Crescent Diamond, Producer
Crescent graduated from Hampshire College with a BA in Film/Video and Political Economics. Her thesis was a documentary about women weavers in Guatemala. She continued her education at the Bay Area Video Coalition and Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco.
Ms. Diamond is an experienced Producer and Production Manager with advanced video production and post-production skills. She has been producing in the field of film and TV as well as producing live events in the Bay Area and elsewhere since 1998. Past projects include independent feature films, corporate marketing videos, documentaries and a monthly television series. Crescent worked as a Programming Coordinator and Final Cut Pro Teacher at Berkeley Community Media for three successful years. She has experience fundraising for independent films and non-profit organizations.
Crescent wrote, directed, produced and edited the half-hour documentary, SILENCE AIN’T SEXY (28 min 2003) a thought-provoking video for teens about sexual decision-making and communication. She interviewed youth in the Bay Area about subjects such as: pregnancy, abortion, HIV/AIDS, STDs, virginity, sexual images in the media, sexuality and gender. SAS combines a music video, dramatic scenes with personal interviews with teenagers from diverse backgrounds. Crescent conducted outreach to Bay Area teen health centers and Planned Parenthood in order to research the subjects that educators and teens needed covered most. Crescent also edited portions of the film, and helped design the website, seeing the project from conception through completion. SAS has national distribution with Planned Parenthood and SECUS showing it in schools around the country.
STREET LEVEL TV (58 min per show – 22 episodes, 2003-2006) was a monthly social-justice news magazine program. SLTV was produced by an all-female, volunteer collective: Radical Transmission Productions. The collective formed at the Indybay studio in 2003, after the start of war in Iraq. RTP used a consensus-based decision making process. Each producer took turns bottom-lining, editing and distributing each episode. The collective conducted outreach to independent producers who create short films about social and environmental justice, activism, international politics, media reform and reproductive rights. SLTV aired on cable stations and nationally on the satellite network, Free Speech TV. SLTV also hosted monthly screenings at Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco and did occasional outdoor showings in Dolores Park. Crescent was lead producer, editor and monthly contributor to Street Level TV for all 22 episodes. Through her experience working on the program, Crescent learned to appreciate the effort it takes to work collectively and enjoyed working with strong, talented women, committed to social change.
Diamond’s goal is to create innovative television programming and feature films that are informative and inspiring. Crescent was raised by a feminist and will always consider herself one.