My name is Ian McDermod. I'm a videographer, photographer, and outdoor enthusiast that is currently based in Laguna Beach California. I want to thank you for taking the time to look through my website and my work. It means a lot to me!
It all started way back, when I was roughly around the age of 11, when I received my first digital camera. It was a simple point and shoot camera that could only take 8mp photos, and video at about a quality of 144p. Regardless, I found myself obsessed with the way in which the camera could capture everyday life through two distinct mediums.
Growing up in my home state of New Hampshire, I continued to work with cameras, videography, and photography. In High School I completed a 2-year TV/Media Production program, where I worked in collaboration with a local TV station to produce a weekly school news program. At the same time, I produced, directed, and edited my own short narrative films. Two of those films were even featured in the yearly New Hampshire Student Film Festival.
Around the time I finished high school, I found myself allured by the natural world, and the human connection towards it. I started to go hiking, camping, biking, and many other activities that got me active and outdoors. At the same time, I would bring my camera along to capture the important and beneficial experiences I had while in nature. All this lead me to pursue a BA degree in Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University, in which I graduated in the spring of 2018.
Alaska Pacific University is where I started to hone my professional development both as an outdoor professional and a artist. I found myself creating professional videos and images that would be used to promote university affairs and activities via social media. I have since worked to bring my creative vision to other organizations, combining my outdoor skills with my own creative endeavors.
No matter what project I am working on, I always bring professionalism, creativity, and a hardworking demeanor. I enjoy my work so much, that I can't see myself stopping the creative process anytime soon. If you are in need of either video or photo content, I encourage you to take a browse through my work. If my style fits your vision, don't hesitate to contact me! Let's make a creative and incredible piece of work together!