The Art of Oddly Correct

The Art of Oddly Correct

Ray Wyatt (Archetype Films) and I (Andrew Thomas) worked on this video over several months to help Gregory Kolsto (Oddly Correct) launch his Kickstarter campaign to print a book of his drawings. They first started as doodles to attach to coffee bags, and then Kolsto learned the woodcarved print method to display various people and fun designs whom he had deemed worthy of drawing. The people he chose to draw are early customers and friends of the coffee shop, now in it’s 10th year of operation in Midtown Kansas City, MO. It’s grown to hundreds of drawings and designs, to the point when he decided to put them in a book. This campaign is to raise money to print the books.

Oddly Correct (3940 Main St, Kansas City, MO)

To donate to the Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2079582028/the-art-of-oddly-correct?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=Oddly+correct

Short Film

Short Film

Recently got to work with DP Cory Vetter and writing/producing team (Caleb Hermann, Wesley Elder, Brian Totoro) on a short comedic project. It was a blast. Brought some gear and hopped on as 1st AC. Here are a few BTS shots…

Lomo Anamorphic Roundfronts

Lomo Anamorphic Roundfronts

This set might be the prettiest thing I’ve ever purchased. The Lomo Roundfronts are about a decade or so newer than the squarefronts. Both are great, but the company did a bit of a better job improving the mechanics on the roundfronts. Although they still telescope in the front and rotate as well. Which means finding a matte box to work properly is almost impossible. The previous owner just taped on diopters. And the 35mm is a beast at 141mm in diameter. Still, they’re worth the effort. We have the following…

LOMO RF ANAMORPHIC PRIME LENS - 35MM / T1.8 SUPER SPEED  (Metric)
LOMO RF ANAMORPHIC PRIME LENS - 50MM / T2.4  (Metric)
LOMO RF ANAMORPHIC PRIME LENS - 75MM / T2.5  (Metric)
LOMO RF ANAMORPHIC PRIME LENS - 100MM / T3.2  (Metric)
LOMO RF ANAMORPHIC PRIME LENS - 150MM / T3.2  (Imperial)

Zeiss Standard Speeds

Zeiss Standard Speeds

Recently added some new (read: old) lenses…

A great vintage set made in the 60-70s. Sharp wide open 16, 24, 32, 50, 85mm T2.1

 

These screengrabs below were actually from the 135mm, owned by the man in the 2nd photo, Collin Martin. Shot on Alexa Mini with Log-C…

Sex + Ice Cream

A few frames from the footage we shot for Melissa Lane (ig @feralblackcat)’s upcoming doc Sex + Ice Cream…

Music Video

Music Video

Took on a music video project for a local musician in Kansas City. Happy to see this come together after tons of planning. Here are some shots. Had a great crew including an old friend Jordan Marable (steadicam), Tim Zook (AC), Samantha DeCanio (PA). CJ (Blayza) Lunt is the artist. Finished product expected soon.

ARRI Alexa Mini

ARRI Alexa Mini

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Excited to announce that we now have the Alexa Mini in our toolkit. This will add to the quality of our productions and bring a great filmic look for our clients. The Mini is perfect for agency work and can be assembled in many different ways, for whatever the job requires. From shoulder rig, to gimbal mount, we're even more ready to tell some great stories. We will be pairing this with cinema lenses from vintage to anamorphic to spherical glass. The ARRI is simply one of the best cameras in the world right now, and we're proud to offer it to you and the Midwest community of filmmakers. It will be available for rental as well.

Collin Martin, AC brought his lenses to test out on the Alexa

Collin Martin, AC brought his lenses to test out on the Alexa

Lens: Zeiss Standard Speed 135mm  Colorgrade: ARRI 709C w/ slight increase to the blues/aquas

Lens: Zeiss Standard Speed 135mm

Colorgrade: ARRI 709C w/ slight increase to the blues/aquas

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Preservation Project in Post-Production

Preservation Project in Post-Production

We've shot with several producers in the Kansas City area and although have not completed filming, we aim to finish with post-production by the end of this year (2018). The series will be 6 short episodes on local food producers who do things the "right way" according to our host and Chef Pat McCroy. Each small food producer believes in integrity, conservation, local sourcing, and delivering a high-quality end product to their customers; BUT that comes with a cost. Pat wanted to see if this is economically sustainable. Coming from the restaurant world, he had seen so many "mom and pop" types struggle with the ability to charge enough for the level of service they were giving. Competition in the marketplace vs quality of goods has always been a problem in society, but has it gotten worse in recent years as large food producers move away from local production? We will find out soon enough.

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Stop Motion Video

Stop Motion Video

Stop-motion is a great way to be creative with your company's approach to marketing. It could simply be a t-shirt un-scrunching itself (surely not a word), like the video below, or it could be a 30-60 second featurette with many moving parts. If this is something you might be interested in, let us know!

Muse at the Museum | Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Muse at the Museum | Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Our crew volunteered our time and most of our equipment to shoot and edit this for the Nelson in Kansas City. We were very excited to be awarded the project by the board. Super thrilled with how this turned out, especially considering this all had to be shot in about 4 hours across the grounds of the Nelson with models and extras and costume changes. 

Thanks to Courtney Hopkins, Tim Zook, Katie Pattison, and Samantha DeCanio for helping out as well as Annelene Caruso who headed up the project for the Muse team! 

Models: Emerald Tom, Weston Owen, Krystal Heib, Darrell Vanterpool, Hilari Holt, Jon Marzette

Shot on FS7, lit with LitePanels Gemini and Aputure 300

 

Here are some BTS photos shot by Katie Pattison and Samantha DeCanio...