About

We produce authentic videos and photography for foundations, nonprofit organizations and smart businesses. Our combined backgrounds in journalism, visual arts and nonprofit communication give us a unique approach to storytelling that is grounded in quality, effectiveness and care for the people we feature.

We don’t just shoot.  We can also work closely with you to determine your communication needs and assist in developing a plan for your unique story that is measurable and complements your strategic communication goals.

We invite you to explore our video and photo productions and envision your own strategic multimedia project!

James Chance

Director of Photography & Producer 

James is an award-winning photographer and videographer whose work has regularly been featured in major international and American publications—including  The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, The Guardian and Le Monde. He also produces images for the nonprofit and commercial sectors. James has a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University. Samples of James’ photography work can be found in the photography section of this site and on his personal website: www.jameschance.com

Jessica Chance

Executive Producer & Media Consultant

Jessica is an award-winning multimedia producer and communications specialist with over 10 years experience working with nonprofit organizations. She loves uncovering the story in every person and telling it in a compelling way with great photos, video and audio. She has been producing multimedia stories since 2006.

Patrick Gillespie

Editor & Production Assistant 

Patrick Gillespie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and recent graduate of the University of Denver. Degrees in both Film and Psychology complement his time creating short documentaries, both locally and internationally. His experience with both production and post-production is driven by a passion to tell stories, especially for those that cannot. When not behind the camera or editing, he can be found skiing or climbing, taking advantage of his native Colorado home.

Hannah Kirkbride Kraner

Creative Assistant

Hannah joins Chance Multimedia after five years of NGO field work, most recently in Kyrgyzstan with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.  Her experience as an administrator and love of cross-cultural relationships are a natural fit supporting Chance Multimedia’s work of telling people’s stories with dignity.  Hannah has settled in Colorado with her husband, a fellow Wyoming-ite whom she met in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2008.

Creating a Video Strategy

Deciding to create a video is the first step. Figuring out how, why, and who to partner with, can be daunting. We created this flow chart to help you identify the “why” and “how” of your video story, and how we might be able to help!

Creating a Video Strategy