Our Creative Journey: Mixing Laughter with Lumens
Hey there, welcome to 3barn! We're the video production crew that loves Oconomowoc so much that we practically set up shop in its backyard. Okay, maybe not exactly in the heart of town, but close enough that we can smell the cheese curds from the local diner on a good day.
Now, when it comes to making videos, we've got the seriousness down pat, but we also like to sprinkle in some emotion because, let's face it, life is a rollercoaster ride of feelings. Think of us as your friendly neighborhood video storytellers who take their work seriously, but not themselves. We're not here to bore you with dry scripts and monotone narration; we're here to craft stories that'll make you chuckle, grin, and occasionally snort coffee out of your nose (not that we're encouraging that last part, it's wasteful).
So, whether you're here for a heartfelt tale that tugs at your heartstrings, a story that fills you with awe, or one that leaves you pondering life's mysteries, you've come to the right place. At 3barn, we're here to create, inspire, and, of course, occasionally make you snort coffee in sheer surprise.
Meet the Team
Allow us to introduce you to the driving force behind 3barn, the one and only Kevin Pehler. Kevin's story reads like a hometown hero's journey, and it all started right here in Oconomowoc. Kevin's roots run deep in Oconomowoc, where he grew up and thrived. But life had a few adventures in store for him after graduating from Marquette University. He ventured into the pharmaceutical world, which led him to distant cities like Atlanta and Boston. It's like he was on a mission to spread the Oconomowoc spirit across the nation. But in 2017, like a prodigal son, Kevin and his family returned to their beloved Oconomowoc. They came back to the family property, and with it came the dream of building a studio and launching a video production company. Kevin's dedication to his community doesn't stop there – he's a local charity champion, tirelessly giving back to non-profits that make Oconomowoc shine even brighter. Now, let's talk about Kevin's many hats – and no, we're not talking about the literal ones he might wear in Wisconsin's ever-changing weather. He's not just the owner; he's our highest-ranking drone pilot, a director, a camera maestro, and an editing wizard. If you can dream it, Kevin can film it, edit it, and make it look better than you ever imagined. Kevin Pehler is the heart and soul of 3barn, and his passion for storytelling is evident in every frame of our work.
Meet Michael Menefee, the man who brings the magic to life behind the lens. Michael's journey to becoming 3barn's videographer extraordinaire is nothing short of an adventure, starting with a childhood hopscotching through the Midwest. But it was in the picturesque Lake Country community of Hartland, Wisconsin, that he truly found his groove during his formative years. In 2009, while most of us were still figuring out how to program the VCR (remember those?), Michael took the bold step of starting his own video post-production company. He was like a video-savvy Indiana Jones, fearlessly exploring the realms of video editing while we were still trying to decipher the difference between "cut" and "copy." Fast forward to 2017, and Michael, his family, and his burgeoning video business decided to make the big move to Oconomowoc. And that's when fate stepped in and brought him together with 3barn's maestro, Kevin Pehler. Their meeting was like a movie plot twist, where two talented individuals crossed paths and decided to team up to create visual storytelling that would leave audiences spellbound. So, if you're looking for the creative genius behind our captivating videos, just follow the lens flare – it'll lead you right to Michael Menefee.