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“Open Talks” guest artist series

April 5, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


reckinger-e1334702157369Candace Reckinger is an artist-director specializing in hybrid media and visual music using a mix of animation and photography. Her work ventures beyond the boundaries of conventional narrative exploring the border between the figurative and the abstract, the mythic and experiential, and the tension between movement and stillness. Her inspiration emerges from myth, landscape and music. Candace currently is collaborating with composers to create immersive projected visuals for live music performance.


mike-e1334700195525Mike Patterson is a director, designer and animation artist working in visual music. His animated film Commuter, along with 7 of his music videos, are in The Museum of Modern Artʼs permanent collection.
After graduate studies with Jules Engel at CalArts, Mike was brought to the attention of record executives with his Student Academy Award-winning animated short Commuter. Employing his unmistakable drawing style, he began his career in music videos in 1985 by animating the epic MTV hit Take On Me for A-Ha. He teamed up with his wife Candace Reckinger to direct a string of MTV hits that include, Suzanne Vega’s Luka, Sting’s Be Still My Beating Heart and Opposites Attract, featuring Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat, which won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 1990. Their videos have received MTV, Billboard, MVPA, and American Music Awards, and continue to appear on top 100 music video lists.

This session if FREE, but you need to complete the RSVP below to reserve your ticket. This session is scheduled for 10:30am – 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). Use this online time zone converter to find the right times for your region.







April 5, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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USC School of Cinematic Arts
840 W. 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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