By George Lang | The Oklahoman
Published: March 25, 2010
discover new music -- artists who weren't on the Tulsa album rock station 10 times a day. In those days, the oil industry brought people from all over the country, so there were kids who had been transplanted from Los Angeles, the northeast and Europe whose imported tastes helped shape mine. My school newspaper editors would complain that I wasn't reviewing albums by anyone they knew. My feeling at the time was that reviewing an album by a known mainstream band didn't exactly qualify as news. I haven't changed that much: a solid foundation in the history of music is essential, but there's no reason to spend all your time studying relics. Few things compare with the discovery of great new talents, or the opportunity to showcase an emerging musician in a way that best illustrates his or her strengths as a performer.
Kyle Roberts is an award-winning director with over 10 years of experience.
Recently he has received two national Telly awards for series of sports based webisodes and motion graphics.
He currently serves as the owner of Reckless Abandonment Pictures LLC, an independent motion picture company based in Oklahoma City, OK.
Kyle gained knowledge through various internships, projects and even in his current position at NewsOK.com where he produces a local music show Static.
Roberts specializes in film projects including stop motion animation and music videos. Through these creative efforts, media outlets all over the world have written about RA-Pictures including mentions from LA Times, USA Today, Gizmodo, WIRED Magazine, and Mashable.
His YouTube channel has created quite a buzz in the online community and has led to a rapidly growing audience. Kyle loves to collaborate with others and develop innovative projects to inspire a new generation.
Tanner Herriott is an award-winning video producer based in Oklahoma City.
In 2010, Herriott was nominated for an Emmy Award and won a Silver Telly for his work with NewsOK.com. In 2009, he was awarded a Bronze Telly, and recognition from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, for his work as producer of "Static," a weekly NewsOK.com video series featuring performances and interviews with standouts from Oklahoma’s music community.
Tanner produced over 35 episodes of Static. He left NewsOK in 2010 to pursue other ventures.