“It’s Not Just Herding [Artistic] Cats”
Practical Planning for Multimedia Projects
Creating a multi-media project requires more than simply bringing various artists and media together. “Plan, plan again, then plan some more!” is the key to success and the prime directives are intent, message, resources and audience. The basic questions of who, what, when, where, why and especially how must be considered for each. A multi-media event should not be a show without substance, but rather the overall result of cooperatively conveying message and emotional content with intentionality and artistic integrity. It can be a rewarding do-it-yourself experience for anyone. If you can’t hire a professional tech staff, you can do magical things with your own digital devices–perhaps with some inter-generational help as needed! A screen presentation with accompanying handouts outlining practical planning strategies and useful suggestions will be accompanied by video examples and discussion of several actual projects.
Richard Webb, lauded by the Bristol Herald-Courier as “a musician foremost,” has performed extensively as a solo artist and with such ensembles as the San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Chamber Players and Orlando Bach Festival Orchestra. His workshops and master classes have been well received as a complement to those engagements. He is Professor and Dean Emeritus at Southern University, having served previously as Dean of the College/Chief Academic Officer at Westminster Choir College and Professor/Chair at San Francisco State and East Tennessee State Universities. A recipient of the coveted Louisiana Artist Fellowship for excellence in the arts, Dr. Webb is Organist/Music Associate at First United Methodist Church and Organ/Harpsichord Principal of the Baton Rouge Symphony. He is represented by Bach’s Five Productions and is a Featured Artist of the Organiste and Diapason websites.