How did you get started? Tell us everything!
My name is B.Rxb. I'm a videographer and director out of Atlanta, Georgia. I was born and raised in Stone Mountain and Decatur. I've always had a love for the arts, and I started filming as a hobby in my early high school days. I would always create skits of me, and my friends doing random things and post them on Facebook. I didn't realize it back then, but it came so naturally to me. I remember directing my friends and showing them their ques for whatever we were working on. When I got to my junior year of college in 2015, I picked the camera back up to express myself differently. I started again doing lifestyle photography of my friends, and other creatives I met along the way. I collaborated with many other photographers, models, and videographers, to get a feel for what I wanted to do with my visuals. In the summer of 2017, I started my company Lethal Media Productions, and began working with other creative agencies in the city, and eventually in other states around the country. I've worked with many high-profile celebrities and one of the biggest moments in my career was when I had the opportunity to work on a project with rapper J. Cole’s label, Dreamville. I was brought in to provide behind the scenes for Resolve Media Group, who was directing the "Down Bad" video shoot. It was such a great time to be around people who are viewed as the biggest stars in entertainment; be just as down to earth as any other person you would meet. I knew when I began working with the camera again in 2015 that this was what I wanted to do for a living.
What is your experience in the music industry? Do you have any formal training or schooling? If not, are you self-taught and how did you learn your craft? What is your learning style? What are your favorite educational resources (ex. college, YouTube, etc.)?
I graduated from Kennesaw State University in the Spring of 2018, with a Bachelor's in Communication and Media Studies. I was a self-taught filmmaker. Some of my classes did aid in the practical and technical knowledge I needed and gained during my freelance. I also took a film writing class and learned a lot about the difference in writing and scoring for plays and television. I'm a hands-on and visual learner. Once I see something done, I want to apply what I know to get the experience myself. I used YouTube and working with peers out in the field as my educational resources.
What are some credits and achievements that you have? Who have you worked with? Who have you collaborated with?
Zaytoven, J. Cole, Bas, JID, Earthgang, Tiffany Evans, Jawan Harris, Young Jeezy, Yella Beezy, Omeretta, K. Shiday, Lor Choc are just a few of the major artists I've worked with.
What are some of the biggest obstacles you’ve encountered or faced in this industry?
Patience and diligence. I've learned a lot about myself; I've felt as though I am my biggest obstacle. I learned a lot about the hustle and making things happen myself, and the value in having a team with good morale and that is goal-oriented. People don't always have your best interest or have genuine intent behind what they do. I've achieved a better sense of discernment of character.
What are some of your goals this year?
I would love to work with open up and studio so that it could serve as a hub for other creatives to thrive. I would love to work with Big K.R.I.T., Curren$y, or anyone from Dreamville or Top Dawg Ent.
Who are the top 3 artists, producers, engineers, videographers, or others you would want to work with that you haven’t worked with yet?
3 videographers I would like to work with are Spike Lee, Cole Bennett, and Dave Myers. My top 3 artists I would like to work with are Big K.R.I.T., Curren$y, and Smino.
Who are your favorite directors? Who do you want to do a music video with?
Spike Lee and Dave Myers are some of my favorite Directors. It would be super dope to shoot a video with Cole Bennett as well.
What kind of equipment do you have and why?
I prefer to rent Sony brand products. I've always been a fan of their cameras and the picture it has. I also use a ronin-m stabilizer to get a smooth shoot for my music videos.
What is your creative process like?
It varies from project to project. I normally always plan and get a "treatment" written in collaboration with the artist(s), which is the blueprint for how I'll shoot or create the video. The music also plays a big part in the visual aesthetic of the process.
What’s your favorite go-to order?
Tropical Smoothie's Island green with a Baja chicken wrap!