One of my favorite pass times is making a poster with a very specific goal: get people excited. Researching a variety of poster design elements, I'm constantly trying out different things on purpose, just to see what really stands out. Then, when making a commercial poster, I combine all of those elements to make something I can be proud of. From Photoshop to Illustrator, I go back and forth, expanding my skillset with every poster I make.
From a young age, I've had much experience of the ins and outs of video editing, and have recently delved a little into the realm of animation. This is certainly a dedicated line of work to get into, at least for me, replaying the same two seconds of footage at least a dozen times to get the timing down right. I'm probably the most passionate about this area, as nothing is more satisfying for me than seeing audiences fully engrossed by content I made.
My name is Dallas Flett-Wapash, and that contains some ancestry from nordic vikings from Scotland - settlers of sorts. Knowing that, you might expect me to be loud, rowdy, and just a little rude, but that's far from what I'm like. Having grown up in the small town of Birch River, Manitoba, I understand what it's like to live with the people around you, and know the importance of getting to know people. I'm interested in getting to know people's dreams, motivations, and even the struggles sometimes. This helps me better understand who I'm talking to, and what I'm capable of, in terms of assistance. The honest banter between two people is what I believe creates a nice flow, both for personal environments and professional ones. At least, it's certainly better than what must have been onesided conversations in nordic times.
When working on projects, I find myself always adjusting the fine line between what sounds amazing, and what’s manageable. This is because I’m never personally satisfied with something I believe is just “okay.” I work hard to make projects of a larger scale more manageable when it comes to the time I have at my disposal, doing my best to never waste a single minute. I am aware of my limits, however, and will know when I’ve worked on something so much that it just becomes tedious, and I let myself change the subject for awhile just to keep things interesting. When you work on a wide array of things like I do, you never run out of things to do, and are always learning. And, if you’re someone like me, you don’t mind that at all. One day, I want to be remembered for the things I made, and the impact I’ve had on the people around me, and I think the only way to achieve that is from pure dedication.
If you ask any of my friends or colleagues about what I’m like in person, it’s definitely not what you’d expect, based on what I’ve been told were my first impressions. Like anyone else, I can be shy when meeting someone for the first time, but once I get to know someone, and begin developing a decent flow with them, I can be a very silly person. I believe I’m known for laughing hysterically when something funny happens, dancing when happy, and humming songs as I do my work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an absurd amount of silly, and know how to remain professional, progressing with the projects I work on. I definitely think it's better to work with people you're comfortable with, as it allows for a level of honesty you just can't get with someone who isn't putting themselves out there. With me, you can count on someone who's reliable, professional, and enjoyable to work with.