Back in the early days of All Star Video Sports (DHTV's subsidiary company), we seemed to have a knack for capturing the "big play". Here, Shawnee Mission Northwest high school's Defensive End Bryce Murray laid a crushing block on a defender during a punt return. The Shawnee Mission North player who was "blown up" was tough enough to shake it off and return to the game a few plays later.
Downtown St. Louis can be a very scenic location, especially with a view like this. In this timelapse, we were able to capture a unique vantage point of the Mississippi river flowing under a bridge as the day neared the end.
While shooting some aerial footage outside of Madison Kansas recently, we were able to capture some beautiful shots of bison roaming in a grassland. If you look closely, you can even see some baby bison staying close to their parents!
“Tambovsky Violins” was produced for KC-B2B, a TV news magazine show we created in 2001. We told stories of Kansas City area businesses and the show was broadcast on KCTV.
This story was co-produced with Michael Burdette.
Click here to watch the full story: Tambovsky Violins (Full)
This week’s ‘Suite Shot’ is a trailer for a documentary we produced. COMBINED is premiering at the Sunset Film Festival in Los Angeles tomorrow.
Thanks to Rachel Crane for opening up her life to our cameras as she agonizes over a life altering decision: Pursue her dreams of acting in LA, or come home to the farm in Central Kansas and continue a 145-year family legacy.
Here we go back to another clip from "An American Moment with Charles Kuralt", and glide into a unique story.
At the Summit House, a.k.a. the Beaumont Hotel (est. 1879) located in Beaumont Kansas, pilots from around the area can fly in and park their airplanes in a nearby "airplane parking lot" for a meal. If you are asking me, that is quite a special offering.
As mentioned in previous "suite-shots", DHTV was able to produce a series of short films for a Christian missionary organization called "Helping Hands for Haiti" last summer. Out of all of the beautiful sights and sounds we experienced on the trip, this sunrise was definitely on the top of our list of best moments.
To see the full story we produced, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwBXlQMUf-Y
"An American Moment with Charles Kuralt" was a nationally syndicated segment we worked on back in the early days of Destination Hope (a.k.a. DHTV Digital).
Kuralt wasn’t able to travel the country shooting and field producing stories himself, so they sent freelance crews out to capture the stories for him. This was a dream job for the TV producers of the late 1990s and we were able to enjoy the ride.
One of these stories of Americana included Bob Parrish, “The Singing Farmer”. The "should-have-been" opera singer who started his career in Chicago had to move back to the farm to take care of his children after his wife passed away. "The Singing Farmer" still made a successful life for himself and his family on the farm, even after the circumstances that brought him back seemed to point on the contrary.
We’ve been meeting some interesting people producing stories for Hiring America, a national TV show about veterans transitioning into the work force.
One of them is former U.S. Army Ranger Patrick Montgomery. He started a new business on a ranch in Weston, Missouri. This is an aerial shot of Patrick’s ranch: KC Cattle Company.
To see the story we created, click here: https://vimeo.com/332082585
The art of sailing is one of grace, but of also precision. Here, we were able to capture Buddy Melges and his family sailing together on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. Melges is a world champion sailor who has won multiple awards in his yachting career including two medals in the Olympics, multiple Yachtsman of the Year awards, and a successful defense of the notorious America's Cup in 1992. Melges was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 2001, and has been described as the "Grand Master" of competitive sailing.
2001 was a difficult year for the Unites States of America, with the war on terror coming to a head. There were moments of hope and inspiration, though, like in this clip aboard the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. Russell Stover sent over 6000 boxes of Whitman's Sampler chocolates to men and women aboard the carrier, with each box containing a handwritten note of encouragement and hope to our soldiers fighting to protect our freedom.
Here we witness one of the more awe inspiring events that occur every year in the state of Kansas, a controlled burn. Controlled burns, also known as "prescribed burns", are performed every spring by ranch owners, in order to preserve prairie lands so the land can remain fertile. This burn was captured near Florence Kansas, a small town within the notorious flint hills.
Formed in 1979, Harvesters Community Food Network has been an integral part to maintaining the overall well being of citizens in the Kansas City area. Harvesters mission is to "Feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow." In this piece produced back in 2004, we see the important roles Harvesters has played in different individual's lives, and are shown proof positive that they were achieving their mission back then, and continue to achieve their mission to this day.
In honor of March Madness coming up, we chose a suite shot that is COMPLETELY MADNESS! Down by 2 with 4 seconds left, junior Asya Benally of Heritage Christian Academy drains a half-court shot at the buzzer to send HCA to the KS State Tournament! We were lucky enough to be on the scene to capture this amazing moment on video and witness the joys that followed!
In the spring of 1997, DHTV was able to help produce a series of nationally syndicated television pieces highlighting various individuals and organizations of note in America. In this particular piece, we placed the spotlight on the notorious baseball equipment company, Louisville Slugger, the video being narrated by the award winning actor, James Earl Jones.
Ever wonder what it would be like to ride on the underside of a semi trailer in a driving snowstorm? We didn’t, until we were hired to capture this view by a client. If nothing else, it’ll make you grateful for the warm spot you sitting while you watch this. :)
Today, the DHTV Digital video crew braved themselves out in the cold to grab a few shots for one of our clients, Peterson Manufacturing Company. Shots mostly consisted of images of semi-trailers out in the inclement weather. Although it was quite chilly, we got the job done and gathered all of the footage we needed. The highlight of the day, though, was strapping our GoPro action camera on the bottom of one of the semi-trailers. That will definitely be one of our “suite shots” in the coming weeks! A big thanks to Groendyke Transport, Inc. for collaborating with us to make this shoot happen.
Today, we are dreaming of spring and summer! Enjoy a few shots of the Florida Keys, a hub for water activities galore such as snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, and fishing.
Our Throwback Thursday this week comes from 1997. At the time, we were producing the TV show, ‘Destination: Hope’ and the syndicated series ‘Assignment Hope’. One of our favorite segments was the Medal of Hope Ambush. Here’s what it looked like.
Back in July of last year, our team experienced the once in a lifetime opportunity of going to shoot a series of films in the country of Haiti. Here, we witness one of the young locals running up to Dave Hansen (Helping Hands for Haiti Founder), in excitement as he came to visit this particular family. Each day was filled with experiences like these, moments showcasing true love for others.