We had the good fortune of connecting with Sasha Knock and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sasha, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
Every single person has a story worth telling. Each human being has different experiences that have shaped who they are and the decisions they have made. Capturing those stories with my lens allows me to share the beauty of those stories with the world. It’s why I spend the wee hours of the night (and sometimes morning) editing videos. I’m passionate about sharing stories of triumph, perseverance, love and hope. My hope is that my work captures the voices of others through their words, music, art and brings inspiration to those who view it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It wasn’t always an easy path to follow my passion for videography. After college graduation, I had an unpaid internship with a film distribution company in California. While it was an incredible and invaluable experience, I needed an income. It took me nine months to find a full-time job. I hopped around to different organizations over the years, learning all that I could and honing my skills. I’ve now settled into my current job at an advertising agency in Phoenix. I’m thankful to have a manager who encourages me to grow and be as creative as possible. One big piece of advice I’d have is never lose faith in the process. There were times where I thought about settling into a job that was unrelated to my field, but I knew I’d be miserable if I did. If you can, keep practicing your craft if you’re job hunting. Connect with others, make art for fun, and share it with the world. It can attract others to you and potential gigs and jobs.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One of my absolute favorite places in the world is Sedona, Arizona. The red rocks, the trees, the canyon — they all refresh my creative juices and get ideas flowing. Hike the trail at West Fork, sit by the creek and let nature recharge you. Then after working up an appetite, stop at Outlaw Grille, a small burger joint hidden on the main strip in town. Don’t forget to take plenty of photos while you’re there, it’s breathtaking!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents always supported my desire of working with video and photography. They encouraged me not to settle into a job that I didn’t get my degree in, which at the time had a high rate of unemployment. “Find a job that you love doing, don’t settle in life for something your heart isn’t in,” they’d tell me. I know I wouldn’t have pursued this career path if it weren’t for their support.