I honestly believe we are all getting sick of the word "copyright" but it is there for a reason: to protect the creator.
Digital graphics, photos, videos, logos, slogans are all copyright and our corporate rule is - If we didn't create it, we don't use it. But what about everyone else? Life is too stressful to try to dig through an image you want to use to try to find the copy write holder to get permissions to use an image or graphic. People used to think "If it is on the web, then it is out there for anyone to use. After many lawsuits later, they discovered they were wrong.
So today, I am offering this site/article from Adobe that talks about places with common use and even commercial royalty free use graphics and photos. You may just find what you are looking for!
And if not? You can always hire us to capture that exact look or feature you need (except astronomical figures - our drones can't get that high any more.
So often, many clients are "waiting" on videos. And although we hate for anyone to wait on videos, I thought I would take a moment to report on the things that have been released from KELCURT Media's divisions.
It is fascinating to see the amount of work that comes out of our studios - So beginning 3rd Quarter, 2017 - I am going to release our monthly stats. It is pretty fascinating!
October 2017 -- Completed projects:
DVD's Produced: 100
Photos Edited: 1301
Videos Edited and Produced: 110
Audio Tracks Edited & Produced : 29
CD's Produced: 20
These are just the numbers of the projects completed this month. Hope you enjoy the numbers as our production teams continue to produce the highest quality videos and audio for you, our clients.
KELCURT Media: Turning Life, into art!
KELCURT Media is happy to announce store-front enhancements to our online shoppers.
Over the next few weeks, our server development partners will be enhancing our store front to allow Apple Pay and Android Pay.
Now you can check out easier and faster with all of our store features!
Just another way, KELCURT Media is leading the way in server-side development with our WEEBLY partners.
Although it has been an honor to be a member of the Better Business Bureau of Chattanooga, their fees are no longer an acceptable expense within our organization.
As a small company we have to pay $444 a year just to be a member. And although we love what they do for the community, this tough economy has called for some tough decisions. And paying to be a member is just not in this years budget.
We want to thank everyone with the Chattanooga BBB and hope to continue our incredible relationship with them.
Please note that our A+ rating still stands. And we will continue to be a growing part of our community.
KELCURT Media Family of Companies.
by Sarah Sterchi, Office Administrator & Window Decorator Extraordinaire
Here at KCM Studios, we try to keep things fresh. You'll probably walk in to find the studio arranged differently than it was the last time you were here, a new kind of music playing in the background, or even a new cat (just kidding, 2 is plenty!). With that in mind, we knew it was time to change things up in our window displays.
One side (below) features our Home Movies to DVD Division with images & captions of some of the different digitation services we offer here (Vinyl records, 110-Disc Film, Mini DVDs, Micro Cassettes, 8 mm film & Slides... just to name a few!
The other side (above) features some gorgeous photographic work by our Creative Director, Curtis Cecil, and highlights our other 3 Divisions (Bridal, Theater & Events & Commercial Videography). One thing that we have to clear up a lot of the time is that we are not Photographers-- we are Videographers! Our primary focus is always on the video, however we do enjoy taking photos at events if we feel the photo will enhance the quality of that video. So, if you hire us to film your wedding, please don't neglect to hire a Photographer! They are the ones who know all the poses & group shots to get, and will [hopefully] do a magnificent job of documenting the day through images. We see the shots that others don't see-- while the bride poses with her mother for a portrait, we may be zoomed in on what her hands or feet are doing, or on her bouquet or earrings. You just never know with us! One thing is for sure, though-- you will get some unique photos of your special day to share and one beautiful wedding video.
Come see us at 9619 Dayton Pike and get a closer look at this window portfolio, and bring us some old media for us to preserve, or just pay us a visit & have coffee with us! Our doors are always open (well... except when we're closed!).
Wouldn't life be simpler if you knew exactly what you were paying when you bought a service?
Take the phone companies for example. They lure you in with the notion of "saving BIG" only to add 911 fees, sales tax, universal carrier fees, pay for someone who doesn't have a phone fees, and on and on.
By the time you "save big" you are in debt $200 a month! And don't get me started about the cable companies! I've been trapped before and refuse to even have cable / phone / or even internet service at my house!
These companies make it bad on consumers. But the sad thing is, I've seen it in the bridal industry as well. They lure you in for savings and then bam - add fee upon fee until you are dizzy.
That is not how we do it at KELCURT Media Bridal.
Our video pricing guide is simple! You pay by the hour.
What? Unheard of you say? Actually you are probably right. It IS unheard of in the wedding industry to be 100% upfront with pricing. You pay by the hour for the coverage you want... and included in those hours are certain edits. These edits can only be accomplished by the hours, by the way. There is no way to do a proper highlight reel with only 1 hour of coverage.
Get what you want, don't pay for what you don't want.
Just another way KELCURT Media Bridal is keeping the "Stress" out of your life!
To find out more about our wedding pricing-- Click here:
KELCURT Media Theater & Events is excited to support the local arts! Come join the fun!
James and the Giant Peach will be performed at The Colonnade Theater! Come be blown away by this amazing cast!
Daniel Moore as James, Ginny Beth Gadd as Ladahlord, Tangie Wooden as Aunt Spiker, Jordan Bennett as Aunt Sponge, Joshua Harshman as Grasshopper, Lauren Johnson as Ladybug, Savannah Hale as Spider, Colt Drennon as Centipede and Kyle Conkle as Earthworm. Shows are at the following times:
Thursday & Friday, February 16 & 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18 at 1:00pm and 7:30pm
Interpreted show on February 18 at 7:30pm
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Colonnade Box Office at 706-935-9000, or may be purchased at the door, or online at www.colonnadecenter.org
Ticket prices depend on seating choice - from $13 - $17
Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach" with words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and book by Timothy Allen McDonald will be presented by The Colonnade PLayers. "James and the Giant Peach" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
Photo courtesy of plamoya.com
KELCURT Media is excited to announce our newest investment the Flycam 5000 Camera Steadycam System with Comfort Arm and Vest!
Now we can obtain even smoother shots as we create your unique customized videos.
This is now included as standard equipment with all of our wedding packages!
Just another way KELCURT Media and KELCURT Media Bridal are working hard to make every video better than the last!
As February begins, so does another chapter in KELCURT Media's ever expanding arsenal of customer service. Today we launched our new website with so many features we are just excited to tell you about.
First and foremost, is our new sleek design, easier navigation, and simple interfaces.
The next big step, is that we have combined 5 websites into one powerhouse which includes all four divisions of our company and our online store:
KELCURT Media Bridal
KELCURT Media Theater & Events
& KCM Studios: Home Movies to DVD
New features to our store: Order wedding videography, and other services, as well as simple, easy to order conversions for your home movies to DVD.
New custom website sites for our brides - New private sites for our clients!
New - Coupons!
New- Instant chat --- have a question? Just click the blue button below and instant message us on Facebook -- those message go straight to our phones so we can answer your questions day or night! Effectively opening our doors from 7am to midnight (we have to sleep sometime).
So please, explore the site and tell us what you think! We will be adding more and more content over the next few weeks!
Thanks for helping us become the #1 Videographers in the Chattanooga Area (according to my mom).