4k Video Goodness!

Ohh the 4k Video Goodness! Yes, we added the camera a few months back (and yes, they announced the mark II version 60 days later). Yes, we have used the Sony FS7 on a handful of projects between then and now.

BUT, I’ve kept my foot off the throttle of the 4k Video Goodness until feeling very comfortable with the new camera. **Not about to bring the camera to a client’s shoot without being ready.4k Video Goodness at Kansas City Professional Video Production

One of the advantageous of running your own business is you get to decide which 20 hours a day you get to work! It probably would have been a great idea to schedule a couple days to do nothing but test and practice this camera on projects for fun. Instead we took the slow and steady pace.

Recently we produced a few videos for the fantastically awesome C.W. Parker Carousel Museum! TripAdvisor has 4.5 stars with 78 Reviews! W00t!

The final videos are in the final stages NOW! But we wanted to share a preview of the 4K Video Goodness!

We are bringing cinema to a run and gun style of filming. For the interview parts, we of course used lights to get the scene perfect but capturing action while it unfolded in front of us, that’s what this short video demonstrates!

We plan on sharing the final videos in a later post. 29 Pixel Studios delivered a 10-minute short documentary. We then rendered out a 60-second and 30-second commercial to be used on Leavenworth’s Channel 2. Finally, there was such an amazing volunteer effort to maintain this historic museum, we created a 30-second piece highlighting the community effort.

For our video production services, 29 Pixel Studios is extremely competitively priced! We added the FS7 (along with other heavy hitting inventory) late last year and committed to keeping our prices locked for 2017!

Contact us today and find out just how affordable professional video content can be!

 

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!

business podcast for creative professionals

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!

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! It was such an honor to be asked to photograph the Kansas City Premiere of The Matchbreaker!

The Vetter Brothers’ romantic comedy 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 and technical choices. 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 and from one of the actors, “Christina on screen, that was HER.” Enjoy her acting and experience her stunning voice.

From Nick “Grimmie was taken from us far too soon. 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/

Kansas City Premiere of The Matchbreaker