PODCAST I’m Pregnant… S1E5: 1st Trimester – How life is different part 3: YOUR ENVIRONMENT

I’m Pregnant! And I Don’t Know Who The Momma Is! The PODCAST S1E5: 1st Trimester – How life is different part 3: YOUR ENVIRONMENT
February 3, 2018 The Artizen Company
Host Tae Eady discusses with co-host Aimee McCoy the importance of safety and intentional choices of companions and environment during your pregnancy. You are going to TRIP, you’re pregnant! Who are the right people and where is right place to be for help and support even when you TRIP! We’re about empowering black women, expecting mothers, and families to ensure a safe and fulfilling entrance into parenthood.
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Atlanta Rhizome Event Nov. 4th 2017

Our History Our Narrative
Rhizome Event presented by The Artizen Company

Free & Open to the public

The Artizen Company will host an Our History Our Narrative Rhizome Event. A celebration of Black Culture keepers and the culture and history they keep! Free and open to the general public and all invited guests. We will have music, food, tours, activities, and a special (in-progress) screening of Aimee McCoy’s short documentary film about James C. Horton the Curator, Collector, and Owner of The Sights and Sound Black Cultural Expo Museum (SAS).
Mr. James C. Horton and his family have been collecting artifacts and memorabilia of Black cultural and historical aspects of the Black American experience since his childhood. This curated design of SAS begins with the collector himself then your journey begins from the continent of Africa to the presidency of Barack Obama. Capturing moments of history like the contributions to civil rights, science, industry, government, activism, religion, and entertainment. Take this opportunity, be surrounded by a selection of what Our Narrative is with our History, and celebrate this culture and Mr. Horton as a Culture Keeper.
This event is sponsored in part by The Artizen Company, Sights and Sounds, and Alternate ROOTs an art activist organization.

Date: November 4th, 2017
Location: Sights and Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, Georgia 30033
Time: 2pm – 4pm (doors of museum open at 10am)

Get Tickets Here!

Mr. James C. Horton giving a tour of the Buffalo Soldiers exhibit.
Mr. James C Horton with long time friend and mentor C. Green of Alabama.
Tae Eady and Aimee McCoy, the co-founders of The Artizen Company, are excited to present this of their first Rhizome events. As new Alternate Roots members we are excited for the opportunity to network and get to know our other fellow Atlanta ROOTers and they to know us.

Summer Film Intensive 2017!!

Summer Film Intensive 2017 is off to an amazing start!

In Session One we have:

  • Learned about Media Literacy
  • Learned basics of television production
  • Attended two film festivals with workshops
  • Conducted eight interviews
  • Trained in an actual television studio
  • Toured GA Tech’s WREK radio station
  • Shot a short film
  • Traveled over 250 miles

And we are only at the halfway point!

Up next:

  • More shooting
  • More studio time
  • Post production/editing
  • More tours
  • More learning
  • More doing

Only 1 day left to register for second half of Session One.

There’s still time to register for Session Two:

For more information email: theartizencompany@gmail.com or call: 470-588-1822

 

Start Enrollment Now! ONLY A FEW WEEKS ‘TIL SFI2017 BEGINS!

THE BEST FILM/TV PROGRAM FOR TEENS IN GEORGIA

The Artizen Company’s

Summer Film Intensive

Give your teen the opportunity to discover their greatness and SHINE!

“How’s this for a testimonial? ___ didn’t want to go to Spain because he wanted to do the next two weeks of SFI 2015!!! He wasn’t even feeling conflicted. Obviously, he loves working with you both. We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for him and all of the outstanding experiences you have given him. We hope he gets to work with you more after his return from Spain.”

You ladies do a tremendous job. You set the bar high and the kids love what they’re doing and respect you so much they work tirelessly to achieve those goals. That’s what great teachers and coaches do.”

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The Artizen Company’s Summer Film Intensive: a hands-on filmmaking program, that will give participants the opportunity to develop and produce original, festival-worthy, short films and television programming with industry professionals.

