A QUICK History On Cub Bear

For those of you who don’t know me as Cub Bear, let me introduce my OG identity to you. Hi! I’m Kayla Higginbotham. I’m a storyteller, videographer, dog lover, and local coffee shop frequenter. Most importantly – I’ve been creating professional videos for nearly a decade! I love Kansas City, but call Lawrence, Kansas home. While I’m a Midwest girl at heart, I love traveling, too! So, yes! I would love to come wherever you live to offer your event coverage or video services!

My love for video production began in 2005 as a sophomore in high school. I’ve always been drawn to the fact that no matter how different you can be from another person, there’s something you share in common – you each have a story. And to me, there’s nothing like sharing those stories through video.

From high-energy sports and fitness content to heart-string pulling nonprofit videos, I’m confident we’ll be able to produce eye-catching content for your followers.

Check out our work below and see for yourself how high-quality video can take your web presence to the next level!

Kayla Higginbotham owner of video production company in Kansas City

THE STORY ON THE NAME

I spent 3 of my 4 college years working as a student-intern for the in-house video department at Kansas Athletics – Rock Chalk Video. Responsibilities included working game days and producing creative content. These were some of my fondest memories of my college experience. So you can imagine that it was to MUCH of my excitement the day I learned I was going to be traveling to my first road game with the men’s basketball team.
 
I headed up to Lincoln, Nebraska with two other employees and quickly learned that these types of game days are on another level when it comes to working in college athletics.
 
The morning of the game is a whirlwind. You pack up the equipment, load it into the van, drive to the arena, shoot the game, re-pack all the equipment, fill up on gas, hopefully grab a few snacks, and then get back on the road for a mid-night arrival in Lawrence. It’s usually not until around 2:00 AM when your head finally hits the pillow. 
 
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Cub Bear Creative four-person video production crew poses in front of the projector at the UW-Milwaukee Men's Basketball Practice Facility

The other part of these trips is dividing and conquering post-game responsibilities. This night, I grabbed the captain seat and opened my laptop to begin editing game highlights.

Captain seat in a mini-van with expired gas station snacks? Not quite the dream office setup I had always imagined.

Welllllllll…at some point through this drive home, exhaustion settled in. As Rebecca from Ted Lasso would say, I began auditioning my complaints. Douglas, the full-time staffer I was with on the trip, took full advantage of this moment:

“You know, you’re starting to sound like a little Cub back there with all your growling and complaining.” 

A nickname that I thought would be spoken once soon became the name everyone knew me by – Cub Bear.

My company names services as a nod to where my passion in video production began – the athletics world. It’s always been a fun(ny) and humble reminder of where I started.

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