Elise Wiebes is the founder of Meraki Studios based in Utrecht, Holland.
Elise's Inspiration started during her studies abroad and grew as she started vlogging during her trip to China. Elise began making fitness videos along with a personal trainer at the facility she trained at. Throughout her discovery Elise knew that there were much more she can do to improve in the field of filming. As her interest grew Elise decided to dedicate her time in watching countless tutorial videos of Peter McKinnon and Matti Happoja learning how to incorporate their knowledge into her video production.
As Elise started to become recognized, she received a offer for potential project that made her immediately register herself to the Chamber of Commerce in the summer of 2018. Although Elise had not much expierence she was eager to go for it, but sadly that project never took place. Little did she know that her first real production experience would be a success. One of Elise's proudest moments was in the ending of 2018 during a family holiday in Crete, Greece. Elise got an opportunity to shoot a video for her sister who runs a creative studio in Amsterdam while holidaying on the beautiful island. Although she borrowed the camera from her brother-in-law and edited it in iMovie the production came out very nice and well put together. To this day it remains one of her first and proudest moments in video production. Only after Greece the name "Meraki Studios" took place. Meraki is a word that Greeks often use to describe what happens when you leave a piece of yourself (your soul, creativity, or love) in your work. When you love doing something, anything, so much that you put something of yourself into it.
“What keeps me going is the never-ending thirst to meet and learn from new creators and clients. It was the people who believed in me and saw my potential that made me got better and through requests and projects my skills have grew much more. With my perseverance and admissions, today I'm proud to say that I am a self-taught videographer. With a particular affinity for sports, adventure, travel, and human stories, I try to produce video content that tells concise visually pleasing stories.
What I aspire most in videography is capturing the ideas in your head into reality, and leave the audience with a lasting impression.
You can check out her work on Instagram @elisewiebes or website, http://www.merakistudios.nl/.
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