Video Production for the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60

29 Pixel Studios was hired to help with video production for the Kansas City’s NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 event this summer.

With our two-camera video production crew, 29 Pixel Studios felt privileged to once again capture this kid-focused, health-focused NFL event! This was one of those gigs where the client had an in-house editor so our team handed the footage off on site.

Their team did a great job on the editing! BRAVO to Bailey following around Maria! Kept up with her while mending a broken foot! All-star.

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Our office view for the day! Love anytime you get to do video production at a place like Arrowhead in Kansas City!

Video Production in Kansas City has to be fun, and it is with 29 Pixel StudiosIt is always a welcome bonus to have a fun and exciting client. They brought energy and professionalism to the site, always a welcomed bonus! So, as you can see, Nick brought his ‘true self’ to the day and embraced the kid-filled environment!

From Nick, “I wish everyone loved their job as much as I do! Having fun at your job makes you want improve everyday. More improvement = more opportunities = more fun!”

Here is what their team cut from our footage last year!

We did not work on the color grading/editing/audio-engineering. For this video production, 29 Pixel Studios was only in charge of actual filming. This was a bummer, mainly because of how awesome the kids were! Bet it was a blast to edit!

From Fuel Up to Play 60

Schools across Kansas continue to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle through Fuel Up to Play 60. Kansas’ 2016 State Student Ambassador, Maria, joined Fuel Up to Play 60 because she wanted to have an active lifestyle. As a result of Fuel Up to Play 60, Maria says that she is more health conscious and her school has implemented better snack choices. Fuel Up to Play 60 has helped her become a better leader and given her a voice to promote healthy choices in her community. To learn how you can get involved and make a difference in your community visit https://www.fueluptoplay60.com.

 

Business Podcast for Creative Professionals

29 Pixel Studios launched a business podcast for creative professionals! For the photographers, videographers, cinematographers, painters, models, comedians, or any field where you are considered a ‘right-brained’ professional, you should check out Business Tips for Creatives!

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Business Tips for Creatives is a project two years in the making. Two years is probably 22 months too long, but alas, it is live! Episode 7 is going live tomorrow and we are excited for the future of this podcast.

From Nick- “Fall of 2013 I started full-time self-employed with my company 29 Pixel Studios. Before that, starting 2003, I’ve been doing creative services as a side hustle. Starting with nothing, growing to out earning my ‘job-job,’ making through the great recession in stride and now hiring staff, I’ve seen a lot! Staying in the black all this time, I’ve never shied away from teaching how I’ve done it. Let’s face it, artist would rather create than plan a budget.”

The #1 goal behind Business Tips for Creatives is offer short, easy to understand business tips for (artist) entrepreneurs looking to earn $25,000 – $250,000.

To accomplish this we will interview creative professionals, picking their brain for great advice. Nick will give you a behind the scenes look at how he has run his business and insight to those decisions. Rounding out the arsenal of information will be accountants and lawyers giving the ‘official legal advice.’

If you are a creative professional and would like to be on the podcast please email suggestions@businesstipsforcreatives.com. Or if there is a creative professional that you think is just crushing it in life and want Nick to interview, shoot us an email!

  • If you prefer creating vs researching which business structure to use.
  • When new camera information wins against reading different retirement plans.
  • Taxes and insurance? “Um, we will think about that later.”
 This business podcast for creative professionals is here for you!

This podcast serves you, the listener! Do your part in getting rid of the ‘starving artist’ stigma. The more subscribers we get, the more ratings we get, the more we will be able to produce content for you!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Video

There are a handful of clients that come to mind when I think, “who is my dream client?” Number one would probably be something associated with Lucasfilms. Right behind Star Wars, is no doubt, anything dealing with LEGO.

So when LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Arizona reached out, my heart skipped a beat!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Video Production by 29 Pixel Studios; Master BuilderTo my knowledge, all LEGOLAND Discovery Centers have a Master Builder on staff. How rare is a Master Builder? There are only about 40 in the world! Talk about an exclusive club. Earning your rank as Master Builder takes more than a smile and a fancy resume. You must win a three round, multi day building competition!

29 Pixel Studios was hired to film the event from start to finish and produced a LEGOLAND Discovery Center Video for marketing and promoting the opening of LDC Arizona, please enjoy!

Personal note from Nick: LEGOs certainly played a big role in shaping who I was to become. When I was about seven or eight, I haggled a guy at a garage sale down to $50 for this container of infinite possibilities. Now, some three decades later, my two kids are pla
ying in the same pile of bricks.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Video Production by 29 Pixel Studios; Master Builder

This is far from the first time 29 Pixel Studios has been hired to work for one of Merlin Entertainments businesses. Merlin Entertainments’ employees are top notch professionals. When it comes to family entertainment, their staff gets it! Personalities are bright and their passion for their profession shines through (working with aquariums and LEGOs certainly doesn’t hurt either 😉 ). Keep putting smiles on people’s faces Merlin! You guys are true leaders for all companies to look up to!

