Have you ever experienced a movie with footage that was in the air or over water? The beauty of the scene can often be breathtaking. So when I stumbled across Allworld Films, I was taken aback by their aerial capability.
Allworld Films is a full-service production company specializing in aerial video and photography.
As one of the first in the market with the technology, Allworld Films is poised to make an impact in the industry. William Evans impressed me as a young gentleman who is focused and determined. But unbeknownst to me, he is just a young man who is a highly trained veteran of the United States Air Force.
Join me as William Evans tells us about his journey to put his company on the map.
Carlee McCullough: Tell us about yourself, William Evans.
William Evans: I am from Memphis originally. I graduated from Overton High School and I'm a veteran of
the United States Air Force. I have been creating video projects since the age of 15 and have been well trained in
film and television. I am one of the owners of Allworld Films, a videography company specializing in aerial
footage, corporate messaging, music, and television.
C.M.: What is a video artist?
W.E.: Creating a video project is one of the most creative JOBS ever. Storytelling in video and film is an art
form and that makes me an artist.
C.M.: When you’re on set what are you looking for when you’re capturing the right footage?
W.E.: I am looking for the “money shot,” which includes the right lighting and the right scene or setup. When
we make our clients look great, we look great!
C.M.: What are the necessary elements that go into a successful film business?
W.E.: A successful business requires talent and knowledge of the business at a minimum. And a great lawyer
helps even more!
C.M.: What do you do to get inspired?
W.E.: I visit the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute in Atlanta because the institute focuses on millionaires that
have accomplished their goals. The facility is encouraging and puts your mind in the right place to win!
C.M.: How would you describe your creative style?
W.E.: My style is corporate and cool! My work is always professional enough to pass in the boardroom, but I
am a member of the hip-hop generation, so it always carries a certain amount of cool!
C.M.: What emerging trends do you see in the film industry?
W.E.: We are one of the first in the market to use unmanned aerial aircrafts. I've gotten used to the idea in the
military of using drones, but I never imagined that I'd be using them to shoot video projects. The unmanned aerial
aircraft provides us the opportunity to get footage that normally requires a helicopter to obtain. The result is
incredible footage that takes the client’s project to unimagined levels.
C.M.: What do you enjoy most about this field?
W.E.: I enjoy taking someone else’s idea from concept to reality. To bring their vision to life is rewarding and
to get compensated for the experience is even better.
C.M.: What skills are most important for being a video artist? W.E.: It is important to know about your camera (white balance, iris etc.). Learn lighting and editing, which
become assets to the clients during the project.
C.M.: As a business owner, have you been open to advice along the way?
W.E.: Definitely. As a business owner you have to know and understand “good advice” versus bad advice.
Ultimately, it is up to the business owner to make the right decisions that are best for the business overall.
C.M.: What are the components to making a video?
W.E.: To create a great video you must have a good crew with a lot of moving parts. A good director, light
crew, editors and plenty of creative juices are all much-needed components. A video can be completed without all of
the components. However, to make a great video, the moving parts are very important.
C.M.: At the end of the day, who inspires William Evans?
W.E.: I'm inspired by entrepreneurs, people who are self-motivated, self-employed and successful. Many have
made it before me and strive to not only walk in their footsteps, but to make a few of my own by being cutting-edge
in my industry.
C.M.: Any closing remarks?
W.E.: Find your lane and hit the gas until you reach your destination. My good business advice as a business
owner is “grind until further notice!” If you've tried the rest, now try the best!
For additional information visit Allworld Films at www.allworldfilms.com.
(Contact Carlee McCullough, Esq., at 5308 Cottonwood Road, Suite 1A, Memphis, TN 38118, or email her at