Matt and Nicolette SwiftFilm/Video/Media
Nikki Swift is the founder and owner of Nicolettecinemagraphics and has been a practicing filmmaker and artist for most of her life. Recording day-to-day life since she was a teenager, she imagines herself a tinkerer of sorts by exploring various image making devices to fit her creative whims. Her most recent works move in two directions. The first is a continued series of personal experimental video essays on her life as an American orphan. The second is a series of video installations that combine social commentaries with archival materials, found footage, and a connection to the historical avant-garde film and video movements. Her background includes a Bachelor of Arts in both film studies and art history from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science with a focus in digital collections preservation and access from Kent State University.
Since 2003, she has been working as an artist, curator, and media consult for businesses, non-profits, and residents of the Central Ohio area while producing her own work which have shown at festivals and competitions across the U.S. and abroad. In 2014 she was awarded a Greater Columbus Arts Council Media Arts Fellowship. Her videos have been shown at festivals and competitions across the U.S. and abroad.
Matt Swift is a Columbus-based artist, filmmaker, educator and community organizer with a background that includes a Bachelor of Arts in both film studies and art history with a minor focus in fine arts from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science with a focus in digital collections preservation and access from Kent State University. In 2007 Matt was inducted into the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society (BETA PHI MU). Matt was awarded a Greater Columbus Arts Council Media Arts Fellowship for his work in moving image art in 2014.
For over 10 years they have been performing freelance work locally in the form of providing audio/visual digitization, consultation and creating video, photo, graphic arts, and paintings for the purpose of art exhibition. They have led workshops in media arts for non-profits such as 4-H and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. They have a long history of curating moving image programs around Columbus, OH as part of organizations such as The Columbus Moving Image Art Review, The Journal of Short Film, Reelabiltites Film Festival, The Columbus International Film + Video Festival, Comfest, and the Independents Day Festival. In 2020 Nicolettecinemagraphics was awarded the Ohio Governors’ Award for Small Business Supporting the Arts by the Ohio Arts Council.
Areas of Expertise:
- Film Curation
- Bluray and DVD Creation
- Video Editing and Color Grading
- Formal Film and Online Pedagogy
- Narrative Film Production and Documentary Film Production
- Experimental Video and Installation Video
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adults
- Adult Facilities
Facilities and Resources Required
- Electrical outlets
- We can either work with supplied video equipment and software or can work out agreements to provide video equipment and software as needed.
Upon request with minor restrictions. Depending on timing and style of class, arrangements can be made for at least one member of our team to be available.