My name is Dizárd (pronounced Diz Hard), Damian “Chip” Dizárd. Movies are my passion; filming, editing, producing and distributing videos are the way I choose to express that.
I’m an entrepreneur with a passion for all things technology and media. I graduated from Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland with a degree in Media Art/Communication, and discovered my love for web design in 1999 after I created a web site for local nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.
I’ve helped numerous organizations build an online presence. In 2002, I founded the new media firm Absolute Presence. The company focused on web development, video production, and media consulting with a focus on serving government agencies, non-profits, and religious organizations.
In 2002, I also co-founded Praizevision.com, an online streaming portal where churches and ministries throughout the world can stream services live and on demand.
I also have a love for education, and after working as the General Manager of Baltimore City Public Schools Education Channel 77, I currently teach media production for the school district.
People ask me if I get tired of editing, filming and teaching. Absolutely not! I never tire of my art. When you work in your passion and you make it living you are a blessed individual.
When I’m not working on editing or teaching or creating tutorials I love going to movies, which, I suppose, is not a surprise. I also like playing golf, and of course, being with my family.
You can reach me via email me at chip.dizard at gmail.com