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Ken Calcaterra – Visual Storyteller

Leadership, teamwork and collaboration are as important as vision and creativity.  I view the director as a shepherd, responsible for creating an environment in which the team can spread their wings and fly, nurturing them while simultaneously pushing them to bring out their best.  When a talented group of people put their hearts and a little bit of soul into something, magic happens.

Visual stories are a powerful way to reach an audience with a message that educates and stimulates emotion.  The combination of images, audio, and music empower the written and spoken word.  Audiences are more likely to retain a message they are both hearing and seeing.


Video Production

Whether you are having a baby, a wedding, a private event or you need to shoot a major production Ken and his production team can accommodate your needs.


Ken can handle all of your personal and professional photographic needs from weddings to national campaigns.


Not only does Ken shoot video and photos but he also helps script, produce and direct projects.


Ken as always can’t take just a few photos. If he’s going to do what he does best he’ll take as many as he has to to tell the story of that moment. The photo was my son and I together for the first time in this world. I took a moment and started to cry. The moment was captured through Ken’s understanding of the bigger picture of life. That picture is the story by which we all live. That moment for me stopped the hectic world for that moment.

Riccardo Hayes

Ken did an excellent job of creating and producing a top-flight commercial to promote the Cardinals’ 2012 yearbook, which is now sold out.

Gabriel Kiley

I hired Ken Calcaterra and Visual Story Group, LLC to document the Grand Opening of Digital Realty’s Data Center at 210 N Tucker in September of 2012. Simply put…Ken delivered!

Patrick Murphy

“Ken has been an amazing filmmaker to work with and learn from these past two years. During that short time we’ve put together a sizzle reel and first episode of an original series, It’s a Hard Rock Life, as well as produced a Mid-America Emmy-winning documentary, Pedaling to Stop Pushing. For someone like me just getting started in the industry, working with Ken has been an invaluable experience.”    

William Locke IV

Latest Projects

EP60 – Jake Cowan (Storyteller – World Traveler) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“I will insist professional wrestling is storytelling!” – Jake Cowan as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “Just because you know how to run a $10 million dollar business in the profit world doesn’t mean you know how to run it in the non-profit world.” – Jake...
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EP59 – Patrick Lawrence (Filmmaker/Musician) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“It’s a weird incestuous relationship with me and The Killers (band).” – Patrick Lawrence as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “Stan Lee didn’t create Spiderman until he was 40 years old…that’s something that is really inspiring to me.” – Patrick Lawrence...
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EP58 – Marlon West (Animator/Filmmaker) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“All the initial films were lessons in managing disappointment.” – Marlon West as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “I’m just trying to spark conversation. I’m a guy who makes cartoons for a living not a hard core advocate or anything like that. I felt it was...
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EP57 – Jimmy Griffin of El Monstero, The Incurables and King of the Hill (Musician) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“El Monstero is the monster truck version of Pink Floyd…It’s as if Pink Floyd had seen a KISS concert before becoming Pink Floyd.” – Jimmy Griffin as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “You’ve got to love to do it (play music) if you want anybody else to be...
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EP56 – Alex Johnmeyer, Henryk Ptasiewicz, Lindsay Wanner, Steven Walden (Artist Panel) EXPLICIT LANGUAGE – Conversations with Calcaterra

“One of my favorite quotes that I have read is your future self is talking shit about you.” – Steven Walden as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “The argument is if Leonardo DaVinci was alive today would he be making film.” – Henryk Ptasiewicz as stated on...
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