Hero Story Teller Inspire + Impress + Inform

invoking the art + heart of the hero's journey

Kevin Anderson

Hero Story Teller

I love to tell stories. I see heroes everywhere.

Humanity + Strength + Hope

I see... the window... to the soul
I see... feel... and connect to the world around me.
I see... the soul in the story.
I know... We're not alone.
I know... Souls are REVEaLED... not captured.
We are all a hero to someone...
Heroes bring us into the world, they teach, hold, heal and guide us. The impact on the lives they touch could not be more profound. Heros come in all flavors and sizes. They are on a journey, full of twists and turns, challenges, fears and joys. "Stories from the path" This is the gold I mine.

The challenge is editing it all down to the most elegant and heartfelt story. Sometimes, there are just a lot of pictures and footage to go through. It's hard to decide. Welcome to the journey through my images and stories.

30 years of living in my dream!

Multimedia stories

The will of the horse vs the strength of steel.

"Keep your horse happy and the shoes tight" - James Russell, farrier extraordinaire, traveler and adventurer.

Bending Steel- the coffee table book

Act 2: Where + why? = I explore it + show it.

Where and why... The where is part of the story, what places are important. The why is the core of the narrative. The story drives it all. When we go to the mountain top to seek the clarity of vision and mission in the world, we return inspired with new found passion and purpose. I listen to that and distill it into script and imagery, then compose into the storyline and polish it with the elements of style and approach. Add some music, and you get to see the magic, share the magic and enjoy the ride. I love making imagery that engages and inspires. My vision is to explore, create and share stories that matter.
Just having Fun...
Kicking back or just exploring... Life stories happen. Laughing + Loving
Some heros go along for the ride...
Others take the wheel so we can raise our arms and let them sail in the breeze. That is joy, that is freedom. They give us that. Freedom to be our best. In those moments, they are the guard rails that protect us from falling over the edge.
Other Heros guide us... Help Set up our shots...
Every life is touched by another. In that moment of contact, we are truly engaged and alive.
What adventure will you share?
Many shoots are ones where I am there to curate or direct the experience for a particular result. Other situations are where I am the observer, the sniper getting the shot. That moment lives between the moments we expect. It is in the micro gesture between surprise and awe. The real smile of joy just before the tear, not the forced smile of a pose.
JOURNEYS begin by just taking the first step.
The human touch or presence in a story makes it real. I want the viewer to feel, not just look at eye candy. I want the viewer to care... Images that work, ones that emote or evoke feelings, do so because they connect to the fabric of the moment or connect to memories and then imbed themselves into the strands of our emotions.
Sometimes I wait for the moment...
Color is everywhere and its fun to push the limits...
Objects have significance as they set place and context. I ask myself, did my client make this, design it or use it to make other things? Those answers drive and inform my style decisions in the creative process.
Everything is made with a purpose in mind. It's job is to be that. My job is to show it with all the care that it took to make it, and to show how it be best used to serve the needs of the customer. High tech, low tech or hand hewn, everything has an amazing story behind it.
Man Made, That's a story.
My best projects are always collaborations. A good team is invaluable.
When I start a project I ask myself, how do I feel about the subject? What kind of light makes the shot work? Where is it coming from?
For me, it's about the passion for the images and the experiences of making them. I have created hundreds of thousands of images over the years, thousands of stories.
I create moods that create experiences... Lights and cameras are my tools.
I think in story mode.
Animate the experience, activate the mind...
Set a stage, recreate, pay homage...
I am always thinking, how can I make this unexpected?
I create stories and whole themes. That is the realm of the storyteller...
just outside the OK coral.
Images are not just representations of events- they are theater of the mind. How I direct talent, how I light, the moment I choose to push the shutter button or roll the camera is intentional. Not always planned, but always operating with the "feeling." I know when I got it, and I know when I need to do it again.
Everyday Faces... Epic Images.
No face, no life is the same as another. We all reflect the sum total of our experiences. I explore that aspect in images...
Everyday men and women just making a difference.
The intimate moments...
The smile you will never forget...

Act 3: When + How = the magic act begins...

Are you ready to share your story and engage the world more fully, with a new quiver full of arrows to share in a targeted way with your community and business partners. The media can be used as social posts, imbedded in websites and in stand alone micro sites. The imagery is available as single images for the web and for print ads and point of sale collateral or brochures. Your choice. We give you these tools as part of the process. What you do with them is up to your imagination. Think of us as your ninja warrior/story tellers.
A place is the stage where we experience an event in life...
Another exploration...
engaging all the senses with the visuals...
In anticipation, we arrive at our desitnation...
We linger in the moment...
The artist guides and caresses their chosen medium...
And then, in the pause before it is served, we enjoy the fleeting vision.
In the rush, we move to the next project.

Many choices are made on a shoot. Do I use strobe, continuous or available light? Do I accentuate motion or do I arrest time and space? It's all a dance and time is fleeting.

Beer chicken...?
Seeing color, texture and form.
Surprising the viewer is always fun.
B&W has always held a special place for me.
Man made and the passion of building it.
Sometimes I chuckle when I see images I make. It's just fun!
About 10 years ago I started shooting motion. With multimedia, I can use Time-lapse, slo motion, image sequences, still photos or high resolution motion clips to create my vision.
KlintoN Kraft- Musican, Renaissance man
I am having a blast doing it!

As I create web media for individuals, organizations and larger companies, I am using a variety of tools and platforms. The piece you are looking at is an example of this. It is neither a website or a blog. It is more immersive than a PDF or straight video.

More than a sum of their parts...
Businesses have stories - they have people, ideas that evolve and goals and ambitions. Showing that story in a compelling and inviting way is my job. Its a journey for a business or organization to bring services or products to market. To vision it, design and create it and then deploy the resources and people to make it come alive. Lots of story here. Your stakeholders want to get to know you. What are you telling them? Do they know enough to make the decisions they need to make? Can you instill in them the the amount of passion and creativity that your business solutions offer? Will you be a problem solver hero for them? Will you be a valuable partner to them? What story do you want the to be?

For more multimedia examples, go the the bottom of this document/site.

More video samples

We have lots more...

Live events = Lots of stories

Aloft hotel of Greenville, SC hosted the Talk Magazine 10 Most stylish. The Hotel asked us to tell the story.

With this project, I was more sniper than director. Getting the moments, waiting, waiting, then.. Gotcha.. I leave them with a smile.
Or a day off...
Yeah, we ask a lot of questions... But that's how we get to know you.
Porsche of Greenville Presents...
1.4 million dollars worth of eye candy...
Then there are days you just want to dance...
And, by the way, we work all around the country + globally...
And sometimes we just have fun!

Epilogue- I love making imagery... Let's talk!

The above images were shot just the fun of it!

Links below for some of our projects.


Motion, stills, aerials and graphics used to tell the story of an employee appreciation day. Done for Wayne Culpepper and Wayne Wandering Productions.

Email me: Kevin@StrategicMedia.co

More Info: Click Links below

based in Greenville, SC, and serving the US and abroad.

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