We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Pacheco and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Since 2020, I have transitioned to working from from home. I work as a Film Mastering Engineer and use to have to commute to the film studios everyday. Being remote allowed me to move back to Colorado and really gave me the freedom to take back some personal time and enjoy the places and people around me. I think it’s important to have a separation from work and life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
So I originally wanted to be a 3d animation artist. I started school for 3d and that led me to Los Angeles. After the first year I learned that I was way more interested in film and photography and decided to switch my major. I made a closeknit group of crazy talented friends. I focused the majority of my time towards filming and video editing while I was in school. This led me to do some fun projects with Aston Martin, Ted-X, Coachella Music Festival and more! One of my friends was working as a VJ for a Dj on world tour, so I was lucky enough to be able to create some tour visuals that would end up being played across multiple countries. This is when I started to get interested in music production and it has been an obsession now for the last 8 years.
After graduating, I was applying to film studios everyday, but it was extremely competitive. I ended up working at best buy to pay rent and it was a soul crushing year. Eventually I started to make connections and work freelance photo/video editing jobs and I was able to work and live on my own schedule. I was then hired as a full time media specialist for a non-profit in Pasadena California. I worked there for three years and then 2020 struck.
I was already super tired of California and the pandemic actually gave me the perfect opertunity move back to my hometown of Grand Junction Colorado!
I was able to work remote and freelance for a year. During this time I was adventuring around the mountains,leveling up my photography, and producing/djing as much music as possible. In 2021 I was able to land a job as a film mastering engineer. It was a post-production career that I had never even considered, but I love it.
Today I just focus on creating and re-claiming my time as much as possible.
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?
I love fishing on the Grand Mesa. I also love camping. I’d probably start in Durango, drive up through Ouray and hit the hot Springs. Then we’d do some dispersed camping around Silverton. The next day we would get to Grand Junction. We’d explore the desert, float the Colorado River, walk through downtown and get sushi at Suehiro’s. We’d fish and camp on the Mesa. We would round out the trip by driving to Denver so that they can see as much of the state as possible. There’s so much to do and see, a week is definitely not enough.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Scott Steven’s- https://linktr.ee/scottstevens
Myles Moore – https://instagram.com/mylesthehuman?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Alex Vicente – https://www.vicente.design/
These are three of my best friends. They are super creative and we really connected and created a lot of projects throughout college and after.
Other: My linktree at the top has all my socials. My most prominent accounts are instagram and spotify!