Knack Factory

Knack Factory We are a production firm that specializes in commercial, creative and editorial content. We are based in Portland, Maine and Nashville, Tennessee.

We produce video, shoot photo, and develop content strategy.

Operating as usual

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is gorgeous. We were so fortune to have the opportunity to capture the interior...
08/30/2021

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is gorgeous. We were so fortune to have the opportunity to capture the interior for a recent production. Beautifully done!

Shooting with our fine pals Weakened Friends at SPACE. Shots by Tadin, painting by Andrew Scripter.
08/19/2021

Shooting with our fine pals Weakened Friends at SPACE.

Shots by Tadin, painting by Andrew Scripter.

What a lovely treat to see our photography on Gladly Family's homepage.
08/13/2021

What a lovely treat to see our photography on Gladly Family's homepage.

We've had a wonderful time documenting the emerging USL to Portland movement. It was great to see them in the Portland P...
08/09/2021
What would professional soccer in Portland look like?

We've had a wonderful time documenting the emerging USL to Portland movement. It was great to see them in the Portland Press Herald this morning!

The United Soccer League, which has pledged an expansion team for Portland if a stadium is built, has had its best success with attendance in markets similar in size to Maine's largest city.

Some really great coverage of and insights about our friends and clients at Luke's Lobster.
08/02/2021
How Luke Holden turned his passion into Luke’s Lobster

Some really great coverage of and insights about our friends and clients at Luke's Lobster.

NBC News NOW’s Savannah Sellers spoke with the Luke Holden, a third generation Maine lobsterman and the "Luke" behind popular restaurant Luke’s Lobster, about turning his passion into a booming business and how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted his restaurants.

10 times out of 10, we’d rather be filming outside. 🌳🍃🌱🌿🌾
07/21/2021

10 times out of 10, we’d rather be filming outside. 🌳🍃🌱🌿🌾

10 times out of 10, we’d rather be filming outside. 🌳🍃🌱🌿🌾

Filming panels out in the wild with @revisionsolar 😎🌞
07/19/2021

Filming panels out in the wild with @revisionsolar 😎🌞

Some gorgeous stills from a recent production with the fine folks at Luke's Lobster.
07/16/2021

Some gorgeous stills from a recent production with the fine folks at Luke's Lobster.

Big guy in a little truck… We’re getting our new offices and studio space in order and we can’t wait to share more about...
07/12/2021

Big guy in a little truck… We’re getting our new offices and studio space in order and we can’t wait to share more about it very soon!

Big guy in a little truck… We’re getting our new offices and studio space in order and we can’t wait to share more about it very soon!

Howdy all! Just a quick reminder about this posting. The deadline to apply is this Sunday, July 11th at midnight. We'll ...
07/08/2021
Jobs — Knack Factory

Howdy all! Just a quick reminder about this posting. The deadline to apply is this Sunday, July 11th at midnight. We'll be conducting interviews in the next two weeks. We look forward to hearing from you!

Who are are: Knack Factory is a full service video production firm dedicated to commercial and creative production. Our core team, based in Portland, Maine, is agile and multi-talented. Knack Factory primarily consists of producers, cinematographers and photographers with experience on productions f...

Congratulations to Maya Williams, who we’ve been fortunate to both photograph and worth with on productions (via Dirigo ...
07/02/2021

Congratulations to Maya Williams, who we’ve been fortunate to both photograph and worth with on productions (via Dirigo Talent Agency), on becoming Portland’s new Poet Laureate!

Jacob started working with us last year as an intern and now it’s a pleasure to have him join us as both a PA and a came...
06/28/2021

Jacob started working with us last year as an intern and now it’s a pleasure to have him join us as both a PA and a cameraman on shoots while he’s back home from school. He is a delight, and a hell of a photographer.

Jacob started working with us last year as an intern and now it’s a pleasure to have him join us as both a PA and a cameraman on shoots while he’s back home from school. He is a delight, and a hell of a photographer.

Was going to make a Safety Dance joke, but that’s Men Without Hats and not Men at Work. Anywho, the team is out producin...
06/22/2021

Was going to make a Safety Dance joke, but that’s Men Without Hats and not Men at Work. Anywho, the team is out producing in the field, as safe as safe can be.

Was going to make a Safety Dance joke, but that’s Men Without Hats and not Men at Work. Anywho, the team is out producing in the field, as safe as safe can be.

