Dealing With Change – And How Transitioning Can Be Good For Us All
Text: David Geffin Images: Courtesy, August Bradley
Cinematographer August Bradley is well versed with career transitions. After an initial start in business as a marketing strategy executive, he moved into the world of commercial photography, later transitioning into motion as a cinematographer. Today, while still a working DP, he’s already veering off to the horizon and into future of expressive visual mediums like VR, fractal art, and interactive graphic design.
What makes August so unique is his experiences exemplify an ability to adapt and change to an industry in a state of unprecedented flux and uncertainty. His approach to his career is a ‘case study’ of how we can all successfully transition from our current career pathway to a completely new one, from one piece of hardware to another, or even simply from one job to the next.
Change Is Inevitable
What is it that allows someone to succeed in one arena and parlay this experience into finding success in another, largely-unrelated, field?
Whether we work within the world of stills or motion, on the creative or business side, we can all learn something from August’s approach to dealing with change and managing transition.
August kindly spent some time talking to me about his path, and what follows is what I personally feel are the key elements that has helped him, and which we can all apply to help our own careers and development in the industry.