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MEET DANIEL OSTERSTOCK: A Video Editor with a musical heart

This is InnovatorsBox’s “IB Backstage series, where in celebration of InnovatorsBox’s 6th year anniversary that’s coming up in November 2021, we are highlighting the stories of our incredible team members.

Daniel Osterstock is the most thoughtful and kind creative, and is truly a jack of all trades. From video editing, animation, to music development, he brings the incredibly beautiful, creative pieces come to life. And it’s because Daniel cares about how they tell the story and how you’ll feel when you watch and listen to them. We were looking for a video editor for our studios who would not only understand the story and creativity but would also be able to capture the stories we wanted to share. And meeting Daniel, we knew he was the one who’d understand the layers of messages that we hoped to share with others. 

In my Q&A with Daniel, we cover a host of different topics ranging from why creativity is important to the work he does, why he got into video editing, what tips and hacks he may have for someone who’s keen to get into this space, to what inspires him, what books/music/podcasts fuels his creativity and so much more! From outdoor adventures to music adventures, learn more about how Daniel gets his amazing inspirations. 

MONICA:  How would you describe yourself in three words? 

Daniel:  Creative. Adventurous. Social.

MONICA:  Why is creativity important to you? 

Daniel:  It’s the purest expression of personality!

MONICA:  What was your favorite project, experience or memory working at InnovatorsBox?

Daniel:  I loved the Innovators Kitchen videos because I got to make some cute characters 🙂

Trends about work:

MONICA:  Why did you want to do video editing? 

Daniel:  It combines creativity with problem solving.

MONICA:  What is one skill that you found to be key in being a good video editor?

Daniel:  Attention to detail is key, and willingness to make fine adjustments over and over.

MONICA:  What is one hack that you’d share for video editors who are starting off?

Daniel:  The faster you learn your hotkeys the better, you’ll save so much time.

Youtube creators, friends, and coffee.

MONICA:  What is one hack that you’d share for video editors who are starting off?

Daniel:  The faster you learn your hotkeys the better, you’ll save so much time.

MONICA:  What trend are you seeing in video editing that you are excited about and worried about?

Daniel:  Stylized edits are more doable/accessible, which allows for more creativity and new styles to emerge! Sometimes it’s hard to keep up, though.

You can only become yourself when you stop defining your capabilities by the abilities of others.

Getting to know Daniel

MONICA:  Who are creatives that inspire you?

Daniel:  Anyone who pushes boundaries to add their own flair! Wes Anderson, Hayao Miyazaki, Kimbra, Joji, Radiohead, Frank Ocean.

MONICA:  What is a book that you couldn’t stop reading?

Daniel:  The Lord of the Rings! All of them.

MONICA:  What are you listening to lately – music or/and podcasts?

Daniel:  Music: Whatever Spotify recommends, plus all my playlists! Podcasts: “Hardcore History,” “My Brother, My Brother, and Me,” and “My Favorite Murder

MONICA:  What are you watching lately that you really enjoyed? Why?

Daniel:  I Think You Should Leave,” “Letterkenny,” and “Loki,” they all made me laugh like mad.

MONICA:  What is your favorite way to decompress? Why?

Daniel:  I love hikes, video games, and movies.

MONICA:  If someone is visiting Utah for the first time, where would you recommend they go, eat, or do?

Daniel:  The mountains! You can’t beat the snow or wildflowers, and some drinks, barbeque, and campfire.

MONICA:  If you could travel anywhere and do anything, where would you go and what would you want to do? 

Daniel:  I would love to be a touring videographer or photographer, especially for something like NatGeo or Planet Earth.

MONICA:  Anything else you want to share?

Daniel:  Drink plenty of water!

Thank you, Daniel for bringing your joyous and creative self at work and creating with care and passion. We’re so grateful to have you in our Studios team and we couldn’t have done this without all that you bring to the table! I look forward to working with you on many more creative projects to come!

To connect with Daniel:

Instagram: @dannymyte

LinkedIn: Daniel Osterstock

About the Author

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Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

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