Our goal is to match tools and techniques to central Missouri budgets to produce media that levels the playing field with larger national corporations.
Let's face it, everyone has only 24 hours a day and only so much "attention." Like it or not, small business must compete for mind-share head to head with large companies with large budgets. Steve Twitchell Production tries harder to work smarter to give you the best value in media production. Many of our methods and tools are unconventional. We use and do what works. Tools are only as good as the craftsman behind them. Ideas are only as good as the people who make them real.
STP uses Arri, Arri-HMI and Lowell lights. We have a jib-arm boom, lightweight dolly and track, and teleprompter. We have a Sennheiser shotgun microphone as well as Shure wired and wireless miniature lavaliere mikes.
Because so many productions involve studio work, STP owns its own shooting stage/studio. It has the area's only true-cyc blue screen background. It is stocked with costumes, props, gobos, fog machines, fans and backgrounds. We
have C-stands, filters, screens, reflectors, flags and miles of extension
cable. We didn't buy out the supply store but we have carefully assembled
a well-oiled (and sweated *) location machine.
STP also was the first in central Missouri to realize the power of After Effects and ICE acceleration. Our systems currently run Photoshop and After Effects with a bevy of special plug ins that truly bring Hollywood effects home. We can accept video footage in 8mm, Hi-8mm, VHS, S-VHS, 3/4-Umatic, 3/4-Umatic SP, Betacam, Betacam SP, DV and mini-DV. We shoot HD and wide-screen standard NTSC.
STP owns a large library of in-house stock footage. This footage is from industry leaders like Artbeats, Creatas, Eyewire, Thinkstock, etc. It is available at approximately 60% of the on-line download cost of services such as istock. We also have available a large library of footage that we have shot. (STP is a contributor to istock as well.)