Where to Exhibit Work

When I decided to throw all my effort into making Chocolate Diamond Media my full time endeavor, I wanted to be strategic about how I did that. I wanted to make sure that I was spending money, but as importantly time in the right areas. One decision that came out of that, was to avoid YouTube.

Balancing and Breaking from a Branding Strategy

In January, I went through the process of removing video work that I thought looked unprofessional in it’s message and tone, because of how political it was. It’s not something I’m sorry I did, most of it wasn’t that good, but then I thought for the past few months that it served me best to keep this company apolitical, in order to not alienate potential clients. That I don’t agree with anymore. I will not use this platform as a soapbox to preach and lecture from (as it grows, because currently it’s not that large of a platform) but I will not try to remain ‘neutral.’ That’s the promise I’m going to make with you, the people reading this now, or prospective clients who are scrolling back through my posts in the months/years to come. I can work with people of differing opinions, and I will not lecture, but I will not remain silent when I feel that silence is complicity.

For the Love of Teaching (…Filmmaking)

For the past week, I’ve been working with my son to make a short film. Lacie through their Collective site, is doing a contest to show your average day in one minute. My day is largely dominated by my son, so it seemed only natural that I would make a film with him for the contest.