Successful Kickstarter Video

Who wouldn’t want a successful Kickstarter video for their project and help tell the story?! Game Developer, Randy Ritnour hired 29 Pixel Studios to help their KickStarter project for the Takamo Universe.

29 Pixel Studios creates a Successful Kickstarter Video - Video Production company out of Kansas City

29 Pixel Studios was responsible for recording the legendary Kevin J. Anderson and capturing b-roll at World Con. The team at Takamo Universe recorded and produced the rest of the video.

If you have a project that you are about to begin crowdfunding and need a successful kickstarter video. Let us help by contacting us today!

*During some down time, I asked Randy if I could interview him to share some business tips for creatives that might be in game development. He graciously shared some time (check out episode 10 here). Then we interviewed Kevin J. Anderson for Business Tips for Creatives! (Check out episode #3 Here)

We are grateful for you, the customer!

We here at 29 Pixel Studios everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a SAFE and Happy New Year! 29 Pixel Studios had a successful year and we believe it’s important to take time and reflect about all the have so much to be grateful for.

  • The opportunity to help NICE create a short film format video expressing the importance of a vibrant and thriving airport.
  • Connecting with families, models, interior decorators through photography.
  • Helping advertising companies meet their client’s goals with professional service.
  • Work with Merlin Entertainment’s Sea Life and LEGOLAND creating marketing videos for promotion.
  • Servicing the National World War I Museum by capturing their conference / symposium through video and photography.
  • Oh yeah, and being an asset to the United States Army’s Doctrine Directorate!

Those things, and many more, made 2016 successful. There were many things, however, that made it a fantastic year! These are just some of the things that we feel grateful to be part of:

  • KCVideoCore had a successful 2016 spreading education and experience throughout the video production spectrum!
  • Volunteering to film nearly a dozen elementary school music recitals.
  • Started Business Tips for Creatives Podcast
  • Being able to bring on Paige! Our Pixel Punisher!!
  • Looking at the books, 29 Pixel Studios will be sending out a lot of 1099s, meaning we were able to bring work to many contractors.

Anyone that knows Nick, knows he is a goal focused machine! The company hit some goals and missed some, but 2017’s success is already underway. We are excited for new clients already lining up and the potential to add even more things to our gratitude list in 12 months.

Again, please be safe this holiday season. Reflect on what’s important in your personal life, your professional life and realize we all have so much to be grateful for.

29 Pixel Studios LLC Logo Cinematography, Videography, and Photography We are grateful for you, the customer! 29 Pixel StudiosWe are grateful for you, the customer! Thank you.

 

Videography demo reel

29 Pixel Studios has a ton of marketing capabilities in our wheelhouse. Each one bringing more value to your brand and company message. Videography or video production might be our favorite though. So it’s about time we put together a videography demo reel!

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then 24 pictures a second + sound must be worth a fortune.

We took a sample of some of our exciting recent work and cut together a demo reel for video.

Not represented here are the weddings, the conferences, photography, or dance studio work. This is geared more towards B2B (business-to-business) clients.

From Nick- Putting this together reminded me how lucky we are to be in an industry that revolves around storytelling. Our clients turn into our friends. Their story turns into our art. We genuinely care about the success of their projects. We are so grateful for all our clients and cannot wait for what 2017’s adventure!

 

Looking forward to creating the 2017 videography demo reel!Kansas City Photography and videography demo reel

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.