Our TEDx T-Shirts Are Very Good Looking…

A huge thank you to Brian Torres, a local Orange County artist and Graphic Designer who freely donates his creative resources and time to causes he strongly believes in (like TEDx, both this year’s and last year’s, TEDxFullerton) and Tim Anderson, Nothing Shocking, who designed and printed TEDxSAArtistsVillage’s very good looking T-shirts.

You must see, tickets on sales now!


Meet Our Team…Todd Stauder, Tech Production Whiz

Todd  Stauder grew up in Huntington Beach, CA.  Attended college at Cal State  University, Long Beach and graduated with a degree in Mechanical
Engineering.  After working as an engineer for 10 years, he opted for a new career path in TV/Film production, followed by 3 ½ years in the role
of Manager of Special Events at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.  He now runs a business in Adventure Travel and calls the San Fernando Valley home.

Todd’s an ace Production Manager who’s making sure our stage set, lighting, seating, audio-visuals etc. etc. are ready and rocking on 10.1.11..

Meet our Team…Rob Croft, Design Guru…

Rob Croft is a native of central California and a graduate from Biola University in
south Los Angeles, with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies. He specializes
in graphic and web design and communication on a freelance basis, while wearing various other hats, including co-founder of Jotwol. A musician, writer, broadcaster, media or technical producer – Rob brings a wide array of experience and
knowledge to the table. For more info visit http://RobotFires.com or contact robcroft

Many many thanks for Rob for his terrific design skills, check out our fabulous TEDxSAArtistsVillage banner at www.downtown-santaana.com/ (and this website) and for all his super social media expertise (which for novices like me, Susan, is much appreciated…)

Rat Powered Films, ACE Curators

Rat Powered Films – ACE Curators!! 1st Annual Creative Orange County Short Film/Video Festival…

Bob Pece and Amy Caterina are Santa Ana-based Rat Powered Films (www.ratpoweredfilms.com).  Beginning in 2002, Rat Powered Films curated and screened dozens of film/video events throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, the most notable being 6 Booths in 7 Weeks, in 2003 and Take Off Your Coat, Stay Awhile, in 2006 at Santa Ana’s Grand Central Art Center and Rats is a Four-Letter Word in
2009 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana. RPF received a grant from the Downtown
Santa Ana Business Council and National Alliance of Mental Illness Orange
County. They have several film projects in the works including Consumption,
a collection of short films interviewing people who work in the field of mental
health, consumers, and people who have experienced the stigma of mental
illness, Art-as-Anodyne, interviews with men and women in conjunction
with A Window Between Worlds, a non-profit organization dedicated to using art
to help end domestic violence, and a series of interviews featured at CSU
Fullerton in Spring 2011 as part of an exhibition chronicling the history of
the art department.  In early 2011, they were members of the jury panel
for the Smogdance Film Society Short Film and Video Festival.

Congrats go to Amy, who’s the Orange County Great Park’s FIRST Artist-in-Residence.  She’s out there in her studio, stop by and say hi. She’s promised to tell us about it, soon…

Best wishes to Bob, who’s recovering from a tragic accident.  Don’t worry, worry.  He’s on the mend and ready to watch all your short films/videos..

And, we will have a special guest curator, hush hush now but stay tuned…

Yost Theater… What a venue!

Creative Orange County, curator TEDxSAArtistsVillage, is so very pleased to have the newly renovated Yost Theater as its venue.  The TEDx event team: myself, Todd Stauder, Cheryl Posner, minus Rob Croft who’s located in CA’s Central Valley, had a terrific meeting today at the Yost w/Dennis, Shane.

The venue just opened 2 weeks ago and looks awesome.. They are already rocking w/events, check out www.yosttheater.com..

We’re also rocking to bring you a terrific TEDxSAArtistsVillage.. We will have a special surprise for this year’s stage set.  Stay tuned for updates, more details..