I recently taught a video storytelling workshop to teenagers through Oakwood Arts, a non-profit arts education center and gallery in Richmond’s Church Hill. The students learned about multimedia and how to weave words and images together. They storyboarded, wrote first-person scripts, shot video, recorded audio, and directed/assisted in the editing process. Here are videos from Mikaylah and brothers, Shammond and Jamond.
It was great to work with students again. I was impressed how quickly they learned how to use the cameras, how easily the Shammond and Jamond worked together, and how mature and clear-sighted Makaylah is for thirteen. Thanks to the good work of Oakwood Arts these young people are learning technical and artistic skills that help them express themselves.
Here is a seriously fun promo I produced, filmed, and edited for VMFA’s new special exhibition, “Napoleon: Power and Splendor,” opening this weekend.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the installation of Jaume Plensa’s “Chloe” statue at VMFA, here is the artist profile video I filmed and edited.
Ethiopian-born artist, Wosene Worke Kosrof, talks about his artistic process, techniques, and use of symbols and writings in his paintings.
Willie Anne Wright is a native and resident of Richmond, Virginia. She received a BS in Psychology from The College of William and Mary and an MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also studied photography at Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine; Visual Studies Workshops, Rochester, New York; and VCU.
Wright’s paintings, serigraphs and drawings were her professional focus until 1972 when pinhole photography became her primary creative medium. Since then her lensless photography, pinhole and photogram, have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and have been included among numerous publications.
Some of my favorite videos I’ve made for VMFA are the ones we’ve done for kids. Here are a few highlights, plus the VMFA Kids playlist on Youtube:
A new video series that explores and showcases the life and work of VMFA employees. Each short episode features a single employeeand gives a unique behind-the-scenes look at his/her position at the museum.
First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Discovered one mile east of the known burial site of the First Emperor of China (r. 221–210 BC), or Qin Shihuang, the terracotta army was created to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China’s birth and one man’s lasting imprint on a nation.
Here are the broadcast commercials and social videos I produced for marketing the exhibition: