Creating something that touches, moves, entertains, and educates people is a power that comes with responsibility. I was infatuated with the arts: painting, drawing, music, movies, stories, computer programming, and so much more. The imagination of a child knows no bounds. Playing with a toy plane, a car, or a plastic figure, I created a story around it, and it was different every time. It kept me entertained. A toy without a story, is a toy without a purpose.
I was not the kid who was mechanical with engines, I was not into who could beat up who, and I never got the concept of hanging out with friends doing nothing. I was the kid that had to be writing a story, drawing a diagram or an amusement park, playing a musical instrument, or singing a song I wrote.
I created a world of imagination for people to watch, read, listen, and enjoy — but mostly for me. I considered myself a visionary, but throughout my life I never had the breaks, opportunities, or resources to achieve fortune. I was athletic, fast, and enjoyed the art of the game, but my athleticism was not of a high caliber to compete against the sport focused in football or baseball.
I am still that same little kid having fun with my imagination.
My obsession with music began in 1968 when I was 3. My mom allowed me to play the drums — well pound on boxes, pots, and pans — I graduated to an actual drum kit at age 6, which I had to grow into as it was a little big for me. My parents had a piano in the living room and I tinkered with it playing melodies of music I heard. I even thought I came up with the 'H' chord, but found out at a later age that is was just G Suspended 5th added 9th. At the age of 10, I won an acoustical guitar from a music store and learned to play that and began writing songs. Well, lyrics to music may be considered a song, but these were stranger than some of the strangest music ever heard.
I am a proud father of two wonderful adults, and a husband since 1987 to a beautiful woman. Our life has had its ups and downs, but who's has not?
Everyone has a story; some are exciting; some are sad; others are not as noteworthy, yet a story nonetheless — my story has a little of each. Everyone is special and interesting in their own way. I am an observer of everything, I guess that is a partial reason why I pick things up so quickly is that I watch others do it and then try to improve on it. I watch and listen to people and use their traits for characters in my stories.
In 1977 Star Wars came out. The story, philosophy, and excitement encompassed everything I felt as a boy, everything I wanted to say, and everything I wanted to do. The imagery, the sound, and the story I absorbed into my soul. Like all boys, I wished I wrote it, and wanted to be Luke Skywalker or Han Solo — I wanted to be in that world, but I knew it was not real. I had written similar stories, I had fantastic adventures; and Star Wars reignited the fire, waking my past dreams that were started by the classic movies I saw as a child.
I have experience in all levels of film & video production. I am a proficient writer; I can handle both still and motion camera’s; light a scene for the camera; digitize, log, capture, edit, color-correct, and export video; start and finish a story in all mediums; record, write, and play music with real instruments; create exceptional graphic artwork — there is not much I do not know or cannot do, and if I do not know how, it will not take me long to learn how to do it.
I have a passion and desire for entertainment and education using visual and auditory mediums, and I work toward, search for, and yearn for the chance to be wholly immersed in the video and film entertainment world.
I am bored with predictability, so I try to challenge the audience, move them emotionally, educate them, and wake up their soul. It may not always work, but I focus on the story that is compelling, enduring, and unique. Without a story, you have no substance that will stand the test of time. I aspire to deliver quality and precision with everything I do. Everyone has a story. What is yours?
Web Design is a form of programming and creativity wrapped together; the layout and style is coded by hand to be creative, look nice, and be useful. I took up webdesign in the early years of the internet, not really knowing what it was or its potential. It is amazing to be able to have a place where the world can visit and get to know you and you can share yourself with them. Too bad this was not available to is back in 1970, I might be more afluent if it were= having a place to share my stories, music, and such. We will never know.
I do not take short cuts, the easy way, or skimp on creating a website for someone. Too many people do and they ask for so much money it is ridiculous. I code by hand and do not use any plugins or lazy tools, as I call them, to manage or maintain websites. And my prices reflect what a website should only cost which is 4 times less then someone using wordpress that does a quarter of the work and call themselves professional webdesigners. I SCOFF AT THEM.
Customer Service is more important than Price
- Gerald Martin Davenport
“If a person would treat people and everything they do in their life with respect, care, and humility and contemplate the consequences and how it affects their future and the future of others — the world would be in much better shape.”
A short list of creative works that are near and dear to Gerald. Either because of the story, the people, or both.