Early Light Media is an ambitious team of journalists, educators, producers, artists, makers and doers who create powerful videos that shift perceptions and aspire to change the world.
We put social responsibility first, using video as a medium to capture our interconnectivity as humans in a way that is both beautiful and relatable.
Early Light Media did a wonderful job helping each associate to feel comfortable enough to open up. Internally and externally we received positive feedback.
Lauren Rodriguez, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
While we were shooting they had ideas that really took our project to the next level ... it was just a blast working with them.
Andrew Langtry, Harvard Business School
Meet the Team
Darren's tireless focus on refining footage into a beautiful and captivating narrative stems from more than a decade of meticulously crafting impactful videos. His unique skill of pulling raw stories out of natural conversation is what makes his work compelling. Darren believes that video is the most powerful medium for showing fascinating stories of ordinary people, driving human connection, and for constantly embarrassing his kids.
Dave is a disciplined photographer who uses client circumstances as a canvas for creative expression. With an affinity for open collaboration, Dave is a master at helping people step back from face value messaging to reveal their deeper, more heartfelt reasons for making a video. He can’t stop talking about new gear and tests out all the latest equipment he can get on his favorite go-to model, his daughter Rose.
Jody is always observing—people he admires, work that moves him, the emotional reactions that come when he watches his final work with clients. A master of motion graphics, he lives for the creative intimacy that comes from working with a passionate team and engaged clients who care about what they are building. Watching his kids jump headfirst into new experiences is Jody’s biggest inspiration, keeping him challenged to stay fearless and tenacious.
Director of Marketing & Client Development
Ashlene is a PR and marketing expert with a decade of experience generating positive buzz for clients. A born problem-solver, she loves to brainstorm creative solutions and create diverse opportunities to reach audiences in a meaningful way. Whether developing an overall strategy or crafting a campaign, Ashlene looks at each project with a fresh set of eyes and finds new ways to entertain, inform and engage.
Alex can’t stand failure. Aside from his charming smile and amazing good looks, he wants to be known for the type of exceptional work that leaves the viewer completely and emotionally immersed in the stories he produces. Alex makes sure all of ELM’s projects run seamlessly by monitoring the workflow and jumping in to shoot and edit on the fly.
Jessica is not interested in your free form thinking—give her logic, patterns, numbers. She prefers spreadsheets to novels and loves seeing how the heart of a business is pulled together through data. Jessica is a fitness buff and supermom who geeks out over long-term budget forecasting and loves watching ELM evolve and grow over time.