About Us

"Make films that make a difference."

Founded by Bill VanDerKloot a quarter century ago, VanDerKloot Film & Television, and its sister companies Magick Lantern and Little Mammoth Media, is one of the oldest and most prestigious production and post-production companies in Atlanta. VanDerKloot remains active in both creative and operations in all his companies under the umbrella of VanDerKloot Film & Television, Inc.

He describes his philosophy as "making films that make a difference." And that he has. His original films have thrilled and educated children by exploring an ocean-going submarine, crawling around the cockpit of a space shuttle, even straddling a volcano. Targeting adults, his films have raised awareness and generated funds to protect the environment. In addition, Magick Lantern is the premier house for advertising commercials and corporate communications videos. The industry has recognized the extraordinary artistry brought to every show with close to 100 industry awards.

On the balance sheet, VanDerKloot has contributed to Atlanta talent by paying millions of dollars to local artists. from grips to producers, from actors to writers, through his many projects over the years.

Company divisions include:

VanDerKloot Film & Television is an Atlanta-based creative services and media company specializing in a wide range of projects and services, from the creation and production of motion pictures and television documentaries to corporate presentations, children's videos and interactive programs. This creative diversity is represented by the company's various divisions:

VanDerKloot Film (www.vanderkloot.com)
Television Programming, Corporate Video, New Media

VanDerKloot produced the Atlanta Olympic Film, "Time and Dreams," produced for the Atlanta Olympic Committee in their successful quest for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Other projects include "Portrait of America: Georgia" produced for Turner Broadcasting, awarded the George Foster Peabody Award, the "Pulitzer of broadcast journalism." The company produces broadcast commercial spots for national and regional advertisers. Adweek Magazine named William VanDerKloot, the Southeast's Creative All Star Director of the Year. Selected commercial and corporate clients include: BellSouth, Holiday Inn, UPS, NAPA AutoCare, Southeast Toyota, Delta Air Lines, Georgia Tech, Invesco, Kroger, and Coca-Cola.

Magick Lantern (www.magicklantern.com)
Digital Design and Post-production Facility

This 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art DTV studio operation provides the high quality full service editorial, design, CGI, digital compositing, animation, we design and audio services to the media industry. Award-winning editors, animators, and designers work in the company's state-of-the-art suites, including AVID Symphony, Digital Betacam editorial, AVID Media Composers, HAL digital compositing, 2D/3D animation, website and DVD design and authoring. Clients include Cartoon Network, TNT, ABC Sports, Discovery Channel, and The Carter Center.

Studio 750 (www.magicklantern.com)
Digital Studio Facility

A sound stage for the new millennium. Studio 750 features a 92' two-wall hard cyc, complete with a fully-installed Kino Flo lighting system and its own component digital video control room available with digital switcher, DVE, character generator and graphics computer. The studio also comes equipped with the latest Sony DTV cameras, capable of 4:3 and widescreen 16:9 formats. A unique aspect of Studio 750 is its total integration with Magick Lantern's compositing, animation, and editing suites. Recent clients include Cartoon Network, The Weather Channel, Invesco, and Delta Air Lines.

Little Mammoth Media
Children's Programming & Home Media Distribution

Little Mammoth Media creates and distributes children's programming that is entertaining and intelligent as well as interesting for parents to watch. The award winning BIG Adventure Series™ currently includes fourteen programs, including The Big Plane Trip, The Big Aquarium, The Big Train Trip, and The Big Space Shuttle -- all available on home video and on broadcast, cable and satellite television around the world. Awards include: Parent's Choice Gold Awards, Kids First! Endorsements, CINE Golden Eagles, and International Monitor Awards.

 

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