Kirk Streb is a very talented fellow.
A producer, director, writer, editor, composer and
narrator, Kirk is the creative brain trust of Advanced
Medical Productions. Having worked with Bill
over the last 19 years, they can virtually
read each other's minds (which can be frightening
to both of them!).
"Bill taught me everything
he knows and I taught him everything I know. Our
next goal is to teach someone else everything we
know and relax."
As a little boy in Iowa, Kirk hung
out in his basement and worked tirelessly to escape
the probing eyes of his parents- teaching himself
to play guitar and enjoying his creative solitude-
a skill that would serve him well later when he spent
16-hour days in the edit suite.
Kirk enjoyed college so much he
stayed for eight years (with some time off for bad
behavior). Eventually graduating from the University
of Iowa with a Bachelor's Degree, he headed out into
the cruel world and immediately began freelancing
in various aspects of television production.
"I've had an amazing
knack for convincing people I can do things I've
never actually done before and amazing luck at never
being found out."
Over the years he's lost count
of all the programs he's worked on, but the thrill
never goes away.
is sort of like college- you immerse yourself in
a topic, learn it, and, instead of a final exam,
you turn in a television program. Then, start afresh
with something new. We meet incredible people, have
access to places most people never see and travel
to locations I'd probably never have gone. I'd be
crazy to complain."
But making television is not the
only artistic skill Kirk possesses. He's a published
songwriter, he's co-written a feature length screenplay
and occasionally likes to express himself with oil paints
His "free" time is usually
spent matching wits with his 13 year old daughter,
mountain biking, practicing karate and dreaming up
his next windmill to chase.