Dominic Scott is a photographer and videographer whose resume belies his 21 years of age. He has worked extensively with Grammy-winning musician PJ Morton, as well as Grammy-winning producer Chase N. Cashe and many more.
Recently, he directed the music video for Pell’s “Skyfall,” a single from the rapper’s 2019 album Gravity. The video was accepted into the New Orleans Film Festival’s “Louisiana Shorts” showcase and not, notably, in the “Music Videos” section. Described as “A visual representation of community and individuality in the New Orleans creative scene, showcasing the rawness and authenticity of each artist,” the video features a cast of New Orleans hip-hop stars including Pell, Malik Ninety Five, Sleazy EZ and Kr3wcial.
How did you get your start in photography and video?
I got started with photography and video in high school. I started off making skate videos with my friends and playing around in my backyard with the first camera I got, which was from my pops. Every day I was shooting something—didn’t matter what it was, I was just determined to figure out the ins and outs of my camera.
What are some of your personal career highlights so far?
Some of my personal highlights would be starting my multi-media agency, Red Balloon Studios; the most recent music videos I’ve shot with my good friend Pell “Skyfall” and “Too Much Of A Good Thing”; and having my work featured in a handful of blogs that I personally keep up with.
How has being from New Orleans informed your work?
Being from New Orleans has given my work a certain feel that you only get from people who live here. There’s a certain kind of energy I like to think that we carry with us that you can’t find anywhere else. I love color, people, and emotion in my work and the city is full of those things.
What was the creative process like for “Skyfall”?
For “Skyfall” Pell and the team decided that we wanted to showcase New Orleans creatives in a different light. Showing that there is a sense of community here and we all stick together to change the stigma, uplift one another, and bring that feel-good vibe wherever we go.
What about that video in particular do you think resonated with people?
I feel that people can resonate with it because we all can feel the change that’s taken place in the creative community specifically. You see a lot more collaborations and support from people and it’s beautiful to see. I believe that the videos shows a genuine happiness that I know we all can relate to when surrounded by people we love.
For more of Dominic’s work, visit his official website.