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Thursday, August 5, 2010
People that change your life...
I want to give a shout out to Anthony Q. Artis. Last year I signed up for a B&H Photo workshop with him, a filmmaker's boot camp. After hearing Anthony speak, I felt sure that I could make all the hundreds of films running around in my head. It was truly inspiring. I surfed his blog. I bought his book, The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production and I put it all into practice. Last month it was truly a thrill to see my film on the big screen at a real movie theater as part of The New York Independent Film Festival. Wow! and I'm making more...
Another part of the film/video equation came into play via Jon Berge, wonderful artist and good friend. He's the one who's always cheerleading me on to apply for residencies and exhibitions and even crazy stuff like the Pepsi Refresh Project (more about this in September). I saw him in D.C. this summer for an opening— he's exhibiting at the Smithsonian. He also hosted me recently in Ohio while I was at the Wexner and has prodded and pushed me to make Videos on Broadway (now with support from the Puffin Foundation and the Wexner Center Media Arts Program, The Ohio State University) a reality. Shout out to you too, Jon!
These two inspiring men are evidence that it takes a quirky and interesting village to raise an artist.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.