This year we will focus on studio television development and production. Your young creative will have the opportunity to develop and produce quality programs for actual television broadcast. Each week working and learning in an actual functioning television studio

Session 1: Development, Pre & Post-production, Performance, and Principle Photography

Dates: June 5 – June 30, 2017

Session 2:  Development, Pre & Post-production, Performance, and Principle Photography

July 5 – July 28, 2017

Times: Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm

Ages: 12-18 (special consideration needed for participants under 12.)

Fee: $1400 (for full session), or $350 per week (two-week minimum):

Location: Meet-up at 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030 (we are always on the move!)

Your ONLY regret? You’re not a teen anymore!

 

SFI2017 Enrollment is OPEN! Exciting year Exciting times

The Artizen Company’s Summer Film Intensive 2017

Enroll your teen now!

In our 4-week Intensive sessions each participant will learn television production in a real working television studio. They will also broadcast their very own productions on television and stream around the world! An exciting world of talks shows, sketch comedy, news reports, and short films! The best film and television camp in the southeast! More opportunities in-front and behind the camera than any other summer program in Atlanta! LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION! DON’T MISS OUT on this amazing opportunity for your young talent start your enrollment TODAY !

Space is limited due to the quality of the programming.

For more details visit our website or, contact us 470-588-1822 or email at theartizencompany@gmail.com

Congratulations To A Special Student Of The Artizen Company!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Ian Ely’s short film DEATH has been accepted into two festivals so far this season and more to come.

 

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Summer Film Intensive 2017

  Open Enrollment Coming Soon!

 

SUMMER FILM INTENSIVE 2016

The Artizen Company’s Summer Film Intensive: a hands-on filmmaking program, that will give participants the opportunity to develop and produce an original, festival-worthy, short film with industry professionals.

The four-week intensives (session 1 and session 2) are led by The Artizen Company’s Co-founders and Artistic Directors, Aimee McCoy and Tae Eady. Along with daily instruction from Ms. McCoy, your teens will attend workshops lead by other industry professional, that will kickstart their own journey into independent filmmaking. The program will culminate in a dailies screening for family and friends, followed by a larger premier screening of the finished film in the fall.

The program is open to highly motivated youths age 12-18 (special consideration needed for younger participants) interested in a focused and collaborative filmmaking experience – in front of the camera and/or behind the camera. Through concentrated teamwork and leadership opportunities, participants will not only have professional work to show for their efforts, but also increase their knowledge and skills in such areas as: READ MORE!

The Artizen Company’s Newest Immersive Reality Experience: The Strange Fruit Experience

The Strange Fruit Experience will transport you to a time and space to explore the stories of a stolen people, who were tormented, terrorized, and brutalized day after day for centuries by parasitic foreigners. Come participate in this haunting experience in an attempt to lay these tormented spirits, the ancestors, to rest.

filmfest

Free and Open to the public

Oct. 29 6pm-8pm inside North DeKalb Mall

Hosted at Sights & Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum, 2050 LAWRENCEVILLE HWY Decatur, GA 30033

Oct. 31 Halloween night sundown (aprox. 7pm) – 9pm on Decatur Square

Hosted by CoreDance, in alley way of 133 SYCAMORE ST., DECATUR, GA 30030

Strange fruit Experience Halloween is sponsored in part by Alternate Roots as a ROOTSrhizome event.

In collaboration with The B.O.B. Society and Sheff Dizzle LLC.

#HistoricallyHaunting #TrueTerrorism #EvilEndeavours #HorrificallyHuman #TheBOBSociety #TheArtizenCompany #TheStrangeFruitExperience2016 #ROOTS40 #ROOTSrhizome

Summer Film Intensive Starting Soon! A few more slots available!

DECATUR WE ARE BACK

& STARTING SOON!

