Today we’d like to introduce you to Justin Barr.
Justin, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When I moved to Chicago 12 years ago, I chose to embrace video as a hobby. I’ve always considered myself an artist, a comedian for some, an “entertainer” for others. If there was a Michael Jackson song playing, you better believe I was in the middle of the dance floor.
It dawned on me that I could create my own videos, dance my own dances, act out my own skits, and have total control of the entire experience. There were no rules, no limits, just the camera, myself, and my imagination. The objective was simple, use comedy, song, and dance to brand myself and provide video content that will entertain myself, my friends, and family. I thought to myself, “Nobody can stop me from doing this”, the thirst to make people smile became too real to say no. At that time, no one was posting videos on social media, so I put myself out there to the world and it was the best decision I could have ever made.
As the months passed, my audience became hungry for more (at least I tell myself that ;). It was a beautiful thing, they embraced my character and challenged my mind. I taught myself how to operate a DSLR camera, learn FCP editing, and continued to produce entertaining videos for social media. Every creative component of the video process I enjoyed doing, from the writing, the acting, the filming, to the editing. I was getting my full circle fix. Soon the conversation turned to, “Hey Justin, my friend has a video project that he could use your help on, can you assist?” I realized I had a special skill set with filming and editing that made me wanted, and being wanted is a good feeling. A really good feeling.
The game changer was the night that I stumbled across the Green Screen and thought to myself, “I could really have fun with this…” The beauty within the green screen is its versatility. I still recall the first night I took flight and “flew in the air” with the help of green screen technology. It was a magical moment that I’ll never forget (tear, sniff 😉 the green screen allowed me to expand my imagination, allowed the viewer to take flight with me, and I haven’t touched the ground since.
After ten years in the health and fitness world, I made a connection thru my videos. A real estate expert that appreciated my work convinced me I could use my skill set to market real estate agents. Mike Cuevas has built a marketing platform www.attracktor.com that teaches agents to become better marketers and I’m thrilled to be part of his journey too. He has been a great mentor and I’ve learned everything about the real estate industry thru him.
So the decision to leave my job for the unknown wasn’t easy, but definitely necessary. I had dreamed of a job that I could put my creative energy towards. It was that moment people talk about, as Robert Frost would say, “I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
If only everything in life comes easy, but that’s not the case. However, I do know trusting in yourself, not giving up, and believing in your product is a must. As a business owner, you have to take on all responsibilities. When the capital is not there, you have to step up and work extra hard in building the platform that is necessary to survive. Everything takes time, and that’s one thing I’ve always understood.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the GreenScreenMarketing.com story. Tell us more about the business.
I’ve built a platform using the green screen that allows business professionals ( real estate agents, mortgage brokers, etc ) to be put on a pedestal within social media. How do we do this? We take the traditional talking head video, put some muscle behind it, and throw it on the dance floor. We use our creative energy to add elements to the video that make it sizzle, thru text, graphics, music, etc. We bounce you around the screen, add intro\outros, and call to action. The presentation is the key. As long as you know the content, we can help design a marketing video around it that’s fun and gets the people going!
It’s based on a referral marketing strategy, if you can impact your database, they are more likely to tell others about your business. Refer YOU to THEIR network. These videos work well on websites, marketing campaigns, anywhere where you want to be the STAR. When you have something to say, allow www.greenscreenmarketing.com to help it be heard.
What’s really exciting about www.GreenScreenMarketing.com is that anyone in the country can purchase a green screen for their home or business and still benefit from my editing services. Just follow my “Green Screen Experience Guide”. I explain in detail the few items you need to get started, the set up, and the filming. When finished, send us the footage and we will edit it for you. The best part, the investment is only around $ 175 to get started! Once you decide on the content, pressing play is the exciting part. Leave the rest up to us!
I’m proud that I have clients in San Diego, Florida, Ohio, St. Louis, New Jersey, Las Vegas and Chicago. Will you be next?
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck, Fate, Destiny, whatever it is, there is a reason why I’m in this business. Being called “Special” my whole life has its perks. I just chose to be myself and follow my passion. I’ve now turned the camera on others, and I’m taking everything I’ve learned over the years with building my own brand and giving my clients a video experience that will be remembered. We all deserve to be a STAR on camera. If used correctly, video is the best branding building tool out there. At the end of the day, the more people that respect your brand\business, the more money in you’ll find in your pocket. If you seek attention, and want to increase your sales, please visit www.GreenScreenMarketing.Com
- Prices range from $ 100 – $500 for my green screen services, depends on the product
- Address: Gold Coast, Chicago
- Website: www.greenscreenmarketing.com
- Phone: 419-503-0417
- Email: email@example.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Green-Screen-Marketing-107252406657293/