Tim Fisher, cofounder of the design and filmmaking collective MK12, will give an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in Kemper Recital Hall inside Spratt Hall on the campus of Missouri Western State University. The talk is free and open to the public.
Fisher cofounded MK12 in 2000 in Kansas City, Missouri. The collective has evolved into a full-service creative studio, adapting their unique brand of filmmaking to title sequence design, game cinematics and promotion, music videos and network and advertising projects, along with original content.
Their work has included title sequence design and in-film effects for feature films like “Quantum of Solace,” “The Kite Runner,” “Stranger than Fiction,” “The Internet’s Own Boy” and “Particle Fever.”A screen capture from the opening of “Stranger Than Fiction” with graphics by MK12.
MK12’s experimental and short film catalog has been featured in many international film festivals and exhibitions, including Sundance, South by Southwest, the Sao Paulo Biennial, the Zurich Design Museum, the Walker Arts Center, Art Basel and Prix Ars Electronica, among others. Their film “Overload,” a collaboration with New York-based painter Brian Alfred, was inducted into the Guggenheim’s permanent collection.
Their music video for Common’s single “Go” earned an MTV Video Music Award nomination for “Best Hip Hop Video” in 2005, and their collaborative video for the Jack White and Alicia Keys single “Another Way to Die” earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Short Form Music Video” in 2009.
The artist’s talk is funded by the Missouri Western State University Foundation and sponsored by the Department of Art.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.