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The Expert in Anything Was Once a Beginner

If you have the desire to be creative, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t start now. In today’s world, there’s good content all around us….

7 Seconds, Hamilton and First Impressions

Your first impression is your first shot. How do you make the most of it?

Marketing Emerging Brands with Annie Atwell of JuneShine Hard Kombucha

This week on the Creative First podcast: Marketing Emerging Brands with Annie Atwell of JuneShine Hard Kombucha

The Gap

“All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But it’s like there is this gap. For the…

Boost Your Creativity with Among Us

How an online game can help work on your creativity without feeling like work.

From Skateboarding to Filmmaking with Santino Martirano

This week on the Creative First podcast: Skateboarding to Filmmaking with Santino Martirano

Introducing Our New CEO

For seven years, Cartter Fontaine has been the CEO at Chispa House. He is the writer and editor behind nearly all of our films, and…

Big One Film Tour

We’re on a Search for the Big One (SFTBO for short) and coming to a town near you. 

Bright Lights, Big Data

The importance (and value) of a protected video archive. An often underappreciated part of the creation process is data management. Our guess is that data…

An Update On Our Search

If you’ve been following the Chispa story, we wanted to share a quick update on what we’ve been working on in 2019 so far.

We Make Money To Make Change

We are filmmakers searching for the spark in humanity – stories of pursuit and innovation that inspire both our audience and those of our partners.

How DTproductions became Chispa House

A behind-the-scenes look at how a six-year-old company decided to change its name and build a new brand from scratch.

By Endurance We Conquer

Our dream is to make Chispa House a renowned home of creatives. I wrote a letter to them, myself and my son.

You Can’t Move Forward Standing Still

Successful outcomes are a result of the best decisions. How do you make great ones? There’s really only one way…

The Cure For The Common Video

What a dog in Florida can teach us about maximizing the creativity and impact of your video communications.

Marketing That Doesn’t Look Like Marketing

Let’s get this out of the way: we love traditional advertising and have loads of proof that it works. Ok, everyone good? Now let’s take…

What Drives You?

Some people are driven by the desire for continuous improvement. For others, it’s the celebration of achievement that provides motivation.

Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing

Almost a year ago, Andrew, Sam, and I (Bryan or “BAJ”) were splitting a pitcher and eating chicken wings. More than one pitcher, actually. Plus…

The Way Out West | 2019

Andrew along with his wife, Ariel, and their 1-year-old son, River, have left town.

City of Ink

We spent some time with co-owners Miya Bailey and Corey Davis of City of Ink to learn how they got started and the ways these…

Licensees with Heart

There’s a rich history in this country of pioneers heading West in search of better lives. And though the risks are very different than those…

Citizens of the World

Over the course of a year and 96 interviews, we learned from these future doctors, journalists, and engineers what raw passion truly looks like at…

HF Bar – A Zest for the Old Way

The HF Bar Ranch is old, historic, classic, iconic, rustic, western and great in all the ways an authentic cowboy would want it. It is…