My name is Erik Coombs and I am a Multimedia Journalist who is taking strides to produce content that benefits the area around me. I have created commercials for small businesses, music videos for local artists and reported on local news all with the same goal of benefiting the community.
I am skilled in video production, photography, podcasting, graphic design, SEO, headline writing, website design, and social media management. My dream job is to combine a full time a job in the corporate world while also pursuing freelance opportunities on the side.
I reached out to the Temple University Police Association in regards to a post they had made on Facebook. The event I was originally supposed to shoot was a Gala for board members and elected officials.
However, about a week before the Gala I got sick with strept throat and was unable to come out and shoot. I felt bad for missing the first event, so I promised the next one I would be all good to go.
This event ended up having a huge turnout and the video came out great. Sometimes when things don’t go exactly as planned you can still come up with amazing results.
This event was my first higher paying gig, and I got the opportunity from simply networking.
About 6 months prior to shooting this video I had invited an artist and his manager to come and do a show with me for The Philly 60.
It was a good interview but nothing super special, I did stay in touch with the manager but nothing really sparked. That was until 6 months later he decides to give me a call. Apparently his videographer for this “Black Tie Friendraiser” event had backed out last minute, and I was the only other videographer he had in his contact. I named my price, and immediately got booked.
I really had no idea who Saudia was at the time, but upon looking up her Instagram I found out that she had more than 300k followers and was a staple in the North Philadelphia community. Feeling very lucky and nervous I decided to go for it and tried to make the best video I could.
After she posted this video to her account my social media blew up and I got a ton of requests for new business. This was my first video that ever got attention like that, so it has a special place in my heart.
I met Michael Smerconish through a friend who had previously worked for him. I was applying to be the replacement of my friend. I did not end up getting the job, however I did get invited back to Michael’s office. After a few meetings he had a special video project he wanted me to take care of. He recently purchased and renovated an art gallery in Doylestown, PA. The video that follows is a recap of that renovation.
This project was done by combining file footage, footage I shot on site and custom made animations.
Imagine Lifestyles is a luxury rental company based in Cherry Hill, NJ. I connected with the owner Ryan on a music video shoot for a client of mine. Ryan had a dream to use his cars to create some cool content, he used me as a way to turn that dream to a reality.