After more than a year of scheduling shoots, interviewing, and meticulous editing, I was able to produce 35 profiles, each featuring a different curator or assistant curator at AMNH. These videos were held back from public viewing until after the museum was able to launch its newest website design—a version of that new site launched late last month.
This year marked an interesting turn of events for my career, beginning with a transition from working as the senior new media specialist at the American Museum of Natural History to a new role at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Two major non-profit institutions in New York City, each with a unique cultural impact.
While there often tends to be a sense of skepticism when speaking of Broadway’s future, TEDxBroadway was more about thinking positive, and brainstorming for the sake of live theater. Bazadona rattled off a list of needs for the viability of Broadway: incredible original productions, full theaters with diverse audiences, a wider platform to share our greater purpose, and less risk from external factors. “Broadway needs to become an idea factory,” he proclaimed, equating this industry to another—Silicon Valley.
Shortly after starting at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, I pitched an idea to create an mobile audio experience for the campus. My idea was to give visitors a chance to hear from artists as they stood in front of a particular venue, like Alan Gilbert discussing his role as the leader of the New York Philharmonic.
Whether Museum scientists are studying parasites, people, or planets in other solar systems, cutting-edge imaging technologies such as infrared photography, scanning electron microscopes, and CT scanners now make it possible to examine details that were previously unobservable.
In order to promote a White Light Festival event at Lincoln Center, “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” I reached out to one of the artists involved, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, asking him to shoot a few answers to our questions while he was on tour with his band.
One major aspect of this production that helps give it a "classic" sound is the lavish 28-piece orchestra. More recently, many Broadway shows have been orchestrated to be played by a smaller number of musicians. "It's thrilling to have a full-sized orchestra," Follies' musical director boasted.
Frank Sinatra. Twyla Tharp. Two legendary names in their respective fields of artistry. The first is heralded as one of the music industry’s greatest singers. The other, a leader amongst modern choreographers, wowing audiences with her work across many genres.
I ran a live Twitter campaign for the PBS broadcast "Live From Lincoln Center," as part of my digital marketing duties at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. This is the first of many live tweet evenings for this newly created Twitter account.
The New York State Department of Education has selected AMNH to launch a pioneering Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program...
Broadway means big business for the city of New York, as this past season brought in nearly $10 billion for the local economy, grossing upwards of a billion dollars for the theatrical community. When you look outside of Times Square, around the country, Broadway means even bigger business for local communities.
"It's been a huge challenge and a huge privilege," War Horse's playwright, Nick Stafford, recently told me after winning a Tony Award. "In the beginning, it seemed like an impossible task to write this play. To have the main character not be able to speak was a challenge."