Showcasing passion while bringing out authenticity
We love sharing real stories about people who are doing wonderful things in the world. People who are following their dreams & soul calling are amazing. With the right kind of video, that authenticity can really shine through and be shared with many.
Video is a powerful medium and we think it should be treated carefully, with respect. The container we create for interviews is gentle and compassionate. Our editing style is the same: While modern video has become edgy and fast paced, we opt for a softer way of doing things. Check out some samples.
As entrepreneurs who have run a food company together for 5 years, we’re used to working closely as a couple. When we’re on set, we bring that level of ease and familiarity with us.
The people behind the services
Since I was a little kid, I’ve been fascinated by video and the world of broadcasting. I thought I wanted to work at a TV station until I grew up and realized what TV stations were really about. After running a web design & hosting business started in 1996, I have come back to my childhood dream of operating a TV station and working with video. Only now the TV station is delivered via the web! You can find my project, The Elevation Station at elevationstation.tv
Over the years, alongside my web design & IT career, I gradually became a self-taught professional videographer and editor. Project after project I would learn from mistakes and pick up new skills. I've been humbled many times, surrendering to the fact that I always have more to learn! I am a student to the process of making superb video, and do my best to get out of the way and allow for the true essence of the subject on camera.
One of my favorite activities is sitting down with video footage in Adobe Premiere and creating something from scratch. I think the enjoyment stems from bringing all the elements together, creating a great feel, and ending up with something people truly enjoy watching. That is very satisfying. I’m always looking for magic & synchronicity—it exists everywhere if we can just stay open to it.
Born and raised in the South, Lydia moved from New Orleans to the West Coast after having the profound experience of finding her people at the Oregon Country Fair. Ushered into the best of West Coast festival culture, Lydia found herself in love with the Pacific Northwest and Oregon in particular. After moving to Olympia to attend The Evergreen State College, she pursued a massage career before creating a sugar free chocolate company now known as Pure Love Chocolate that we both own and operate today. Lydia is an excellent writer and editor with a keen eye for what can be made better. Always refining and improving, she has an excellent sense of what makes great video.
As the main interviewer for Starchild Video projects, Lydia is a warm and inviting presence on the set. While many people are sheepish about being on camera, that anxiety melts away after a few minutes sitting with Lydia. The result is a relaxed and flowing conversation that ends on a sweet note. Afterward people will often comment on how much they enjoyed the interview!