Based in Ohio, Branson found his love for videography in high school after joining the school news. While there he wrote, directed, and edited a short "comedy" series. His first short film was also featured at the school’s film festival in 2015. He has continued to direct short films and videos ever since. Soon after high school, he packed his bags and moved to Colorado to pursue a career outside of customer service. Branson spends most of his time making short films or mindlessly blabbering about movies.
Originally from Texas, Preston grew up surrounded by creative story tellers that could both entertain as well as enlighten. From these inspirational individuals he developed an interest towards capturing the collective human narrative in an honest and entertaining way. He moved to Denver in 2010 where he quickly found himself rooted within his main areas of interest; Lacrosse, Snowboarding and Craft Beer. After a brief hiatus from the creative world, he has seized an opportunity at the Open Media Foundation in hopes of reigniting his passion for story telling through digital media.
I have lived in Denver, Colorado my entire life. I am currently a Senior at Regis University and majoring in Communications and minoring in Visual Arts. I greatly enjoy photography and traveling, as well as experiencing different cultures. I aim to challenge myself in the things that I do in order to improve myself as much as possible, while still finding ways to enjoy the things I do.
I have maintained a lifelong passion for the visual arts, and recently obtained a Bachelor's degree in Film Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver. Of all the endless avenues in the world of film, I hope to discover which direction to take following this internship and being apart of this community.
Hello, my name is Anthony and I grew up watching Disney and Pixar. I developed a passion for 3D animation as a full time student and freelance artist while working on animated shorts, games, and video productions. After graduating from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2014 with a BFA in Computer Graphics and Animation, I began working as a creative lead - 3D artist for Los Alamos National Labs. I recently moved to Colorado to be closer to my fiancé and open my own digital creative studio. Through Open Media Foundation I hope to continue to grow in this constantly developing industry, share my experience with all the like-minded digital storytellers that I can, and help foster a community of creativity and imagination.
David Alder is a graduate of the University of Utah's Film BA program and has applied his education in primarily documentaries addressing human rights and social justice. He is also the co-founder of the Queer Oral History Project, a non-profit collecting the personal and community histories of LGBTQ+ people in Utah, California and now Colorado. His last three years of professional experience was as Key Grip for a professional video production studio. He lives in Arvada, CO with his boyfriend, Ian, and is currently building a freelance videography business serving the Denver area for non-profits and small businesses alike.