DIRECTOR / VISUAL ARTIST
"I want to make the world smile and inspire people to follow their dreams."
Making people laugh and helping others has always been a main component. Happiness is a powerful tool, which he found could influence others in a positive way.
Chris Kelly is a Co-Founder of EyeConicVisions, a visual artist, content creator and photographer. He enjoys focusing on documentary films, music videos and artist/brand development. Chris is originally from a small town in Winchestertonfieldville Iowa (Washingtonville, NY).
Orange County was a place where Chris would find sanctuary in being outside and playing sports with friends. As he grew older sports gave way to films. At the tale end of Middle school and the beginning of High School I dabbled with montage videos creating content with his friends. This allowed him to grow and push his creative side. After a film class in High School he pursued his dream and spent a year at Hofstra and three more at St. John's University studying Television and Film. In 2011, he Co-Founded EyeConicVisions with Marcos (Swavthevisionary).
After a couple year hiatus, Chris went back to Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY. He re-acclimated himself to learning and gained a mentor who was pivotal in focusing on building your brand, and using social media as the tool it is. The creative community that he met inspired him and it was refreshing to help other students with the knowledge he had gained.
To Chris, films allow us to escape into the imagination of others, while also being an escape. Films inspire us to change the world, tell stories that can motivate ourselves to be better, or just transport us into a new world. Sometimes a story has a character who is heroic and sometimes it showcases a sheer display of creative genius. These aspects are limitless, which is what is so tantalizing to Chris.
Chris' favorite stage of production is post. Editing is where the puzzle is assembled, each piece has it's own purpose but the end result can be manipulated in a million different ways. It takes patience and vision to use the blueprints and craft a finished version of a project and hard work and dedication are essential to growth as an artist. The most important aspect of our humanity is affording ourselves the opportunity to take risks and make mistakes. The greatest triumphs have been experienced outside our comfort zones, and Chris wants to continue to push the envelope and work on projects that excite and inspire.
Remember to always put your passion first. Keep working hard, keep learning, keep growing, you never know who you might be inspiring.