Cara Myers – Editor/Director
Cara Myers is an Emmy Award winning, freelance digital film editor. At the heart, Cara is a storyteller. Her signature is creating emotionally driven pieces that live in the heart.
She works with a wide range of clients some of which include various advertising agencies, video production companies, corporations and independent filmmakers. She has worked for corporations such as Procter & Gamble, GE, Sprint, Southwest Airlines, Silpada, Hallmark, Lee Jeans, LinkedIn, H&R Bloch, Tortoise and Mariner Wealth Advisors. Cara’s credits also include editor, post-production supervisor and co-director on the nationally airing, Emmy Award Winning feature documentary “The Next American Dream” that has been enjoyed by over 10 million PBS viewers. Her work has also been seen on Project Runway. She has edited various short films and film trailers, including The Good Life starring Bill Paxton and Zooey Deschanel as well as Lenexa, 1 Mile with William Baldwin, Chris Klein, Austin Nichols and other stars. In addition she is known for telling meaningful stories for many non-profit organizations such as MOCSA, Films for Humanity, Susan G. Komen, Catholic Charities, The United Way, Operation Breakthrough and Phoenix Family Housing.
Today, Cara enjoys a dynamic career as a freelance digital film editor, and as the head of her own full service production company, Vespera Films. She also enjoys sharing her passion for storytelling through mentoring young editors, teaching workshops, speaking, consulting and making her own independent films. Cara’s latest film project, “The Angel in Red” has been distributed internationally by Gaia & Spiritual Cinema Circle.
Collin Martin – Assistant Camera/Focus Puller
Collin Martin is a seasoned and highly professional camera assistant and focus puller. I have worked with Collin over the past 4 years and he is indispensable on set. Collin has been working in the film industry for over twelve years. He is known for executing tough focus pulls in situations ranging from low light to fast action and has detail knowledge regarding camera operation, accessories, and how to prevent and resolve gear-related mishaps. Regarding rental gear, he can provide a range of RED cameras, an Ursa Mini 4.6k, a nice collection of Zeiss vintage glass and contemporary lenses, wireless gear, and monitors. He has experience with most popular cameras, including Arri Amiri and Alexa, RED, Ursa Mini 4.6k, Sony F5, Canon 5D Mark III, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and Panasonic Varicam.
Taylre Jones – Digital Colorist
Friend and digital colorist, Taylre Jones, specializes in the art of color correction and color grading for film and television. He accomplished his training in Chicago. Taylre’s background in production and post-production give him the expertise to understand the nuances of color at every step.
Taylre has taken the helm as lead colorist on national commercials for clients such as NAPA, Wendy’s, Sprint, Volkswagen, Gatorade, Sriracha, Goodwill, Advantage and has done international work in Australia and Kuwait. He has also blazed his career path as lead colorist on televisions shows, music videos, and various short and feature films.
Grade endeavors to deliver the visual color enhancements that will truly tell the depth and meaning of a visual story. To view Taylre’s work visit his website: GradeKC.com.
Bryan Keeling – Design + Motion Graphic + Visual Effects
Bryan is an Emmy Award nominated Designer and Motion Graphics artist who has flourished in the design, production and post-production industries for the past 15+ years in Los Angeles, New York and Kansas City. During that time he’s generated highly creative and unique Motion Design and Animation concepts for film, video, and web-content, for numerous broadcast, commercial and corporate clients. His earlier staff engagements include stints at Pittard Sullivan in Los Angeles, Spontaneous and PURE in New York City, and BicMedia in Kansas City. His freelance history includes relationships with numerous NYC facilities, studios and networks such as Spontaneous, Scarlett, Imaginary Forces, Razorfish, Beehive, OPEN, VH1 and TVLAND, to name a few. In 2008 he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, in the category of “Outstanding Main Title Design” for his work as Lead Animator on the main titles for the Fox show, New Amsterdam. To view Bryan’s work visit his website: BryanKeeling.tv.
Sean Joseph – VFX Artist + Aerial Operator
Sean Joseph is a diverse creative with over 10 years of experience in production and post-production. As a VFX artist he has worked on some of the biggest shows on television, such as Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, and Breaking Bad, which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination. In addition to his expertise in post-production workflows, he also offers high-end aerial footage with his fleet of drones, having worked with clients such as The Big 12, Sprint, and the city of Kansas City. Whether working on television’s largest show of the year, or helping other local artists and filmmakers, Sean always aims to deliver outstanding service and will continue to enjoy working and collaborating with the many talented people he has met along the great journey that is filmmaking. To see Sean’s VFX work, visit his website: SeanJoseph.com and to see his aerial work visit: BlackBurrowCreative.com.