We were lucky to catch up with George Hudson recently and have shared our conversation below.
George, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. When did you first know you wanted to pursue a creative/artistic path professionally?
Once I realized that I could make money doing what I’d already been doing for years for free was the wake up call for me lol.
I grew up with a great love for music, animation and entertainment. My very first aspiration was literally to become a wrestler lmao, but as I grew in age, so did my interest but I still always knew I’d be in entertainment.
By the time I had gotten into elementary school I had realized that I had a god given natural talents in music & the arts. Seeking a platform to prove to not only people around me, but to myself that I was made for the things I aspired to do, I joined the band.
When I first got in the band I was very talkative and social as I was always the most excited for that and extra curricular activities at school as any other young kid would do the same. I had gone into the program with the intention of being in the drum line. I just knew that I’d be the one with the snare drum every day in class.
Due to my negligence and not being able to be quiet during class I was forced to play a totally different instrument (Trombone).I had never seen this instrument before, nor did it ever cross my mind that I’d ever be playing it lol.
Moving forward, I developed a weird love/hate relationship for music. It was something I knew I was very good at but I resented the musicality that was forced on me. Which is why by the time I got to middle school I made the big switch and changed my instrument to Percussion.
From 6th to 8th grade I worked day in and day out to become the best percussionist I could be while also honing new skills in music production using FL Studio. I first learned to make beats and then me and one of my best friends started actually making actual songs and bringing our music to the schools and letting people hear them and getting all types of feedback. It was all just a fun experience.
By the time I got to the end of my grade school days I had grown an interest and love for film & photography. With this new found love for another aspect within the arts I made it my duty to major in a degree field that would suit my skill set. And that’s what drove me to go full force into the Arts & Communications Programs. That way I can get a little of everything as opposed to being a music major or film major, etc.
Fast forward to today,
I’ve graduated from the great Bethune-Cookman University. I got my bachelors in Mass Communications in 2018 just after coming off of an $13500 yearly scholarship from the music department. I marched snare drum in the band throughout my year at Cookman as well.
I’ve become a well-rounded creative & entrepreneur. I’ve founded and still oversee operations for my business IV Creative Studios LLC.
To this day I have done work for many big names such as Trina, Young Nudy, Desi Banks, 300 LBs of GUWOP, TTG Fred, Kamillion, etc
George, before we move on to more of these sorts of questions, can you take some time to bring our readers up to speed on you and what you do?
I got into my industry by never settling. I’ve always wanted more and strived to learn every aspect of the business. I want to know the things that most people could care less about. The little things that support the bigger picture more than the glitz and glam.My services are priced depending upon the project. I usually get with the artist or whomever reaches out and we first discuss a budget and the we work on a treatment and proceed to get started on the project. I feel as though I can deliver whatever is asked of me as long as I have the resources to do so and the artist has the work ethic.What sets my brand apart from others is that it can be look at in so many different ways, we can’t simply be categorized because we offer so muchWe offer services that range from Music Production & Engineering to Film Production & Model Photography. We can go as far as Graphic Design & Web Design and we even offer Music Distribution & Management.
What can society do to ensure an environment that’s helpful to artists and creatives?
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Everyone always complains about monetary things but when they have the chance to help a brand organically without spending a dime they seem to forget that a lot of things can be done to help artists and creatives outside of spending.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on NFTs. (Note: this is for education/entertainment purposes only, readers should not construe this as advice)
NFT’s are fun to think about but I think tangible items will always run this world no matter the hype everything will always boil down to what you can actually hold in your hands in my opinion
- Website: www.IVCreativeStudios.com
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All photos shot by George Hudson IV