We hear from talented filmmaker and cinematographer Ishell Vaughan about the turning point in his life, as well as his vision for the future.
Everybody has a turning point in their life, a moment which significantly changes the course of their journey.
Ishell Vaughan – who is a professional film maker, cinematographer, and the founder and owner of Ishell Vaughan Films – has no trouble recollecting that moment in his life.
The day his life changed forever was the day he was booked for a job paying $5,000.
That was the first time he had that much money at one time. That was the day he knew he was made for this.
Furthermore, this was also the happiest day in his life. However, it was certainly not just about the money, but knowing that someone actually valued his work as much as he did back then was a huge moment for him.
Ishell represents one-third of the founding members of Secret Society Motion Pictures.
Back in the late 2000s, they could never have fathomed that this company would grow to what it is today. They were just three guys scrambling to manage an unforeseen workload, while undoubtedly gaining major popularity in the tri-state and surrounding areas.
Today Nimi Hendrix, Denity and Ishell not only shoot the majority of your favorite artists’ music videos, but they also run the most intuitive film internship program.
For Ishell, doing vital work day in day out, which is playing a significant role in the industry, is crucial.
But, of course, it is also very nice to be recognised for the work being done.
If he had to choose his most notable award, Ishell would say it was back in 2019 when he and Nimi Hendrix won the first place award for their short film “something in the water”.
Ishell’s biggest success is simply being able to wake up every day and do what he loves.
He highlighted that there are a lot of people out there that have the freedom or ability to chase their dream, but getting to this level in his career took a lot of hard work and discipline. Without that, there would not even be any accolades.
Power Of Being Different
However, despite achieving much in his career already, Ishell has his sights set on new goals for the future. His most sought after goal at the moment, besides being incredibly wealthy, is to just continue to be in a space of learning.
He does not ever want to feel like he is the best or the smartest, he wants to always be in a position to gain knowledge.
There is clearly a huge amount which separates Ishell from others, particularly the fact that he is simply different.
He thinks different, he works different and everything he does is natural – he does not force anything.
His attention to detail is immaculate, but he is so relaxed. When most people look at a TV they see a TV, but when Ishell looks at a TV he sees a playground. He just has fun.
He is a truly unique individual, with a truly unique talent.
Follow Ishell on Instagram @ishell.raw, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ishellvaughan, or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/ishellvaughanfilms.