Kurt Lancaster teaches digital filmmaking and documentary at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of DSLR Cinema, Production House Cinema, Cinema Raw, and Video Journalism for the Web.
His clients includes the Timpanogos Caves National Monument for the National Park Service; the American Community School in Amman, Jordan; Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School in Tucson, Arizona for the National Institute of Health; the Pedras Mesa Demonstration Ranch in Arizona; Altez Ecofarm at Hasta Gard in Stockholm, Sweden; the Law of the Desert Born graphic novel promo for Louis L’Amour Enterprises, Inc; the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University. He earned his PhD from NYU.
Kurt's students have gone on to create their own video production houses, worked as producers and cinematographers, as well as earning national and regional award winning films and promotional videos.
The Foreigners of Maine
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and Biography) Producer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Writer Growing up in Maine and never leaving the country until my 30s, I've gained a unique perspective on the world.
Ha: San Preparatory and Leadership School - Resilience Through Culture
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and Family) Producer, Director How a charter school in Tucson is turning student lives around for the better.
Around a Woodstove in Maine
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and Family) Producer, Director This short documentary reveals the nature of humanity as memories and discussions revolve around love and loss in the back woods of Maine.
Dislocated: Stories from the Navajo New Lands
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary, Family and History) Producer, Director, Editor, Sound department There is no word for 'relocate' in the Navajo language. To Navajos, relocation means to disappear forever. In 1974, Congress passed a law that ended a land dispute between the Navajo and the Hopi tribes. The Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act caused the relocation of thousands of Navajos from their homes in Arizona. How have residents adapted to their new lives? In Part 1, June Benally recounts the heartache of leaving the home where she was born and starting over. In Part 2, residents of the New Lands protest the preponderance of liquor stores in their new community and try to force the closure of the stores. Lastly, Part 3, Navajo ranchers continue the tradition of raising livestock at a demonstration ranch in the New Lands.
Bryce Canyon Storm
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and Family) Director Poetic images from Bryce Canyon during the monsoons.
Pedras Mesa Roundup
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and News) Director At a Native American 'demonstration' ranch, Navajo ranchers round up cattle and tag them as they explain how the Native beef is special. A rarely observed behind the scenes of a working ranch.
Timpanogos Cave: A Poetic Journey
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and History) Producer, Director A poetic journey through the stunning Timpanogos Caves in Utah.
Icarus Refried: A Pro-Creative Process
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and Music) Producer, Director A modern dancer asks a clarinetist to perform on stage with her. A short documentary exploring the process and meaning of 'Icarus Refried', a performance art piece created by clarinetist John Masserini and dancer Melanie Kloetzel.
The Last 3 Minutes
Film (short) by Po Chan (Drama) Sound department William Turner a weary sixty eight year old office janitor who lives a lonely and mundane life, with no family and friends. Never likes to interact with other. Keeps everything to himself. One night at work, William feels a lightning pain in his chest, he falls to the ground... Through looking into his beloved CRYSTAL, His whole life starts to flashback in front of him in reverse. Right before he die... Written by Anonymous
Back to Love
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and Biography) Producer, Director An artist, struggling from abuse, finds healing through her art.
Beijing Portrait: Tiantan Temple of Heaven
Film (short) by Ping Wang (Documentary) Producer, Director, Editor, Sound department What do citizens of Beijing do in their free time?
Skins Anatomy: The Making of a Scene
Video by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary) Producer, Director, Editor, Sound department, Cinematographer What does it take to put a six minute scene on stage?
Dreams from a Red Planet
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary) Producer, Director, Editor
Folding Paper Cranes: The Poetry of an Atomic Veteran, Leonard 'Red' Bird
Video by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and War) Producer, Director, Editor, Sound department, Cinematographer A nation goes to war without ever firing a shot against its enemy. Instead, it turns the most devastating weapon known to man against its own population.Casualties: approximately 80,000 wounded and 17,000 killed. Leonard 'Red' Bird was one of these casualties. This is his story. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Kurt Lancaster (Documentary and Comedy) Producer, Director, Editor, Sound department, Cinematographer, Writer A search for Sasquatch becomes a metaphor for a search for perfect love.