Danielle has a reputation for not being your typical media expert. She has won several awards with her camera and media work, and she comes at this work with her firm belief that all media – video, photo & audio – needs to be compelling and that bad media can do just as much harm to a business as good media can do wonders.
Danielle is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, of which you can only be a member by invitation (https://www.iadas.net/) and continues as one of the video & podcast judges for the Webby Awards. (https://www.webbyawards.com/).
Although her work has taken her all over the world, Danielle, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, continues to reside in what she calls the most exciting and beautiful city on earth, Vancouver, British Columbia.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Where did the name ‘Velvet Pumpkin Productions’ come from?
Danielle reminisces – Henry David Thoreau (one of my favourite philosophers): “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
I don’t know what that quote meant to Thoreau when he said it. But to me, it means standing out of the crowd, being different, being out of the comfort zone. Certainly, sitting on a pumpkin can’t be that comfortable. But it’s me being true to myself and exploring what’s out there beyond the comfort of an overused velvet cushion.