Its been a good year over at team SRP. We've worked with lots of familiar faces and even more new ones. Its been a crazy couple of months but we're pumped about what 2014 has in store for us. Here's to the new year!
When brands have a story to tell, they come to us. We listen. We learn. And then we interpret their message into something authentic: A story that puts a beating heart behind a product; a company; an initiative.
We film. We interview. We write. And when we’re done, we’ll have produced a kind of branded content that educates, entertains, or motivates.
We have Emmys. But that’s not what validates our work. It’s trust. Trust from the world’s largest brands, which allows Scenic Road to represent its identity through the language of digital filmmaking.
Kevin's eyes are unique. Physically, they look like, well, eyes. But their ability to see is what sets them apart. Kevin sharpened his vision while shooting video for network and cable television, where we learned to tell stories without the benefit of words. He worked on the red carpet of the Golden Globes; on productions for Oprah and 60 Minutes; and on broadcasts for The Today Show and Good Morning America. When Kevin co-founded Scenic Road, he established a visual program that makes for compelling branded content. And very happy clients.
Darren loves a good story, so it makes sense that he devoted his career to beginnings, middles, and endings. After graduating from NYU film school, Darren worked in producing capacities for HGTV and Hearst television. His position as a network affiliate feature reporter took him through the next ten years, at which point he co-founded Scenic Road, where today, he tells stories for some of the world's most exciting brands. Along the way, Darren contributed food features to magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, all the while tiptoeing around the cholesterol-related implications of such physically demanding work.
Patrick Morgan is a dude whose interests somersault the fine line between eclectic and schizophrenic. Patrick is an Earth native, and when he's not using his skills to bypass the hunter/gatherer modality (in efforts to sustain his life functions), he can be found in his basement, hovering over a drawing table full of tears.
Originally from Manchester, England, Themba had a love of arts from childhood. At an early age, his father introduced him to the science behind the lens, as well as film editing techniques. After receiving his BS in Telecommunications, Themba spent the next few years of his life exploring those film-related crafts he grew to love. He worked under talented crews for the National Geographic Channel, and he edited innovative short films and commercials for the Department of Defense. Themba's passion, focus and discipline is what drives him to excel at design, cinematography, editing, sound design, and color theory.
Michele was born and raised on a farm in NE Iowa. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, she moved to Kansas City to begin a career in marketing. She's worked in a variety of industries, primarily as a relationship manager, but for the past seven years, she's focused on production--working with clients to tell their stories through meaningful and entertaining videos.
Jolean Olson started telling stories as soon as she could talk, reciting fairy tales, last night's bedtime story, and grandpa's latest yarn. Fast forward to today, where she writes and produces award-winning pieces for diverse genres, including broadcast & cable television (e.g., talk shows, reality, and lifestyle), social media, and websites. Jolean has worked with the partners at Scenic Road well before there was a Scenic Road. Today, she complements the team by offering a one-of-a-kind voice with a penchant for capturing emotion.
Tim likes to take pictures more than be in them. He's reached that stage in life where 90% of his pictures contain his daughter. He's also a man of few words.