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Christian Austin
Producer and Videographer, coordinates video production alongside the core creative team at Asante Communications.  Christian leads on-site production efforts and manages the different parties—including suppliers, filming crew, and filmed lecturers—to facilitate and ensure the capture of high-quality contents at every event.  Directing shoots for a variety of entertainment and commercial clients since 1998, he has participated in filming feature films, advertisements, and television programs.  Christian is Founder and Artistic Director of Industrial Arts & Manufacturing (IAM), a full-service production house for video and animation for musicians and corporate clients as well as museum-grade display graphics and specialty painting.  Clients include Museum of Modern Art, P.S. 1; Museum of New York; AXA; Nuit Blanche NYC; DUMBO Arts Festival; and Light Harvest.  He is also Co-founder with Olga Mazurkiewicz and Artistic Director of Z Collective, a visual initiative with live performances and installations featured in art institutes in Europe and India.  Christian graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts in New York City in 1996.

Olga Mazurkiewicz
Media Production Specialist, edits and produces high-quality video clips for web and live interactive media as part of the creative team at Asante Communications.  Experienced in audio-video equipment as well as software, she oversees recording sessions and directs production and post-production to transform raw footage into final products that reinforce the themes and ideas of the overall program.  Her expertise includes Panasonic, Sony, and Canon equipment; HDV/DV videography; lighting and sound design; media encoding; Photoshop; and Final Cut.  She also has extensive experience in the technical aspects of video through her roles in video and lighting design and installation for corporate events for clients such as Wall Street Productions and New City Video and Staging.  Outside of work, she is actively involved in local art and cinema production projects such as Z Collective, a Brooklyn-based visual initiative with live performances and installations featured in art institutes in Europe and India.  She partook in Breath Made Visible, a feature-length documentary about a dancer which won the Audience Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival (2008–2009) and was an entry in the pre-nomination list for the Academy Awards (2010).  She also participated in Tea with Strangers, a feature-length documentary on Syria which received the Noor Award at the Arab Film Festival and Special Mention at the Salento Film Festival (2007).




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