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Conversations with Jorge Mariscal Valle

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jorge Mariscal Valle. 

Hi Jorge, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I was fortunate enough to begin my video production career in college. I worked as a studio tech for KAET PBS 8 where I got to fully experience working on both local and national broadcast shows. I was a film student at ASU. On weekends I would work on any student film set that needed a pair of hands. 

After graduation, I got a job at the Phoenix New Times. This is when I started to get into photography. Photography was something I got into as a hobby and now I love it as much as I do video work. I photographed countless events while working at the New Times. 

I continue to work in this field today and I’m grateful for the opportunities that still present themselves. I still have many goals I would like to achieve. I hope to keep creating. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been all easy. There has been moments of doubt. Especially when it feels like so many people are working in the same field. Even more so now that the city has grown. I think it’s important to remind yourself of your voice and vision. When you love what you do you move past the challenges. 

COVID was for sure a struggle where it felt like I was not getting clients. I used that time to really explore this field creatively. I allowed myself to not hold back and allow myself to fail because it felt like I was learning. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I do photography and video production. I specialize in working with music artists. I enjoy creating content for their marketing campaigns and creating music videos. I also enjoy working with brands. 

I think what I’m most proud is knowing that my work is versatile. I love both video and photography and being able to find an audience for both is amazing. 

I think what sets me apart from others is how much emphasis I put into the story I’m telling. It can be a photo or a video but I make sure that what I create has a clear story. 

Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
Getting my first camcorder. I would spend all my time after school and weekends making short films around the house or on the streets with my friends. There was no burden of it being good or not. It was just making stuff. 

In the summers we would travel all throughout Mexico. Giving me the opportunity to immerse myself in my culture and history. 

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Sydney Walsh

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