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Vulnerability in Filmmaking: How Iz La Motte Brought her Dream Career to Life | Creatives in the Wild Podcast

Updated: Apr 9

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Iz La Motte (she/her) is an adventure photographer and filmmaker who splits her time between Utah’s Wasatch Range and her off-grid cabin in the woods of Vermont.

Iz has developed her craft into one that focuses on the human story and its relation to the world. Her passion lies in working with individuals and brands to tell their own impactful stories in a way that feels true to them.

Her work has been seen in marketing campaigns across the ski industry, in print publications such as Freeskier and Backcountry Magazine, and in the film festival circuit at Mountainfilm and Banff Film Festival.

In this episode, Justine and Iz chat about:

  • Iz's career dream at 12 years old (that turned into reality)

  • building a career in film, from "Fuel" to "Advice For Girls"

  • being able to choose whose opinions matter most in your work

  • using risk-taking and feedback for growth and development

  • the importance of money talks, both with clients and with peers in your industry

  • how pricing secrecy can hinder a whole industry

  • balancing paid work with doing your craft for fun, including having days just for personal enjoyment

  • the pressures of seasonality in photography and filmmaking

  • there's no one way to have a creative career, and you can make it fun

  • living in the woods and making it work without wifi or cell service

and more!

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