Meet Parachute Media’s newest Video Editor, Michael Hampton!
Michael’s impressive digital skillset and infectious enthusiasm take Parachute’s creative team to the next level. Whether video editing, designing or animating, Michael jumps in and uses his unique story-telling perspective to find the creative execution to bring our clients’ stories and products to life.
Michael honed his digital chops editing content for YouTube and episodic programming, as well as his many personal creative projects. A dynamo creator, Michael acts in films, performs live comedy, hosts a podcast on movies, and streams his video gaming on Twitch in his downtime. Read on below to learn more about Michael’s ambitions, inspirations and one particular dislike.
What is something quirky about you?
I hate broccoli with a fiery passion!
In your work or creative process, what do you love creating the most?
I love world building and bringing things to life!
Who is one of your professional heroes and why?
Maria Bamford because she doesn’t compromise who she is and uses her struggles to bring joy to others, which is great!
What is your favorite quote?
“Everything small is just a smaller version of something big.” – Finn the Human
What is your grand, audacious goal?
To be in a place where I am able to help my friends and family reach their goals!
What’s the strategy behind your editing/storytelling process?
It definitely depends on the type of project. With something more serious I like to take in everything I can from the source material then carve out a story from there. With something light hearted I just embrace the spontaneity of the moment and create fun beats that form the story!
When you’re not at work, where will we find you and what will you be doing?
Working on things for myself. I love keeping busy with personal projects! But also in the kitchen cooking or going on a hike!
What sparked your interest in digital marketing?
I like storytelling in any form and it offers a lot of variety!
If you could Skype with anyone living or dead, who would it be?
My Grandpa for sure!
Welcome to the team, Michael!