The aspiration of these affiliations is to generate research useful to the media and arts industries, to connect this research to student educational and training opportunities and to keep the Institute’s work technologically current.
In considering the possibilities for affiliation, we invite you to consider the value an affiliation can bring both to your own creative work, and to the next generation of creative students now being trained at Georgia State. In setting up formal collaborations, those are top priorities. For example, we’re more likely to support projects that directly benefit media and arts-making student work than those than don’t. Research generation and partnerships with Georgia State faculty are very highly prioritized in our work, and so the criteria we use are not designed to complicate affiliations but to facilitate them. We are also more likely to approve space/equipment allocations for projects that generate revenue for the Institute than those that do not.
If you would like to tour the facility, review architectural plans, need information about space or staff availability given a project timeline, need details about equipment or software configurations, or if you require specific rate sheet information to include the CMII facility in a grant or contract submission, complete our industry interest form or contact us directly:
CMII faculty are already working with external partners to enrich the production and training environment provided by the new building. An advanced TV production partnership with All3Media connects Georgia State students to Georgia-based project work, including contact with All3Media’s CNN projects, United Shades of America and Declassified. James Brooke, the executive producer heading All3Media’a Atlanta operations and the key CMII liaison, was recently interviewed about the prospects his company sees for Atlanta production. All3Media has installed AVID digital editing decks in the new building’s post-production bridge, which also connects to student training opportunities.
CMII is affiliated with TuneWelders, an Atlanta audio production company. The CMII project partnership is focused on low latency and long distance recording, where, for example, an opera student on the Georgia State Atlanta Campus can be audio-captured simultaneously with an orchestra in Miami or Tokyo.
The Goat Farm-connected 9to5 arts collective has undertaken a short residency as a way to creatively pre-activate the building prior to the grand opening. More than 200 artists from around the world competed to be one of the nine artists who are making and exhibiting digital art on the building’s first floor, as their art-making process is captured and streamed to the Internet.
In October 2017, CMII is hosting a one-day Creative Complex, a part of the A3C music festival. Artists and producers will have opportunities there to gain practical experience in connecting their musical creativity to digital media-making. The initiative was highlighted in a May 2017 Creative Loafing article.