CINEMA RESET is the new media partner of the NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL.
Since 2012 Cinema Reset has worked to bring exciting new media works to New Orleans, facilitate community media arts workshops, and champion diverse creative voices on the front lines of emerging art and storytelling forms. Cinema Reset began as a single exhibition, and since then we have grown into an organization that supports interdisciplinary and hybrid media. As curators, we prioritize sharing works that don't quite fit within traditional gallery or film festival settings. We support and exhibit dynamic transmedia storytelling, experimental media performance, immersive virtual reality projects, multimedia installations, video art, and more. We also promote the revitalization of celluloid-film processes, and host screenings of genre-defying films and animations.
Our workshops are always free and open to the public, and have helped us connect with the regional community and support local artists, students, and makers of all ages and backgrounds. We bring in guest media arts educators to share new skills and ideas, and we hope to continue to spark creative inquiry and promote love for the magic of moving image. Workshops are held during the New Orleans Film Festival every year.
Lindsey Phillips originally began her work with Cinema Reset in 2012 as Education Coordinator and then became the Director of the program in 2013. She has strived to bring new media and visual arts to New Orleans, fostering relationships with artists and organizations both locally and nationally to showcase new and innovative contemporary art and film works. Additionally, Lindsey is a documentary filmmaker and editor in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Rachel Lin Weaver began her work with Cinema Reset as an artist liaison and installation facilitator in 2012. She is an artist, educator, and curator specializing in video art, new media, experimental film, and media installation. Rachel has participated as a filmmaker on numerous documentary projects for National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institute. As an artist, Rachel has also shown her video artworks, performances, and media installations in over 90 group and solo exhibitions regionally and internationally since 2005. She has forthcoming solo exhibitions of installation works at galleries in South Africa, Brazil, and New York. Currently, Rachel is an Assistant Professor of Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech. She is inspired by the rich artistic dynamism of New Orleans, and is especially dedicated to bringing great new media works to the South.
Trevor Alan Taylor's passion for boundary-pushing cinema was inspiring to many people. He imagined a New Orleans Film Festival that stood out to showcase genre-defying media works, virtual reality, experimental film, and media art installation. Cinema Reset was formed in 2012 as a result, and Trevor's ideas served as the foundation for this program, alongside Blake Bertuccelli and the New Orleans Film Society.
We are beyond saddened by Trevor's unexpected passing in April of 2016. We will continue to make Trevor's dream a reality by bringing pioneering new media works to the New Orleans community. As Cinema Reset moves forward, we do so in honor of Trevor's memory, and humbled by the knowledge that his vision made this organization possible.