What is your name and what is your job title?
Robert Andersen. Filmmaker, film professor, and Communications Specialist.
What is the name of your business, and your website URL?
When was your business founded and how long have you been working there?
My business essentially started on the set of my student film shoot in 2009. I was with a team filming some scenes and these guys approached me and asked if I shot rap videos. Of course I said yes. It became my first paying gig. Fake it ’til you make it.
What is your elevator pitch? Who is your ideal customer?
I’m a storyteller and I want to work with people who want to tell their stories in new and exciting ways. The great thing about video is, if you do it right, you can make anything interesting. On the other hand, if you do it wrong, you can make anything really boring.
What does your day-to-day look like?
My day-to-day is pretty hectic because, along with being a freelance, independent, film and video maker, I also have a day job as a communications specialist. That means I’m on all the time. Nights and weekends are basically spent writing and working on other projects. On top of that I just picked up a gig teaching screenwriting at William Paterson University so my day-to-day is about to get even more hectic, but that’s a good thing.
How has seeing an allergist (visiting Hudson Allergy) helped you be more productive in your profession?
I suffer from pretty crippling allergies in spring, summer, and fall. When they are at their worst I wake up with a hangover-like headache and spend entire days in a fog-like state. These symptoms really hamper my creativity and my productivity. Thanks to Hudson Allergy, my allergy symptoms have disappeared. It really hit home this Spring. It was the first Spring I enjoyed in years. On top of that, a few weeks ago I took a run through Liberty State Park in Jersey City (where I live) and they had recently cut the grass. In the past, I wouldn’t have been able to finish a run with all the fresh cut grass clogging up my sinuses, but this time it didn’t bother me at all.
What advice do you want to give to anyone reading this?
A lot of people hesitate when it comes to allergy shots because there is a commitment involved as far as getting shots, in the beginning, on a somewhat frequent basis. The shots are worth it. It’s a life changer. Also, it’s amazing what you can find out. Dr. Mainardi gave me tips about what types of food to avoid at certain times of year and it has really helped me.
What is your favorite thing about NYC?
The fact that it is an inexhaustible city. You could live here for a hundred years and discover a new wonderful place to eat or thing to do each day.
Hudson Allergy Video Blog By Robert Andersen Coming Soon!
Robert is currently working on an awesome video blog regarding his allergy shots and how they make his days so much better. Check back soon to see the video!