We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim Outten & Angelica Ramirez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tim Outten & Angelica Ramirez, why did you pursue a creative career?
It all started in 2014, Tim and I didn’t know each other but we were both dancers and were involved in the shuffling scene. Individually we edited and filmed our own shuffling videos to post on Youtube. Eventually, we crossed paths and although we lived 3 hours away from each other, we became best friends. Our love for video making and dance brought us together. Tim already had his mindset on becoming a video editor and inspired me to pursue a profession in the same field. What started off as a hobby turned into a career choice and a devotion to media production. We both believe that video production is the most literal way of expressing yourself and also the best way to put any crazy concept into a cinematic piece. When you combine your ideas and media production, you can create something new almost every time. We also enjoy the broad range of ways we can be imaginative. We chose to create our 9800 Frames production business because it gives us the ability to bring any thought to life and capture cherished moments while being creative. Having an artistic career also allows us to collaborate with others and build connections.
Growing up being artistic came easy to us. As a kid, Tim had a notebook filled with different stories he’d write. When he got his first laptop he played around with editing softwares and created event videos for his family’s business. Tim is now a self-taught video editor and a graphic design artist. On the other hand, I grew up loving to draw, paint, and craft. I had a collection of artwork and I was even entered into an art contest where I received an award for my artistry. As of now I focus on cinematography, digital art, and photography.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We believe that because we are a couple with the same goals and aspirations, we work very well together. We each have similar but different skills that complement one another. We’ve known each other for about eight years now and our relationship is strong. We trust each other enough to make last-minute decisions on our work if needed. We are most excited to build our business from the ground, up. We just started but we are working hard to create our logo, business cards, and more content. We have lots of projects, designs, and stories we can’t wait to show the world. Although our business is in the beginning stages, we are confident that our work will prove itself to be valued. We would like readers to know that we are very open-minded in regards to creating media. We have skills in multiple areas of expressive art from photoshop to video editing. We love to work with people and create especially short films. If anyone is interested in working together or needs work done please reach out and we are more than happy to collaborate!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Since we are in a long-distance relationship, we visit each other and go back and forth from San Diego to the LA area. We’d probably start in the LA area and eventually make our way down to San Diego. We’d suggest going to Garden Cafe in Sherman Oaks it’s small but has pretty outdoor seating and a variety of food. Then exploring in Venice, hit up some beaches, and take photos. We would be all over the place but traveling is fun for us. We enjoy listening to music in the car and talking about random stuff. We would then do go-kart racing and then later in the week go to the movies. After a few days, we’d arrive in San Diego and relax at a park and have a picnic at either Kate Sessions Park or at Harbor Island Park. During the night we’d all go to Corvet Diner and play some games while drinking some milkshakes. Even though we’ve only roller skated a few times, we’d love to go back to Skateworld.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Tim: In high school, I took a video class. My teacher, Mr. Hall guided me in video production and taught me a lot about project management. To this day I use what I’ve learned from him and he encouraged me to do what I love now. He opened my eyes to what real filmmaking was. I appreciate everyone who supports my work from my friends and family to all of the editing friends I’ve made throughout the years. I’d lastly like to thank, Angelica for helping me with projects and motivating me every day.
Angelica: I want to thank Tim for helping me make my decision in pursuing video production as a career. He pushed me to find my true passion and to earn my first degree in that field. I would also like to thank those I have met along my journey, especially those who have worked with us. Shout out to everyone who likes and or comments on our social media posts. It means a lot to us because it helps us grow and encourages us to try harder. In high school, I took a news/media class where I learned so much. Mr. Owens was very knowledgeable and made me excited to go to school. I was even able to use equipment from that class to film and direct my first short film called, Her Friend, with Tim.
Thank you to Shoutout Socal for this amazing opportunity to tell our story and be a part of this along with all of the other innovative individuals!
Other: Angelica’s website: http://angelicasperspective.weebly.com/ Timothy’s website: https://timothyoutten.weebly.com/ Angelica’s youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3W4_h6pqQt_Tv6HX1W2UQ Timothy’s youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjK6Uk39fYW9h4YVfo0Rb0g