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Rising Stars: Meet Kalyne Lionheart

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kalyne Lionheart.

Kalyne, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I have a background as a dancer, which actually helped me transition to my new identity as a filmmaker. I saw a few people filming and editing dance projects at the time. This piqued my interest in working on these projects myself, not as the talent but as the creator. Not knowing how to edit at the time, I decided to teach myself how to use Adobe Premiere. As a dancer, I believe my knowledge and perspective helped me translate the importance of musicality and match it with the beauty of cinematic footage. I look at editing as choreography but with footage. I quickly became an editor for the majority of these dance projects with a company at that time. From there, I dabbled in producing, filming, and directing over the next few years. Afterward, I started a company with a business partner for about two years before branching off and starting my own production company Lionheart Creative. A full-service production company.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
At the start of my new career, I had to overcome many trials and tribulations. Some people didn’t take me seriously as an editor or filmmaker because they knew me as a separate identity. (Not to mention being a woman in a male-dominated field is never easy.) I had to work hard and stay consistent to show the doubters that this was a field that I could succeed in. My belief is anyone can change their identity any time they desire. If you’re dedicated to your new craft, you will surely make an impact.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a Director, DP, and editor. I have a production company called Lionheart Creative. Lionheart Creative is an alliance of creative resources, talented individuals, and production capabilities from Music Videos, Dance Content, and Digital Content. My clients include Capitol Records, Interscope Records, Warner Brothers, BET, CocaCola, T-Pain, Alex Aiono, and many more. I believe my background as a dancer, ability to recognize the importance of musicality, and how to match it with the beauty of performance have helped improve my creative skills.

I recently partnered with Real McCoy Stunts. A stunt and rigging company. We work together to provide resources to our clients. Such as stunts: combat, vehicle specialists, burns & firework, aquatic, and equestrian. Coupled with filming and post-production. 🙂

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I appreciate you taking the time to read and know a bit about my company and me. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

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