We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael Sneed and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michael, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
The understanding of the work that is done behind the scenes. When so much content is being put out these days at a high rate. People tend to think that the work is easy and, that the projects are put out quickly, with no issues. That’s not the case. There is so much that goes into making a project come to life. Especially, in my position, where I do everything from production to editing. Everything is planned out and the details are important. From locations, lighting, pre-production, post-production. Then you have deal with technical difficulties and unexpected issues. Also, I have a family. So the balance has to be there. When the project is put out. It seems like it takes little to nothing to create it. But that’s totally not the case. I love the creation process. But it is far from easy and takes a lot of work.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Sneedie Wonder Productions is more than a media production production company. It’s more than just photos. It’s more than just videos. It’s a platform where the visionaries and dreamers can be seen and be heard. I believe in supporting the dreams and visions of other individuals. The frequency of which that person moves in, not only elevates. But the people and community who wholeheartedly support that person, also elevate. I’ve always have been a dreamer, visionary, and hard worker. So I can relate to those who have a vision for themselves and their futures. I think that being an ex-professional basketball player and being able to see the world. Has expanded my vision and mindset. Being able to relate and connect with all the people I have met across the world, has impacted my work in some sort of form or fashion. I genuinely care about people and what they are trying to achieve. We all have greatness inside of us. It’s just up to the individual whether they decide if they want to be great or not. I think the genuineness at Sneedie Wonder Productions is what sets us apart from others. The company has grown and become very successful today because of the genuine support it has received from the people. It has been a wonderful process helping others grow and making Sneedie Wonder Productions grow. Being able to hire and bring people on with the same heart, vision, and care for others passions has been great. Collaborating and learning from other creatives, has been a major part of the success of Sneedie Wonder Productions. We will continue to work hard and elevate the dreams and visions of others. We want the world to know when you work with Sneedie Wonder Productions. That we care about your dreams, and that we will help make your dreams and visions come true!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It’s a must we eat, so for food, we have to check out Turkey Leg Hut, Red Wagon, Reggae Hut and Cool Runnings. Art and culture, I would say Black Market Houston and Playhaus. The Address, Prospect park, Midtown, for nightlife and entertainment.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would to like to shoutout Monica Okolo. She has been by my side since the beginning. Has given me great ideas and advice. She also has shaped my perspective on a lot things that has made me into the man I am today. Without her, I don’t know where I would be. I owe her a lot and my success is a direct result of her loving and supporting me. Also I would like to shoutout my parents and my wonderful daughter, who have always supported me. Without them, there is no me. I would like to shoutout and thank the late great, Nipsey Hussle. Who inspired me to live up to the potential that we have as humans. The message in his music and how he carried himself as a man, will forever live on in eternity. It was an honor to meet him and everyday I am inspired to be greater than the day before. Lastly, I would like to shoutout Xavier “Obe Noir” Roberson. He was one of my best friends and is a true legend. Xavier and I shared great memories from playing basketball together professionally, to working together on projects during his music career. He was such a highly motivated person, a man who helped his community, and who had a passion to be great everyday, and I just want to do my part in making sure his motto “Longway”, and his legacy lives on forever.
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Photos by Bailey Photography