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.
It was a pleasure to photograph the UR reunions again this year!
Here is a seriously fun promo I produced, filmed, and edited for VMFA’s new special exhibition, “Napoleon: Power and Splendor,” opening this weekend.
Promoting Art for Life Enrichment Through Transgenerational Engagement (PALETTE) is a program that connects health professional students (mostly VCU pharmacy students, I believe) and active older adults. Together, they create art projects together. It’s all about fostering friendships that can break down generational stereotypes. It was a pleasure photographing another exhibit and reception for the program.
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: