About Us

 

MISSION

10891800_633108356795746_9181537626670459747_nWe live in a visual society. According to Small Business Trends, 80% of people can remember a video they viewed in the past 30 days. Our mission is to provide affordable video and digital media services to the Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas. If you have a website, you cannot afford to not have video. Having video can increase sales and 77% of consumers said they have purchased products or services after viewing video. We have a dedicated team ready to assist you in creating a video piece that you can use to market your business. Contact us now for a free consultation. We look forward to working with you.

 

 MEET THE TEAM

 

Owner/Director

Owner/Director/Editor Jermaine Thomas

Jermaine received his A.A. from MCC Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo. In 2013, Jermaine started Taishi Studios, which provides video editing services to the Kansas City Metro area. He got his start in film making at Avila University studying under Dr. Benjamin Meade and Nicole Esquibel. Jermaine served as both Producer and Editor for the film Optimistic Chaos shot and directed by Dr. Benjamin Meade. He has also served as cameraman on the film Kansas City Murder Factory directed by Kansas City native Mike B. Rollen. View my resume HERE

 

 

Director Benjamin Meade

Executive Producer Benjamin Meade

Executive Producer Benjamin Meade is an award winning film maker and owner of Cosmic Cowboy Studio. The son of a Baptist inner city minister, Benjamin Meade grew up in Kansas City. In 2004 he co-produced Confederate States of America (CSA) for director Kevin Willmott. CSA played Sundance was endorsed by Spike Lee and released theatrically by IFC Films. He recently began working extensively with Albert Maysles and produced THE KANSAS CITY MURDER FACTORY-ACT 1 for Mike B. Rollen, and his own long awaited film “Woke Up This Mornin in the Arkansas Delta” both completed in 2012. His company handles all our musical needs. WEBSITE: www.cosmiccowboystudio.com

 

 

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Writer & Film Producer Lyle Gibson

Lyle Gibson is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City (MA History) and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (BA, History).  He teaches history in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department at the Metropolitan Community Colleges—Penn Valley.  He has lectured in Kansas and Missouri on various aspects of genealogy and African American family history.  Gibson holds memberships in several genealogical, genetic, lineage, and academic societies to include Midwest Afro-American Genealogy Interest Coalition, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Gibson started working on an historical documentary with film makers Jermaine Thomas and Benjamin Meade.  The film Black Tie White Tie is an adaptation of Gibson’s book with the same title.  Gibson served as writer; voice over narrator; and producer for the film.  Gibson also work on the historical promotional on Western Baptist Bible College as producer; writer and narrator. In addition to his work as an author, historian, and college professor, Gibson has also worked as a musician, collaborating with musicians both nationally and internationally.  Gibson is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

 

 

Cinematographer Jacquey Valentine

Cinematographer
Jacquey Valentine

Jacquey Valentine is a Cinematographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. Jacquey has an eye for creating great images and stunning cinematography. He is the owner of The Labnificent Media Group through which he provides videography and other media services throughout the Kansas City metro area. He has worked on numerous projects including serving as lead cinematographer for a promotional series about the historical Western Baptist Bible College in Kansas City, Mo and the forth coming film “Legacy: Spirit of the Black Panthers.” . FACEBOOK: LABNIFICENT MEDIA GROUP

 

 

Graphic Designer MarShuna Parker

Graphic Designer
MarShuna Parker

MarShuna Parker was born in Toledo, Ohio and lives in Kansas City, Missouri where she attended the University of Central Missouri earning a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. In her free time, she enjoys painting portraits and studying Spanish. WEBSITE: MAKASK DESIGNS

 

 

 


 

 

Social Media Mary Jane Collins

Social Media
Mary Jane Collins

Mary J. Collins is an internet radio personality and recording artist who has been in the entertainment scene for 10 years and has written for All or Nothing Magazine and Mass Appeal News.  Mary works hard to keep our Social Media Presence up to date and interactive.  WEBSITE: MJ LIVE

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Trevor
Photographer

Georgia Trevor is a graduate of Avila University. She is really professional and pays attention to detail. Georgia has a strong eye for elegance and beauty as seen in her work. From headshots, maternity photos to family portraits, she got has you covered. You may view her work on her facebook page at ProdiG.Photography

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Chere McKeehan
Video Editor

Amanda is a multifaceted filmmaker. She serves as our scriptwriter and editor. Amanda’s film “Autoimmune” has won 3 awards and accepted into 4 film festivals.  Her long term goal is to tackle Hollywood and become a formidable female director.  

 

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