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Rising Stars: Meet Keegan Bittner

Today we’d like to introduce you to Keegan Bittner.

Hi Keegan, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
SourceSociety started as an idea in my freshman year history class at the College of Charleston. I wanted to create a platform showcasing local businesses, musicians, artists, and athletes. I have always been a creative person, uploading videos to youtube throughout middle school. I knew I wanted to combine my love of video with the local Charleston scene. However, I was able to open doors I would never think were possible. Within six months of starting SourceSociety, I have been able to take trips around the southeast working with bands such as Easy Honey and Flipturn and rappers like Kevin Powers and BigBabyGucci. The music aspect of SourceSociety has really taken off and music videos are my main passion. I would like to include Colby Lyman as a direct contributor to SourceSociety. Colby helps me with video shoots and landing clients. His work has been vital to the growth of the business. Colby has been a major help in building SourceSociety into what is today.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road per se. With clients canceling, not paying, or simply not taking their own art seriously it can be difficult to maintain a steady stream of content. I like to see everything that happens with SourceSociety as a learning experience. The realm of creative content is extremely lucrative and accessible at the same time. Investing in Camera gear and finding clients who are serious about working with SourceSociety have been the most difficult parts of building this business.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
SourceSociety started as an open-source platform showcasing local talent across Charleston. It has since grown into a production company specializing in music videos. SourceSociety is most proud of the music video with upcoming Charlotte rapper Kevin Powers with his song “Melody” (link at bottom). What sets SourceSociety apart from other production companies is its youthful energy and grasp of current cultural trends. Instead of merely copying the culture, we create the culture. This allows artists to market themselves with a fresh and unique style. SourceSociety is passionate about the pursuit of authentic expression.

We love surprises, fun facts and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
What some may find surprising is that SourceSociety will not be confined to just music videos. SourceSociety was originally intended as an online creative space. I want to stick to that. Eventually expanding into artist management/direction as well as a clothing line. Music is my passion but studio art, street art, writing, poetry, and everything in between can and will be highlighted on SourceSociety.

Pricing:

  • Music Video $300 – 1000 (varies due to locations and production intensity)

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Image Credits

Img_7197 Pictured: Keegan and Colby (@athsonfire)
All other photos credit to SourceSociety.

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