Tyler Kirby was born in Arlington, Virginia in 1991. He lived in Northern Virginia, attending Loudoun County Public Schools, until 2010 when he moved to Richmond to study Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently a junior in the VCU Film program, on track to graduate in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film.
Influenced heavily by action films, Tyler Kirby enjoys working on projects with fast-paced visuals, featuring stunts and special effects. His background in music performance contributes to his style immensely, and he is well versed in the areas of music arrangement and sound design. He is experienced in a number of different software including the Final Cut Suite, Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
During his time at VCU, Tyler Kirby has worked on more than twenty short films, projects, and videos. While not making his own work, Tyler has worked on several large-budget productions as a P.A., Assistant Cameraman, and Cinematographer. In 2012, Tyler worked as Co-Director on the short film “The Descent” with Graham Ohmer, which was featured in the James River Film Festival Student Showcase. He has also produced and directed several music videos for local Richmond and Northern Virginian musicians. Tyler has produced several music videos for the local Northern Virginia band “Lightspeed Rescue”. The video for their song “Keep Your Body Moving” was mentioned in The Ashburn Patch as a major contributor to the band’s success.
After he graduates from VCU, Tyler hopes to start a small freelance videography business and production studio in Richmond, with a focus on commercial, ad, and music video creation.