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About Me:

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, photographer, 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.

Star Trek – Horizon

Sci-Fi Feature Film. The Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire.

What Might Have Been

Short Drama. A young bookstore owner, struggling with the death of his father, makes a startling discovery that could change his life forever.

Full Circle

Short Drama. A young woman fights for the last remaining piece of her old life.

Honeymoon

Short Drama. A young man recalls the most difficult moments in his life that have lead him to where he is now.

Congenial Bob

Short Comedy. What do you do when you run into *that* guy? For Bob, pretend they’re best friends!

The Drawing

Short Comedy. One jerk works on a drawing for art class while another jerk unhappily poses as her subject.

Dump Trucks

Short Comedy. Two friends discuss just how disgusting a fat dump truck can be.

Community Theatre

Short Comedy. Rick, an actor in the community theatre circle, decides he should be precast for a local show.

Matchmaker

Short Comedy. The perfect woman comes to a matchmaker to find her perfect man so she won’t be lonely for the holidays.

Precious Moments – Old Friends

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.

Review: CAME-TV 1200 Watt HMI

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.

VFX Pipeline Tutorial 02

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.

VFX Pipeline Tutorial 01

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.

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