“I’ve really been interested in video since I was a kid. My parents were very encouraging, and I was always surrounded by music and creativity. My brother and I played around with my parents’ video camera and made a lot of little productions. I got into really basic 2D computer animation in middle school and stayed with it until high school. In ninth grade, an art teacher noticed my interest. She introduced me to the video technology instructor at my high school, and I started taking classes.
“I took all of North Lake’s Video Technology classes and just lacked one science class to finish my associate degree. Then I got the opportunity to go on the road doing live graphics for a concert tour.
“The most important things about North Lake’s Video Technology program are the hands-on aspect of it and the great instructors. You can learn what it takes to produce videos, but the hands-on skills are what it comes down to and what people are looking for in the job market.
“Video technology was my life when I was at North Lake. Andy Chiles is a great guy, not just as an instructor, but as somebody who takes a real interest in you and your future. He even came to my wedding, and I still keep up with him.
“I’ve had my own company since 2003. My new company, Kossome Media, does a variety of video work, including motion graphics and editing. We do corporate and commercial work. I coordinated and directed video production of George Strait’s nationwide tour in 2008. In my spare time, which isn’t much these days, I host and produce a popular Internet radio show called Urban Coffee and do a little photography.”
Dave Koss founded Kossome Media in 2007. A graduate of South Grand Prairie High School, he lives in Euless.