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About Filmmaker Trenton Barboza

31 Oct

Filmmaking is my passion.

Born in 1993, Trenton Barboza is among the next generation of American filmmakers. From a young age, Trenton realized he had a talent for storytelling. He began writing stories for friends and family that pushed the imagination. As Trenton grew older he, like many other Americans, fell in love with the silver screen. The unique stories, personalities, and exotic locations was just what his young mind was searching for. Trenton began reading anything film related that he could get his hands on. He strived to learn as much as possible. At age 11 Trenton’s parents bought him his first video camera and his journey into the world of filmmaking began.

“My parents were part of my inspiration. With my father being a radio broadcaster, the entertainment industry has always played a part in my life. I always knew that it was an industry that I wanted to go into, I just didn’t know where. Then in 2000 my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The stories and situations around me pushed me to make films.”

Trenton began shooting videos as a hobby using anyone and everyone he knew. After shooting Trenton would spend countless hours editing his videos. He became enthralled with post production, compositing, and CGI. For years Trent studied Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Blender.

“Up to this point, my ‘film school’ has all come from experience. What I mean is, each time I make a video, my editing and shooting skills improve. The best advice I could give anyone who wants to perfect their filmmaking style is, just make videos and never stop.”

When Trenton entered high school his focus shifted from editing, and compositing back to storytelling. He enrolled in the school’s video production class and excelled to new heights. The school began to take notice and Trenton became the school’s videographer. He shot everything from football games to school debates. He continued shooting until his senior year when he decided to take a new direction. Trenton began working on his first screenplay.

“Ever since high school began I had the idea for a film floating around in my head. Each year passed and I realized if I never started the project it would never get done.”

Trenton hopes to shoot the film and attend film school in the coming years.

“Filmmaking is my passion and I believe that everyone has a story to tell. There are great stories everywhere. One goal I have in life is to enlighten the world through movies. I know it sounds cliche but its true.”

Trenton Barboza has shot and edited various projects for companies and individuals.

“I hope that one day I’ll be able to make videos full-time for a living.”


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