I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dwayne Wade Sr. and Patrick Reynolds on their YouTube show Take A Stand. Dwayne Sr. and Patrick host an annual charity event that I am honored to be a part of. During the course of the video, I gave a little insight into my background, beating cancer as a kid, what led me to a career in A/V design, and my charity work.
In part-one of the show, we recapped another successful Take A Stand event and discussed the positive effect we can have on young people’s lives. Dwayne Sr. and I also had the chance to revisit some of my past work including a few of the artists I’ve worked with and the technology I’ve helped popularize.
As our conversation expanded beyond my A/V career, we talked in-depth about a program I created called IDA, which helps develop talented young artists and connects them with individuals who can help further their career. I explained to Dwayne Sr. that when I find an incredibly successful artist or individual the common denominator is always hard work; hard work always drives success.
In the second part of the video, co-host Patrick Reynolds joined me in my home-studio where we discussed my parents influence on my life and career, and how important parents and guardians are to the success of kids. In addition, Patrick and I discussed the work of my charity the Frangioni Foundation—an organization designed to enrich people’s lives through the power of faith, music, and technology—and just how important it is for me to use my success to help people.
Finally, we talked about how you should never stop working toward achieving your goals in the arts. Having real expectations mixed with hard work can help people reach their dreams.