The start up grows up

A few months ago, it became clear that the time had come for Iconium Media to move. We looked into several probabilities and discovered our new home: a big empty industrial space. Our creative team came up with some ideas, plans and a lot of hard work began. We were the beneficiaries of some great gifts along the way as people helped put the space together! 

Thank you to Goodchild Realty, Gem Cabinets, RowJac Renovations, Kevin Neufeld, Devin Capcara, Trevor Muzika, Caleb Vander Leek, Strathcona County, Sorenson Electric, Lehmann Plumbing, National Audio, and the Iconium Media team: Karen Schenk, Denver Capcara, Adam Hutlet, Zachary Walters, Abigail Sanchez, Jared Sanchez, Cam and Kaylin Schenk

Our new space 

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Action.

The team was not even moved in when Iconium Media filmed for SPAC Youth on August 9th. It was a great day doing what we love.

Iconium Media was incorporated on July 31, 2015. Owner, Karen Schenk had been approached by a client to create a large online training project. This project required a full team complete with a film studio. Time was of the essence, so the hunt began for the right team and the right location. The team came together quickly, but studio location seemed to be a problem. In the haste to pull things together, a temporary set up was assembled in Karen's garage. At that time, we had no idea that would be home for Iconium and team for the next 3 years.  This location allowed us to grow, to acquire gear and develop a network of team members, projects and clients. 

The garage 

 2015 - 2016 - Jesse, Denver, Megan and Karen (with an occasional visit by Jessi, the choc lab)

2015 - 2016 - Jesse, Denver, Megan and Karen (with an occasional visit by Jessi, the choc lab)

 2016 - 2018 - Denver, Adam, Zachary, Chantal and Karen, with a team of part time.

2016 - 2018 - Denver, Adam, Zachary, Chantal and Karen, with a team of part time.

2018

2018 - the garage studio seats up to 10 people. 

The renovation

 Exploring ideas

Exploring ideas

 Is this truly possible?

Is this truly possible?

 Lunch break. Denver, Zachary, Karen, Adam & Abigail.

Lunch break. Denver, Zachary, Karen, Adam & Abigail.

 Karen and Adam laying floors

Karen and Adam laying floors

 This filmmaker needs to keep his day job. Note: "mom-jeans", duct-taped/paper towel knee pads and improper use of tools.

This filmmaker needs to keep his day job. Note: "mom-jeans", duct-taped/paper towel knee pads and improper use of tools.

 Our in-house Instagram Story expert, Abigail, truly was working while capturing the moments.

Our in-house Instagram Story expert, Abigail, truly was working while capturing the moments.

Author: Karen Schenk