My name is Allen.
I'm a dad who uses cameras, music, and code to tell stories that connect people and make the world a better place.
I use facilitation, coaching, data, and strategic planning to help sharpen different points of view into consensus and then work to help folks unleash their collective creativity together. I believe the best directors are servant-leaders first, and I'm a tireless advocate for the brilliant people whose creative work brings to life the stories we're working together to tell.
For over twenty years, I have been creating music, movies, illustrations, animations, software—and everything in between—to tell emotionally engaging stories. I thrive within constraints and seek out opportunities to create the things that others believe can't be done. I'm a self-taught expert at making mistakes, but I'm even better at learning from them.
I have developed and delivered curriculum and presentations over a myriad of topics including screenwriting, motion picture production, film analysis, the creative process, software development, collaboration, project management, highly distributed workforces, and professional development. I'm still working on getting booked at my daughter's preschool career day though.
Here are a few things I'm especially proud of. So many of these samples are the products of collaborative efforts with incredible folks whom I've had the privilege of working alongside. Where appropriate, I've noted my specific contributions to projects.
I challenge myself to learn new skills daily. These are a few areas of my expertise that I find myself tapping into most often to help creative teams produce the incredible work they have inside of them.
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