“Vision without action is daydreaming
and action without vision is a nightmare.”
We are attempting to showcase local companies that shine in visual arts. Please click the image to be taken to the company portfolios.
What is UpNorthTV? It’s YOU!
Unlike broadcast television and commercial cable services that deliver programs to you, UpNorth TV is TV that YOU DO.
You pick the topic, you write the script, you run the camera, and you edit the video. Simply put, you become a Producer.
UpNorth TV is funded in-part through franchise fees collected from local cable companies in exchange for the use of public right-of-ways. Everyone who lives in Northwest Lower Michigan is welcome to participate, and it’s free for residents of these contributing jurisdictions: Charter Township of Garfield, City of Traverse City, East Bay Charter Township, Elmwood Charter Township
UpNorth TV cablecasts locally produced and submitted programs on Charter Communications Cable Channel 97 (analog) and 2 and 992 (digital).
We are a television, video & commercial production company producing compelling content that builds awareness and creates change. We deliver good storytelling and interesting visualizations to create compelling TV shows, documentaries, corporate videos, web videos, and television commercial productions.
ExploreTC television network is the exclusive source of televised local information for vacationers in Northern Michigan. ExploreTC broadcasts a custom-developed, hyper-local hosted television show that is designed to inform, entertain, and promote local businesses via direct IPTV connection to area hotels and resorts. Viewers are led through the complete local vacation experience, while advertisers are integrated into the fabric of the show, and are connected directly with their target market.
The Treefort Collective is a group of filmmakers, editors, animators, and programers that have combined their talents to provide exceptional moving images, audio and graphics for both the film industry and commercial world. Thanks Nikki Kleinrichert for the sweet “Band Photos” with Matthew von Dayton, Steen Wichmann and David Marek at The TreeFort Collective.
Eleven35 is a young film and media production company ferociously pursuing aesthetic and artistic quality. Started by JohnPaul Morris in 2009, we’re currently we’re based in Traverse City and Grand Rapids, Michigan and work on projects around the world. We’re not following trends, we’re not trying to keep up, we’re moving forward to produce films and videos that are truly progressive and outstanding. Creating a film or video is always an exciting collaborative effort and Eleven35 is a collective of artists and engineers who work hard to make sure the work we deliver is uncompromising.
Sonic Bloom Recording is
located just outside Traverse City, Michigan in beautiful Leelanau County.
Sonic Bloom Recording combines a competent staff with a state of the art facility to provide a full range of multimedia services such as:
Audio and Video recording, Mixing, Mastering, On Site Recording, Media Conversions,Voice Overs and Live Sound Reinforcement. In addition,the Sonic Bloom family also offers talent booking, artist and entertainment management, event planning along with video and film production.
Established in 2006, Sonic Bloom has recorded artists from all over the country. The comfortable, creative, professionalism we provide is second to none.
We understand how hard you have worked on protecting your brand and we will work just as hard to maintain that level excellence. Let your family grow with our family.
Helping good-for-the-world organizations tell their stories through films and videos.
We help organizations, companies and movements that are helping others, by spreading their message and telling their stories through films of any size. More than any other medium, film and video has the power to reach an audience’s heart. The web video revolution gives people the opportunity to share from person to person the videos that inspire them and move them to take action. Stone Hut’s founder, Aaron Dennis, has over ten years of professional experience working around the globe on film and video projects. A graduate of the University of Michigan’s Cinema Arts program, Dennis began his career in Malawi, Africa filming the work of Malaria and AIDS researchers. Afterwards he spent five years in New York City working on several PBS documentaries including the award-winning four-part “Supreme Court” series. In 2007 he spent seven months filming the Tibetan communities of India, Nepal and Tibet to create an archive of a rapidly changing culture. The importance of family and the natural world led him to return in 2008 to his beautiful hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. From there he worked independently before founding Stone Hut Studios in 2011. In 2012 Stone Hut Studios released “The People and The Olive: The Story of the Run Across Palestine” directed and edited by Dennis, which is an official selection of several film festivals including The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival and The Boston Palestine Film Festival.
Hulet Real Estate Photography & Cinematography
Specializing in “Cinematic” Property Video. I specialize in highlighting luxury properties using cinematic movements produced inside the camera with my own hand. I use specialized camera equipment to accomplish this. It is a small fraternity of Real Estate cinematographers that strive for these smooth moments. I don’t pan and zoom photographs. Video is recorded in 1080p and cut on a Mac Pro. Production outcome lends to a smooth luxurious production that highlights a homes inner character.
DC Hayden Studios creates fun, energetic, and cinematic videos for professionals, business, and community minded projects.
Northern Michigan’s beauty and remote character are wonderful, that’s why we live here. That’s also why we own a good inventory of film & video production gear. The closest rental house is a couple hundred miles away.
Over the last three decades we’ve produced everything from local TV spots to feature films. Years of production experience has taught us a great deal about the things that really matter to you and your audience. Things that other start-up companies in this field of emerging and ever changing technologies sometimes overlook. Things like good storytelling, staying on budget and on schedule, and knowing what makes a great image.
Combining technical expertise with artistry, our projects have won top awards in the local and national marketplace. Contact us to see how we can take you the extra mile.
8180Films is a Michigan-based film production company formed in 2008 by Rebecca Reynolds, Jim Carpenter, and Larry Brand to make high quality, cost-effective independent films. Joining 8180Films as a Principal is Ross Satterwhite, who now leads the fund raising, investor relations and other financial aspects of the film company. 8180 Films’ latest feature is Larry Brand’s neo-noir suspense thriller, The Girl on the Train (2013 Traverse City Film Festival and West Coast premiere 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival). The company’s second feature is the comedy documentary, The Coexist Comedy Tour, (2013 Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival, now playing on Starz, and available on iTunes and Amazon). 8180Films’ first feature is Christina, starring Nicki Aycox, Jordan Belfi, and Stephen Lang. Winner of seven major awards in its first four film festivals, Christina is distributed by Indican Pictures (USA).
Future Focus Media is a Video company, specializing in capturing weddings and events. We are based in Traverse City, MI.
We don’t just shoot video, we capture your life in motion, telling your unique story.
From weddings to events, we capture your personality, style, brand, message… and tell the story that represents who you truly are, in full HD motion picture.
Traverse City Videos – Specializing in Wedding Videos in the Traverse City and Northern Michigan areas.