Previous projects with Merlin Entertainment: The SEA LIFE Arizona Sea Turtle Rescue, was an amazing adventure. Then we produced a television commercial, which was customized for half a dozen states.

If you are looking for a cinematic solution, I’m talking to you Lucaasfilms, please contact 29 Pixel Studios today!

Kansas City Airport Video

When NICE approached 29 Pixel Studios about a Kansas City Airport Video and the importance of a thriving airport, we couldn’t wait to start planning. NICE is the National Institute for Construction Excellence and they have three overall visions and goals:

  • Improve education, particularly science, engineering, math and technology for all young people.
  • Elevate the image of construction related fields for young people and in the community.
  • Strengthen economic development in the community.

airportThe story here; the people of Kansas City love our airport as-is. MCI is fast and convenient. While it’s hard to argue against that, it was fascinating to learn more about why a remodel would benefit our entire Kansas City area. Thinking of an airport as something more than a personal people mover helps open up the conversation.

It’s always about the story at 29 Pixel Studios. In a documentary style project, the true story gets revealed during the acquisition phase. NICE lined up many respectable people to interview and get their opinion. It’s our hope that the shocking amount of benefits that a single terminal could bring to Kansas City is evident in our video.

Kansas City Airport Video

From Nick: “I’ve worked on a few projects with the fine people at NICE, so it is with extreme confidence that I say these people are fully committed to their mission of helping youth and strengthen economic development. It’s an honor to have worked with NICE and sincerely look forward to the next chance to tell their story!”

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20161025_11114029 Pixel Studios was then brought on to document the fundraising event where the video was revealed. Southwest Vice President, Jason Van Eaton, spoke as the keynote and revealed the companies’ desire for a single terminal. Mr. Eaton said very nice words about the video we produced, so afterwards we thanked him and expressed our loyalty to Southwest! That loyalty is based on the SEA LIFE Sea Turtle Rescue project! http://29pixelstudios.com/sea-life-arizona-sea-turtle-rescue-video/ and on my personal site http://nickschale.com/2016/01/2015-sea-life-arizona-i-love-my-job/.

Nick Schale and Mayor Sly James - Video Production in Kansas City - Kansas City Airport VideoWe had fun producing this video! It would be remiss of me if I didn’t thank the team. Of course, Greg Lever the Executive Director and master planner! Brett Smith knocked out some around the town shots and we had some help from the fantastic Tony Rangel on a day that Nick had to attend a funeral. Finally, our very own Pixel Punisher Paige did some knock out work on this project.

 

Photography for The Matchbreaker premiere

Wow, what an honor to be asked to photograph the Kansas City Premiere of The Matchbreaker!

The Vetter Brothers’ romantic comedy was in select theaters last night.

At the Alamo Drafthouse cast and crew walked the red carpet to watch The Matchbreaker on the big screen. Fantastic performance from so many! I can’t wait to pick Cory Vetter’s brain about some of the cinematic shots. The tracking and pulling focus on a dozen of the sequences were just brilliant. Kansas City Premiere of The Matchbreaker - Photography for The Matchbreaker premiere, Matchbreaker is a romantic comedy by the Vetter Brothers photography-matchbreaker-premiere  Photography for The Matchbreaker premiere

Lot of emotion this night.

If you are like me and unfortunately did not know the late Christina Grimmie personally, you will get to see who she was (from one of the actors, “Christina on screen, that was HER”) and experience her stunning voice.

From Nick: “Grimmie was taken too soon from us, thank you Vetter Brothers for capturing her on screen the way you did.”

 

You can keep up with them here: https://www.facebook.com/MatchbreakerTheMovie/

 

A Corporate Video that Gives Back

Companies can use a Corporate Video for many reasons. Training videos for growth or kick starting the company all together. Video production can be used in hundreds of ways; to teach, inspire, pitch or explain a product.

Literally hundreds of ways, but, video production is ALWAYS about THE STORY.

CommunityAmerica Credit Union decided to tell the story of how they surprised an Instagram follower and new mom, Brandi, by giving her a dream nursery!

Passion. Passion is what makes 29 Pixel Studios stand out. We have a passion for storytelling, whether it be photography, graphic design or videography.

Corporate Video with Karren Mills and Trozzolo Communications GroupIt is clear that CommunityAmerica Credit Union has passion for taking care of their members. A quick browse on their Facebook page, or stroll through their Instagram feed (@communityAmerica) reveals their clients are not only members, but are fans!

It’s rare that a corporate video has such love infused into it, so when a project like this comes along like this we jump at the chance.

In a world where there is no shortage of negative stories, this one should make you smile.

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From Nick: As a small business I admire CommunityAmerica Credit Union for the culture of giving that they have created. Bravo! No one ever went broke by giving.

29 Pixel Studios worked with Trozzolo Communications Group to produce this touching video. In fact, an entire team was involved. Part of the team was Interior Designer, Karen Mills and you can check out her site: karenmills.net.

CommunityAmerica Credit Union has raised the bar with this Corporate Video.

