Lindsay Penn is a short-form video content editor, director, and producer in Los Angeles, CA. She produced her own content on YouTube under the name “Linzer Dinzer” before working as senior editor and associate producer for “WTFark” and “So That Happened” on Ora TV. She has gone on to direct music videos and explore video styles tailored for social media.
Penn has a variety of hometowns – she was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has also lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, Thousand Oaks, California, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2012 (cum laude), and received her Master’s in Entertainment Business from Full Sail in 2013 (salutatorian).
Alyssa wanted to express to the world how hard it is to reach your goals as an independent artist when there is such a strong tug-of-war between fans and the industry. Many music fans claim they want you to express yourself genuinely as an artist, yet they try to sway you in the direction of their choosing, and they don’t understand why you deserve to be paid. The industry offers you cash, but then, naturally, cares more about your market appeal than your vision. Alyssa tackles her experience with this conflict intimately and intelligently, and I feel that if I related to it so intensely, others will as well.