CLAREMORE - Anthony Wolfe, a senior at Claremore High School, started his own business when he was 15 years old, with nothing more than “a little Sony camera,” Windows Movie Maker on his home computer and a passion for video editing and film making.
Today, Wolfe Productions has grown into a profitable business that recently received national attention. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation has named Wolfe the winner of the NFIB/Michael Bozzone Young Entrepreneur Award.
“This scholarship is a national scholarship, so it’s a very high honor for me to be awarded it,” Wolfe said.
His interest in starting his own business was sparked from working with the Rogers State University Production Club, where he met Dale McKinney, RSU-TV’s production manager, and Dan Schiedel, who is now the executive director for OETA.
“Ever since, I really fell in love with TV production and video production,” he said. “So Wolfe Productions is a chance for me to broaden my horizon of what video production can offer.”
Wolfe Productions is a video production company founded by Wolfe, a filmmaker and a video editor. He films live events, such as weddings and sporting events, and produces a DVD for his clients. He also has created several commercials.
“Once I had a few projects, I was soon able to purchase new equipment, and that is when my business started growing. I soon began to realize that once I start broadening myself in the community then I can start my own business and get to know professionals.
Wolfe now has clients in Rogers and Tulsa County. He has also upgraded his equipment to that of a true video editor, he says, and “make videos more professional and HD quality.” In the fall, Wolfe will attend RSU to study corporate communications and expand his business, as well as his skillset.
“I hope to grow my business in the future, and I look forward to making a difference with that.”
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