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About Us

This About Us is actually just about me, David Pollock. Though I do use other professionals for some parts of my work, I mostly work independently.

My first experience with electronic media may well be when I was nine.  I used walkie-talkies as a makeshift radio station.  Holding the talk button down with rubber bands, I broadcast a “radio program” to my younger neighbors who I forced to listen to me on the front porch (mostly playing Up, Up and Away and These Boots Were Made for Walking to date myself). I eventually chose radio and television as my major in college and worked in radio during college where I also got my hands into television.  My early career in media, like the rest of my career, involved a lot of different kinds of media including multi-image presentations—something you don’t hear about these days.  They involved the use of multiple slide projectors synchronized by computer to project large images.  It was a very artful and dramatic form of media that, unfortunately, has been replaced by more digital means today.

My career took a different path after a few years as I became interested in counseling.  To shorten the story a bit, I went to grad school eventually earning a master’s in counseling and a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy. I taught junior high during that time and later seven years teaching in a college.  But no matter what my other interests have been, I always found a way back to media.  I had my junior high students producing videos for instance, and in grad school, I wrote and produced a ten-part video series on the theory and application of middle school curriculum for the University of Georgia.  And media kept calling.  I eventually left academia and started producing media independently in Atlanta. 

After that path was interrupted by a few years of caring for my aging parents, I returned to academia as an instructional technologist and director of distance learning. The emergence of online learning is an ideal fit for my background and skills.

My experiences with media are mostly wide, rather than deep.  I have always called myself a jack-of-all trades not just because of my experience with different forms of media, but because of my many other interests as well.  While there are certainly people with greater knowledge and experience than I in just about any form of media, I bring to the table a wide range of experiences and skills in all sorts of things.  That gives me the ability to think broadly and creatively when solving communication problems.

In addition to work-for-hire projects over the years, my production credits include reporting and producing for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and other national and international radio outlets.  I have written all kinds of documents for clients from a menu for an Arizona restaurant to curriculum for a company in NYC.  The recent developments in digital media and the Internet have made collaborating with and working for people anywhere more possible than ever.  I no longer have to hold down the button with rubber bands and hope someone is listening. The world is a click away.