MEDIA MANIA is a multi-media production that is designed to develop community building through collaborations with visual and performing artists. MEDIA MANIA brings communities together by presenting and promoting local talent in entertaining, thought provoking ways. Each show includes live and pre-recorded music, performance art, dance and slam poetry integrated with live and pre-recorded video. The productions are thematically designed to be fluid and true to the spirit of creativity through multi-media arts.
Participating artists create short (3-7 minute) presentations that in someway relate to and/or comment on the shows’ themes. Live cameras are choreographed to shoot the performers and audience and simultaneously project live and pre-produced images on the big screens. These eclectic “vignettes” are woven together to create the diverse, fluid multi-media arts experience.
Many greats have graced the stage since the initial Festival in 1995, including Ian Tyson, Tim O'Brien, Jesse Winchester, Natalie MacMaster, Chris Smither, Dave Carter, The Waybacks, John Gorka, Ruthie Foster, The Waifs, The Wailin' Jennys and more.
The Festival is held every year in September, the weekend after Labor Day, in beautiful Sisters, Oregon. The Festival is home to nine stages, including an 800-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters, and 900 seats at Sisters Art Works.
This video overviews the Festival and the community programs it administers.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL PROGRAMS
THE NATURE OF WORDS
The mission of The Nature of Words (NOW) is to strengthen and support the literary arts and humanities in the Central Oregon high desert region through community interaction with acclaimed authors and through creative writing programs for students and adults.
This video overviews the programs, activities and events that the NOW organizes and administers.
ORDINATION - BISHOP LIAM CARY
An excerpt from the ordination of Bishop Liam Cary. Produced and directed by Leonardi, the video was produced with a 5 camera live switch streamed internationally, as well as all the churches and schools in the Diocese of Baker.