Posts by Ken:
What a great pleasure it was to meet actress/writerErica Alexander(GET OUT, THE COSBY SHOW, and LIVING SINGLE) to discuss my next project! The mission of Ms. Alexander’s production company, COLOR FARM MEDIA, with co-Founder/CEO Ben Arnon is quite clear.
We raise issues.
We breed diversity.
We nurture perspectives.
We grow talent.
“Seems like the film and video production field is on a FAST, FAST, FAST rise in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) area.“ ~ Captain Obvious
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I’ll also be doing a panel there! Click right here for more info.
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Last week, we lost one of the most genuine, kind, funny, intelligent, inspiring, and caring difference-makers that I’ve ever known in academe, Animation Professor Carl Twarog. Very sad news for me but Carl no longer has to suffer. His painful cancer battle is over. Personally, I probably won’t be totally restored from losing this man, meant in the truest sense of the word, for a very long time. In fact, I’m barely able to finish this post without stopping to dry my eyes. Thank you God for allowing me to befriend and learn from such an extraordinary spirit.
Yup, it hurts badly to lose ya man. Love ya Carl! ~ Ken
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Congratulations to film/video student Juliana Lane from East Carolina University on receiving the first annual WyattWorks Scholarship! CELEBRATE and get back to making more films and videos!!!
Check back for more details on you can apply for the upcoming 2019 WyattWorks Scholarship!
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A picture from last week’s National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) conference and workshop at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. At that moment, there were more video cameras and operators in the same place than anywhere else in the world! See if you can locate me! ~ Ken
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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 6 pm!
New Science Center
Johnson C. Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Rd.
FREE Event, but space is limited.
Register at www.fridayfellowship.org/event/ChairmanJones
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Had the pleasure recently doing some consultant work for director/producer Joseph Hill’s unparalleled documentary, BLACK BORDER WARRIORS: The Seminole Indian Scouts. It’s about an elite group of 1/2 black, 1/2 Indian commandos for the U.S. Cavalry during the Indian Wars in the American West in the 1870’s and 1880’s, primarily shot in TX and OK. His documentaries garnered several major accolades including a Peabody nomination, Cable ACE award, Beacon award, and National Association of Black Journalist award.
I first met “Joe,” a reporter/producer for 22 years, when we worked at a TV station in Rochester, NY. He talked about making this film one day — and that day has indeed arrived! When I saw the rough cut of BBW, I immediately thought, “Why wasn’t any of this mentioned in school?” Way to go Joe!
He also does invited lectures about the Black Seminole and the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts, as well as other historical subjects including the History of Haiti, Canadian towns settled by fugitive slaves, and Black Migratory Patterns in the U.S. All compelling stuff! ~ K
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I was privileged to read the script before it was shot and see the “rough cut” during the editing phase. And, trust me, writer Marilynn Barner Anselmi and director Evan Kidd are a HOT HOT HOT creative duo keep making hit after hit!!! Check out the [trailer]
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Thank you North Carolina Wesleyan, especially Dr. Bill Grattan, for recently inviting me to present a lecture on “Surviving as an Independent Film/Media Creative.” Your students and faculty were especially warm and hungry to learn. Not to mention, we got some networking and fun in!
Win-Win-Win! ~ Ken
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Check out this article in the Fayetteville Observer. Bravo director/producer Anna Jones!!!
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