The TriFilm Society, in collaboration with Longleaf Film Festival is hosting a panel discussion on sustainability for film and video makers.
The panel discussion on sustainability will be at the N.C. Museum of History, in downtown Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.
Advance registration is required. Tickets are $25 for guests and free for members of the TriFilm Society. (Members, please check your email inbox for directions on how to register.)
Panelists for the discussion on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, include Aaron Bittikofer, Lana Garland, and Tim Kiernan. The discussion will be moderated by Beth Yerxa. Bios for each person are included.
When he’s not recording audio, he’s creating music. Sound effects for live theatre productions got him moving in the direction of production sound. Although he powers his production gear via DC, AB still thinks Tesla was cooler than Edison.
He loves the ocean and most things in it. Boating has been a recent fancy. If anyone is looking to sell one, please see him after the panel concludes.
Aaron’s got a website with all of the details. Check it out if you like.
Lana Garland has worked as a Creative Director, Director, and Writer/Producer in television and film in the US and Europe. Her work has included creating content for HBO, BET, and ESPN in America, and TV2 in Denmark. In documentary film, she has freelanced on films such as Bowling For Columbine, HBO’s Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives. Lana is an NATPE Fellow, a NAMIC ELDP Fellow, a Gordon Parks IFP screenwriting finalist, a Worldfest Houston finalist, and a Telly Award winner. She is the recipient of the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Award from the Durham Arts Council and a Filmmaking Grant from the Southern Documentary Fund for her project on African American washerwomen.
For the past twenty years, Lana Garland has worked as a writer/producer and director in television and film in the US and Europe. She has worked in promo departments as a Senior Creative Director for BET and as a Writer/Producer for HBO and TV2 Denmark. In documentary film, she has filled researcher, field, and associate producer positions on Bowling for Columbine, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool, and Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives. Lana is a Telly Award winner, an IFP Gordon Parks screenwriting finalist, and a NATPE fellow. She is a Fulbright Specialist, having taught at Makerere University in Uganda in 2016/2017. Throughout the school year Lana is an adjunct professor in filmmaking at area universities and is currently producing/directing a documentary about Black washerwomen, Washerwoman. Originally from Philadelphia, she has a deep passion for house music, martial arts films, and Philly pretzels.
Tim Kiernan is a local filmmaker and editor. He is creative director and founder of 521 Studies. He has worked with video, film, and photography for more than 20 years. After graduating with a dual degree in Art & Design and Mass Communication from N.C. State University, he went on to direct a documentary with a grant from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He then helped build the video department at Capstrat and worked for more than three years at Red Hat as their lead video designer. In 2008, he started his own production studio so he could partner more directly with his clients.
Currently he splits his time between telling internal and external stories for global companies and looking for new ways to collaborate with artists, designers, and filmmakers worldwide. He has been a guest instructor at N.C. State University’s College of Design and worked to enable many others to create their own work and pursue their passion.
Beth Yerxa, Moderator
Beth Yerxa is executive director of Triangle ArtWorks. She has been involved in the arts community in the Triangle since 2001, when she served on the Raleigh City Council’s Task Force created to write the initial Raleigh Public Art Policy. Once this document was created, she was appointed by Council to the Raleigh Arts Commission, where she served from 2003 to 2009, including three years as Chair of that Commission. Beth practiced environmental regulatory law and litigation for 13 years, most recently as a partner at Smith Helms Mullis and Moore in Raleigh, N.C. She also currently Chairs the Board of the North Carolina State Arts Society.