Interview with Brent Christy(@brentchristy)

Junior year of high school. Like nothing else. Between school work and running 8+ miles a day, I haven't had much time to post any interviews. But with the new year upon us I am trying to do better.

So here's the first interview of 2015:

Brent Christy is a cinematographer and member of the production company, Caravan.

For those interested, according to a short Google search, a cinematographer is:

The cinematographer or director of photography (DP) is the person in charge of actually shooting the film. He is the head of the camera and lighting departments, and as such he has a big role in the making of any movie.

I stumbled upon Brent after seeing his name on the Two Minutes With TGD website. After a little more surfing and research I found Brent's personal site and realized that this guy was seriously talented. Thus far, my favorite video Brent has worked on is Grape Soda. It's an awesome short film.

If Brent had to described himself with three inanimate objects they would be:

Kooshy stressball, wind chime, and spork

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How did you get into making videos?

It's all thanks to a community college television course, my friend Brandon getting me an internship that turned into a job at a cable access television station, and some divine intervention.  

If you could speak with your 16 year old self, what would you say to him?

I'd keep the words minimal. No spoilers.  I'd just want him to have hope knowing we'd at least make it this far. And I'd give him a long hug. We both like hugs. 

Who has been your biggest role model?

My family, both by blood and by life circumstance. It's important to have people outside of your career who love you just because you exist, whose paths of life diverged with yours at the right time. 

What has been your favorite or one of your favorite videos?

I've always been inspired by the comedic. When you add production value to that equation, it's masterful. I'll always be thankful for The Lonely Island and Spike Jonze. Both entities created a beautiful wonder inside of me concerning the power of video. 

Fast forward 10 years. What are you doing, Monday afternoon

I'm holding my wife's hand. We're watching "I Love You, Man" for the 400th time. We're crying laughing. Our son is building a pirate ship out of Legos on the floor. I then get into my cryotube and sleep for 15 minutes, equivalent to 8 hours in 10 years prior sleep time. I eat my meal cube for nutrients. I then hop on my hover skateboard to get back to work after the kind of lunch break I really needed. 

David Silverman