Some people call me the Aquarium Hobby Reporter. I like to think of myself as a documentary filmmaker for the aquarium community.
I started my YouTube Channel ThomasVisionReef in February of 2013. Since then I have gained 8,000 subscribers, over 750,000 views, and directed videos for sever aquarium manufacturers which helped their companies/products gain much needed exposure. But what I am most proud of is the great aquarium hobbyist and companies that I have had the privilege to meet from all of the world. I currently travel all over the country creating visually stunning videos. I've made a great name for myself in the aquarium hobby but I also do a lot videography for corporate instructional videos, sporting events, and weddings. I film it all. I am passionate about film making and equally love being an aquarium hobbyist.
WHAT INSPIRED ME TO MAKE THE THOMASVISIONREEF AQUARIUM VIDEO MAGAZINE?
In February of 2013 I attempted to fund a documentary via kickstarter called "The Aquarium Life". My goal was for the film to help shed a positive light on how great the aquarium community is. While the fundraiser was not a success the endeavor as a whole was definitely not a failure. You only fail if you quit trying.
So many people wanted this film to happen.
Online blogs like Reef Builders, Aqua Nerd, Advanced Aquarist, and Reefs.com (plus more) all tried to spread the word to make that project a success. Strangers, my subscribers, and industry professionals all showed support. It was my first time attempting to fund a campaign and I learned a lot. BIG THANKS EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS PROJECT!
With this in mind it is still my goal to bring projects like The Aquarium Life to fruition. But why stop there?.
TVR Video Magazine strives to set ourselves apart from every other online aquarium publication by creating unique video content for our featured stories.
As we continue to grow so will our featured content and eventually with the help of this video magazine we will be able to create content like The Aquarium Life along with other full documentaries showcasing the joys and breakthroughs made possible because of the Aquarium community.