Episode 105 - Matt Komo : Confidence Is Born From Repeated Action

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Matt Komo is a filmmaker and creative director. Previously the Head of Social Content at GoPro, today he works alongside brands such as Mvmt and helps them visually bring their message to life. It’s not pure luck he is where he is today, it’s been 10+ years of sweat equity.

Born and raised in Orange County, CA he picked up a camera after getting injured pole vaulting his sophomore year of high school. With interests to continue pursuing the passion, he attended Chapman University majoring in Film Production & Advertising. After graduating he went north to San Francisco to work for his dream company, GoPro.

He helped out with The Chainsmokers Closer music video which sits at 2.1 Billion views today. Creatively he gets inspired by people like Rory Kramer who has become a good friend of his. What he’s most grateful for today is that he lives a life where he gets to do what he wants on daily basis.

In this episode he discusses the importance of self-awareness, confidence is born from repeated action, “all you gotta do is get on the right train and work your ass off” is the best advice he’s ever received and creating films with purpose.  

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Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version Only)

  • Born/raised in Orange County, CA (6:55)

  • Gets injured pole vaulting his sophomore year of high school. Decides to pick up a camera (11:30)

  • Attended Chapman University majoring in Film Production and Advertising (14:00)

  • Getting his dream job to work for GoPro (22:10)

  • Helping out with The Chainsmokers Closer music video. Today it’s at 2.1 Billion views (27:35)

  • His relationships with Rory Kramer inspires him as a creative (28:25)

  • Dear Mom and Dad. Tribute project for his parents (30:50)

  • Matt Komo - Films With Purpose (33:35)

  • Working with Mvmt (36:30)

  • Fan Questions (40:40)

    • Jasperte - Fighting the feeling of creative block / being unmotivated

    • Nicholas + Aiden - How do you access charging for clients?

  • Most grateful to have created a life where he gets to do what he wants on a daily basis (46:20)

  • Best advice he’s ever received “All you gotta do is get on the right train and work your ass off” (49:30)

  • Fitness is an important part of Matt’s daily life (51:10)

  • Could have coffee with anyone alive today it be with Elon Musk (54:25)

  • Matt’s purpose is to help bring people up through his passion of filmmaking (58:40)  

  • Ask Bobbay 1 question: What’s the long-term vision of all this? Where does the hustle stem from? (65:00)

  • Where to find Matt on social media

  • Advice for finding a passion/purpose (73:50)

    • Keep trying new things

    • Everyone has something they’re drawn to, expand upon it