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Jacob Wayne Bondesen was born in Waco, Texas and has lived along Interstate 35 ever since. Growing up in San Antonio, he started video production at a young age, creating spur-of-the-moment films with his brothers and neighborhood friends in Hollywood Park. He learned a lot from his video professor, Mr. Randolph at Winston Churchill High School.
After graduating, Jacob attended The University of Texas at San Antonio for two years studying Communications. He decided to narrow his studies down to Radio, Television and Film at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in May of 2010, he moved to Grand Teton National Park for a brief stay to clear his mind and form a more objective perspective on where he wanted to go next in life.
Setting sights on Austin, Bondesen moved back to San Antonio and worked on the Four Aces ranch near Seguin. Acquiring necessary equipment, he began conducting business under Something Clever Productions which was conceived during college with Bobby Hughey. He started doing real estate videos with Philip Becker and became the Chief Video Producer of Becker Properties, slowly moving onto other similar projects through networking and sharing videos through social media.
Finally, Jacob moved to Austin, where he currently resides, in October of 2011. He has worked with companies and individuals ever since around central Texas, Dallas, and even Houston.
Why does he continue to produce videos?
“I grew up realizing you can create an emotion in someone as they watch a video you’ve made and that’s what drives me – sparking some kind of reaction using images people can watch. I don’t even care if I get credit – if I wasn’t allowed to take credit anymore for my work, I’d continue to produce videos because I’m doing it for that emotion I mention. My main drive continues to be the ability to relate to people on a personal level through images.”
A couple weeks ago, Kelsie Gibson of Green Alley Salon invited Miss United States 2012 Whitney Miller to showcase the salon’s new line of extensions, Ron King’s Invisi-Tab. Alli Wilkinson, the owner of Green Alley, invited me to film the process of applying this top-of-the-line product and Sherry Hammonds photographed the experience from start to finish.
Kristen Coleman, a stylist at Green Alley Salon, worked with Kelsie as they colored Whitney’s hair, washed it, dried it, then applied the Invisi-Tab extensions. Russell Vargo also captured behind-the-scenes footage and photos of the technique demonstrated at Green Alley that day. Here is the video of Kelsie Gibson applying the Ron King Invisi-Tab Hair Extensions:
Finally wrapped up a video shot by a handful of Austinites and friends that got together to explore the Southern world of Peru and Bolivia. 90% of the footage was captured on a GoPro Alexa Muraida carried across borders to record memories that will be shared with the world. As their explorations showed no boundaries, they formed a tight bond that will last the rest of their lives; this was apparent when I met all of them for the first time (although I’ve known Alexa for quite some time) when we screened the video at Margaret Ann‘s house for the travelers, friends, and family.
I want to share with you guys their experience and what they saw as they discovered a new land of adventure. It was a fun time sifting through the footage and understanding how close they were throughout the trip – I could definitely see the group’s growth from the first clip to the last. The video is almost fifteen minutes long so I decided to break it into episodes. PLEASE WATCH IN HD – Here is the first:
The other two will be coming to YouTube soon and I’ll update this page.
This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to go help out at SAMMinistries while they had their “Santa at SAMM” event. It was a chance for families to receive a photo of their children with the legendary Santa Clause. As he landed on top of the SAMM center and stepped off his sled, he told me he felt very privileged to meet all these wonderful kids.
A special thanks goes out to all the people and sponsors that helped out, especially Lorena Pena and Daniel Pruitt for making the event happen. I was excited to capture the occurrence on video and I edited something together a couple days later. Here is the video – I’m glad I got to interview some interesting faces.