Craft, Creativity & Character

We have a genuine interest in helping others.

Meet The Team

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Katherine Kiraly

Owner / Creative Director / Editor

Katherine is a professional videographer, creative director and explorer. In her native Austin and traveling across America, she works to create content that inspires communities to know each other and their landscapes better. Her love for videography started at a young age, she would regularly choose the video medium for school projects, as well as make fun videos with friends outside of the classroom. She entered the University of North Texas and pursed a degree in Radio, Television & Film and quickly realized that cinematography was her calling. To support herself through out college she worked as a bartender and waitress, which has given her a keen insight into understanding people and their differing needs. A year after graduation she started Reel Texas Productions to utilize her creativity by helping others tell their story, through video.

Cristina Schooler

General Operations Manager / Outreach

As operations manager, Cristina is in charge of overseeing “ the big picture” of Reel Texas Productions. With a passion and knack for community building, photography and making all of the parts come together, she loves nothing more than seeing people’s visions come to life through media. Cristina has been an avid hiker, fly fisher and outdoorsman her whole life and fell in love with photography in her early twenties. With a keen eye for understanding landscapes and her sense of adventure, she is Katherine’s right hand man in keeping the energy high and all the business ducks in a row.

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Peter Sowards

Peter Sowards

Audio Engineer

Accomplished A1 Engineer, Peter Sowards has over 10 years of audio experience in the studio and field. A veteran of several productions Peter applies practical and proven recording techniques to all of his projects. Peter and Katherine met while attending the University of North Texas for Radio, TV and Film, where they worked on several projects together both in and out of the classroom. By happenstance they ran into each other at Austin City Limits and began working together again professionally. As an expert at pre and post production audio design, Peter’s acute senses allow him to produce a product of a higher caliber. As an Austin native Peter enjoys spending his free time attending shows and concerts all over the city.

Equipment We Use

Cameras: Sony A7rii, Sony A7sii, Sony A6300, GoPro Hero 3, Canon Rebel t5i
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro
Stabilization/Movement: DJI Ronin-M, 14ft Jib, Rolling Dolly, 4ft Slider, 6ft Slider, 2 Carbon Fiber Manfrotto Tripod’s, 3 Manfrotto ball mount heads.
Sound: 2 Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphones, Zoom H1 Recorder, Rode Shotgun Microphone.
Editing: Adobe Creative Cloud
Lighting: 3-Point LED system, 3-point Lowel Incandescent System, 4x6’ Reflectors/Diffusers
Grip: 2 C-Stands