ABOUT KATE MARSHALL GRAPHICS: Established in 1992, and incorporated in 1997, Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. is a small, woman-owned business based in North Georgia. Kate Marshall Graphics is a visual arts studio with the main focus on professional videography in the wildlife, culture, education and corporate / legal / marketing areas. Our photography and videography has been requested / used by National Geographic, Discovery's Animal Planet, Black Bear Conservation Coalition, the White House Conference on Conservation, Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, America's Scenic Byways Commission (Mikki Design), Y&R Advertising, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, MVA Scientific Consultants, NBC Dateline, Discovery Channel's Deadline Discovery, CBS News, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, non-profits, and more. We have also given many speaker-led video presentations to schools, wildlife festivals, many types of groups, and audiences up to 630 people.
Our mailing address is: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc., 5665 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 102B - # 195, Alpharetta, GA 30004-3932.
You can email us through this website, or request our phone number in your message. (This is to reduce spam calls and emails.) Visit us on Facebook at 'CoveBear by Kate Marshall Graphics' to see our other FB pages (Kate Marshall Graphics - Southern Nature - Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, & S. Appalachians) and LIKE and FOLLOW!
KMG receives no funding for production and post-production of our original DVDs or original artwork and photography, all projects are independently produced. KMG original products and presentations are copyrighted with all rights reserved.
KMG provides their DVDs direct to you on their secure CoveBear retail website at very affordable prices, and also offers wholesale to shops, stores, and other resellers, such as Amazon.
Original Cultural and Wildlife Documentary DVDs - Made in the USA: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. (www.CoveBear.com) DVDs has won 50 international film awards (as of 2022) for documentaries in the categories of - Nature and Wildlife - Ecology, Environment & Conservation - Biography & AutoBiography - Travel & Tourism - Children's - Cultural - History - Performing Arts / Music - Documentary - Public Service - and Cinematography! Topics so far include a 6-part series (about 6 of the 8 species of the bears living in the world today (including American Black Bear, Polar Bear, Grizzly Bear, Sun Bear, Giant Panda, Sloth Bear), individual programs about white-tailed deer in the 4 seasons, southern Appalachian wildflowers, Smoky Mountain birds and butterflies (also found in other regions of the country), moments in nature, mountain music, plus a 10-part mini-series on the history and culture of Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our research and filming spans over decades. Many more DVD projects are in the works, including alligators, waterbirds, and easy wildlife hotspots of the south, plus the last in the Voices of Cades Cove series (Part 10), possibly to be released in late 2023.
Kate Marshall Graphics is well-known for on-message and accurate documentaries that not only give facts but also encourage learning through watching and listening. We firmly believe that education through entertainment is the most fun way to learn!
We didn't do it alone! Our documentaries include interesting guest expert speakers who know their business very well, fantastic videography and beautiful music, and fully researched subject matter. Additionally, KMG guarantees all products against any manufacturing defects, and welcomes your comments, experiences and suggestions. KMG DVD Documentaries pertaining to culture and wildlife have been reviewed and approved as appropriate and accurate by experts in their field in state and federal agencies, and former residents of Cades Cove for those historical programs.
Guest speakers and contributors for our documentaries include representatives from these and more:
> National Park Service: Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Yellowstone National Park - Yosemite National Park - Glacier National Park - Katmai National Park and Preserve
> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Mississippi & Louisiana
> U.S. Geological Survey: Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - Northern Divide Bear Project, West Glacier - as well as polar bear research in the Southern Beaufort Sea, Alaska
> Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources/Trent University, Canada
> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) / U.S. Coast Guard
> National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C.
> State Wildlife Agencies: Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Arkansas Department of Fish and Game - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission - Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - New Mexico Department of Fish and Game
> Organizations that offer Educational Outreach to the Public: Black Bear Conservation Coalition, Louisiana - Appalachian Bear Rescue, Tennessee - BEAR League, California/Nevada - Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Malaysia - Zoo Atlanta - Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum, Tennessee - Musicians Carl and Betty Ross of Tymes Past, Ohio - Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, Georgia - University of Tennessee, Knoxville - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library - Middle Tennessee State University - Institute at Tremont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Cades Cove Preservation Association - Blount County Historical Association - former residents and descendants of Cades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains National Park), private citizens, residents and hikers, as well as other experts and adventurers.
All program topics are shown in an entertaining and educational way, are fully researched and the footage is fantastic with many ofour programs including rarely seen wildlife behavior and rarely heard stories of mountain life in the 1800s and early 1900s. Our programs appeal to anyone interested in the wildlife, wildlands and the historical human culture of the southern Appalachians and the southern states - and beyond. All KMG DVDs are appropriate for all ages and are non-violent. Our DVDs are DVD-R Ratio 4:3 format (full screen, not filmed in widescreen); we do not offer Blu-Ray or PAL at this time.
Our website retail offerings include:
DVDs! - Our original fantastic documentaries on DVD discs are all here and made in the USA!
