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I studied documentary filmmaking at Illinois State University where I earned my Bachelor's in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Video Production. I shoot documentary style, often preferring to be handheld or utilizing a tripod (a videographer's best friend). I like to capture things as they happen naturally, rather than scripting every detail and telling you what to do. I would describe myself as an optimist. I'm always looking on the bright side. You'll find that my positive vibe takes away your nerves while being in front of the camera. My extensive experience in working over 2,500 live events allows me to be chill while working with you, and my kreative eye allows me to capture every single detail. I use a variety of cameras and am all Apple everything. My favorite camera is my Sony FX30.
Why is it
My friends call me "TK" mostly because everyone knows several other Tylers.
But also because TK is a family nickname.
My father was the original TK and had two younger brothers also named with a T. My dad married my mom whose name also starts with a T, so they decided to keep it going by naming both me and my brother with a T. My grandmother passed away when I was six. So my brother and I also kept the tradition going in her honor. Between the two of us we have six sons, all whose names start with a T. Therefore, TK has now been family initials for three generations. Hence, I named my company Totally Kreative - TK.
As a kid, I loved being in front of the camera. In high school, I took a broadcasting class that gave me the opportunity to get behind the camera. That was when I discovered my talent and passion for filmmaking. In college, I was on a reality show featured on GAC, where I met Keith Urban. I worked for ISU Athletics, as a director and camera operator for football, basketball, and volleyball games. I also worked live events for both TV and venues' jumbo-trons. I've worked at many arenas and sports venues in the midwest. I moved to Nashville to pursue working for Keith Urban and the music video industry. But my step-father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I ultimately moved back home to be closer to my mom. I became the Director of Video Production at US Cellular Coliseum (now Grossinger Motors Arena) where I was in charge of the video, audio, and lighting for all live events. After my position was cut back to part-time, I founded Totally Kreative Video LLC. After writing a screenplay and considering moving to Hollywood, I felt God calling me in a different direction. In 2019, I went back to school and quit my job at the arena. My passion is to create films that encourage and inspire. I'm now launching a non-profit ministry, Magnify Ministries.
I feel very blessed to have worked with some amazing clients.
Some of Totally Kreative Video's clients have included:
- STYX, REO Speedwagon, Salt-n-Pepa & the I Love the 90s Tour
- Steady Flow,
- Whey Jennings & The Unwanted
- A proposal at a Brett Eldredge Concert
- Normal Community High School Ironmen Football
- Washington High School, Tremont High School & Methodist College of Nursing Graduation
- Morton Pumpkin Festival
- Midwest Food Bank
- Aupperle Construction & Menold Construction and Restoration
- Illinois State University & Andrews University
- Parker Hannifin
- 250 weddings
I'm thankful to have worked with some amazing clients including businesses, organizations, and individuals. With all that has happened the last couple years, words cannot express my gratitude for still being a small business owner, with the privilege of sharing my talents with others. Thank you for choosing us to serve your video needs. We look forward to providing you with high quality service and customer satisfaction.
Founded in Morton, Illinois in 2011, then relocated to Bloomington, Illinois. We now have locations in Peru, Illinois and Berrien Springs, Michigan, after I went back to school and earned my Master's degree from Andrews University in 2022. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Mass Media Ministry. Now serving the entire mid-west region without a travel fee from southern Michigan to central Illinois.
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This video is absolutely amazing and highly recommended.
Highly recommend totally kreative to anyone needing a videographer! The day went by SO fast there were so many little details I missed that were all captured on the video! I’ve watched it so many times and love it more every time! This video will be cherished forever!
Our video turned out PERFECT!! Tyler was so easy to work with, from the very first day I reached out to him, up until the day we received our video.