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The Power of Content: A 360°Perspective
In an interactive and highly connected world, content is emerging as one of the most effective creative currencies. Join us on Wednesday, September 30 with special guest Winfield Ezell, Jr., founder and CEO of Obsidian Creative Studios, for an introduction to the philosophy at the core of his multi-media company: The 360° Mindset. He will discuss how to create an engaging, interactive, and entertaining experience by combining traditio
nal media techniques with new digital and social media technologies. Filmmakers and musicians can position themselves as the leading architects of this experience because of their natural aptitude for ingraining storytelling in their art. The 360° concept opens up a plethora of new opportunities for filmmakers and musicians to move their careers forward – taking them from starving artists to eating experts.
Winfield Ezell, Jr., the founder and CEO of Obsidian Creative Studios, has over 20 years of experience in film and TV Production. As a filmmaker, Winfield has produced, directed, and written projects featured at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle, Urbanworld Film Festival in New York, and the American Black Film Festival in Los Angeles, as well as TV networks BET and Centric. Moving back to the South, the I-20 corridor became his route, traveling between Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Atlanta, Ga. This was his introduction and immersion into the digital arena. As Executive Producer and the production power behind the Urban News Network, Winfield and his team garnered over 20 million views with urban content and creative projects for some of the hottest veteran and up-and-coming artists. As a musician, Winfield has been the singer and frontman of Seattle soul/funk bands Altered States of Funk, The Soul Pistols, and Groovology, performing at Bumbershoot and Hempfest. In 2005, Altered States and the Soul Pistols faced off for the Seattle Weekly’s Best Soul/Funk Band in Seattle.
Join us Wednesday, September 30 from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Spitfire in Belltown at 2219 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121.