During the last week of each month, C4 Atlanta features a new episode of our podcast Techsmarts | Art + Technology. Listen, Rate and Subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud.
TechsmARTs Podcast : Episode 4 | The Modern Day Actor with Victoria Temple.
Featuring: Victoria Temple, Film and TV Agent for People Store, an Atlanta talent agency
For this month’s TechsmARTs podcast, Film and TV Agent Victoria Temple gives tips for the Modern Day Actor. How has casting changed with the advent of casting through self taping? How should actors present themselves when submitting to auditions and agents? What can help Atlanta actors to be competitive with actors from other markets?
Film and TV Agent Victoria Temple gives tips for the Modern Day Actor. How has casting changed with the advent of casting through self taping? How should actors present themselves when submitting to auditions and agents? What can help Atlanta actors to be competitive with actors from other markets?
The last Friday of every month, C4 Atlanta features a new episode of our podcast Techsmarts | Art + Technology. Listen, Rate and Subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud.
TechsmARTs Podcast : Episode 3 | Engaging Your Following, with Brock Scott of Little Tybee
Featuring: Brock Scott, sculptor, visual artist and musician.
Brock Scott of Little Tybee stops by C4 Atlanta to talk about social media and artistic creation to engage your following. Scott explains how he and his bandmates transcend the traditional cycle of audience engagement for musicians and create a unique artistic experience for their fans. What do 6 radios, over a hundred fans and locations across the world have to do with creating one of their most successful music videos?
On August 5, 2017, C4 Atlanta hosted a TechsmARTs Conversation on Digital Documentation and Storytelling. Our friends at MOCA GA graciously hosted this conversation. Speakers Kimberly Binns and Reis Birdwhistell lead presentations for artists who don’t work in documentation mediums such as film and photography on the basics of documenting work. Both artists document work for other artists in the community, including photographing performance and visual art and documentary filmaking.
Reis talked about the basic needs for photographing work or performance. In particular, he emphasized that in order to get the shot you really want, taking time to experiment with different filters, light placement and effects while shooting can help eliminate time spent editing. Including a grey card or industry standard color card in the periphery of the shot (to be edited out later) can help a printer to find the proper color for accurate reproductions. For performance, preparation is key to getting quality images. Seeing a dress rehearsal beforehand can help with informing camera placement and which scenes have the best lighting for photography. Some scenes can also be staged out for the photographer as tableaus so that you can achieve the proper look and feel in a more controlled environment outside of the performance.
Kimberly’s presentation focused primarily on representing yourself through the story you’d like to tell about your art. As an example, Kimberly showed a clip from her series Maker_ in which she documents the work of Atlanta makers and creatives. Kimberly works with the individual artist to craft the perfect narrative for their artwork and business. Watch Kim’s film of Cord Shoes and Boots artist Sarah Green. Above all, Kimberly stressed beginning with what you have and working up to larger resources as you have access to them. You can begin with your cell phone camera or rent nicer equipment from a film rental company to stay economical. Some editing software is free but is limited in its usage. Some more expensive industry standard products like Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro have free trials and online tutorials to help users learn to use software.
You can download a PDF copy of the slide decks presented below:
One last announcement: C4 Atlanta is launching a TechsmARTs podcast! Look for our launch this Summer 2017. Upcoming topics include net neutrality, working in virtual reality, submissions for film and TV and much more. Have a topic you’d like to see us explore in a future TechsmARTs? Submit it here.
Join us on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 10:30am – 12:00pm at MOCA GA for a free conversation on Digital Documentation and Storytelling.
This presentation and discussion for artists who don’t work in traditional documentation formats. What concerns should professional artists address when photographing and presenting their work and telling the story of their arts business through their documentation? RSVP HERE.
MEET THE PRESENTERS:
Kimberly Binns is a multi-disciplinary creative currently
living and working in Atlanta, Ga. She holds a BFA from
Georgia State University and has a background in
architectural design and video production. Her most
recent exhibition of works on paper included
compositions from her “He and Me Then We, but She”
series at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
(MOCAGa) and she has also been recognized for her
photographic works. Kimberly is heavily involved in the
arts and creative community and is currently producing
an ongoing artist documentary series titled “MAKER_”.
“As an artist, I hold a personal tenet that whatever art I create is always deeply personal. It is in the sharing of this art, and my creativity, however, that I give much of myself. I believe that my work should encourage the viewer to appreciate and synthesize what they see in a manner that’s befitting to their own sensibilities.”
Reis Birdwhistell is a freelance photographer living in Atlanta, GA. His interest in photography began in high school, where he began photographing for the school newspaper and yearbook. Prior to his work as a freelancer, Reis formally worked for a Photographic Services of Atlanta. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Photography. Subjects of his photography are incredibly varied and diverse, including past presidents, neighbors’ children, jewelry, architecture and more. Reis uses a variety of equipment and techniques to create his work in both digital and film formats. Reis shares his life with his beloved wife, to whom has been married since college.
The revolution in the information technology world has fundamentally changed the way that people gain access to content. More and more information is becoming available in digital format making almost anything accessible with the click of a mouse. Yet the same technologies that provide this enhanced access also raise difficult questions concerning intellectual property because technology that provides easy access also aids in the ease of copying—both legal and illegal.
C4 Atlanta saw this as a very important and relevant topic trending in the arts community. After issues such as the Richard Price – Suicide Girls Instagram Price War and Tailor Swift’s public extraction from Spotify, C4 Atlanta saw an opportunity to bring a group of panelist together to discuss this poignant issue facing artists and their work.
Each panelist played an important role in how the discussion was shaped, and offered varying insights related to copyright, fair use, and intellectual property. The morning started with the following video and concluded with a discussion and Q&A session.
Additionally, we have provided you with a list of articles and resources which sparked the original development of this discussion as well as links to articles/resources mentioned in the talk. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, a full recording of the discussion is available for your listening pleasure.
A HUGE thank you to Stuart Shapiro from Binders Arts Supplies & Frames for putting together and presenting at our last TechsmARTs event. Stuart did a great job of moving from basic to more advanced information about using Twitter. Included in this post is Stuarts presentation. View it & use it!