You’ve stumbled upon my humble internet abode. I’m sure the title “Professional Storyteller” may seem a bit vague, but it’s the most apt description of what I do. Simply put, whether through visual or audio mediums, I tell stories.
My name is Tommy Kraft and I’m a writer, director, cinematographer, visual effects artist, musician, costumer on occasion, and whatever else the project calls for.
I’d love to work with you. If you’re interested in collaborating, shoot me an email via the contact form at the bottom of the page.
SELECTIONS IN FILM
As a filmmaker I’ve written and directed numerous films, as well as served as director of photography and visual effects supervisor on many other projects. These are some selections of my work.
Short Drama. After a job interview, Jerry reflects on the days of his youth.
Sci-Fi Feature Film. The Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire.
Short Drama. A young bookstore owner, struggling with the death of his father, makes a startling discovery that could change his life forever.
Short Drama. A young woman fights for the last remaining piece of her old life.
Short Drama. A young man recalls the most difficult moments in his life that have lead him to where he is now.
Short Comedy. What do you do when you run into *that* guy? For Bob, pretend they’re best friends!
Short Comedy. One jerk works on a drawing for art class while another jerk unhappily poses as her subject.
Short Comedy. Two friends discuss just how disgusting a fat dump truck can be.
Short Comedy. Rick, an actor in the community theatre circle, decides he should be precast for a local show.
Short Comedy. The perfect woman comes to a matchmaker to find her perfect man so she won’t be lonely for the holidays.
Short Comedy. After an extended time apart, Billy and Jimmy get together to hang out and catch up.
Short Comedy. Billy is having a hard time, so he goes to Jerry for advice.
Short Comedy. What do you say when you run into an old friend (or worse yet, middle school girlfriend) that you haven’t seen in years?
TRAINING AND GEAR REVIEWS
Over the years I’ve gained a lot of experience using various gear, software, and hardware. Whenever possible, I like to try and “pay it forward” by creating reviews of gear where previously there were few and teaching techniques that have otherwise little been talked about.
In this detailed review I cover all of the pros and cons of the more expensive 1200 watt (1.2kw) Chinese HMI PAR by CAME-TV that costs a fraction of the genuine Arri unit.
In this detailed review I cover all of the pros and cons of the 1200 watt (1.2kw) Chinese HMI by CAME-TV that costs a fraction of the genuine Arri unit.
In this detailed review I cover all the pros and cons of a Chinese LED fresnel-style light by CAME-TV.
In this tutorial I use 3DS Max, V-Ray and After Effects as I go through the process of crafting realistic and interesting space scenes for Star Trek – Horizon, a sci-fi feature film.
In this tutorial I use 3DS Max and V-Ray, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere as I go through the basic process of crafting a scene for Star Trek – Horizon, a sci-fi feature film.
SELECTIONS IN MUSIC
Upon graduating from college, I received my degree in music, specializing in guitar and voice. As a musician I’ve scored numerous films, commercials, and written and performed songs. These are some selections of my work.
SELECTIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Over the years I’ve served many different capacities as a photographer. Whether it’s events, weddings, portraits, or just a nice scene that has caught my eye, I’ve captured it.