About / Bio
Hi. I’m Jeanie. A Queenslander living in Geelong. I moved here about ten years ago with my fiancé, now husband. I am a video creator. I make videos for small businesses who want social content and videos for their websites. I also make fun films for families who want moving memories with laughter and sound.
I’m an optimist who sees life through rose-coloured glasses. I don’t watch the news. I love reading biz or motivational books. I have two amusing long necked turtles. They must be about 13 years old now. I’m married to a guy who grew up in Sydney and is fussy about his wine. My husband has MANY more Instagram followers than me. That doesn’t bother me at all (I’m totally lying, but very proud of him). Turns out people like red wine photos. His account is a bit like a diary of my Saturday nights.
I’ve been doing personal projects and collaborations to build my skill set and portfolio. Lately businesses have contacted me about doing video work for them. I find that very exciting. I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface. I’m super curious about animating illustrations, motion graphics, and hyperlapse photography. Anything that will give my work an edge and make it stand out even more. My vision for the types of video I want to create require me to learn oh so much more. I’m just getting started.
I am an Administrator who ended up working part time in retail. The spare time to learn and create is a blessing. I never did like being stuck behind a desk most days (it feels unnatural). I never realised how shy I was until I needed to approach women to offer assistance. After two years of doing this, I’m glad I learnt how to overcome my shyness. I’m still an introvert who needs plenty of me-time, but I’m a friendly chatty one.
How it all started. Due to a family tragedy I became depressed and lost faith in man-kind. A few weeks prior I had booked myself into a jewellery making class. I attended, for the distraction, even though I wasn’t emotionally up for it. When I was beading I wasn’t thinking (or feeling) anything else. I also threw myself into resin pouring, and soldering. Eventually I referred to creating as my ‘happy place’. I started selling a few pieces online. One day I realised I was more interested in the photo taking process.
The slippery slope I’d been falling down (for a year) became a learning curve I was climbing. With something positive to focus on (pun intended) I chased the prospect of being a Portrait Photographer. With a re-found happiness for life, I wasn’t content with just taking photos. I wanted to learn ALL THE THINGS. I learnt posing a person is tricky. But filming them as they interacted naturally with others was exciting. I even loved the editing process of adding music and audio. I was hooked! I’m loving all things that move. And if they don’t move, I can move them with stop motion techniques.
I can’t change the past or undo someone else’s wrong. I have learnt to find joy in life again. In the process I also learnt I love being creative and challenging myself.
You can find me on socials by the username @jeanieirving.