Fivestone Studios is proud to introduce our newest Production Artist, Taylor Schomp! Let’s get to know her a bit.
Tell us about yourself
I’m Taylor, a Vandy grad from Northern Virginia. I live in a quaint little house with two beautiful roommates. We call our home “The Red Door” because, you guessed it, we have a red door. If you talk to me for long enough, you’ll learn that I’m a die-hard Vanderbilt fan, with a history of camping out for insane hours to get a front row spot at games. Some of my proudest accomplishments include completing Tough Mudder and getting 2nd place in the macaroni-and-cheese eating contest at Vanderbilt.
Well, I’ve always been interested in videos, entertainment, and technology. I love where creativity and technical thinking meet. During college, I began to intern with various production companies in Nashville, thinking that I wanted to work in live production for the music and nonprofit industries. Through this, I was introduced to motion graphics. Not knowing much, I began to fill my curriculum with Independent Studies and tutorials. For whatever reason, Traylor decided to let me start interning and freelancing with Fivestone during my senior year, and he hasn’t been able to get rid of me since!
I really can’t say enough good things about the people here. I have learned from literally every person on the team. They’re one of the most diversely talented groups of people I’ve come across, and the way that they pour their talent into their work while genuinely investing in the people around them is truly unique and inspiring.
So, what do you do?
I animate! I also have recently started delving into the world of web and maybe even app development. It’s all still a work in progress, but I like to think of that as an advantage. One of the biggest things that I’ve learned from the past few months is that to get somewhere, you just have to start going. Specifically, this theory has involved me buying a saw and lots of ingredients. After my first few months “in the real world,” I can proudly say that I’ve built coffee tables and various décor around our home and made meals worthy of Instagram that I never thought possible. It’s the same thing professionally. I’m still young, and these interests are adventures-in-the-making that sometimes seem daunting, but I’ve started going and am excited to see what comes of it.
Any specific goals?
To create things that brighten the world, to teach others the way that the Fivestone team has taught me, and to beat Brian Altman in a food-eating contest. (Consider this a formal challenge.)