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How Chris Yoder became one of the top EDM videographers in the game! | Ep.164

Chris Yoder is a videographer & photographer for some of the biggest DJ names in the world. Yoder currently tours internationally full-time with Zedd but has worked with names such as Tiesto, Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers, & Carnage just to name a few.


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In this episode, Yoder dives into every detail of how he climbed the ranks from skate videos in his hometown, to local clubs in Chicago, to world tours. He tells stories of sleeping in a recording studio while coming up as a creator in Chicago & landing an opportunity by writing his contact info on a napkin... He explains how he landed a full-time touring gig with Zedd after only working with him for THREE DAYS & so much more.

Yoder’s story is a testament to grinding your ass off, taking every opportunity that comes your way, and turning around content quickly. If you are a creator who wants to shoot music & one-day tour with some of the biggest acts in the world. I promise you - you’re going to want to take notes on this one.

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- Intro to Chris / Creative background (2:25)

- Intro to KURSZA (8:00)

- Childhood / Picking up camera / Skate Videos / Denied from college / Influences (17:00)

- Post-college lifestyle edits before insurance job / Rap group who bought him a camera / Becoming a club videographer / Making a living off videos (31:00)

- Carnage / Process of tour webisodes / Importance of road creators (59:38)

- Moving to Tiesto, The Chainsmokers, Zedd, and Yellow Claw / Turnaround times / Knowing your role (1:19:20)

- More KURSZA / Packing for tour / Travel process (1:27:50)

- Outro (1:41:20)


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