"Season of the Bear" Series, Volumes 1 -6 is an impressive array of entertaining and educational documentaries about 6 of the 8 species of bears in the world today. "Volume 1: American Black Bear" is an overview of black bears, including the 16 sub-species, diet, environment, behavior, people and bear issues, and being safe around wild bears. Rare footage: families of bears up in cherry trees and hickory nut trees, a stand-off between 2 adult bears one with cubs, a bluff charge, etc. "Volume 2: Black Bear Cubs" shows family life beginning with newborns in the winter den with mama bear, and families in the other 3 seasons as well. Rare footage: 6-day-old and up baby bears in the den, families in trees and nursing on the forest floor, etc. "Volume 3: True Bear Stories" are real-life adventures of people meeting bears, as told by the people who met them - interlaced with photos and video of that special dramatic or funny day. Rare footage: a 3-legged mama bear with cubs catch and release in Florida, a bear hanging off a bridge in California, a bear rescued from the ocean after darting, etc. "Volume 4: Southern Bears" tells the story of black bears in 9 southern states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, with a special segment on Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Rare footage: black bear tag and release, black bear rescue, etc. "Volume 5: Elusive and Imperiled" shares insights into 3 Asia bears: Giant Panda, Sloth Bear, and Sun Bear. Rare footage: Zoo Atlanta offers up one of their Pandas with her cub and their ensuing antics and up-close and personal with Sun Bear rescued cubs. "Volume 6: North America's Bears" wows with American Black Bear, Brown Bear including Grizzly and Kodiak, and Polar Bears. Spanning the continent, this documentary delivers with bear research, bear families, fishing bears, bears near people, footage from Yosemite NP, Yellowstone NP, Katmai NP, Kodiak Island, Glacier NP, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and more. This series is available singly or bundled into a set, discounted on our website. Our bear programs are narrated and include many interviews with bear experts.
"Voices of Cades Cove" Mini-Series, Parts 1-9 (so far), tells the story of the culture and human history of Cades Cove, what was once a thriving farming community sheltered in a cove surrounded by mountain peaks, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Guest speakers are many, some actually lived there and some are direct descendants of former residents. Some are representatives of National Park Service and more. "Voices" begins with the formation of the Appalachian mountains and their geology, Cherokee pathways, the first permanent white settlers, discusses churches - schools - cabins and houses - mills and stills, and details daily family life through the family ancestries, histories, memories and scrapbooks. It also discusses the human toll of events on Cove people, such as the Civil War, World War I, the Flu Epidemic of 1918, the formation of a national park, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Great Depression; includes the nearby communities of Chestnut Flats - the Whiteoak Sink - Hazel Creek, herding livestock up on the Balds, and more. We follow the 11-mile 1-way Cades Cove Loop Road in the telling of this huge story, because that is how visitors see the Cove today. Please see individual descriptions on this website. This is a great historical documentary series on one small part of Americana, for all ages. The final, Part 10, is currently in production and also in post-production, with a planned (not written in stone) 2023 release. This series is available singly or bundled into a set, discounted on our website. Our Cades Cove programs are narrated and include many interviews with experts on the history of this area, as well as people who actually lived in Cades Cove.
"The Whitetails of Cades Cove" tells the story of the heritage herd of deer you may see there today, but primarily shows White-tailed deer in all 4 seasons, fawns and family life, diet, the rut and bucks sparring, as you would see in any other region of North America. Our own fantastic footage of wild deer is set in the splendor of the Great Smokies! Our deer program is narrated and includes interviews with deer experts but also steps back and shows quiet moments of wild behavior, allowing the viewer to experience an up close and personal look at these beautiful animals as they go through their day. It's like you are THERE!
"Private Moments in Nature" is a very special up-close and personal nature video, and not narrated, with beautiful footage and music, taking us through the forests and swamps of the southeastern states. each segment is presented as a separate sroty chapter, with natural sounds and music. Shown are black bears, raccoons, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, snails, anole lizard, fiddler crabs, sunflowers and butterflies, dung beetle, common moorhen, Gulf of Mexico waves and beaches, and more. This program is a delight to watch and let the viewer experience these special quiet moments out there in the wild.
"The Story of Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians" is lush with over 160 flowering plants, trees, shrubs and vines, with common and Latin names, and with their pollinators, as well as wildflower experts who discuss ecology, conservation and medicinal uses. Popular flowers shown include orchids, trillium, iris, wild geranium, passion flower, tulip tree, redbud tree, crabapple tree, cardinal flower, bluets, both false and smooth solomon's seal, flame azalea, turk's cap lily, trout lily, bloodroot, yucca, and many many more. We also show 14 easy wildflower trails in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina, as well as scenes with wild animals and pollinators in flowers in "The Wildflower Park" (Great Smokies). This program has limited narration so that the viewer can BE THERE. A must-see!
