“I turned my new hobby into a lifestyle – by mistake!”
Hey, it’s Mark Beniston founder of Simple Video Success and it’s great to see you here 🙂
This page is designed to give you a bit of a background to me and what makes me tick, but to be honest I am no wordsmith so if you want to skip read and just look at the pictures its cool with me.
I also plan to keep this page updated with cool “behind the scenes” glimpses into what the life of a videographer is actually like, so keep coming back to read about my latest adventures.
“who knew video could be this much fun?”
For over 18 years now I’ve been a professional videographer, and as far as being a videographer goes, I’ve reached heights I never dreamed possible.
However, I can this say this. It’s been a very interesting journey.
I’ve been fortunate enough to experience some amazing things on this journey and it is the main reasons I decided to create this page.
There are a lot of blogs out there on video, but I noticed most if not all rarely talk about the seemingly unimportant aspects of being a videographer. Ironically, those seemingly unimportant things are actually what makes you grow and develop into something more. All these “small things” are what will separate you from the crowd.
See, not only have I been able to attract high-end clients who pay me very handsomely to film their events, but these events have also landed me in some of the most exotic places with gorgeous views…and…scenery that is absolutely breathtaking.
I’ve filmed in some amazing locations which include Castles that sit on beautiful Italian lakes, 5 Star Villas on Lake Garda in Italy…Lake Como,Lake Maggiore…The Romeo & Juliet Balcony in Verona, and not to mention Malta & Spain.
“sipping an ice cold beer and watching the sun slowly set behind the mountains – does it get any better”
And that’s not even the best part…
The best part is, I get to experience all of this while being with my wife and children as they often get to accompany me on these trips, it’s not often one’s work affords them this sort of luxury. 🙂
Now, I don’t want you think it was always this way. Everything you see above came from long hours, intense focus and burning desire to be the best.
But before I became what I am now… I was an Insurance clerk for the very prestigious Royal Insurance Company. It was considered to be the “dream job” by all accounts. But, as fate would have it, I would be thrust into becoming a videographer by accident.
But that’s a very interesting story for another day.
Read: The Insurance Salesman – From Contracts to Castles….
The point I want to make is that if I – an insurance salesman – can achieve the success I have, then there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t do the same.
See, as I mentioned earlier, I’ve had a lot of successes in this industry. On the flip side, there have also been many, many failures. It’s my goal to help you eliminate as many long hours, many of your would be failures, and guide you towards success.
Lets talk soon.
And don’t forget if you have any Q’s just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,