The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center is where the arts, sciences, and technology meet under one roof and breathe the same air. Four venues enable audiences, artists, and researchers to inquire, experiment, develop, and experience the ever-changing relationship between our senses, technology, and the worlds we create around us.
During my time on campus, I worked with a team of talented technicians to provide the technical needs required for collaborative residencies and performances with experimental artists from around the globe; we essentially worked as a team of collaborative and innovative problem solvers, taking an artistic idea, and working together to actualize it with the artists. As a part of this team, I was responsible for coordinating all lighting elements for performances, artist residencies, location film shoots, audio recording sessions, live-stream, and live video capture, with artists, producers, internal and external production departments. I was also fortunate to have shaped a sizable purchase of inter-departmental video / film lighting and grip equipment, generated an upgrade plan for obsolete equipment, and organized learning and development program to prepare area technicians for ETCP Certification exam.
My time working with this incredible collaborative team was a high point in my career, and many of the standout projects, along with photos and video, are included in the blog posts below.
text and logo from EMPAC website | photo by Daniel A. Swalec