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Meet Derick Pope of High Arc Media in Venice

Today we’d like to introduce you to Derick Pope.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Derick. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve been a creative my whole life. From a young age, my dad & I had aspirations of opening an animation company together. I was always drawing things, writing books, editing animations and videos. As a teenager, I hit a growth spurt to stand 6’5 and basketball took over my life. I made it all the way to the level of playing basketball professionally overseas in Germany. During my free time there, my creative gene started to emerge again since I no longer had school or homework eating away at my time. That, combined with some injuries and personal prioritizations led me to launch my own professional video marketing company, High Arc Media Inc. We produce very high-quality video content for marketing agencies & businesses and also show them how to market it for the best return. Basketball taught me so much about life and even business. It taught me about hard work and that even the best players need coaches. That is what led me to lean on my mentor, Michael Stern, an Emmy award-winning video producer. He really helped me to get where I am in my business today. Currently, I service LA, ATL, TX, NY, NC, & FL and have goals of expanding even further throughout the US and taking on even larger projects and also more creative, film-oriented projects.

Has it been a smooth road?
It’s never a smooth road. I started this business without any funding or corporate work background. I invested my own money from playing basketball and took a leap of faith. Starting out, I was working 80+ hours a week to get it off the ground and had to network like crazy to find partners and contractors that were reliable. It is definitely worth it, but there are a lot of time and money sacrifices that have to be made. A business is a child and you have to be fully prepared to take care of it.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with High Arc Media Inc. – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
High Arc Media is a company that clients can count on for professionalism, punctuality, and transparency. If clients approach us with video or marketing ideas that we know simply will not work, we don’t just take their money. We work side-by-side with them to create strategies that are proven to succeed. We specialize in Social Media Ad Campaigns & Funnel videos, Event Videography, and Company Culture videos. I am most proud of the results that our clients get with trusting us. Many video companies just focus on the creativity & quality of the video, but with our business education & research, we strategize our content for true results. Every company gets the same attention to detail no matter what the size.

What’s your favorite memory from childhood?
I don’t specifically have a favorite memory, but more so favorite situations. As a kid, I used to get this feeling of euphoria whenever I got to go outside and play with my friends. I happened to have a set of very adventurous friends and we would explore almost the whole town. We would go into the woods, caves, different neighborhoods, and even sewers. (Don’t tell my mom that). There was just this sense of freedom and accomplishment from going out every day and discovering something new.

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