brian connors manke

Photographic Mind - Hive's Dana Rogers is the UK Student Employee of the Year

Most well-functioning campus workplaces at the University of Kentucky have one thing in common: student workers.

Hive Portraits

Last week the creative content/social media functional team of Hive, presented work-flow to other Hive team members. The podcasters created a demo interview featuring Christain Ecker called “On the Spot.” The social media writers showed their interactive pages created through facebook, twitter etc. connected to the A&S page. And to show what I do in terms of photography here at A&S, I took portraits of all Hive team members at the meeting in yearbook style! Brian and I provided everyone with funky clothes from our closets and everyone had a lot of fun, because the creative content/social media team has a lot of fun doing what they do.

 

I have chosen the best dressed out of our portraits at the meeting, your prize is pride. Here you go…

1. Brian Connors Manke

2. Dustin Mays

3. Luyi Su

4. Adrian Booker

5. Scott Horn

6. Cheyenne Hohman

7. Christina Buckner

 

 

 

The Hive: Creative Content and Social Media with Brian Connors Manke

The Hive is the College of Arts and Sciences' newly unified team of both creative and technical services, which provides A&S  with support on web and print media projects, public relations, and computing and informational services. We sat down with Brian Connors Manke to discuss his role in The Hive as the Assistant Director of Communications and Creative Content and the Functional Team Lead of the Creative Content and Social Media Team.

This podcast was produced by Christina Buckner.

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Natalie Baxter at Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute

In summer 2011, Arts & Sciences Video Production team member Natalie Baxter traveled to Whitesburg, Ky to help teach Appalshop interns how to create documentary style short films about the Appalachian region. The program, Appalachian Media Institute (AMI), has interns ages 14 to 21 that live in the surrounding Appalachian Kentucky counties. Filmed by: Dana Rogers, Brian Connors Manke, and Noah Adler Edited by: Dana Rogers

The Visuals of Video

I dig musician/songwriter Bill Callahan. He's been at it for a long time - working under the "Smog" moniker for many moons before shedding that skin and performing under his own name for the past few years. He's run the gamut from lo-fi home recording (long before GarageBand) to his current, more polished sheen. "America!" from his new album Apocalypse is filled with great imagery of a nation past and present - shifting gears from name dropping some of his songwriting heroes, to pop-culture references to war and the political. 

Just watched the video and it really struck me with its lyrical style and amazing visuals - separately unique, but also equal to Callahan's songwriting. It's the kind of piece that I hope that the talented people here at A&S can explore making - a great example of blending cool illustration/animation with narrative. Not only complemeting it, but enhancing it to new heights. It's pretty inspiring stuff - to me at least. Major props to the team behind this - Okay Mountain/Dave Bryant. 

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