We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Molina and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anthony, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
I’ve always been a firm believer that you have to keep on learning. It’s crucial to continually evolve yourself, or you will be left behind. That kind of work is essential and expected, to be competitive in the creative realm as a whole. Plus, you should want to progress and better yourself; It is what will make you a better individual in the end.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Those who really know me know that I’m always trying new creative forms, whether it’s graphic design, UI/UX, music production, fashion photography, and most recently cinematography. I definitely have an interest in cinematography; shooting film, color grading, editing styles, and storytelling.
At one point, I spontaneously got the idea to shoot a short documentary in talking with MLS Professional Tristan Bowen when I was in Los Angeles, CA. We had just finished a shoot, and he was telling me what he had to do as a free agent in the pro soccer market. I felt it would be great to capture an insider’s perspective on everything a professional athlete has to deal with in their everyday reality.
I can say that this is probably a creative accomplishment that I’m most proud of to this date. To have my short documentary screened across the country at film festivals and even win some awards.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I definitely recommend checking out Chico Malo; you can get a modern take on great Mexican food there. To keep the vibe upbeat and fun, head over next door to Stand Up Live comedy club. Most of the time, you can catch headline talent doing stand-up there. Lastly, to finish the night off perfectly, head over to Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour. That is the place where you can find some fantastic unique cocktails. It’s actually an award-winning cocktail bar. It’s a must-see in my opinion. If the downtown vibe is what you’re looking for, check out these spots.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I had the great opportunity to attend the vocational school EVIT, where I learned about commercial art. There I had two outstanding instructors Randall Jahn and Bruce Johnston show me what I could do with my artistic skills and talent. From there, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do with my life. It definitely laid the groundwork for where I am today.
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