A BIT ABOUT BROOKE BUCHAN

A Journey Towards Visual Storytelling

As a kid, you could find me with my head buried in a book or my hands covered in paint. I wanted to be an artist, a writer, a nature explorer, a chef, a poet - anything that would let me create and explore. These natural tendencies for creativity and curiosity, and my exposure to photography and video production in college, led me to where I am today.

I graduated from Colorado State University in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and Media Communications. During my four years at the school, I was a photojournalist for the award-winning student newspaper, The Collegian, and a multimedia specialist for the CSU School of Education. I gaining advanced writing, video production, photography, and visual storytelling skills during my time in these positions and at CSU, but found the most joy in visual storytelling.

 

I love to take an idea on paper and use photography and video to turn it into a detailed, visual story. I have planned, filmed, and produced visual stories for numerous projects, including a wine and cheese bistro in Downtown Fort Collins, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, and an interior design and woodworking company in Longmont, Colorado. 

After I graduated, I began pursuing freelance photography and videography. I have shot senior portraits, engagement photos, and couple sessions - connected with a teacher garden organization called BigGreen and am currently working with the Journalism Department at CSU as a video specialist. I love the connections these projects bring and the opportunity they offer to pave your own way in the world. 

While I hope to build my freelance capabilities in visual storytelling and photography in the next few years, my greater goal is to join a creative production team to produce collaborative videos and stories. I desire to work with other inspired and talented individuals and gain greater industry experience in video production. I also would love to continue to travel when it is safe to do so, and continue to develop my language skills. Feel free to email me directly with any questions or freelance inquires. 

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