OVF® Rehearsal on Facebook Live

My first Facebook Live interview, with ArtBeat Santa Fe host Kathryn Davis, as we undertake an Outdoor Vision Fest® rehearsal prior to the big night on April 28. Check out all of ArtBeat’s Facebook Live webcasts on their Facebook page.

Promoting OVF® on KSFR’s “Cinema Scope” — Friday, April 21, 6pm

KSFR CinemaScope LogoAs part of the continuing Outdoor Vision Fest media tour, I’m joining substitute host Linda McDill on KSFR‘s cherished weekly broadcast “Cinema Scope” to discuss all things OVF 2017: this Friday night, April 21, at 6:30pm MDT. You can live-stream the radio broadcast here, or listen to it the old-fashioned way on 101.5 FM. Don’t forget to come out for OVF itself on Friday night, April 28, on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design — if you’re anywhere in the northern New Mexico area!

Podcast of April 7 Richard Eeds Show

Podcast iconIf you missed the live broadcast of “The Richard Eeds Show” on KVSF-FM Friday morning, you can still catch the archived podcast of the segment, where OVF student artist Katrina Vollbracht and I both talk about Outdoor Vision Fest 2017, coming up on April 28. Augmented reality, virtual reality, interactive Byzantine ikons and much more — all coming to OVF in 3 weeks!

Outdoor Vision Fest® 2017 Media Tour Commences

I’ll be guesting on “The Richard Eeds Show” (KVSF, 101.5FM, “the Voice of Santa Fe”) this Friday, April 7, at 9am MDT — to kick off 2017’s Outdoor Vision Fest (OVF) OVF2017Postermedia tour. This is the 7th year of OVF, and I’m thrilled to again be executive-producing the event (which I’ve done since co-founding it in 2011), working with Santa Fe University of Art and Design faculty colleagues Brad Wolfley, Tom Miller, Jason Goodyear and others.

In 2016 we attracted some 3800 attendees to the campus for an exciting night of cutting-edge media installations, 100% created by undergraduate students. This year we’re hoping to do even better — and we’re bringing in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality (via the Blippar app, available on iOS and Android — download today!) and other new media toys to further enhance the OVF experience.

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OVF® 2017 — Coming Soon!

Outdoor Vision Fest® (OVF) began with a core belief that contemporary media students needed to think beyond single-channel media and explore cutting-edge technologies that enabled audience interaction with — and immersion in — moving-image experiences and environments.

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Perceptual Abstraction

Quick trip to LA last weekend, which included (as it usually does) a visit to LACMA. Picasso-Rivera, check (great and revelatory).

But the unexpected bonus, one of my favorite painters for decades: John McLaughlin (in, surprisingly, his first major posthumous retrospective). To get all art-theory (from the LA Times): “[his] negative space allows consciousness to blossom and manifest itself.”

And you can’t get any better than that.

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2017 — Here We Are

And like that, it’s 2017. Safe to say we can expect the unexpected in the coming 12 months…

Borst-classroom-2016.JPGIn the meantime, I continue my professorship at The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. During the Fall semester, the 5th season of our flagship initiative — Shoot the Stars!®concluded principal photography, and I produced the last of our Season 4 promos spotlighting the films’ student producers.  In the midst of the semester, I headed to the Big Apple to speak on a panel at the All American High School Film Festival about breaking into the entertainment business.

Outdoor Vision Fest® — which I continue to executive produce — heads towards its 6th iteration on April 28, 2017 (put it on your calendar and plan to attend if you’re in northern New Mexico).

A couple of new projects are underway and under wraps … details to come in the months ahead—