We had the good fortune of connecting with Clint Schwabedissen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Clint, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
My answer will be a primary answer, but sometimes we need to bring it back to the basics, and that is dependability. The reason I receive new and reoccurring projects is that clients can depend on me.

There’s that popular saying “Your network is your NetWorth” and that is true. However, if no one in your network can depend on you to be the solution to the problem then what good is it.

I complete the projects, in the timeframe expected, and produce outstanding results each and every time.

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.
I’ve been privileged to do work for AT&T, Alo Yoga, Khalid, Kevin Hart, Sienna Mae, Johann Vera, and I’m currently working on an hour-long special project for Dave Chappelle.

I started making videos when I was 11 years old on a Kodak point and shoot camera. I think what got me into it was growing up we always had these mini-VHS videos my father took of us as kids. I originally loved being in front of the lens and would take the camera downstairs to film skits of myself. Then it progressed to where it is today.

What sets me apart is I am different than most, and my constant need for growth. It had to of been at 8 years old I was packaging and trying to resell trading cards with my older brother. Then at 14, I was going door-to-door to sell my weed pulling services. Even in college, I was trying to build out this TV show, but I started it too late.

From there, I combined my experiences in videography and business to get to where am at today. I am most proud about the Lengths and strides I’ve taken to continue to believe in myself. As an artist deep down, we can see every flaw with ourselves and it can be demoralizing, but we can also focus on the beauty of ourselves as well.

The aspect that I am most excited about is getting back in front of the camera lens. There comes a point as a creative where you think, “It’s my job to make others look good, so why wouldn’t I be able to do that for myself?”

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First thing that came to my mind was food. If they’re from out of state, then we need to go eat some good Tacos and Burritos. You can’t come to Southern California without Mexican food. It’s like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower.

After that, would be hiking or seeing the outdoors. I would either take them up to Topanga or Runyon Canyon. Hopefully show them some good Influencers in the wild behind the scenes.

Also, visiting the beach would be a must. I would probably rent out a place in Malibu or even in Laguna Beach. It is a lot less dirty, and we could enjoy the day by the water and get a tan.

Then as an artist, I have to show them around the different art museums around town and maybe hit a Wednesday night jazz night.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My recognition for my success would have to go to God. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and if one door closes an even greater door will open. The work he’s laid in front of me has not only surprised those around me, but me myself. It’s all part of the plan, and I’m here trusting the process.

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