Chip Dizard

My name is Dizárd (pronounced Diz Hard), Damian “Chip” Dizárd. Still and moving photos are my passion; filming, editing, producing and distributing  them are the way I choose to express what I do.

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 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. I also run an online video training site called Web Video Chefs with my business partner Amani Channel.

People ask me if I get tired of taking photos, filming and teaching. Absolutely not! I never tire of my art. When you work in your passion and you make a living doing so 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.