The 570 Blog Showcase - Ryan Sunuv
As someone who has worked in video editing, I can tell you it is not easy. I have no idea how people make television or music videos do what they do. That goes without mentioning movie editors and the countless hours they spend on projects. Some people just get it though and understand how to make good looking content. Enter Ryan Sunuv, a 19-year old editor hailing from Marysville PA. Sunuv took an interest in editing in 2015 and has not looked back.
“I was a freshman in high school and it pretty much just grew from there. After a few years of editing mainly anime, I decided to start shooting my own footage to edit and manipulate. Ever since then I have been shooting and editing music videos as well as my own personal projects, continuing to learn and challenge myself with every project,” said Sunuv.
Sunuv says that he got inspired from watching music videos of the hit anime One Piece. Since his first initial plunge into the editing world, he has noticed different styles of editing that push him to be better.
What inspired you to be a creator?
“The effects and transitions people would use inspired me too, it would get me more hyped than the actual show. I liked the way the editors enhanced the show with their editing and music choice, so I decided I would try it myself. I just grew from there,” said Sunuv.
After finding his inspiration, Sunuv decided to dedicate his talents fully to editing. Like previously mentioned, Sunuv began to use high talents for personal projects and music videos. Getting started locally with musicians and other artists can be key for development. It not only shows the on-screen talent, but what the editor can do with footage.
What does it mean to you to be a creator?
“For me being a creator means I can take something I am feeling or imagining and turn it into something that people can watch and feel.. It allows me to express myself and connect with others in a way that I would not be able to do with just words,” said Sunuv.
Like I said before, I have been in the editors chair. I was not talented enough to make a career out of it, but Sunuv has fought through those challenges. From simply finding software to actually processing footage, it is indeed time consuming. However Sunuv says that he is able to do what he loves no matter the case.
What is difficult about being a creator, and how do you get through the difficulties?
“The most difficult part about being a creator for me is sitting in front of a screen for hours, getting burnt out and then having to motivate myself to push through. Practicing focus and discipline would help to change it,” said Sunuv. “I have been getting better recently at staying motivated and focused by keeping a schedule of when I work on projects and forcing myself to follow that schedule.”
While working as an independent editor doesn’t mean he will be producing hollywood content, Sunuv has big dreams. Doing what he loves is already an accomplishment in and of itself, but Sunuv says he is still hungry to learn.
What is your vision for the future?
“I plan on learning and growing as a creator in as many ways as I possibly can, remaining open minded to everything. I also look forward to meeting new people and other creators along the way to learn from and to create with,” said Sunuv.
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