Tools of the Trade: Canon S100

kostax Photography, Tools of the Trade, Video

So i’m starting to get a lot more into photography + videography to document various projects. I was on the hunt for a new camera, and was torn on what to get. I wanted awesome photo and video capture quality, but I didn’t want to spend too much. Above all, i really like compact gear.

Charlotte YAL

kostax Advertising, Design, Events

The Young Adult League (YAL) is a national church-affiliated youth group that targets Orthodox Christians between the ages of 18-35, and is meant to help them transition through the various stages of life after high school. The Charlotte, NC chapter hosts an annual basketball tournament and convention that brings in people from all over the USA.

Pop Life: NFL Player’s Birthday Party Video Loop

kostax Design, Video

Re:Public nightclub and popular weekly event “Pop Life” hosted Charles Johnson’s (Professional NFL player for the Carolina Panthers) birthday party. They contracted me to create a video loop that showcased highlights from his career. The video loop was displayed on numerous TV screens and projectors throughout the venue on the night of the event.

Lore Emelio: Fall + Spring Fashion Showcase (2010)

kostax Audio Branding, Events, LIVE!

Fashion designer Lore Emelio sought me out to provide the soundtrack for her Spring and Fall 2010 collection launch parties in Charlotte, NC. Each event was given a unique theme where i was tasked to create the reflecting soundscapes. One of the two events took place in an awesome, unique, unfinished space in the Nascar Hall of Fame!

Things I Like: Oliver Koletzki

kostax Things I Like

Meet Oliver Koletzki: an artist who i gravitate towards and find inspirational. His music production is solid as well as the tunes he selects to release via his label Stil vor Talent. His wife Fran (official) (singer, songwriterand psychologist) adds fuel to the fire. The creative direction and overall image he projects into each individual project is released as a …

Lotus Boutique: Audio Branding (2007)

kostax Advertising, Audio Branding

[soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=707070&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Lotus Boutique, consistently voted as one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s top boutiques, contracted me to generate a funky and fun high-energy fashion show mix to help audio-brand their new retail space. The recording was also pressed to CD and given to customers for free with any store purchase during the opening months; a great …