Out on another production with our friends and clients at ReVision Energy. It’s a perfect day for harvesting the energy ...
06/17/2021

Out on another production with our friends and clients at ReVision Energy.

It’s a perfect day for harvesting the energy of earth’s yellow sun.

Out on another production with our friends and clients at ReVision Energy.

It’s a perfect day for harvesting the energy of earth’s yellow sun.

We spent yesterday scheming, hanging, catching up, eating and plotting for the rest of the year in actual physical proxi...
06/16/2021

We spent yesterday scheming, hanging, catching up, eating and plotting for the rest of the year in actual physical proximity to each other... like in The Before Times.

No Slack. No Zoom.

In person!

It was spectacular.

We spent yesterday scheming, hanging, catching up, eating and plotting for the rest of the year in actual physical proximity to each other... like in The Before Times.

No Slack. No Zoom.

In person!

It was spectacular.

We were fortunate to interview Mark Miller, co-owner of PortlandZoo—a wonderful beer garden in East Bayside that has bec...
06/08/2021

We were fortunate to interview Mark Miller, co-owner of PortlandZoo—a wonderful beer garden in East Bayside that has become known to many in the city as a soccer bar. This is part of our ongoing work, documenting the efforts of USL to Portland.

We were fortunate to interview Mark Miller, co-owner of PortlandZoo—a wonderful beer garden in East Bayside that has become known to many in the city as a soccer bar. This is part of our ongoing work, documenting the efforts of USL to Portland.

Happiest of Happy [belated] Birthdays to this absolutely delightful fellow.
05/30/2021

Happiest of Happy [belated] Birthdays to this absolutely delightful fellow.

Happiest of Happy [belated] Birthdays to this absolutely delightful fellow.

Congrats to Thomas, who recently welcomed Duncan into his family. He introduced Duncan to us via Zoom today and we all L...
05/03/2021

Congrats to Thomas, who recently welcomed Duncan into his family. He introduced Duncan to us via Zoom today and we all LOST OUR MINDS.

Congrats to Thomas, who recently welcomed Duncan into his family. He introduced Duncan to us via Zoom today and we all LOST OUR MINDS.

WE’RE FILMING OUTSIDE!  You know what this means?? It means it’s warm enough to film outside. It means everyone will wan...
04/20/2021

WE’RE FILMING OUTSIDE! You know what this means?? It means it’s warm enough to film outside. It means everyone will want to film outside soon. Do you want to film outside with us? 🍃🌝

WE’RE FILMING OUTSIDE! You know what this means?? It means it’s warm enough to film outside. It means everyone will want to film outside soon. Do you want to film outside with us? 🍃🌝

~in progress at KF~Kelp farming is a wild and beautiful underwater garden.  Seeded in the late fall/early winter, these ...
03/18/2021

~in progress at KF~

Kelp farming is a wild and beautiful underwater garden. Seeded in the late fall/early winter, these lines of seaweed are actually harvested a bit later in the spring, but we got a peek at their progress last week on a shoot for Luke's Lobster. Here are a few screenshots, but much much more to come!
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#videoproduction #video #aquaculture #kelp #kelpfarming #ocean #fisherman #boat #seaweed

Yesterday we had the chance to play out every kid’s dream: a deserted theme park. If only the rides were in service... 🎢...
03/17/2021

Yesterday we had the chance to play out every kid’s dream: a deserted theme park. If only the rides were in service... 🎢

When Weakened Friends said they had this crazy idea of filming a music video at Funtown Splashtown, we were instantly on board. Can’t wait to see how this all comes together!

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#musicvideo #video #themepark #funtown #splashtown #rollercoaster

03/03/2021
Knack Factory 2021 Reel

We are excited to introduce our 2021 company reel! Not just because of the beautiful shots and stories it is filled with, but because it reminds us of how much we’ve been able to accomplish in the past 12 months, and how much we still have to look forward to. Thank you to each and every one of the businesses, organizations and agencies who are represented here.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Reel edit: Tadin Jeongshin Brego
Sound design + mix: Red Vault Audio

02/22/2021
Do the Thomas and Tadin

"People should pay us to dance."

— Tadin Brown

Beyond regularly hearing about the high quality of our projects, the piece of feedback we at Knack Factory receive most consistently is that our productions are themselves lots of fun.

We can't disagree.

