Background and Inspiration: Who is Mellow?
Who is Mellow? Although it’s a nickname I picked up on a film set (Silo), it has become a reflection of my relaxed and easygoing nature. But how did I find my way into the world of filmmaking and eventually embark on this nomadic journey? Let me share my story with you.
As a teenager, I fell in love with movies. Horror and comedies were my favorites. Determined to pursue a career as a special effects artist or director in the film industry, I researched at the local library, dreaming of making films one day. I convinced my mom to purchase Fangoria magazine for me. However, as a teenager, it seemed like a distant dream. That was until a serendipitous encounter during a career day at my middle school.
During the event, I stumbled upon a booth showcasing a design and production program at a performing arts high school (Youth Performing Arts School or YPAS). Intrigued, I applied and was accepted, opening the door to my journey in the world of visual storytelling. This opportunity provided me with a solid foundation in the performing arts, laying the groundwork for my future endeavors.
After completing four years at the performing arts school, I was awarded a scholarship to study theatrical lighting design at NSU (Northwestern State University) in Louisiana. Excited to deepen my knowledge and skills, I embraced this opportunity and embarked on a year-long journey of exploration and creative discovery.
However, upon completing my first year of study, I made the difficult decision to return home and enter the workforce.
For the following two decades, I found myself immersed in the restaurant industry, setting aside my passion for filmmaking. But true passions have a way of resurfacing, and in 2014, I seized the opportunity to rekindle my love for the craft.
In 2014, I made a pivotal career shift and ventured into the film industry. Since then, I have dedicated myself to honing my skills and contributing to the art of storytelling. Working in the art department, I have had the privilege of being a part of over 30 movies, bringing visual elements to life and adding depth to cinematic experiences.
This journey has not only allowed me to explore the art of filmmaking but has also sparked a desire for a nomadic lifestyle. The allure of new locations, diverse cultures, and the freedom to wander has deeply resonated with me. It has become an integral part of my identity and has inspired the creation of mellownomadic.com, where I aim to share my experiences, and insights, and connect with fellow adventurers and creatives.
By combining my passion for storytelling, expertise in the film industry, and love for the nomadic lifestyle, I strive to inspire others to embrace their own creative journeys and find fulfillment in the simplicity of being mellow. Join me on this voyage of self-discovery, artistic expression, and the pursuit of a life lived on one’s own terms.
The Birth of Mellownomadic.com:
In 2020, when the world was faced with the pandemic, I realized it was time to reignite my creative spirit and create a life of freedom and fulfillment. It was then that the idea for mellownomadic.com was born. I envisioned a platform where I could share my experiences, inspire others, and create a reliable income stream while pursuing my nomadic lifestyle.
Additionally, I noticed a need for a central hub to gather information about various YouTube meetups. To address this, I decided to incorporate a section on my website that lists these meetups, making it easier for fellow content creators to connect and collaborate.
Who is Mellow and what does it mean?
For me, being mellow means embracing a relaxed state of mind and doing things on my own terms. It’s about taking the time to reflect and create a vision for what I want to accomplish in life. While I can be outgoing, I tend to approach interactions with a laid-back and down-to-earth demeanor. Mellow is about being easygoing and not sweating the small stuff, taking a step back to breathe and refocus when faced with challenges or anxiety.
Inspiring a Mellow Lifestyle:
Through my mellow persona and the content I share on mellownomadic.com, my goal is to inspire and impact others in several ways. I invite my audience to spend more time in nature, whether it’s exploring national parks, taking a hike, or simply appreciating the beauty that surrounds us. I aim to encourage a deeper connection with the natural world, fostering a sense of peace and serenity.
Moreover, I aspire to create a community that embraces the nomadic lifestyle. By attending meetups and connecting with like-minded individuals, we can share experiences, learn from one another, and collectively explore the possibilities of a nomadic existence.
Ultimately, I hope that through mellownomadic.com, I can inspire others to live life on their own terms, pursue their passions, and find contentment in the simplicity of being mellow.