The Six Degrees Creative brand is all about connection. With the Connecting Creatives segment the goal is to highlight creatives and entrepreneurs in our communities and share their journey. No matter the outlet or industry, it is important we support each other’s growth both professionally and personally. Together we can make being a creative or running a small business sustainable and successful.
This week we highlight laser and light wizard Jason Osborne of JZENHERE. Inspired by the emotive elements of lighting and lasers, Jason fully dove into the practice and has gone on to invest in just what he needs to take any live show to the next level. Yea, concerts are cool, but concerts with Jason in the production pit are guaranteed to entrance and transport you to another dimension.
Read more about Jason's journey to lights and lasers below! You can support his business by following him on Instagram, reaching out about a project, or simply telling a friend!
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to be part of Connecting Creatives. Can you tell us more about your background and how you got started on your creative journey?
I have always been into music. I was usually playing drums in bands and never really got to get out and catch other shows. So when I became free again, I started my journey. I went to show after show, from the smallest campouts to bigger productions like CRSSD where I saw some really creative lighting and visual displays that intrigued me.
Someone was behind making these dazzling light shows and something inside told me I could do it too. A few years ago, I bought a cheap set of lights and controller to start learning, and have been building up ever since. I recently just got some lasers too, so I've been incorporating those into my show.
What keeps you engaged and passionate about your small business and creative endeavors?
I really like to set the mood and environment to an event. It's so fun to trip people out and it's awesome to overhear guests talking about how cool everything looks. Lighting is fun to get creative with, playing with new setups for colors and flash patterns is beautiful.
If you could give advice to your younger business self what would it be?
Get it. Go all in!
What is a challenge you have faced as a creative/small business and how have you overcome it?
Lighting is expensive and there are so many to choose from. It's really all about the application and how you can use your console. I've been running my lighting off my computer console software, which is a cheaper alternative to an expensive console. Choosing the right lights is difficult at first, but I've come to find what works for me.
What do you want people to take away from your small business?
I hope to curate experiences that everyone will remember and talk about. Lighting ties in with the live performing act, so if I do better, the whole show is peaking.
What is the next milestone for you?
I want to get a new and improved rig of lights and more lasers. I want to be ready for anything we've got.
How can we support you and is there anything else you would like to share about your business?
You can support my journey by following me on Instagram and JZENHERE.
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