Hi, I’m Dave Muehsam.
I grew up in Media, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penncrest High School. I started my adult life with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. From there I went to Los Angeles and learned video production. After 26 years, I sold West Coast Post and my wife and I brought our two kids back East so they would know their grandmother. I still work for a few clients in Los Angeles but the bulk of my local work these days seems to be for pharmaceutical companies. Marketing, sales, meeting support- that sort of thing. I love it and it keeps me busy.
Dave is principal of All 1 Media. Contact him at:
And now, the 12 Questions:
1. What kind of kid were you?
If you were to believe my teachers, smart, but lazy. That’s also what they tell me about my son, so I’m not too worried. I know when he finds his “spark,” he’ll do just fine.
2. What influences have shaped you?
As an editor, I’ve seen it all. Good and bad. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. This has turned me into a pretty good producer, avoiding costly mistakes before they happen.
3. Ever done anything really dumb?
Yes, but that shall remain my secret. I have two more years on the statute of limitations.
4. How’d you learn to do what you do?
When I first arrived in Los Angeles I was hired by Redken Laboratories as a photographer. They later decided video was cool and I agreed.
5. What are you working on now?
I just finished a video demonstrating the clinical differentiation for a meningococcal vaccine portfolio (awesome fun) and a two-minute “sizzle” piece for the opening of a national sales meeting. I also help out the Performing Arts department at Longwood Gardens on a regular basis.
6. Walk us through a typical day at work.
If I’m not scheduled on-site for a shoot, or on a tight deadline, I bid my wife goodbye as she leaves for her job with benefits, make a cup of coffee, fire-up my computer and see what needs to be done. Or maybe I’ll shovel snow or mow the grass.
7. Who do you love?
I love everyone except violent criminals, most of Washington DC and some drug-addicts.
8. What are you passionate about?
Being alive often stirs me up. I also like being the editor on a project whenever I can- I’ve always loved editing and I think I always will.
9. What are you proudest of?
My daughter and son and the fact that except for the four years I was with Redken, I’ve always worked for myself and always know who to blame or exalt.
10. Describe a great night out.
A good restaurant.
11. So what’s next for you?
A tropical climate and a margarita fountain.
12. What will your epitaph say?
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