this is my story.

Photo by Saray Taylor-Roman.

Growing up, I dreamed of becoming a big-time Hollywood movie producer. I wrote scripts based on my favorite stories, learned about the different roles on set, and educated my friends so that I could have a crew. 

But in college, that dream shifted.

I spent a summer in LA crewing a few different films and getting an inside look at the industry. I saw people pouring all their time, money and energy into short films without any guarantee that it would pay off. It was an isolated and harsh environment. I knew that wasn’t the life for me. I wanted my stories to bring people together, both in the final product and the creative process.

I returned to college with a new vision.

To complete my college degree, I took public relations and journalism classes, and used my $1,500 Canon 7D to create promotional videos, documentaries, and narrative short films.

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I saw the industry changing.

No longer did companies need to drop $20-30k for a full crew, trucks and cameras to get a 30-second commercial. With these new cameras entering the market, I could capture beautiful HD videos with significantly lower upfront cost, and a production crew of one or two people. I realized that there was a whole market of untold stories right here at home for companies who before were not able to afford to tell their story through video.

WE’VE ENTERED THE AGE OF VIDEO.

With the rise of social media, audiences are craving meaningful video content from brands that they love. Customers want to feel connected to their vendor or service provider. And now that video is more accessible, companies can't afford to go without.

In 2015, I started Sherwood Media to meet that growing need.



I’D LOVE TO MEET YOU

Now that you know a little about me, I want to hear about you!
 


Adept, capable, and competent beyond her years. A few descriptors that come to mind when thinking of Elisa.

She was tasteful when portraying female athletes in action and respectful of individual participant’s preferences for photo posting. Further, this caution carried over to her work on the social media platforms for the initiative. Due in large part to Elisa’s work with CSPS, the U.S. Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr sites experienced growth and success.

And, I was always impressed by how easily she carried what was a very heavy bag of equipment!
— Trina Bolton, U.S. Department of State