Artifact Pictures : Studio News

Happy New Year from Artifact Pictures
January 3, 2011, 5:07 pm
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Media Production Training
January 1, 2010, 10:57 pm
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Artifact provides one-on-one training and small group workshops on a variety of media production and animation topics. We train both individuals and organizations – some of our recent clients in 2009 include :

Learn more about our training options here.

Global Creative Economy Summit
January 1, 2010, 9:52 pm
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We presented our film, The View From Amber Street, at a special panel for the Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit. Attending as panel participants were three of our colleagues and neighbors in the Amber Street building : bookbinders Sandi and Allen Geiser, artist Michael Manthey, and ceramics artist and business owner Mark Lueders.

Artifact’s participation was also featured in Innovation Philadelphia’s newsletter about the event.

About the Panel : Beyond urban planning theories and speculation about what happens to the manufacturing class when factories close, or to the artists who pioneer our post-industrial communities, the film is a real-world, real-time example of an ongoing creative economy transformation, documented on film, and presented with a live discussion by the film’s participants. The View From Amber Street provides a unique perspective on this history in the making, made by, with and about the people who it affects directly, and focusing on the intricate relationship between industrial and creative production.

Visit the film’s website to learn more.

Video Series for Law School
January 1, 2010, 9:49 pm
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Artifact recently produced a series of instructional videos for the Widener University School of Law. The series explores topics relating to professionalism for law students as they transition to becoming law professionals, by recreating narrative vignettes from law school or courtroom scenarios.

New Documentary : “I Am Adopted”
January 1, 2010, 8:50 pm
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Artifact has completed work on this new original documentary, which will air on Philadelphia Stories [MiND-TV] in early 2010.

Producer Julie Goldstein frames I Am Adopted with her own personal experience – a reunion with her birthmother – which evolved while she attended the Adoptee Rights Demonstration in Philadelphia in 2009. Adoption has been a subject of social interest for years – national debates about non-traditional families, and reproductive rights have all touched on this difficult issue. In all the discussion, however, the experience of the adult adoptee is rarely heard or acknowledged. Aside from the emotional and psychological dimensions of the adoptee’s experience, there is also a legal aspect, as adult adoptees are, in most states, including Pennsylvania, being kept from accessing their own birth records. The laws that prevent them from doing so are a legacy of a social climate that stigmatized infertility, out-of-wedlock birth, and adoption. This documentary brings to light the experiences of adoptees whose life experiences, as part of the adoption triad (adoptee, birthmother, adoptive parents), are not always socially recognized.

New Documentary : “Something In Common”
January 1, 2010, 8:44 pm
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Artifact has completed work on this new original documentary, which will air on Philadelphia Stories [MiND-TV] in early 2010.

Mothers In Charge is a community advocacy and support organization for families affected by violence. Something In Common is a documentary that profiles the women that make up the organization, most of whom have lost a child or other close family member to violence.  This group of strong, inspired women labors every day to reach out and make a difference in our community, transforming their personal tragedy into lasting social change.  Urban violence will have a ripple effect on families and throughout our communities for years to come, and Mothers In Charge is a leading grassroots community response to this violence.  This film brings to life the very often untold, very human stories that shape this ongoing social tragedy, where violent crimes are more than statistics.

New Documentary : “Unschooling”
January 1, 2010, 8:27 pm
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Artifact has completed work on this new original documentary, which will air on Philadelphia Stories [MiND-TV] in early 2010.

Unschooling is a thoughtful, intriguing conversation with Bob Kay, Philadelphia psychiatrist and education advocate, about the human capacity and desire to learn, the history and limitations of the school system, and how we might better educate and inspire the next generation.