Finding Her Voice in Film – Melissa Salpietra, 2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient Melissa Salpietra.
By Michael Solender Melissa Salpietra is a creative problem solver. The freelance video editor, animator and producer of science-based documentary films approaches her work as a storyteller in ways not dissimilar from how one assembles a complex puzzle. Carefully integrating imagery, text, dialog and soundtrack, Salpietra crafts storylines in her films to inform, educate and …

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Making Dance Accessible – Audrey Baran, 2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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By Michael Solender Audrey Baran wants to challenge common misconceptions some have about dance. “Many think dance is boring or is elitist,” said Baron, founder of her Charlotte-based eponymous troupe, Baran Dance. “These are two things I try to dispel through my work. There is a lot of intimidation about dance that doesn’t need to …

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‘Honoring the Black Experience’ – Quentin Talley, 2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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By Michael Solender Music, dialogue and movement used in creating theater “rich as the rhythm it possesses,” are amongst the many components Quentin Talley uses in his storytelling approach and philosophy. Producer, director, actor, poet, host, consultant, vocalist, recording and teaching artist, Talley is a fixture on Charlotte’s theater and cultural scene – a venerated …

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