Thank you for taking a moment to read about me and my lifestyle. My name is Joshua K. Elliott and I am a full-time Content Creator. I own the YouTube channel Extreme Scale Performance and a small content creation company named SonderFelt. I am fortunate to have an amazing wife and good friends around me that always push me to go further. I have worked very hard to overcome the obstacles in my life and have found my motivation comes from surviving my trip to rock bottom and from inspiring others to do good while having fun doing it! I am turning 33 this April and I am thankful that I was able to take my passions, combine them and turn it into a legitimate business!
As far as my history and experience goes, I fell into this back in 2007 while living in Kailua Kona Hawaii. I was born in Oregon and had an addiction to driving since day one. I went to school at the Snake Pit at Directed electronics and obtained an MECP. For those that are not familiar with the term it stands for Mobile Electronics Certified Professional. It basically means I know how to do basic car modifications and understand electronics. That led to jobs surrounding the automotive industry and in the consumer electronics feild. Eventually I wound up driving truck for a garbage company and worked the early shift which allowed me to get off work at noon and hit the beach trails in my Jeep. After breaking some parts getting carried away with myself trying to make videos, I decided to buy an Axial AX10 radio controlled rock crawler and break that instead. So I stole my wifes camera and hit the beach trails behind my house to create my first RC video ever... The adventure had begun!
After the economy tanked my wife and I wound up back in Oregon basically homeless. We were fortunate to have my cousin put us up until we got back on our feet but a year had passed and the damage was done both mentally and physically. We really had to fight to keep it together over the next year or two. Eventually I wound up working my way up through a few different jobs back to a decent living situation only to realise that the same thing could happen at any time. No matter what I felt that my future was dependent on the company I worked for at the time. So I decided to take things into my own hands and start something from this little niche I had found and stayed true to over the years... R/C Video Production.
As it turned out the R/C community is one of the most loving and passionate communities I have ever had the honor to be a part of! I have never been one to be ashamed of my history with R/C. I am actually proud of it! It has helped me to make better decisions in my life and has put me in a position to motivate, educate and inspire millions! Building and running R/C combined with Ultra HD video and amazing, heart thumping music has created a unique experience that a person can actually feel and relate to in an almost captivating way!
Something a lot of folks that watched my videos didn't know was that I ran my show off of old, outdated almost useless equipment for 9 and a half years. Always doing anything I could to keep the show rolling. My camera's were all low budget handycams. My computer was a combination of barely working parts from multiple junked computers that I had put together to make a working one. It was beat and had to be revived numerous times. It would crash sometimes 4 or 5 times during one video editing session and couldn't even playback a standard 720p 60fps video. So I rarely ever got to review my videos fully before uploading and releasing them to the public. Any YouTuber or video producer can tell you just how horrifying that is!
My experience and opportunities had outgrown my equipment, hardware and software. Thankfully my Subscribers helped me to get a new camera but what I needed was far more than just a camera. I needed a new computer, new monitor, new desk, new keyboard and mouse, new gimbal, new lenses, new skill sets and so much more if I was going to take this from being a lifelong hobby to a lifelong career. So I put my best foot forward and started my company SonderFelt. With the money I earned editing videos for clients such as Holmes Hobbies, some big YouTubers that I can't mention and local business' I was able to save enough to build a new 4k capable editing machine, get a new 4k capabble camera and get fast internet for the first time ever! With all of that new content creating power I decided to start a new series and Axial loved the idea so much they jumped on board to help support the movement!
Now going into my 10th year of making RC videos I am honored to boast over 17,000 Facebook Followers, over 6,000 Instagram Followers, over 16,000 YouTube Subscribers, with millions of views and over 300 videos uploaded to date! I could not do any of this without my wife and unborn child, all my friends and family, subscribers, sponsors and all the good people that watch my videos and share my photos and posts around the world! Thank you for helping me continue this journey to entertain, create and inspire through video production!
Again I want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to read about my journey and for supporting my dreams!
Joshua K. Elliott aka Coleman
THE OFFICIAL "R/C LIFESTYLE" BLOG
JUST ANOTHER R/C ENTHUSIAST WITH A CRAZY PAST. I LIKE TO THINK MY NEW FOUND PASSION FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMBINED WITH MY LIFE LONG LOVE OF MOTORSPORTS AND R/C HAS PRETTY MUCH TAKEN OVER MY LIFE. THIS BLOG ISN'T TO SHOVE MY OPINION'S DOWN YOUR THROAT. I AM JUST RANDOMLY DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY AND SHARING IT WITH THOSE OF YOU THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED. THANK YOU FOR READING AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS. IT REALLY DOES HELP ME TO SPREAD THE WORD AND GENERATE ACTIVITY! AGAIN, THANK YOU!