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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.

Services

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.

Photography

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

Creative

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

Testimonials

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

EP63 – Jim Ousley and Ben Sawyer (Comic Book Creators) EXPLICIT – CWC

Ken talks to the creative team of indie comic classics; The Rough and Tumble, Dead Palace, The Butcher Queen and their upcoming series Butch Queen Planet of the Dead. Jim and Ben begin collaborating about a decade ago and talk about their creative process and...
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EP62 – Jeremy Bohannon (Encyclopedia of Pop Culture) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“1986 was when Dark Knight Returns came out. And that is probably the single greatest year in the history of comics. Cause, and if for no other reason than you could say Dark Knight returns and Watchman in the same year.” – Jeremy Bohannon as stated on Conversations...
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EP61 – Craig Nobbs (Screenwriter) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“I’m the writer who likes to show up as close to everyday. A friend in my writers group wrote a book about comedy screenwriting, he had a term called ass in chair which I’m an advocate of. You show up each day even if you don’t see output.” – Craig Nobbs as stated on...
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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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