OUR STORY

WHO WE ARE

STEPHEN PROCTOR

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

For the past 15 years, I’ve worked in the world of visual media, presentation design, concert VJ-ing, & projection mapping. Much of this work has been in the context of religious & liturgical settings, as well as music videos, corporate parties, dance parties & immersive concert experiences. I guess you could say that my main goal has been to bring dead PowerPoints to life.

Whether in a church, a warehouse, or a cave in Iceland, the visuals can make or break the experience. This is why I am constantly on the lookout for interesting images that I can use to illuminate a space. And when it comes to immersing an audience in imagery, not just any motion loop will do. In fact, most of the stock media on my hard drive doesn’t even seem to have much of an impact on audiences – not like they used to, at least. Or maybe they just don’t have much of an impact on me anymore; I do tend to get bored easily. This is one of the reasons I picked up droning, so that I could begin creating my own visuals to use in my events & concerts. Plus, I love flying!

The love of aviation runs deep in my family, as does projection in church settings. So it’s been fun to merge these two skillsets in a way that furthers the legacy & passions of my family. I’m still learning a lot, but I am very excited to be in a place where I can begin sharing some of my artwork with the rest of the world. And I am so honored to be able to do it with one of my best friends, Jeremy Stanley.

You can follow me on Instagram if you like; I usually keep it focused on travel & live experiences. To see some of my work with projection art, check out ILLUMINATE.us.

JEREMY STANLEY

BROOKLYN, NY

Saint Augustine of Hippo was known for a famous saying: “The World is a book, & those who do not travel read only one page." If this is true, then Jeremy Stanley’s life is a library. In a typical year, he spends more time overseas than he does in his own home. He is rarely without a camera in his hand & a hundred pounds of gear on his back. Though he often carries a heavy weight, that has never stopped him from traveling to some of the furthest regions on Earth.

Jeremy’s work as a visual storyteller has taken him on a winding path that has stretched from the red carpets of Hollywood to the red dirt roads of Rwanda. There was that one time where he had to stand in place of a Decepticon in one of the Transformers movies. Then there was that other time when Kagame, the President of Rwanda, invited Jeremy to come visit him the next time he was in Kigali. A few years later, Jeremy would find himself leading a procession of Eastern Orthodox patriarchs & priests into the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, where they would all witness the Holy Fire shooting out of the tomb of Christ; this ancient, mysterious wildfire didn’t seem to burn anyone’s hands but melted the paint off the side of Jeremy’s camera. All this to say, Jeremy has seen a lot. And he has had the rare privilege of capturing some of the most obscure & sacred occasions to have ever graced this planet.

At the end of the day, Jeremy specializes in telling stories of hope & redemption rising through the ashes of conflict & destruction. You’ll never get anything sugar-coated or sentimental from him or his work, but you will always be left with a spark of hope. It’s the story of his life.

To see Jeremy’s work, check out his Instagram account & his website. And you can hear the story of the Holy Fire here.

CONSTRUCT VISUALS

Our visuals have been intentionally filmed & edited for both storytellers & experience designers. We seek out the most stunning & interesting places on Earth to bring the beauty of Creation into our art. These visuals are more than mere motion backgrounds, so we encourage a fresh approach & open mind when curating these images for live event projection. And though these visuals take on a more “stock footage” approach, these are much longer than your average stock clips; each clip comes in a long-play format, averaging 1-minute in length (though many far exceed this), giving you lots of room to work with. In addition, we have color-graded our visuals to preserve the integrity of reality & have steered clear of highly stylizing with filters & colors, allowing you – the artist – to make your own creative choices. No matter your context, we hope this humble collection of visuals provides your project with new perspectives & illuminates your audience in ways you’ve only been dreaming of!

While the concept of stock footage & visual media licensing is far from new, I still noticed some gaps in the various creative & entertainment industries I've worked in for years. We all shared a similar vision for a few styles of visual media that can be difficult to find online – styles that, though aren’t original, are rare in our line of work.

So we decided to do something about it.

In the midst of our own freelance projects & events, we started booking flights & carving out time in our busy schedules to go & create. We started charging our camera batteries & researching interesting places to go. We experimented. We failed. We tried again. All the while learning how to work together & learning what each of our own unique skills & gifts were. We challenged each other & our creative processes. And we have become better artists & friends because of it.

One of the ideas we’ve had in this creative endeavor has been to create long-play scenes of nature that show off the artistry of our blue planet. We want to create mesmerizing visuals that can help support storytellers & illuminate spaces curated by experience designers & projection artists. After all, these are the worlds we work in… so in a sense, we were simply wanting to create these visuals for ourselves. And so we did. So for the last few years, in-between all of our client-based projects & events, we have been filming, editing, color-grading, exporting, & testing these visuals in our own worlds. And we’ve been really pleased with the results so far!

This stock visuals/media store is a by-product of this creative endeavor. We have carefully sifted through our massive library of content to provide you with the visuals that excite us the most. While our clips & loops can be applied in all kinds of situations, we specifically & intentionally curated this collection for use in art films, lyric videos, & immersive projection for live events, church services, liturgies, installations, & experiences. And as we continue to travel & create, we’ll be uploading new visuals on this site along the way.