Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicholas Rousseau.
Hi Nicholas, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I started being interested in cameras in 2001. In 2003, I took a Boy Scout merit badge called cinematography, which is now called movie making, at a week-long summer camp. In 2005, YouTube started, by January 1, 2007, I started my own YouTube channel. I did short skits. In 2009, I started a news channel and my own food network. Fall of 2009, I took my first film class in college at STLCC Meramec. I never took a film class in high school.
But I knew what I want to do as a 5th grader. I wanted to be a camera operator and I want to work on stories like 60 minutes and film special events. or film movies. In 2012, I worked my first professional gig with an IMDB credit to my name. I worked on more than 10 films and directed two short films that made it to the St. Louis Filmmaker showcase a local film festival that I enjoy volunteering for. I don’t volunteer for free swag I just want to give back to a great organization.)
2015 helped in-house audio and video with st. Louis Rams. That summer, I went to and staffed NOAC, National Order of the Arrow Conference (BSA) I helped make daily contact and promotional videos. That was great because I started getting my foot in the door.
In 2016, filmed my first baseball game with the Gateway Grizzlies. In August of 2017, I started working with the IndyCar Series season Bommarito Automotive Group 500 my job title was utility but I was working with NBC Sports Network. I was asked by a text message and at the time I didn’t know it was working for IndyCar.
The same year, I interned at STLTV and I am at UMSL then In 2018 started freelancing with HEC TV. My friend told me to go to HEC-TV.
Now, I am currently at HEC Media and I also freelance for other organizations when I am asked.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It’s been a smooth road for me but some struggles here and there.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Freelance videography with a let’s go attitude. I am always ready and willing to do new things.
Am really proud of my hat man video. I thought of filming it using a turntable so we would be able to show the entire hat not just the top like the local news station did.
What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
I like our city because it is not too big and commuter-friendly.
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