We had the good fortune of connecting with Cam Sale and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cam, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
What makes me happy is seeing a satisfied client. When we’re shooting on location with a client watching it’s always nice to show them a little sample of the video clips and man, when they give me the “Holy crap, that’s amazing!” type of reaction, I get goosebumps. Bringing someone’s vision to life and seeing their true, authentic excitement is contagious and brings me great satisfaction. It reinforces that I’m in the right industry and doing a good job.Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I think what sets me apart is my dedication and willingness to do the job right the first time. It’s not about being a perfectionist but it’s about caring about your work and putting your name behind it and being proud if what you produced. I got where I am today with years of persistence and support. It started off slowly, and to be honest it grew slower than I expected, but I’m proud of where I am at the moment. The pandemic affected nearly the entire world but through some financial preparation and planning we were able to come out the other side stronger than ever. If someone’s interested in this career path, I’d gently remind them that you’re an entrepreneur/business owner first and photographer/videographer second. Doing the work is the (relatively) easy and fun part, but you still need to be prepared to do your taxes, budget accordingly, solicitate/market yourself, grind, sacrifice and prepare for struggles and setbacks. A lot of people see me filming skiing or snowboarding and think I just “film cool stuff all the time”. The stuff they don’t see is the behind the scenes stuff which is less glamorous. 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?
Depending on the time of year, we’d probably hit Breckenridge Ski Resort for some skiing/boarding or if was summer some mountain biking. There’s tons of outdoor seating at many restaurants on Main Street to visit.Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Gosh, there’s tons of people to thank and credit for my success. My parents have been there from the beginning supporting my dream of full-time video production. My girlfriend, Sinjin, is always eager to help out on shoots if needed. Honestly, a lot of this motivation to shoot video came from the GoPro line of cameras. When the Hero 2 came out I was in college in Tennessee and I started putting that little camera all over my mountain bike and immediately saw the benefits of the small but mighty camera.