As we pick away on this edit about the rocket launch a couple weeks back, we can’t help but think, when is the next one?...
02/18/2021

As we pick away on this edit about the rocket launch a couple weeks back, we can’t help but think, when is the next one? So when is the next launch, bluShift Aerospace??

As we pick away on this edit about the rocket launch a couple weeks back, we can’t help but think, when is the next one? So when is the next launch, bluShift Aerospace??

We had an extraordinary time with our friends at Miss Maine Scholarship Program.We look forward to helping the organizat...
02/09/2021

We had an extraordinary time with our friends at Miss Maine Scholarship Program.

We look forward to helping the organization share their story over the course of the next year, and helping to produce their annual event this Summer.

We had an extraordinary time with our friends at Miss Maine Scholarship Program.

We look forward to helping the organization share their story over the course of the next year, and helping to produce their annual event this Summer.

02/01/2021
bluShift Aerospace Stardust 1.0 Launch 01.31.21

Yesterday we witnessed history. We filmed the first rocket launch by Maine-based bluShift Aerospace, the first commercial rocket launch in Maine, and the first commercial rocket launch powered by biofuel in the world.

Surrounded by family and friends, several news reporters, 50+ in-person viewers and over 5,000 YouTube livestream viewers, bluShift successfully launched Stardust 1.0 about one mile into the air on a picturesque blue sky afternoon. The rocket separated into two sections and the parachutes deployed as expected, resulting in a soft landing just a few feet off the runway that it launched from.

We could not be more excited for bluShift Aerospace and we can’t wait to dig into all the footage we captured this weekend. Until then, enjoy this clip of the drone shot that Thomas captured. Hands down the best day we’ve had on set. 🚀🙏

01/29/2021

Our team is headed back up to the top of Maine this weekend to film the second attempt of bluShift Aerospace's Stardust 1.0 rocket launch on Sunday morning. This launch will mark the world’s first launch of a commercial rocket powered by bio-derived fuel. The rocket is carrying three customer payloads, including one research project from a team of students at Falmouth High School. The clip here is from a cold flow test that was performed on our last trip to the launch site two weeks ago. The bluShift team is fully prepared for the launch, and all they need now is the perfect combination of clear skies and low wind speeds. We’re hoping to witness history this weekend!!

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#rocket #rocketlaunch #biofuel #blushift #aerospace #maine #cubesats

Three years ago we had the pleasure of capturing the Hardy Girls Healthy Women Girls Rock! Awards, which is where we fir...
01/22/2021

Three years ago we had the pleasure of capturing the Hardy Girls Healthy Women Girls Rock! Awards, which is where we first had the pleasure of hearing Amanda Gorman

She was incredible then, and it was beautiful to see her take the national stage this week.

We can’t wait to see what’s up next for her!

Three years ago we had the pleasure of capturing the Hardy Girls Healthy Women Girls Rock! Awards, which is where we first had the pleasure of hearing Amanda Gorman

She was incredible then, and it was beautiful to see her take the national stage this week.

We can’t wait to see what’s up next for her!

"There is always light if only we're brave enough to see it, there is always light if only we're brave enough to be it."...
01/20/2021

"There is always light if only we're brave enough to see it, there is always light if only we're brave enough to be it."

— 'The Hill We Climb On', Amanda Gorman, as read by the poet at the Capitol on January 20, 2021

"There is always light if only we're brave enough to see it, there is always light if only we're brave enough to be it."

— 'The Hill We Climb On', Amanda Gorman, as read by the poet at the Capitol on January 20, 2021

We look forward to sharing a more robust update on how this gift-exchange, which was presented by Portland Buy Local, pl...
01/19/2021
Portland Buy Local launches city-wide gift exchange

We look forward to sharing a more robust update on how this gift-exchange, which was presented by Portland Buy Local, played out. (Spoiler: It was incredibly successful!) In the meantime it was such a tremendous honor to be involved as a sponsor.

Mary Alice is a tremendous advocate for the small business community in Greater Portland. We are lucky to have her in our community.

PORTLAND — The first city-wide gift exchange has been launched by Portland Buy Local just in time for the holidays. Portland Gift Swap, a joint venture with Knack Factory, Mission 3/65, Shop Indie Local and Black Owned Maine, is open to all residents 18 and older in greater Portland. “In a year ...