"Painted Wings & Feathered Things in the Smokies" is a delight for all birders! This documentary shows many birds you may see in the Smoky Mountains and many other places, in the categories of perching birds, predators, water birds, meadow birds and more, and also several of the common butterflies and skippers and their favorite flowers. Some of the 49 birds shown are: American Goldfinch, Carolina Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Bluebird, Tufted Titmouse, Barn Swallow, Ruffed Grouse, Wild turkey, several Woodpeckers, Bald Eagles, several Hawks, several Owls, Ducks, Geese, Herons, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and more birds, as well as Pearl Crescent Butterfly, Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly, Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly, Long-Tailed Skipper, Longwing Butterfly, Fawn-Spotted Skipper, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, Silver-Spotted Skipper, and more beauties! This program has limited narration that introduces the various chapters, and is accompanied by natural audio and beautiful music.
"Mountain Music with Carl & Betty Ross of Tymes Past" is a delightful program about the root music of America, performed and discussed by this very popular Appalachian couple on banjo and tub base. Carl and Betty Ross have shared their knowledge and talents throughout the Appalachians and also in Florida, in many events and shows, and are a beloved and sought-out feature in parks that celebrate the music of the mountains.
TAPESTRIES - Made in the USA: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. (www.CoveBear.com) is an authorized dealer of North Carolina's Emily Tapestries. The designs of their tapestries are woven on a Jacquard Loom, producing a finely crafted product for years of appreciation. No matter the item you select for your personal experience, whether it will be displayed at home, the office, the cabin or the tote on your arm, feel confident you will receive a high-quality tapestry. To purchase Tapestries, click on SHOP.
WOOD CARVINGS - Made in the USA: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. (www.CoveBear.com) is an authorized dealer for Arizona's EarthView Inc. Their desert ironwood carvings are crafted from one of the most beautiful hardwoods in the world. Wildlife carvings from this special wood are well known. EarthView Inc. has also used Ironwood to create new home accent products. Talented artisans in EarthView's own shop handcraft these items. They extensively search for the highest quality wood and employ only the best carvers. EarthView, Inc. is environmentally and socially concerned. All of their wood is gathered with government-issued permits. Their business helps to support numerous families, and in some cases, entire villages in rural Latin America. Salaries for the artisans are well above average. To purchase Carvings, click on SHOP.
BOOKS - Published in the USA and Canada: Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. (www.CoveBear.com) is an authorized dealer for book publishers such as Canada's Lone Pine Publishing, Dr. Thomas Hemmerly, Great Smoky Mountains Association in Great Smoky Mountains National Park bookstores/visitors centers, renowned photographer and environmental author Bill Lea, and North Carolina's wild orchid expert, James Alexander Fowler. These beautiful and educational non-fiction books and field guides are well researched and KMG has used many for years in their own research for their hikes and documentary programs. Topics for these books include information about wildflowers, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, wildlife, history and biography. They are all extremely popular with people interested in the flora, fauna and history of the southern United States, but please note that these flowers can be found in many other places as well, including some species we share with Europe. To purchase Books, click on SHOP.
ANIMAL PAWPRINT WALL PLAQUES - Check them out on this website - more will be offered in 2023-2024, created by KMG, and awesome! Click on SHOP.
HOLIDAY WRAPPING SERVICES - So far, Christmas gift wrap per your requested selection ($2/item)! Click on SHOP.
WHOLESALE - Yes, we offer wholesale to resellers, such as specialty shops, museum and outdoor gift shops, and any stores that wish to offer high quality educational media regarding wildlife and nature including animals, plants, and natural habitats, regional culture, history, and mountain music. If you would like to carry our 50-time international award-winning DVDs in your store or website, please contact us through this website! We would love to work with you to get our educational DVDs out to the public in your area.
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS - Created in the USA: Available to your group or club or school or wildlife-themed gathering in the Southeast, speaker-led video presentations featuring Kate Marshall herself, regarding wildlife and culture of the Southern Appalachians and the Southern States. Email us for fees and other details. (Note: These public presentations have been temporarily discontinued. We will announce any new plans for 2024 as soon as we know.)
- Small Fee License ($25.00) for Creating your great Fine Art using KMG photography as your model - Permitted in the USA and Canada: Available to you KMG-issued public performance licenses granting the right to recreate our photography in another art medium such as paintings or watercolors. Please contact us for details and always let us see your work when finished - we are happy to help!
- Free Public Performance License for Educational Purposes No Admission Fee Charged - Showing our documentaries to the public, in their entirety or in part - no fee is charged for for your group, organization, library or school to show our DVDs in your free-to-the-public events. You may not charge a fee for this showing. Some restrictions apply, and always notify us when you will be showing our DVDs. Please let us know in advance of any public showings so that we can send handouts or business cards to you free of charge. Email us for details and let usknow afterward how it went. Also, we are always interested to know of any of these events so that we can promote them on our Facebook pages and we would love to see photos from your event afterward!