“Arts Education” isn’t your grandfather’s “art appreciation” class. Today’s arts education programs are embracing the brave new world of technology, entertainment, and media. A hundred years from now, we’ll wonder why we didn’t embrace that shift sooner. -Phil Cooke
Media Experts Talk Media Arts:
“Re-imagining Burbank Arts Education for the digital age”
Warner Bros. Telepictures Productions
Carrie Brown Bob Mohler
March 14, 2013
The Colony Theatre
This amazing evening explored media arts, creativity, technology and innovation putting a spotlight on Burbank as the Media Capital of the World. Our esteemed panel of educators and senior executives in the Media Arts industry left us with some tips:
Companies are looking for employees who understand how to collaborate and how to translate the language of artists and designers into software and solutions. The Media Technology program at Woodbury University requires cross-discipline collaboration among its students.
The arts are collaborative and help teach students how to listen to others and express their own ideas while working as a team. Integrating art into the Computer Tech class at Jordan Middle School has transformed the students and the classroom; creating a more collaborative environment. By working together on projects the students are even learning faster!
You must have an eagerness to learn, the flexibility to work in an ever-shifting medium and have a curiosity for new ideas to be successful in today’s digital media world. Within 3 months a new technology can replace the current method of working and you must be able and excited to adapt and grow with it.
You can help make Burbank a training ground for the next generation of media arts experts by talking with your school site, our business community, and local artists to continue building our media arts programs and create opportunities for Burbank’s students to grow and learn!
Learn more about our Moderator:
Author of “One Big Thing:
Discovering What You Were Born to Do”
“Digital technology is changing everything – business, politics, entertainment, and education. It’s time we understand the challenge and prepare the next generation for the incredible opportunities before us.”
And our Esteemed Panelists:
Senior Vice President Digital Media
Warner Bros. Telepictures Productions
“Digital technology has emerged as our century’s platform to communicate, as well as to explore, create and experience the arts. To prepare for this, you must first start with the belief that great ideas can come from anywhere and there is no definitive right or wrong answer. Practicing the arts, which at its essence is creating something from nothing, helps reinforce these concepts.”
Yahoo! Shine and Yahoo! Lifestyles
“The arts take patience and you need to be tough to survive, but the reward is a creative, exciting career surrounded by fascinating people. For me, it could not be more worth it.”
Chair of Media Technology
Jesse Gilbert, composer, digital artist, software and sound designer, works in sound and software design creating flexible tools that are activated in live performance via network interaction, or in installation settings. His work has recently focused on multi-channel immersive environments, composing for the moving image, and real-time electronic music performance using custom sampling software.
Media Arts Teacher
Jordan Middle School
Mr. Lightfoot has been changing Burbank students’ lives through the Jordan Entertainment and News Studios since 2011. This program has strengthened student confidence & presentation skills as well as offered students the chance to be creative & expressive through digital media.
SPONSORED BY WARNER BROS.
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