about Lars

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent." ~Albert Einstein

Lars Turpen was born in Frankfurt, West Germany in 1966. He spent his youth as a Navy brat and went to 13 different schools in 12 years as a result. A smattering of college, DJing, pizza delivery and 6 years in the Oklahoma National Guard filled his time after high school. Lars stage managed the Brady Theater for 10 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma before moving to Costa Rica for two years in 2002. After 15 years of directing and engineering Get Motivated Seminars, a 4-camera graphics intensive live event for audiences in excess of 20,000, Lars is now headed in new creative directions. Streamlining and organizing are some of the greatest assets Lars brought to productions over the years. Lars has worked on various commercials, corporate videos, documentaries and TV shows in a variety of capacities.

FAA licensed sUAS pilot

'17-'18 The sky's the limit. More realistically 400' AGL as per FAA regulations.

Location/live shot audio

'14-'18 Little Rock HD Little Rock, AR

Web developer

'13-'18 The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History Fayetteville, AR

Location/live shot audio

'12-'18 Hailstone Creek Productions Little Rock, AR

Firearm safety instructor

'12-'18 We formed Little Rock Concealed Carry so that you could have a safe, informed, experienced, professional, and handsome team of instructors, who are prepared to train and qualify you to carry your handgun in a confident and legal manner.

Video Director/Video-Webcast Engineer

'02-'18 MP Productions Little Rock, AR Video-webcast engineer and video director of portable multi-camera/projector system for clients including Get Motivated Seminars, The Clinton Presidential Library, ACN, Juice Plus, The Limu Companies and many more. Venues range in size from ballrooms to arenas.

Network Administrator/Webmaster

'00-'04 Best Value Realty Nosara, Costa Rica Set up and managed networks for four Century 21 Best Value Realty real estate offices in Costa Rica. Designed database-driven system for managing listings and Web site.

Video Director/Engineer

'95-'02 TES Productions Tulsa, OK Video director and engineer of a 4 camera portable image magnification system. Audio engineer and operator of a digital audio workstation for live performances. Handheld and studio camera operation.

Stage Manager/Steward

'94-'02 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK Advanced house information with touring productions. Trained house electricians, riggers, and flymen. Hired and supervised local crew. Provided technical direction for Tulsa area productions.

House Audio Engineer

'92-'02 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK Updated and operated house system for local and touring acts. Designed and installed upgrades to the house's portable system. Freelance Audio Engineer '90-'02 Tulsa, OK Set up and operated sound systems for countless local bands in various locations in Oklahoma. Some famous, some not so famous.

A1/Grip

'99-'01 VYVX-Williams Communications* Tulsa, OK Assisted with production of internal corporate promo videos for The Williams Companies. Duties included setup and operation of the audio recording system and assisting of the gaffer with the lighting setup. *Now known as Level3 Communications.

Designer/Installer

'96-'98 Tulsa Scenic Tulsa, OK Designed, built, and operated sound systems for local events. Installed light and sound systems in various schools and churches in Tulsa.

Monitor Engineer/Stage Manager

'93-'95 Music Sound World Tulsa, OK Engineered Tulsa Backup's 12 mix concert monitor system. Stage-managed concerts, banquets, and festivals, etc...

Member of I.A.T.S.E Local #354 since 2001

 

Current co-operatives.

Mega Speaker on a Stick

Need a quality sound system in the Little Rock area? These are not your run-of-the-mill speakers.

Little Rock Drone Pilot

Remote pilot in command for hire. Keep your drone operations safe and legal with an FAA licensed drone pilot.

Little Rock HD live shot studio

Little Rock's premiere HD liveshot studio, on call 24/7, it's never too late to book.

Little Rock Concealed Carry Classes

Duke Boyne and I formed Little Rock Concealed Carry so that you could have a safe, informed, experienced, professional, and handsome team of individuals, who are prepared to train and qualify you to carry your handgun in a confident and legal manner. CCW classes in Arkansas.

Dixon Digital Media

I shoot and edit for Randy Dixon who most recently served as KATV's news director for the last decade. The result is a combination of commercial and high-energy news story. One customer described it as an "ad-umentary."

ShowCom LLC

Arkansas based web production and content delivery. Webcasting via satellite, broadband or EVDO. On site video engineering and system design to streamline your live production. Featuring technology pioneered by Matt Lee.

Sonic Motion Media

I have the pleasure of working with Jeff Woodard on the Super Retriever Series. We also work closely with satellite and fiber services providers in our area and can broadcast live or instantly feed your footage from any location.

Your Gig Box

Backstage access to the life of a roadie. Post your wanted items on the Hit List. Pics and deals abound.

Sherpa of Science

Time is now! Begin your preparations, the message is clear.
Analog synth kits coming soon.

Current clients.

Antioch for Youth & Family

"Antioch for Youth and Family," an all-volunteer nonprofit effort, serves Western Arkansas with community solutions through persistence and partnerships. The Food Pantry provides over 800,000 meals in a community where one-in-five people are food insecure.

2nd Friday Art Night

Art, Music, Shopping, Food and Fun in Downtown Little Rock.

Daniel A. Webb - Attorney at Law

CDL traffic tickets, Social Security, disability, ERISA, personal injury & workers comp, wills & probate, family law, basic business related services, and criminal defense.

Commercial property in Northwest Arkansas

Jeff Pederson has been servicing the commercial real estate needs of the people and business in NWA for several years now as well as assisting companies large and small, local and international with an interest in moving to NWA.

Red Beauty Lounge

Cuts, colors, blow-outs, extensions, spray tans, beauty supplies and more in Little Rock, Arkansas. Definitely the best hairdressers in Little Rock.

Pheasant hunting in Arkansas

C.W. Toombs has been guiding pheasant hunts for 14 years, 4 of those with Duxmen Outfitters. He was born and raised in Northeast Arkansas and started hunting the same area when he was 7 years old.

Acupuncture by Jamie

Acupuncture and massage can enrich your health and your sense of well-being.

3Ring Sports

3Ring Sports is an organization dedicated to helping individuals train and improve their skills in various sports and activities! For all levels of ability.

Ron Blome Productions

Ron Blome is a familiar name and face on national and local television. Based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ron has an award winning list of projects that mark his long career in story-telling on broadcast television and for corporate and government clients.

Experience is a good school.

Hailstone Creek Productions

Location audio and video support for CBS, NBC, Weather Channel and more. Fiber and LTN live shot studio.

MP Productions

After nearly a decade on the road it's time to shift gears. From Hell to high water I have covered a lot of ground with these folks.

I.A.T.S.E. #354

It take all kinds of skills to put on a show. In addition to the standard stagehand skill set I learned a lot about teamwork.

TES Productions

Mike Frankenburger has forgotten more than I will ever know. Thank you for the opportunity to learn from the best.

Music Sound World

The legendary Randy Genet gave me a shot back in 1993 and my life has never been the same. Here's to small businesses everywhere, may they never go out of style.

The Brady Theater

Opened in 1914 to the tune of $125,000. The Tulsa Convention Hall later evolved into The Old Lady of Brady. The 10 best years of love and hate with Peter Mayo.


Based out of Little Rock, AR • 501-952-2951