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Nic Manshon



Hi, I’m Nic Manshon.

Creativity, for me, started back when I was drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and entering Mother’s Day competitions for KTV. I always loved art as a kid and did it as a subject throughout my schooling career. 

If I were to be totally honest, I never saw a career in creativity in high school, even though art was my highest marked subject. 

Hence, I went to study personal training straight after high school and thereafter worked for Virgin Active for a while. Soon enough I realized that it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, I believe nothing is lost with learning.

After having these feelings to change my career, I started exploring creativity again. That was a good choice!

The journey started out at CPUT, studying industrial design and serving at a local church, heading up the media department. After that, I got a scholarship for digital filmmaking at SAE. I never received a scholarship before so I was super stoked to do the course, not realizing what the future may hold.

I don’t want to over-philosophize my journey but when you on the right path things just work out. Not unsimilar to Forest Gump, some people plan their life while others live their lives. Living for me is taking an opportunity when you get one and then figuring it out along the way. This certainly does not mean I don’t plan but that I am always open to opportunity. 

I think this is why my hashtag on my YouTube Cover page is #ExploreMore. This represents my life and how I approach creativity. 

I dabble in a little bit of everything, from filming to editing, vlogging, photography, design, fashion and, more recently, music production. When it comes to creativity, I’m like a kid in a candy store. That’s why I have mad respect for everyone that puts themselves out there. It ain’t easy! 


These are a few keys I learned from a multi-billionaire philanthropist that we had the privilege of filming in 2015: 

Enthusiasm 
Action
Collaboration 

Enthusiasm: Talk about your vision. You don’t have to disclose your whole plan but get feedback. It’s a two-way conversation of you sharing ideas and receiving ideas.

Action: Simply DO WHAT YOU SAY.

Collaboration: Be open to work with people. #Relationships are key. You can’t do it on your own.

Lastly, this was not part of the 3 keys but it’s so important, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF but #StayHumble. Thanks Kendrick ☺ 

Work 

Chad Saaiman - Belief (Official Music Video)
Role: Filmed, Directed & Edit


Beat Bangaz X YoungstaCPT - Bokaap (Official music video)
Role: Director of Photography 


AliThatDude - AeonFlux (Official Music Video) prod. by WhereIsAlex
Role: Filmed, Directed & Edit


Vlogs

Into the Wild | The Woodlands - @NicManshon | #Vlog 01


Photography – Check Instagram

Instagram: @nic_manshon
YouTube: Nic Manshon
Twitter: @NicManshon

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