Today we’d like to introduce you to Zelverick Gordon.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
As a young creative, I began producing music for local rappers in my hometown of Waycross, GA. My brother, Adrian Smith would take me to studios in town to collaborate with other local artists. This was the beginning of how my journey as an entrepreneur started.
Upon graduating high school, I attended South Carolina State University and later transferred to the Art Institute of Atlanta where I earned my Bachelor’s of Audio Production degree. These programs helped me hone in on my knowledge and creativity in the areas of music business and extend my audio creativity not only in music but also film, video games, live production and events. After taking a few video production classes at the Art Institute, I acquired a passion for film that led me to writing scripts.
It was while attending the Art Institute of Atlanta where the desire to start my own business manifested. Witnessing the woes of my fellow peers that would graduate and could not find work led me to establish my business with the hope of giving talented individuals a space to passionately serve and create using their acquired knowledge.
After completing my bachelors, I went on to earn my MBA in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University to ensure I had the business knowledge packaged with the creative aspect to ensure I could best serve future clients and employees. Although it did not take off immediately, I continued to work jobs that fit my professional criteria as it gave me a way to learn more about the industry while using funds to establish my business by purchasing equipment and licenses needed to operate. What keeps me driving toward success in my business endeavors is the fact that I am in it not for myself but to see others shine, provide service that brings joy to clients and produce content that inspires.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has not been a smooth road. There have been times where some partnerships did not work out or equipment issues would arise while providing a service to a client. I also started my business in Atlanta, GA so upon moving to Kansas City,MO I had to start over in a sense.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Zelverick Productions International?
Zelverick Productions International is in the business of Entertainment. We specialize in:
– Sound Design
– Live Sound Mixing
– Studio Recording/Mixing/Mastering
– Music Production
– Music Videos
– Equipment Rental/Setup
– Audio Recording
– Video Recording
Roku Streaming Channel
– I have a channel on the Roku app, “ZPTV.” My channel hosts content that is faith-based or kid-friendly.
What sets me apart from others is my dedication to the joy and success of others. I truly desire to see my clients and everyone involved with my projects happy. I will go above and beyond to ensure that.
Currently, I am celebrating my short film, “Home” being selected to the Branson International Film Festival. It was my first time producing a short. From pre-production to the release, I was nervous but it has been received greatly and I am proud of the cast and all involved in the process. My wife and the cast pushed me and it gave me confidence that they also believed in the project.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I just want the readers to know that if there is anything they are passionate about to go for it. It may seem hard to attain because you don’t see anyone else around you doing it, but I am living out my dreams because I am taking steps of faith. If you don’t have finances to go to college, seek out resources online to get the knowledge you need to make it happen. It may take some time but it will all be worth it.
- Website: zelverickmusic.webnode.com/
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/zelverick
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/zelverick
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh7U4H2H0HgK0cET-4tLh5Q
- Other: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/homefilm