A little bit more about Artistic Alchemy...
Education, Training, and Experience
Artistic Alchemy founder and lead creative, Bart Willard is graduate of Huntington University with BA in Graphic Design. A strong fine arts foundation and knowledge of good art & design were acquired during his time at HU but his animation, 3D modeling, visual FX, and film making skills were real-life learned.
Sometime around the Spring of 2010, Bart had the opportunity to work on his first film, "The Sound of The Spirit". The experience brought together some wonderful individuals. During that project, he met the producer, Guy Camara of Kingdom Pictures who encouraged Bart to pursue his dream of working in film... to embrace it as a calling given to him by God. Artistic Alchemy is the culmination of Bart's education and experience and an expression of his desire to work in cinema, to make movies, to share the truth of The Bible, and to glorify the God who gave it to us.
Themes, Genres, and Styles
Our work here at Artistic Alchemy tends to be a unique combination of sci-fi, fantasy, with steampunk, dieselpunk and industrial aesthetics. The sci-fi part is best described as grimy retro-futurism, the fantasy part as techno-anachronism. Ours is a slightly dark style with a splash of light and color... cinematic, dramatic, geeky and fun... not easy to categorize... it's "know it when you see it" kind of work. Our particular visual style, combined with the genres of sci-fi/fantasy, lends itself to communicating the transcendent, yet practical truths of scripture in what we hope is a unique and original way.
Can you hire US?
Yes... with some caveats.
Let's cut to the chase... simply and perhaps bluntly, our work isn't cheap. If you're looking for a budget wedding video or a cut rate logo animation, we're going to respectfully have to decline. You can ask us to do something at a discount or even for free... but unless you're a close friend or relative, you probably won't like our answer. If the cause and purpose is of eternal value, then we would definitely like to speak to you about your project. Having said that, yes... you can hire us and all of the resources Artistic Alchemy has at it's disposal.
Our Partners and Associates
The production studio of my friend and mentor, Guy Camara...
Producer, Director, Creative Development Expert.
Motivator/Encourager/Visionary (my words, not his). I'm thankful for his guidance, expertise, and enduring friendship.
Filmmaker and Cinematographer, Eric Filson...
DP (Director of Photography), Drone Pilot, Artist and Expert Technician. Eric is great at taking ones vision and translating it to the screen. I'm better at what I do because he's great at what he does.
The creative studios of my friend and associate, Derek Tow.
The South 40 Media - Versatile content creation... big screen, small screen, web, animation, live events, streaming.
The Box - Media Production Space... a black box stage specifically tailored to the needs of artists, musicians, and content creators.
Derek is one of my biggest supporters, providing work opportunities, networking, and resources.