We had the good fortune of connecting with Keithtrick Denson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Keithtrick, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Two3Films was an idea that had been in the back of my mind for many many years, and after putting it off for so long I finally brought the idea to full fruition in 2020. When I was in college I would always have a camera in my hands recording and taking pictures of almost every moment of my college basketball career. Back then I didn’t have the time to actually start a videography company but the idea of owning one was always in mind. The name (Two3-Films) originated from my jersey number being “23” and me always have a camera with me. I put the idea off for almost ten years chasing a dream of playing professional basketball and later after starting a career in Real Estate. In 2019 I began filming again and started to teach myself how to take my videography to the next level, and by having much success in my real estate career it allowed me a lot of free time to focus in on building Two3Films. The company was started in 2020 during the wake of a pandemic. With the demand for content being so high and experiencing the slow down of real estate, it just seemed like the perfect time to turn my passion into a business.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I like to consider my art a gift. Videography is such a saturated field that it takes more than just talent to stand out, it takes hard work, sleepless nights, consistency and dedication. If you’re not giving 1000% of yourself to your craft and doing the necessary things to set yourself apart from other videographers you could definitely get overlooked. What makes me different is that I take each project and I nurture it, I go above and beyond for each of my clients regardless of how big or small the project it. I also believe the professionalism and the care I have for each client helps me to think outside the box and push the envelope, to be able to explore new edits and to show my clients how amazing they are through a lens is what it’s really about. I’m extremely passionate about my work and I go to great lengths to make sure my clients know that when they work with me it’s no longer just their project, it’s our project. When there’s a “wave” going on I always look to avoid it and that’s one of the major things that I’m proud of. Jumping into videography was scary at first. I used to see all these guys that have been doing this 8, 9, 10yrs + and seeing all the advanced tricks they were doing made me a little nervous to put content out in fear of it being overlooked by all the “pros” that had been in the business longer. But I worked countless hours in studying, researching, and teaching myself how to do different cuts, effects, and camera angles all the way down to how to properly direct a video shoot. Without any mentorship a lot of my style simply comes from having a natural eye. Being new to videography I knew I had to grow at a rapid rate, that’s the easiest way to explain why I only get 4-6hrs of sleep a day.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The best spot in the city is where you feel your best at, which could be different for every person, with that being said we would began our week filled adventure at Joey’s Uptown located in the Galleria. Their customer service is amazing, they greet you with a smile and a with a glass of champagne and everything about the experience there makes you feel right at home. We would also visit the Waterwall and let them take in the beautiful scenery, and of course it would be a great spot for a few candid shots. The Graffiti Wall downtown is also a must see, between the murals and all the amazing artwork displayed, it is incredible and it should be shared. And lastly for my party friends I would say to visit Cle or Sekai for a nice party by a pool, they both have good crowds and it’s always a great vibe.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to recognize my wife Azundra Denson for being my biggest supporter and believer in my journey in building Two3Films. From the very start she’s always provided great advice, helped me land shoots, and even guided me in obtaining the LLC along with many other things for my company. She’s pushed me in the challenging times when I may have had doubts in having success with videography and always went the distance to ensure I continue to grow in a positive way with her encouragement. I would also like to highlight each and every client that I’ve worked with on any project. Without the people believing and trusting in my work I would not have had the success that I have today. They push me each and every day to want to get better!