no thought. However, there are times where you just got to Roll with the Punches.
Professionally I work in the Financial industry in investments. Since I was 12, I was invested in the stock market and loved it all. I would say that is one of my most proud moments that instead of just playing video games, I also researched stocks and traded with my own money, Starting so early helped me become who I am. That wasn’t the sole reason, because you quickly find out its also connections play a huge role in your life! CONNECT CONNECT CONNECT.
I want the world to know that it doesn’t take just being behind a label or millions of dollars to come true. My dreams are coming true and I didn’t have either of those. I want people to know that Sight Beyond Sound and myself included is here to get you on track to where you want to be. Are we the only place you should go? Absolutely not. We are realistic and practical and know that its a combination of several ideas or companies to build a portfolio or develop a brand for the end client. I think this industry has lost this philosophy and want what’s best for only them and not understanding that when you help each other, you both come out even further.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First off they waking up early so we can get some sunrise shots because they know damn well i am filming and taking photos the whole time. But a perfect time is a mixture of food, beach, nature, music, and a fire. There is nothing like going out to eat at different types of restaurants you never had before. Whether it be sushi, pizza, burgers, STEAKS, this is a must. I love being around the beach just to get away from the normal life included in that would be going on Trails, biking, kayaking. of course music will be on all day and all night but i always imagined the whole day concluding to a fire pit with the night skies. Its a perfect blend of everything!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Where do I begin on this! I want to shoutout to my family who always supported my ventures but also told me how it is. I want to give a big shoutout to A Certain Energy because everything started to come together when joined forces. We learned so much from each other, we helped each other, traveled the nation together, joined 5 music videos together along with several shoots just in less than a year! I also want to give a shoutout to Hilaria, my business partner. We started around the same time as me and A Certain Energy got together. From there we been tackling and working everyday on projects from weddings, music videos, commercials, promos, photo shoots, and soooo much more! Last but not least Karol! She has stuck with me even though i spend more time traveling or in my studio than actually time with her! she puts up with me lol