Natalie Baxter (b. 1985, Kentucky) currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Baxter received her BA in Fine Art from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 2007 and MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012. Through video and sculpture, her work deals with various definitions and perspectives of home and place.  Her most recent body of work, Warm Gun, applies sewing skills she learned from her Appalachian grandmother to create soft objects that challenge feminine ideals, gun laws and violence.  

 

E D U C A T I O N

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MFA Studio Art: Digital Media 2012

UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH (SEWANEE) BA Studio Art – Video 2007

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY IN FLORENCE, ITALY semester abroad studying Art History 2005

 

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

CBS RELIGION & CULTURE  Associate Producer – New York, NY Aug 2014 – present

DIGITAL FILM ACADEMY Instructor – New York, NY Jan 2013 – present

FREELANCE video editing / graphic design / photography / website design & build – New York, NY Jan 2014 - present

CO-PRODUCER & EDITOR Our Tall Man (a documentary about Manute Bol and both Sudans) 2013 - present

DIGITAL FILM ACADEMY Director of Student Services and Curriculum – New York, NY Aug 2012 – Dec 2013

VISION EDUCATION & MEDIA Educator - New York City, NY Sept 2012 - March 2013

APPALSHOP: APPALACHIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE Lead Educator – Whitesburg, KY May 2011 - July 2012

UK COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Creative Director of a media production team – Lexington, KY Feb 2010 - May 2012

BLUEGRASS COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Adjunct Professor (FCP and Flash courses)– Lexington, KY Aug 2011 - May 2012

LEXINGTON FILM LEAGUE Instructor – Lexington, KY June 2010 - Aug 2011

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF BOZEMAN Art Teacher / Camp Director – Bozeman, MT Sept 2007 -  April 2009

BOZEMAN FILM FESTIVAL Board Member / Graphic Designer – Bozeman, MT Oct 2007 – April 2009

 

S E L E C T E D   A W A R D S,   G R A N T S   &   S C R E E N I N G S

2015 HARVARD'S PLURALISM PROJECT Winner of the Photo Contest Award

2015 WILBUR AWARD Religion Communicators Council award TV Doc up to 30 min for Crime, Punishment & Redemption (role: Associate Producer)

2014 HOT DOCS Toronto, ON / participant in Deal Makers pitch session for OUR TALL MAN

BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL Brooklyn, NY / BFF Exchange pitch session participant for OUR TALL MAN

2012 APPALACHIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE Indiana, PA / screening and presentation of home/place

REEL VISIONS TV SERIES Kentucky Educational Television / various films screened on episodes 112, 114, 121 & 116

SOLO VIDEO SOCIOLOGY: The Technology and Human Subjects Aspects guest lecturer at UK Sociology series

2011 JAMES S. BROWN GRANT award for Beech Creek documentary video and oral history project

UK APPALACHIAN RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM winner of the Appalachian Art showcase award

LEXINGTON FILM LEAGUE “DOER’S VIDEO CONTEST” winner of Best Overall Film

DERBY CENTER FILM FESTIVAL Louisville, KY / official selection

SIDEWALK MOVING PICTURES FESTIVAL Birmingham, AL / official selection

WINTER SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL Sommerset, KY / Best Film award and Technical Excellence award

2010 KENTUCKY FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN / ARTIST ENRICHMENT GRANT awarded for documentary in Appalachia

JAMES S. BROWN GRANT awarded for documentary work done in east Kentucky

2007 CROSS CULTURAL AWARD University of the South - awarded for documentary work done in Trench Town, Jamaica

 

S K I L L S   &   C E R T I F I C A T E S

VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE: Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X, AVID Media Composer, Adobe Premiere

DESIGN SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator

WEB BUILDING / DESIGN: proficient in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Shopify e-commerce, WIX pro

TEACHING: NY State Licensed Teacher (through BPSS)