Timberwolves videographer Josh Englert can do it all
The NBA is filled with several amazing players. Every position is full of great talent, but there are some talented people on the outside looking in. People who report, record and call the game from the sidelines. So is Josh Englert, who is a freelance videographer for the Minnesota Timberwolves players.
He made his debut with forward / guard Josh Okogie. He took pictures of Okogie and sent them to her and ended up getting a gig. Not just with Okogie, but with a few other players.
“I can do pretty much any video,” Englert said. “Music video, workout videos, company promotion videos, pretty much anything. “
He’s pretty much the jack of all trades when it comes to video work in general. His first professional client was actually former Minnesota Lynx guard, Aerial Powers. Which led to Josh Okogie, who hired him to do his content. From there, Malik Beasley and Jared Vanderbilt reached out to him to do some video work as well.
Josh’s dream and passion began when he was a small child, playing with his iPods and making movies on them. “Since elementary school, I have always loved making videos. I’ve been in sports all my life, so I loved filming myself playing basketball in my driveway and editing it. I watched a lot of basketball and wanted to replicate the way the NBA recorded their videos.
Englert started at the bottom, turning a childhood hobby into a great job with the Timberwolves. He thanks the NBA film crews for helping him create his own style. From the way they perform certain zoom functions and transitions. When asked how he developed his passion for creating videos, his answer was pretty straightforward.
“I just started recording stuff. I don’t know where it really came from, but I just loved making videos and being creative that way.
Englert learned on his own how to do the things he wanted to do only from YouTube. Now it’s just talent and hard work!