Colorado Creatives

Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Evan Mann

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What's one art trend you want to see die this year? 

I am probably not connected enough to the art world to be aware of any trends that need dying, however, there does seem to be a lot of unnecessary and irreverent nakedness floating about, but I am not sure if this is even art. I think it's just nakedness.

What's your day job?

My interest in creating video art has actually created my day job. In November of 2012, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a film, The Otherworldly, which I just finished. I invested the money in the basic video equipment to not only make the film, but to start my own production company, Otherworldly Productions. I had to find a way to sustain my family and still be able to create my video work, which is an expensive medium. My dream is to direct music videos. I just completed my first year as an adjunct art professor at DU, but Otherworldly is really picking up and I am taking this spring quarter off to see if we can make it work. It's super-scary stepping off the comfy route and going out alone, especially with a family, but the adventure -- and the rewards -- are thrilling.

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