I'm Tatiana, and I'm a videographer
Describe your job
My role consists of capturing visuals for brands, behind the scenes and social content etc. I also do some photography for specific projects.
The role of videographer is quite versatile as you get to be a one-woman-band and you can get to touch a lot of aspects of production. The visuals, the directing, the sound, the editing, etc depending on the project.
My favourite part of the job is capturing the right composition, the colours, the candid moments, the energy etc.
What are the most important skills you need to do your job?
Persistence, creativity and confidence. You also need an attention to detail and always need to be aware of what is happening on set as you need to be able to capture anything that could help the storytelling!
I left school and...
I left school then went to university to study Film & TV production. That is where I discovered my love of being behind the camera.
I did a lot of my own personal projects on the side which was super essential for my career.
Moving to London was a turning point, where I found my current job. This has been full of opportunities for me and I’ve managed to grow and explore my skills more and more.
I’m most proud of...
The short film PINK which was commissioned by Dazed and Random Acts. I was most proud of the storytelling in this, where I could fully create from start to finish the aesthetic/visual I wanted. With a short time, we managed to create a strong piece with an emotional message behind.
Director: Arabah Aduah
Cinematographer: Tatiana Telle
Camera assistant: Felix Robinson
1st AD: John Ogunmuyiwa
Before I started my career, I wish I knew…
I wish I was more outspoken in what I had to say and believed. Especially working in teams, it can be hard to be confident. In retrospect, everyone is still figuring out what the hell they’re doing!
A mistake I made which you can avoid repeating is...
It’s okay to say no sometimes. Don’t say yes to everything. If people ask you to collaborate on something, and it will take a lot of your personal time. Make sure it is the right project for you, otherwise you will regret it in the long run.
So, what’s next?
My journey in the next few years is still a little blurry. I would love to eventually work for myself and have projects happening frequently - continuing to live off of my passion.
I also sell vintage pieces and make candles on the side – check out my other instagram account: @nataconceptstore