BUTTERKNIFE NETWORK, based in West Hollywood, Calif., is an entertainment technology company known for its wide range of services from handyman, grip and carpentry, to technical, professional, and management consulting. Its owner, Stephen Allison, has extensive experience in providing technological support and strategic planning services for entertainment companies throughout Southern California.
As Blue Seraph Productions’ partner, Butterknife enables us to extend our technology services to clients in preproduction, during production, and in post.
A native of Atlanta, Stephen Allison played guitar, piano, and drums as a youngster, before moving to Fresno, Calif. He then started exploring his mechanical instincts and found himself taking things apart and putting them back together in working order. He has also attended cosmetology school, and had a stint as an EMT. Eventually, Stephen moved to Los Angeles, enhancing his technical skills working in information technology.
He has been actively working as a director of photography, editor, special effects consultant, and various other roles such as catering to taking out the trash! He won the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival Award for Best Music Video, Wonder, by Faith Rivera. It can be found on YouTube by searching for Steve Roloc. His nickname “MacGyver” comes from his ability to improvise in a technical situation. Out of many fan films and other indie projects, Stephen sought out Rob Caves and Hidden Frontier Productions. Watching some of the early episodes, he was convinced he could bring added value to the production. Lately, he has been assisting in the makeup department. By using his carpentry and building skills and applying it to special effects, who knows what could come down the line in the future! Only time will tell.
“Shoots and Ladders” photo by Mark (work the angles) on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons license.