Monday, July 20, 2015

video announcements and more

Hey, everyone! Again, thank you for choosing to follow us here at Vid Monster. I'm super proud of some of our newest content we've been creating. We had a fantastic time shooting and editing a promo for Shawney Damisch, an up and coming country artist who shares a manager with Southbound 65. We also enjoyed working with World's Fastest Drummer and Church's Chicken last weekend. Covering the event was a blast and we are proud of how the pieces are coming out of editing. Those two pieces will be posted here and everywhere else Vid Monster as soon as final cuts are approved.

Directly from us, however, we have two little dandies. The first is a silly short we put together with FilmCrewNKY. FilmCrew is led by Chris Drennen, a friend of mine who really got me interested in filmmaking all together. Chris, Colton, Ken, Andrea, and I form a team that make silly shorts for the Internet. We even used to make a show for public access. At any rate, we made this stupid little short to experiment with tracking shots from the car and slow-motion videography on the Sony DSC-RX100MIII. I cannot keep bragging on this little powerhouse enough. I did all of my Travel Journal on that camera and have yet to be really let down by it. So.. first up on today's queue, The Big Race.

Next today is a little piece I've been meaning to make for years. Each year the Kirby family travels to Mount Gould, North Carolina. This place is so far out of the city you rarely get cell phone reception. We spend the time there on a boat, over in historic Edenton, or just enjoying the beautiful country sunsets. I finally got to make a little piece about it and I love how it turned out. Second on today's queue.. Mount Gould.

I hope you enjoyed these. We'll be out with new videos in the coming weeks. Vid Monster is really shaping up to be everything you guys helped me believe it would. Have a great week and keep following us along! -SK

Sunday, May 31, 2015

announcements for june


If you read that in a movie narrator-type voice, I applaud your dedication. As May draws to a close, I would like to reflect on what we've accomplished so far and also announce some of the great plans I have for the summer.

May was a stellar month of growth for Vid Monster. Not only did successful rebranding occur, new logos were also implemented, my social media has all been integrated, and I finally have a cost sheet available for clients. I was, at first, a bit afraid of implementing those changes so rapidly. In retrospect, they were a great success. I experienced a quick growth in interaction with potential clients and have many exciting plans for the summer that I doubt I would have had previously. Additionally, in the middle of that transition into the new Vid Monster outfit, I published a new demo reel with updated work. It can be seen below. I'm really proud of the synthesis of my work.

Now, this rebranding and new activism in finding work has been fueled partly by connections I have with Southbound 65. Through their manager's helpful promotion, I have been speaking with other up and coming artists about managing their media. I'm really excited to get to work with Braden Baugh, a talented singer-songwriter out of the Nashville area. And, as before, I'm beyond thrilled to work with Southbound 65 this summer as their media manager on tour! Additionally, I've made contact with the director of the World's Fastest Drummer competition and will begin doing promotional work with them and covering their event in July. But wait, there's more! If you took a look at my last short film with Cameron Carpenter called "A Stroll," I will be doing more work with the lead male actor Terrance. He is looking to produce a music video in July and I will part of coordinating, producing, and filming it. Summer is now looking better than ever.

So, thank you for reading this and keeping up to date with us. I'm really excited about all the work I get to do this summer; it's all thanks to the support I've been shown over the years. And now, here we are together.. on the cusp of taking Vid Monster to a place I never thought it would be. Thank you all. -SK