Krystal Heib and Jessi Burkett are two local actors & film makers. These ladies have a lot of passion and insight regarding the KC film scene, and we hope you'll enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!Read More
Matt Bramlette may just be the coolest designer-turned-shop-owner we know. After having worked at firms like Two West and Barkley, he has set up shop at 2119 Washington Street with Mid Coast Modern. MCM offers an awesome selection of hand-picked local, and not-so-local goods including hats/shirts from Aaron Draplin, candles from Pickwick & Co., coffee from META Coffee Roasters, and more! Check out this episode with Matt to hear more about his career and shop. Shop local!
We had the pleasure of meeting Aaron Weidner at the FBOS event that AAF-KC hosted a few weeks ago. Aaron dazzled us with his quick copy critiques and on-the-spot thinking. The more we got to know him, the more intrigued we became. Aaron is a painter turned copywriter, and now works freelance while constructing custom pieces of furniture from reclaimed materials.Read More
October marks the one year anniversary of CMYKC! This time last year, the crew sat down and recorded an episode to get to know each other and express our hopes for the future of the podcast. After an update from Steve and Abigail, listen to us talk about how we met and how we got involved in the local creative scene in the first place!Read More
"Beer, boobs & Bigfoot," pretty much sums up this episode of CMYKC. Grant Kratzer hasn’t been in KC for very long, but he’s already made a big impression on us. He’s an incredible illustrator and an amazing guy, and it was an absolute pleasure sitting down with him for this episode of the show!Read More
While it started in Kansas City, the Photo Bus now graces the streets of several cities across the US. There's a very real chance that you've seen the beautiful red VW van parked outside of an event, at an office party or wedding, or cruising around downtown KC if you live in the city, but did you know she has a name? Find out all about the fleet in this weeks episode of CMYKC. Cate & John DePrisco were kind enough to sit down for a chat in their Crossroads studio to talk photography and make a special announcement!Read More
After working with some major clients like Playstation, Expedia, and Coors Light, Jason Elm moved from California to Kansas City, MO as the Executive Creative Director for Barkley. After a quick tour of their downtown office, we talked with Jason about his career and the move to KC. With fantastic moments of insight like "they can take your execution, but they can never take your idea," we're pleased to present Episode 19 of CMYKC with Jason Elm.Read More
After a quick recap of the 2015 KC Comicon, we talked with Brice and Jamie, two resident ceramic artists at Red Star Studios here in Kansas City for this week's episode. They explained the thought behind some of their latest art, what their plans for the future are, and more.Read More
Alistair Tutton is the owner/operator of the Vox Theater in Rosedale, but he's also a professional photographer with clients such as The Sundry, Feast Magazine and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Give this episode a listen for Alistair's thoughts on what it takes to be the best pro photographer you can be.
Tab Treml is the Owner-operator of Creature Feature FX, a special effects studio right here in Kansas City. Tab has worked with local haunted houses, film producers and theater companies (including some wig work for the Starlight Theater) to create monsters, rip limbs from actors, and thrill directors and audience members alike. In this week's episode, we discuss the FX scene in KC, her recipe for realistic fake blood, and more!
Kelly Ludwig was our guest for this week's episode. Apart from being an incredible designer (including projects such as her app "Best Road Trip Ever!" and many books for the Kansas City Star), Kelly is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute and spends her free time road tripping across the U.S. documenting detour art amongst other things.Read More
Calvin Arsenia joins the CMYKC Podcast to talk about some very cool work that he is a part of. He tells us about his upcoming show at Boulevardia, his music, and the work that comes from Buena Terra. Buena Terra is a graphic design and branding company located here in Kansas City. We dive into some of the philosophy and deep emotional impact that art and music can leave on an audience. A big "Thanks!" to Calvin for joining us for this episode!
Justin Watkins is one of our favorite KC creatives. His mind for business and marketing constantly blows us away. It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with him for this week's episode to discuss his career and the recent evolution of Native from a running list of interviews with some of the coolest people in town into a complete marketing strategy. Listen to the episode to find out how you can get involved with the revamped Native!
And here is the Notebook to Native video Justin mentioned towards the start of his interview: http://nativekc.com/our-story/
We feel so very grateful to have had the chance to sit down with Stephane Scupham for this week's episode. Stephane is the KC Film Commissioner at VisitKC. Not only is she in charge of assisting productions that film in the Kansas City area, but she also draws folks to the area through the promotion of KC as a destination for film, TV, commercials and more. In this week's episode, we talked about her career, the upcoming Maker Faire, and so much more. Huge "Thanks!" to Stephane for taking time out of her insanely busy schedule to sit down with us for this episode!
Brendan O'Shaughnessy is quite possibly one of the sweetest creatives in the Kansas City area. Together with his wife, Amanda, they began the super awesome company Ocean & Sea. We had an absolutely lovely time talking with Brendan about his career, his company, his involvement with the air guitar community, and more for this week's episode.
Nate Hofer is a designer, family man, and extremely talented musician. We talked about his career and how it shifted through firms like Willoughby and Hallmark before he landed as an art director with VML. Stay tuned after the interview for a teaser from Nate's band's latest album: Long Shot of Hard Stuff, and be sure to check out the rest of the teaser here: http://rexhobartandthemiseryboys.bandcamp.com/album/long-shot-of-hard-stuff-teaser
Nate's site: http://natehofer.com/
and his Behance: https://www.behance.net/natehofer
In addition to being a teacher at Shawnee Mission East High School, a UMKC and KCAI alum, Adam is the owner, publisher, and co-editor of The HAND magazine. The Hand is an awesome publication focused on publishing photography and printmaking work from all over the place.
Phil Shafer is a graphic artist in KC. Apart from his work with the KU Medical Center, Phil is known around town for his fantastic murals. Perhaps his most well-known mural to date is the Angry Zebra at the corner of 12th and Grand.
From New York to Hollywood, Ron Greenfield has an incredible background in the entertainment scene. From his career as a senior creative with CBS/FOX to his work with the legendary Aaron Spelling as Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services at Spelling Entertainment, he has concepted and worked on the marketing campaigns for many films such as Star Wars “The Empire Strikes back” & “Return of the Jedi,” “Freeway” “Rocky II” and many many more.
Not only that, but he also held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Software Magic, where he worked with companies such as Electronic Arts, Dreamworks Interactive, and Lucas Arts on game development and online projects.
He has done some amazing work, and he continues to write about the industry through his website: Aspectsofentertainment.com. He writes articles, creates videos, and is kind enough to appear on blogs such as ours. His site really is a goldmine for anyone wanting to either break into the industry or immerse themselves in the creative world.
Along the lines of writing, Ron is also currently offering his ebook, "A Sneak Peek Behind the Curtain" free on his site, so be sure to check that out. It has great insight to different aspects of the industry through different professions.