SUMMER FILM INTENSIVE 2016

The Artizen Company’s Summer Film Intensive is back! The best hands-on filmmaking program, that will give participants the opportunity to develop and produce an original, festival-worthy, short film with industry professionals.

The four-week intensives (session 1 and session 2) are led by The Artizen Company’s Co-founders and Artistic Directors, Aimee McCoy and Tae Eady. Along with daily instruction from Ms. McCoy, your teens will attend workshops lead by other industry professional, that will kickstart their own journey into independent filmmaking. The program will culminate in a dailies screening for family and friends, followed by a larger premier screening of the finished film in the fall.

The program is open to highly motivated youths age 12-18 (special consideration needed for younger participants) interested in a focused and collaborative filmmaking experience – in front of the camera and/or behind the camera. Through concentrated teamwork and leadership opportunities, participants will not only have professional work to show for their efforts, but also increase their knowledge and skills in such areas as:

  • Film Set Etiquette
  • Acting on Camera
  • The Director’s Job
  • Story Architecture
  • Cinematography & Camera Operation
  • Costumes & Make-up
  • Art Direction
  • Lighting and Grip
  • Production Assistance
  • Editing
  • Marketing and Film Festival Entry process

Experience is helpful but not required. However, each candidate must complete our review process, before the course begins, to ascertain their level of participation, motivation, and ability to work within a team. Space is limited due to the nature of the program, so start the process early. An interview is required for enrollment.

Session 1: Performance, Pre-production, and Principle Photography

Dates: June 6 – July 1, 2016

**This year we also have a special opportunity during this session for a select few to participate in a summer Teen Media Literacy field-trip to attend a youth centered Arts and Justice conference at the Highlander Research and Educational Center in New Market, Tennessee. (Email us for more information on field-trip.)**

Session 2: Post-Production and Marketing

Dates: July 5 – July 29, 2016

Times: Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm

Ages: 12-18 (special consideration is needed for participants under 12.)

Fee: $1400 (for full session), or $350 per week (two week minimum):

Double session package has deep discounts, contact us for details. 

Location: Sights & Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum, inside North DeKalb Mall

2050 Lawerenceville Hwy. Decatur, Ga. 30033

Call (770) 771-4863, click here, or contact us at theartizencompany@gmail.com to request a registration form and to schedule preliminary interview. Click here to pay deposit. 

(*Is your young filmmaker interested in both Full Sessions? We do have a double session special. Call or email for more details before purchasing any discounted or special option.)

Former students have gone on to do work in professional productions, while others have been accepted into art and performing art school programs.

NOW PLAYING! SILENT ENCOUNTERS: Art in Body Language

SILENT ENCOUNTERS: Art in Body Language  May 6 – May 15

Thurs. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 7pm  

Come get interactive with us at EYEDRUM Art and Music Gallery!

Family friendly, cash bar, eats, elevation, community, and enlightenment.

The ultimate unique experience!

FBBAnner Silent Encounters2016

The Artizen Company and Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery presents

Silent Encounter: Art in Body Language by Aimee McCoy and Tae Eady

An immersive reality experience about friendship, love, language, and loneliness.

May 6 – May 15,

Thurs. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 7pm

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, 82 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

$25 Admission ~ $20 Prime Admission (65 and older) ~ $16 Student Admission w/ID

Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can $10 and up.

Tickets online at SimpleTix.com

Doors open one hour before showtime.

Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is a unique production where the audience is free. Free to roam, free to join actors on stage, and free to just sit back and watch the show. The audience is invited into a cozy atmosphere to enjoy the experience of living in another world if only for a few moments. Each night something different and special will take place, from special access to Eyedrum’s Art Gallery, to a possible impromptu concert. Anything can happen.

About the show:

The Artizen company has created an immersive reality production that combines theater, film, installation, and visual art  to create an experience where our two deaf performers interact with audience members as they live onstage. Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is about Singer and Ant, best friends and roommates, who are deaf and non-verbal. They live a perfect life, isolated in their world, only communicating with each other. As they go about life and expand their circle of visitors, they encounter difficulties of sickness, loneliness, separation, and isolation. As Deaf people these struggles are intensified by complications with communicating, and lead to a surprising conclusion.

