Kansas City

Dan Wood’s “Kansas City Lights”.

Over the weekend I received an email from film maker Dan Wood with a link to a video he uploaded to Vimeo about a month ago. The time-lapse short film features the unique and diverse architecture of Kansas city as seen at night. With all the positive press our city has been receiving lately I thought I would share his video.

Shot at over 30 locations, and made up of more than 6900 individual photos, this short film captures the beauty of Kansas City. As a long time resident, I drive or walk by many of these buildings on a daily basis, but never stop to examine them. What I love about Wood’s film is he has captured the architecture in a unique way that showcases the architectural detail, drama, and location in such memorable way.

If you are from here or familiar with Kansas City, try and name all the locations without cheating and looking at the list below.

In order of appearance:
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Christopher S. Bond Bridge
Bloch Building – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City Star
Crown Center
Kansas City Power and Light Building
Sporting Park – GO SPORTING!!
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kauffman Stadium – GO ROYALS!!
Western Auto Building
Arrowhead Stadium – GO CHIEFS!!
Boulevard Brewery
New York Life Building
The Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall
Gem Theater – 18th and Vine Jazz District
Kemper Arena
Union Station
Kansas City International Airport
Sprint Center
KCPT Tower
Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch
Broadway Bridge
Kansas City Municipal Auditorium Arena
Kansas City City Hall
Bartle Hall Convention Center
Liberty Memorial Tower at National World War I Museum

Justin McClure Creative Spikes The Punch.

Here’s a double Friday shout out to the local midwest crews of Quixotic, and Justin McClure Creative. Quixotic is a Kansas City based preforming arts group. Justin McClure Creative is a Wichita Kansas based creative group specializing in motion graphics and new media design work. What happens when you bring them together? You get the video below.  Sure this is a promo spot for Justin McClure Creative, but it shows what they do, and how well they do it, and it’s being done right here in the good old midwest, not New York or LA.