We’re in Limestone, Maine documenting a rocket set to launch at 8am tomorrow. We’ve been following bluShift Aerospace fo...
01/14/2021

We’re in Limestone, Maine documenting a rocket set to launch at 8am tomorrow. We’ve been following bluShift Aerospace for almost three years now. A startup out of Brunswick, bluShift has been working on this rocket engine, fuel and design for six years. We feel privileged to be here to document the next 24 hrs. The launch will be live-streamed tomorrow by the bluShift team. Visit @blushiftaero for the YouTube link.

We’re in Limestone, Maine documenting a rocket set to launch at 8am tomorrow. We’ve been following bluShift Aerospace for almost three years now. A startup out of Brunswick, bluShift has been working on this rocket engine, fuel and design for six years. We feel privileged to be here to document the next 24 hrs. The launch will be live-streamed tomorrow by the bluShift team. Visit @blushiftaero for the YouTube link.

"I’m looking forward to getting out into Maine and shooting more aerial footage with our drone. We have such a beautiful...
01/06/2021
Sundial Diaries: Pandemic Life with Thomas — Knack Factory

"I’m looking forward to getting out into Maine and shooting more aerial footage with our drone. We have such a beautiful state and it’s hard not capture great footage from the sky every time I fly."

Our newest Sundials Diaries profile spends some time with Thomas Starkey.

Thomas has been working with us since even before we were a “real” company, is our certified drone operator, and so, so much more.

SUNDIAL DIARIES Pandemic Life with Thomas

Some beautiful drone capture by Thomas elevated dramatically to a gorgeous new level by Tadin's meticulous coloring and ...
01/05/2021

Some beautiful drone capture by Thomas elevated dramatically to a gorgeous new level by Tadin's meticulous coloring and post production magic.

By way of a recent shoot with our friends at ReVision Energy.

Some beautiful drone capture by Thomas elevated dramatically to a gorgeous new level by Tadin's meticulous coloring and post production magic.

By way of a recent shoot with our friends at ReVision Energy.

As we enter 2021 with great enthusiasm, we are thinking about the various projects of which we were proud to be a part l...
01/04/2021
Knack Factory helps to bring the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival to life — Knack Factory

As we enter 2021 with great enthusiasm, we are thinking about the various projects of which we were proud to be a part last year.

We were especially thrilled to have partnered with the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Festival to keep the inaugural event alive in the face of COVID-19.

From the Press Herald back in May:

"As a year-old arts nonprofit, Indigo Arts Alliance had found a comfortable stride when the coronavirus forced all public activity to a halt. Dedicated to supporting artists of color, the community art space in East Bayside was making plans for its inaugural Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival to honor Maine children’s book author and artist Ashley Bryan.

"The virtual festival will consist of a nine-part series of videos, created in Portland by the Knack Factory and released sequentially over several weeks. The videos will be available on Indigo’s website and distributed through its email and social media networks."

We are thrilled to have partnered with the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Festival to keep the event alive in the face of COVID-19. From Portland Press Herald : As a year-old arts nonprofit, Indigo Arts Alliance had found a comfortable stride when the coronavirus forced all public activity t

“For [the New Year] is not a matter merely of a certain temporal interval coming to its end and the beginning of another...
12/31/2020

“For [the New Year] is not a matter merely of a certain temporal interval coming to its end and the beginning of another; it is also a matter of abolishing the past year and past time... the sins and faults of the individual and of the community as a whole are annulled, consumed as by fire."

— The Sacred and the Profane

We look forward to another year of community, collaboration, and making beautiful things with y’all.

Now let’s consume the sins and faults of 2020 as by fire.

Happy New Year’s Eve! See you on the other side, friends.

“For [the New Year] is not a matter merely of a certain temporal interval coming to its end and the beginning of another; it is also a matter of abolishing the past year and past time... the sins and faults of the individual and of the community as a whole are annulled, consumed as by fire."

— The Sacred and the Profane

We look forward to another year of community, collaboration, and making beautiful things with y’all.

Now let’s consume the sins and faults of 2020 as by fire.

Happy New Year’s Eve! See you on the other side, friends.

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Tiger Bomb~Muck &The Mires~Crunchtime - Bayside Bowl, Portland THIS Saturday, April 14. Three top groups on one bill, and it's FREE! Live Music: 8:00-11:PM. PRE-PARTY for Pro-Bowl Elias Cup Tourney! Come one - Come all... Dine - Dance - Bowl - Drink Specials!
Great party - cool people - images - food and music. Thanks Alex and co.!