Interior Design Photography

Interior design photography. Those words together have a certain harmony. Color scheme, composition, flow, lines, shapes, and overall emotion. That could describe either photography or interior design!

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Karen Mills, a nationally known interior designer and former host of the design show Living Large, contracted 29 Pixel Studios to photograph a beautiful house in Overland Park, KS. The objective was to show the end result of Karen’s passion for design and award-winning resale staging capabilities. *Side-note: The house just went on the market! Check it out here on Trulia

Interior Design Photography in Kansas CityInterior Design Photography in Kansas CityHiring a professional graphic designer, photographer or videographer is probably a lot like hiring a professional interior decorator. Sure, you could do these things yourself (even for your company). After all, we all have cameras on our phone! And it seems everyone has at least a slight addiction to television shows focusing on home renovation, resale, flip/flop, or home repair.

So how hard could it be? The answer: not hard at all! If you think your snapshots are pretty, that is a win. If your Pinterest boards inspire you to change something in your living room, then go for it!

Interior Design Photography in Kansas City

If you want your entry way to make a statement and your house to be art, it might be better to hire a professional like Karen Mills. If you want a professional video to get results, or photography instead of ‘pictures,’ or graphic design that has impact… then it might be time to call 29 Pixel Studios.Interior Design Photography in Kansas CityInterior Design PhotographyCheck out more of Karen Mills’ work at http://karenmills.net/. Are you interested in hiring 29 Pixel Studios to photograph your before/after interior design, or perhaps your real estate listing? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us today.

Going all out with interior design photograph / cinematography for your real estate listing…

Adding aerial footage (photography and/or videography) is in our wheelhouse! Take a look at the Burt house project! This mansion is older than the state of Kansas. The owners’ children have all grown and left the nest. Before selling the house, the two wanted a family heirloom. 29 Pixel Studios was brought in to create a long format video (for insurance), a ‘short-film’ for family memories, a commercial to help sell the house, and finally, architectural photography for the listing.

From Nick: “As a kid, one of the careers I wanted to pursue was an architect. At around eight-years old I used all my allowance savings to buy a big bucket of Legos and nearly 30 years later, my four-year old twins are creating with those same bricks. I still love architecture and I am excited that one of my interests and my career meld together.”

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Now offering Dance Studios a new way of doing things.

For years 29 Pixel Studios has produced traditional Dance Studio Photography; the style many dance studios are accustomed to. Parents order prints of a traditional pose, lighting is fairly even making those colors pop and we see that smile. Occasionally, with older dancer we might throw in a contemporary pose with more dramatic lighting. However, when we do those contemporary poses, the big concern is, “What if grandma doesn’t like this contemporary pose where the dancer isn’t looking at the camera?” Well 29 Pixel Studios is now offering Dance Studios a new way of doing things.

Multiple poses, contemporary and traditional, fun and exciting lighting; all digitally delivered to the parents. Parents and Dance Studios have the rights, letting them print wherever they choose! Digital images also means the ability to post the images online, encouraging families to tag your studio generating traffic for the recital and the studio.Dance Studio Photography

Wedding photographers have been doing this for YEARS.

It takes on average, an 8-hour day of nothing but ordering prints the tradition way. This time could be spent editing multiple photographs for the kiddos!

In this scenario, the Dance studio will hire 29 Pixel Studios. No money exchanges hands between the parents and 29 Pixel Studios.

Delivery of the photos is easy; sent via a link, all of the images will be available to view, download, or even purchase at ZERO mark up through SmugMug. The link can be shared to families through email, a newsletter, or even Facebook. Parents can download the high resolution pictures from the site, as well as a release that will allow them to print the photos anywhere they would like.Dance Studio Photography, kansas city

If you have to pick one photograph, of course it will be the smiling kid looking at the camera. Let’s pick all of them from now on!

Dance Studio Photography in Kansas City is about to change!

Contact 29 Pixel Studios today and let’s capture some awesome poses!

29 Pixel Studios has hired a new employee!

To accomplish our client’s goals, 29 Pixel Studios often brings on independent contractors. Perhaps a client’s project requires multi-cam recording, or a three-person team is needed to cover a conference.

Paige is joining 29 Pixel Studios August 2016 as the all-around Pixel Punisher (graphic designer *wink*). While she finishes up her degree in graphic design she will be helping 29 Pixel Studios hit home runs for our clients!

Beyond graphic design, Paige is a talented photographer and her video skills are on the rise!

29 Pixel Studios is very lucky to have such a talented artist as a first employee.

Wrapping up Q2

29 Pixel Studios’ busiest quarter of the year is always Q2. 2016 was no different! Ten Dance Studios covered. Also, premiered a new and truly innovated way to handle your Dance Studio Photography needs. *Post coming soon on this!*

With commercials being filmed, conferences being photographed and videoed, helping out with the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, some senior photography, working with USD 453 and with the Army… it’s been a bit crazy!

I’m looking forward to sharing how 29 Pixel Studio serves YOU the customer in the coming weeks. Customer satisfaction and accomplishing our client’s goals are two of our top priorities, blogging is a little further down the list *smile*.