Line Break Media makes things happen! They were integral to the success of Colored Criticism. The Line Break team developed my concept into a professionally realized video series. Their expertise in storytelling, production, and editing made the series shine. In addition, they brought in talented consultants for tasks beyond their in-house capacity. Line Break is the right choice for meaningful media production.
Tiffany Bradley, Shamsiya Group
I worked with the Line Break Media team in the summer and fall of 2012 on a series of videos for our Voices for Voting Rights campaign opposing the voter ID amendment in Minnesota. From conception to a red carpet event, Line Break was a terrific partner. Together, we were able to envision a project that both pushed a particular outcome (Vote No on Voter ID) and respected and honored the voices of multiple communities of color. Line Break Media knew how to listen for the story, work with diverse communities, and create a narrative that rang true for all our partners. Organizing Apprenticeship Project looks forward to working with Line Break Media again soon.
Vina Kay, Organizing Apprenticeship Project
When we needed a major video project to explain a complicated policy campaign, we chose Line Break, and it paid off in spades. Not only did they have the technical expertise to create a fully finished product from just our rough storyboard and list of contacts, they also understood the nuances of the issue, and they worked with the footage and edits to make sure the subtext of the images on screen reinforced the story rather than undercutting it. Not only that, they were able to improvise and even pull from their own b-roll archives when we came across the inevitable production stumbling-blocks, and they still got the project done on time and on budget. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of a production team they can trust.
Channing Kennedy, Former Video & Multimedia Manager at Race Forward / Colorlines
As a poet, my respect for this organization starts with the name “Line Break Media.” This is an organization that knows the importance of the message, the line breaks, the pauses, the silence, the space and the speech. Line Break Media is a rare media organization in that they maintain a social justice lens in their praxis. Meaning, they ask hard questions, capture raw material and film what is, in a way that truly inspires growth and demonstrates the highest level of quality, care and intention.
Tish Jones, Poet and Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks
SOUL worked with LineBreak Media and Global Action Project to support youth organizations in Pittsburgh, PA in telling their stories as part of the local emerging education justice movement and inspiring local youth to take action. Throughout the process, LineBreak Media really prioritized upholding the youth-led vision for the project, valued collaboration and were responsive to our needs. We particularly appreciated their clear communication, problem-solving approach and understanding of social justice issues.
Tina Bartolome, SOUL School of Unity & Liberation
Line Break Media has social justice running in their blood which shows in the way they create videos from the grassroots and in the way they tend to ask the right questions — about social justice framing and storytelling, and how the videos fit into a larger plan. Plus they’re fast and accountable — twice now in working with them they’ve pulled off great quality video editing and production on tight ‘we need it yesterday’ organizing deadlines including a “trailer video” for the Bank vs. America Showdown in Charlotte in 2012 and the “Oath for a House United” promotion video for the We Belong Together campaign in 2013.
Jen Soriano, Lionswrite Communications
I’ve worked with Line Break Media on five different projects, and am continually impressed not only by their professionalism and technical prowess, but by their commitment to their principles as well. This is a media organization that brings a genuine social justice lens and collaborative spirit to the table– both invaluable assets for any potential partner who isn’t just trying to get the work done, but is trying to get the work done right.
Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, artist and educator
Line Break Media has helped us tell the story of who we are and what we do in a completely new way. They’ve taken our half-baked ideas and created something beautiful, inspiring people to join us and celebrating what Minnesotans can do when they join together for change.
Jane Booth-Tobin, TakeAction Minnesota
Line Break Media brought justice communications alive for our students. Their dynamic facilitation helped students understand that making good media is not about cameras and editing but about ethical collaboration and facilitating a storytelling process that builds movements and creates change.
Erin Walsh, Program Directory, HECUA Making Media, Making Change Program
Line Break Media is a fantastic community partner, one that I’ve collaborated with on several occasions. I’m consistently impressed with the amount of time and thought that the Line Break team puts into customizing dynamic, interactive workshops and presentations that fully engage–and meet the needs of–their audience. Whether it’s working with a group of Hmong American community leaders on framing their issues, or a diverse group of residents on how to shoot videos with their smartphones, the result is that people walk away with new ideas, tools, and energy that can be immediately applied to the good work they’re doing in the world.
Bruce Johansen, Twin Cities Media Alliance