This show explores how we connect and communicate. The dichotomy of our complex language is at the heart of this work. We have a plethora of words to allow specificity in communication; however, we use this veritable shmorgishborg to mislead, cheat, confuse, distract, and often flat out lie. What would happen if we all lost our ability to speak words yet had to communicate? Would this communication be more truthful? Would it be clearer? As hearing people we sometimes take for granted those senses that others do not have, like hearing. We challenge our performers and our audience to find a deeper, truer way to communicate feelings, desires, and ideas by allowing only nonverbal communication.

Devised and directed by Aimee McCoy, Curated by Tae Eady. Support for this project was provided in part by AlternateRoot, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Eyedrum Arts and Music Gallery, VSA Arts of Georgia, BM Entertainment, and PushPush Theater.

Event on Facebook

The Artizen Company on Facebook

Website: www.theartizencompany.com

Tel: 770-771-4863

Email The Artizen Company

$3 parking At LAZ parking deck adjacent to Eyedrum.

OPENING NIGHT SILENT ENCOUNTERS: Art in Body Language ~ SPONSORED BY THE B.O.B. SOCIETY

MAY 6th OPENING NIGHT!

SILENT ENCOUNTERS: Art in Body Language 

Come celebrate our opening night at EYEDRUM Art and Music Gallery!

Family friendly, cash bar, eats, elevation, community, and enlightenment.

The ultimate unique experience!

FBBAnner Silent Encounters2016

The Artizen Company and Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery presents

Silent Encounter: Art in Body Language by Aimee McCoy and Tae Eady

An immersive reality experience about friendship, love, language, and loneliness.

May 6 – May 15,

Thurs. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 7pm

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, 82 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

$25 Admission ~ $20 Prime Admission (65 and older) ~ $16 Student Admission w/ID

Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can $10 and up.

Tickets online at SimpleTix.com

Doors open one hour before showtime.

Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is a unique production where the audience is free. Free to roam, free to join actors on stage, and free to just sit back and watch the show. The audience is invited into a cozy atmosphere to enjoy the experience of living in another world if only for a few moments. Each night something different and special will take place, from special access to Eyedrum’s Art Gallery, to a possible impromptu concert. Anything can happen.

About the show:

The Artizen company has created an immersive reality production that combines theater, film, installation, and visual art  to create an experience where our two deaf performers interact with audience members as they live onstage. Silent Encounters: Art in Body Language is about Singer and Ant, best friends and roommates, who are deaf and non-verbal. They live a perfect life, isolated in their world, only communicating with each other. As they go about life and expand their circle of visitors, they encounter difficulties of sickness, loneliness, separation, and isolation. As Deaf people these struggles are intensified by complications with communicating, and lead to a surprising conclusion.

This show explores how we connect and communicate. The dichotomy of our complex language is at the heart of this work. We have a plethora of words to allow specificity in communication; however, we use this veritable shmorgishborg to mislead, cheat, confuse, distract, and often flat out lie. What would happen if we all lost our ability to speak words yet had to communicate? Would this communication be more truthful? Would it be clearer? As hearing people we sometimes take for granted those senses that others do not have, like hearing. We challenge our performers and our audience to find a deeper, truer way to communicate feelings, desires, and ideas by allowing only nonverbal communication.

Devised and directed by Aimee McCoy, Curated by Tae Eady. Support for this project was provided in part by AlternateRoot, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Eyedrum Arts and Music Gallery, VSA Arts of Georgia, BM Entertainment, and PushPush Theater.

Event on Facebook

The Artizen Company on Facebook

Website: www.theartizencompany.com

Tel: 770-771-4863

Email The Artizen Company

$3 parking At LAZ parking deck adjacent to Eyedrum.