Today we’d like to introduce you to Will Bell.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Hi, my name is Will. My journey started back in 2010 when I got a camera for Christmas and started a photography/ videography business which today is known as WillShotcha. My first gig was a non-paid opportunity I took upon myself to film for Yo Gotti’s Meet & Greet at the spin street which was a great success little did I know I’d develop a passion for this & get to meet Gotti & Zed Zilla which turned into a great friend over the years.
From there I started working with PBZ as their personal road videographer creating vlogs and documentation. I remember Flyboyzee coming to me one day and saying “Will you gotta learn how to do music videos so everything would be in-house”. That same day filmed one and I took the footage home and edited it and presented it back to them the next day and they loved it.
From there, I fell in love with the process of filming music videos and seeing the smile you can put on an artist’s face from your production. I’ve had the privilege of working with many Major & local Memphis artists since then… for a lot I was their first cameraman. 2013, I was contacted by Snootie Wild to come aboard his road team not only as a videographer but as his social media manager and help with creative ideas I and Snootie traveled literally everywhere.
After that, I returned to Memphis and started back pushing local artists with music videos such as Jmoney & FastcashBoyz tho they were beefing they allowed me to shoot their videos lol. 2015-2018, I got back into road videography this time filming for Moneybagg yo & Moneyman both very smart hardworking artists.
Anything I wanted to know how to do I took it upon myself to learn how to do it… I’ve learned a lot through my journey, I’ve experienced a lot & I’m still growing today.
Today, I am currently looking to expand my brand corporately rather than with other creatives like myself or with artists & labels.
It’s all about content now & I find creating storyboards and treatments are cool but now a thing of the past; it’s more so run and gun in the visuals now and that’s where the creatives are winning especially if you’re a YouTuber.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Timing played a major role in my career. Learning how to conduct business. Patience. Staying humble. Time away from family.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m an all-around creative I film, direct, and edit. Creating content & music videos. Myself, my patience, what I’ve learned. I always get what sets me apart from others is my understanding (humble at heart) and my patience.
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
Very easy to work with I’m always one call away. You can contact me on Instagram or by email. You can support in any way rather sharing work, referring to artists, or continuing the word of mouth.
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willshotcha
- Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/willshotcha
- Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/c/WillShotcha