Randy is an award-winning filmmaker originally from Los Angeles. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Theater Production at the Univsersity of Missouri, he returned to southern California to further study film production at Brooks Institute of Photography, where he graduated Cum Laude, with a secondary degree in film production.
From there, Randy worked in production in Los Angeles on music videos, commercials, short films, feature films, and as the Media Editor at Dimensional Fund Advisors, until returning to Columbia to open his studio. Located in northern downtown Columbia’s emerging arts district, Spectrum Studios is a 6,000-square-foot warehouse, offerring film/video production space and post production services, as well as equipment rentals and green screen technology.
Randy recently earned a bronze award for Best Short Documentary at the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival, and was awarded an Accolade for his 2008 documentary, Genius Among Us: Young Composers in Missouri. (This documentary is currently airing on Missouri television stations in Columbia and Kansas City, as well as on STL-TV and Florissant TV.)
Kevin has shot well over 100 projects, from 24p to 35mm, including music videos and features films. He studied still photography from an early age, and completed his Bachelor of Arts at Brooks Institute of Photography in 2002, majoring in Motion Pictures with a strong focus on cinematography. He graduated with honors in 2005.
It was at Brooks that he met Randy Sinquefield, and they soon cultivated a working relationship. Kevin continued his education at the American Film Institute in 2006, completing his Masters of Fine Arts degree at the AFI conservatory in 2008.
Kevin has shot material for Disney, Fox, MTV, and Germany’s SAT-1, for artists including Hannah Montana and Britney Spears. His latest narrative feature film, Other Peoples Parties, won best feature at the Napa Film Festival.
Learn more about Kevin at his website, www.kevinduggin.com.
Downtown bus riders yesterday might have been bewildered by a city bus driving in circles with the fictional destination “Mercury Ave.” on its headsign.
The out-of-service bus was being used by a film crew on the last day of shooting for the short film “Scraps.” Shot over six long days in various Columbia locales, “Scraps” is the first dramatic film by Randy Sinquefield’s Spectrum Studios, which opened about eight months ago out of a warehouse on St. James Street.
New equipment added. Canon 7D package, Barger 6 light, Joker 400 watt HMI, Arri Ruby 7.
After graduating from MU with a degree in theater, Randy Sinquefield ended up among the bright lights of Los Angeles, where he studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography, and then moved on to work in the film industry. There, he worked in various areas of filmmaking, and even produced a feature film.
Despite his success in the industry, Sinquefield, 30, a Los Angeles native, decided that it was time for a switch from fast-paced LA. He wanted to be able to pursue his own film projects at a low cost and help others do the same. He decided on Columbia as the location for his new film production company and studio.
“I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of LA to come to a quiet and creative environment to pursue my own projects, but also to offer services and equipment rentals to others,” he said.
After moving to Columbia in January, Sinquefield opened Spectrum Studios, which offers video and photography services, including equipment rental. The small-scale studio at 210 St. James St. also offers studio space and editing services.