Author: Gwoods

First Praise and Worship Recording at the New Studio

I can’t call this the first shoot here at the new studio (we did a green-screen shoot with a DC artist for a project a couple days before), but it is Erica’s inaugural green-screen, praise-and-worship recording for online church services. We have recorded them at […]

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Read Across America (2021)

We were back at it again with the 2021 Read Across America campaign. Not the same as the other years, with the pandemic altering the way we produce and all. Read Across America has new branding, with a new logo and an active pursuit of […]

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Studio: Starting to Take Shape (1/27/21)

It’s only been a short while since my first post on the new space, but I thought it be nice to document the transformation and frivolous happenings in the space as it evolves rather quickly. While still in what I term, Phase One, these changes […]

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New Space: A Studio is Just What I Needed

I left my 18th Street office, in April of 2020. It had gotten quiet in the building when the lockdown started, and production business was questionable. Having an office when there’s little money to be made had me a bit frantic. After one mid-March evening […]

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Finding Harmony: Original Storyboards (2005)

It was 2005 and I had just finished my first draft of my first feature length screenplay, Finding Harmony. I had also just set up shop with my very own studio on Illinois Avenue in Northwest DC. I had several people read the script and […]

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Paradise Gray: Commentary on Hip-Hop (2011)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Paradise Gray in 2011, a member of the pioneering Hip-Hop group X-Clan. He shared his perspective on a few subjects, like love and other social/political topics. Here’s what he had to say about Hip-Hop.

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Pen & Ink: The Second Time Around (2000)

In 2000, I was working around the clock. A “day job” to not only pay the bills, but also frame my artwork. Framing artwork is expensive and getting some free materials was part of the plan. If I had an idea, I just did it… […]

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Mixed Media: Fatherhood in The City (2003)

In 2003, I had only been a father for a couple of years. I spent all my time with my son, not just keeping an eye on him, but fully engaged and enjoying the experience. I was able to see myself and my wife, in […]

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Capitol Campaign Video: East Oakland Boxing Association (2018)

One of my closest friends moved from DC to the Bay Area. After working out there in tech for several years, he took a break to go back what he did when he left college: youth development. He had a chance encounter that transformed into […]

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Desirée Venn Frederic: Nomad Yard Collectiv (2016)

We had a chance to sit down with Desirée Venn Frederic at her absolutely breathtaking endeavor, Nomad Yard Collectiv. She gives a peek into her life story and inspiration for the iconic store. From Site: “NOMAD YARD IS THE COLLABORATIVE AND CURATORIAL VISION OF DESIREE […]

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