Persistent, goal-oriented, fearless, and driven; are a few of the characteristics possessed by Ishell Vaughan, cinematographer, filmmaker, and founder of Ishell Vaughan Films – a leading media and entertainment company, poised towards perfection and client satisfaction!
CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCCESS
Breaking through from a regular 9-5 job into becoming an entrepreneur in the media industry would have seemed like an impossible feat until passion became the driving force. This describes the life of budding filmmaking giant Ishell Vaughan, who only saw his skills in shooting quality short videos for friends and family as a hobby until the million-dollar idea struck! Having successfully completed a baby shower shoot, Ishell discovered the endless possibilities hidden beneath the obvious.
Honing this skill not only allowed Ishell to discover his true potential, but also helped him narrow his expertise toward a particular scope in his industry by identifying his audience. According to Ishell, “The biggest challenge when starting a business is finding who your true audience is.” Ishell has utilized this ideology to his advantage and has successfully carved a niche for himself in the ever-crowded entertainment space.
Results of his diligence and focus on his craft are very evident, as displayed in his YouTube channel, which has amassed an incredible number of following and views owing to his unique style and in-depth knowledge of his client’s needs and expectations.
SHAPING THE FUTURE
Through hard work and perseverance, Ishell has clearly demonstrated his capacity to handle all things cinematography. From commercial shoots to filmmaking and directing, Ishell has demonstrated an inert ability to blend passion with talent to brew perfection.
Having made it from the struggle of being an amateur photographer to owning his own Film Making Brand, Ishell Vaughan Films, Ishell has pointed out valuable lessons he learned over the years. He has shown great concern for mentoring newbies in the filmmaking industry, and according to Ishell, “Mindset is probably more important than the business. There is nothing new under the sun.”
Being a firm believer in patience and courage in the face of fear, Ishell opines that “what separates a successful business owner from everyone else is their internal dialogue. You have to be able to have the tenacity and persevere to all of the challenges that come when being a business owner. If you don’t have that grit, I don’t think you’ll get far.”