A few questions from migrating on Tues:
1. Steina video was 20 minutes in length but only 8 minutes was Steina- then I am pretty sure it was video that was taped over and left over at the end. I migrated the whole tape because I was not prepared to make that decision at the time. This is a question that should be broached with the client in case running times are not supplied? Do you want the entire taped content or just what is proported to be on the tape in terms of content?
2. One tape quit on me half way through and I had to move it forward manually to get it to keep playing in the deck. My question was what do I do with this? start over? or do I piece together the files? Right now we try to do a whole capture- even if it takes a few tries..
3. Ghosting issues today- the image had residual visuals occurring with movement but I realized that it was coming from the original tape, not the machine- so there is not much I could do.
Timing: started at 2- finished at 7pm- with a tutorial for Lauren. 6 tapes about 90 minutes of content. Right now this is 1:3 per tape.
the importance of the arts in communities and schools
Mitch Anderson, Co-Chair of the Artists in Residence Ministry at Trinity, shares his perspective and pinpoints why art matters.
This spring at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago has been a busy time in the visual arts. In addition to our 11th Annual Art Exhibit, we’re exhibiting Black Comics, as well as a memorial exhibit to arts pioneer Margaret Burroughs, and culminating with a visit from Mark Bradford on May 22, a world-renowned visual artist. Mark has chosen Trinity (from any on the globe!) as the church home to whom he’s bringing his message of art and community!!
But as you may have noticed, these activities stand in stark contrast to what we see in our country today; political partisanship has fueled attitudes ranging from apathy, to outright hostility towards the funding and valuation of art programs across the country.
Compelling research demonstrates participation in arts programs help children read and write better, be more focused in class, raise test scores, develop higher self-esteem, and solve problems more creatively. Art programs involve communication, interpretation and understanding of complex symbols similar to mathematics and foreign languages. Learning these skills helps to develop high order analytical skills as well as skills of evaluation and synthesis. Many art programs make the child regularly use different skills in turn making them very dynamic and versatile. This helps children form positive attitudes about themselves and others while building self-esteem.
So what can we do? Despite the art-challenged atmosphere in which we find ourselves, there are many ways to fight back! There are numerous ways you can experience the arts. For example, taking a young person (and an open mind!) to the nearest art gallery or museum—Mark Bradford’s opening at the MCA on May 26 would be a great start!
Mitch Anderson’s artwork include illustrations used in magazines and publications, as well as gallery pieces focused on the human form. His exhibitions include the South Side Community Art Center auction, and the Black Creativity exhibit, on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Photos (top to bottom): Mitch leads a recent youth workshop ”Drawing Superhero & Funny Comics”; youth Summer Project, a mural commemorating Trinity’s dedication of it’s “George Washington Carver” garden and Farmer’s Market; Mitch with young workshop participants. All photos provided courtesy of Trinity United’s Artists in Residence.