Every single week, it’s been such a pleasure to highlight different levels of professionals behind our favorite music. There’s so much that goes into the media that we consume on the daily and it’s difficult to imagine what it would be like without each of the people we’re currently choosing to focus on each week.
From moving around the world to settling down in LA and then traveling for work, K Enagonio is this week’s Behind the Band feature and we’ve been so excited about our talk with her! Scroll down for a look into all the incredible work K has done.
How did you get your start and what really made you dive into the music industry?
When I was 16 my family moved to the Middle East, to the United Arab Emirates, and I joined my first band, Nightmare Overdose. We played one show together and I helped organize it.
When I graduated high school I decided to go to film school to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production. I studied partly in Dubai and got an internship filming stock footage at Skydive Dubai. When I was 19 my father and I moved to Perth, Australia where I continued studying film and joined my second band, Mourning Lilith. I went to see Make Them Suffer play the second night I lived in Australia and met some photographers at the venue, which was YMCA HQ. I asked them how they got access to shoot the show and they told me that at that venue you could just walk in with a camera and start snapping away
content I make is valuable…”
Image: Matt Bender
It’s incredible to see how far you’ve come! What is your current job title and what does that fully entail
I am currently a full-time freelance videographer and photographer. I film everything and anything that pays; sports, live music, corporate events, product promos, and more. I am also a certified and licensed drone pilot, which adds so much to my filmmaking and photography.
So what does your typical day look like? Can you give us a quick rundown of your responsibilities and things you need to accomplish before you turn in for the night?
As a freelance creator, I do something different almost every day. Some days I wake up early to drive to a location to film and other days I work from my desk at home. I often travel for work, because traveling makes me feel alive. I make it a point to apply for gigs outside of California to feed my traveling needs.
Are you currently working with mainly one band/musician or do you tend to spread your time out between multiple? What’s the biggest difference between the two experiences and how do you think it impacts your work
Oli Sykes of BMTH
If for some reason, your position did not exist or you weren’t able to do what you are now, do you still think you’d be involved in the music industry and in what capacity
If I wasn’t able to photograph or film bands and artists I think I’d still be in the music industry. I’d probably go into marketing because it’s the closest thing to photography [or] video creation. I thought about
So we know where you’d be if your job wasn’t an option, but without photographers and videographers, what do you think the music industry would look like? How do you think bands would make up for the lack of what you do?
“[T]raveling makes me feel alive.”
Is there a standout moment since you began this journey that proves to you how necessary and important your position is
Outside of your official job title and description, what are some other things you’ve branched out and started doing for the bands you work with
Honestly, I’m trying to get more work right now with bands so I haven’t really branched out past photography and videography.
We’ve looked into your past a bit, now let’s look into your future: what can we expect from you within 2020
Finally, as we’ve said, bands create ripples of all sizes and we’re truly fascinated by it. However, we all know they couldn’t do it alone and we’ve loved focusing on you and how you’ve impacted the experience of consumers and fans of music. Can you shoutout two or three people who are also part of the behind-the-scenes that you think deserve more recognition
Do you know someone in the industry who deserves recognition and you think would like to chat with us? You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Behind the Band” or send us a tweet @TheHoneyPop!
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Interested in finding out more about what happens Behind the Band? You can check out our entire segment here!
Internal Article Concert Images: Courtesy of K Enagonio
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