Hi. I am Stephen Pyle and I started all this Homemade Hollywood stuff.
I spent most of my life doing one of two things: Playing a Piano or Flying. I have been a hobby photographer since at least 12 years of age, and I have dabbled in "fine" art. I always watched my dad splice our family 8mm films. I dove into digital art around 1996, but mainly just for fun. Later I briefly considered it as a sideline business.
Then an injury left me disabled and forced an early retirement from Delta Airlines. It also diminished use of one arm, and restricts my piano ability. So I had to rethink my game plan for earning a living.
I returned to my Creative nature. While self-producing four piano recordings, I learned studio techniques. I have independently studied Video Editing, Photoshop and Audio Engineering. Homemade Hollywood encompasses them all. Much of it comes naturally but I love learning more.
Though I use the term "we" a lot throughout the site, the vast majority of it is just me trying to earn a living. My goal is to be a productive Digital Artist Studio, capturing special events and telling your lifeline stories with a certain panache. If Homemade Hollywood may be of service for your special occasions, I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I hope the website is equally entertaining, informative and intriguing. I built it while developing the App. Updates here are less frequent because my time is spent on you! Hopefully there are enough hidden treats to keep you occupied for a while. LOL. (Audio PLAY? Lost? Your head is in the CLOUD. Click! Explore!)
Combine your media with my passion for creating something pretty and this could be the start of something big ;)
If you'd like, you can check out more of my former world through my Piano Career and Hobby Photography just below. I genuinely appreciate your interest and support.
I have long been a hobby photographer. I have particular interest in flowers and architecture. I was also fortunate to have traveled much of the earth. I present a gallery of my photography for your enjoyment.
I have played Piano since I was 5 years old, and was professional for over 20 years. I produced cabaret shows in Buckhead/Atlanta, GA. in the 1990's. and performed at everything from the Fabulous Fox to New York City, a Caribbean Cruise Ship to Europe, and a Nashville private party for Bernadette Peters. I have accompanied many local stage productions and was Principal Accompanist for the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. Please enjoy videos of live performances ...and my 1996 Christmas album is complimentary to download. Enjoy!
I suppose you could sum me up as "all things artistic" from my fingers to my vision. While I have very few examples of my art remaining for various reasons, here are a couple examples of my Artistic Vision.
Making your pictures worth a thousand words.
Capturing Small Details from the start
to make a Big Difference in the end.
There's a movie in there somewhere!
You make the movies.
We make them fabulous!
Lasting impressions of your memories.
How your Story should be told.
Making memories that last.
For moments that matter!
Because a picture is worth a thousand words.
Telling your life stories in a brilliant new way!
When there's a story worth telling.
Mini movies of your many memories!