After 50 years of touring, performing and recording around the World famed Memphis R&B/funk band the Bar Kays are far from retiring as they move into the future with visual effects and technology aimed at dazzling contemporary audiences at their upcoming gala on December 4th.
Memphis band The BAR-KAYS have been making music for fifty years. Now, on December 4th the band will celebrate their 50th anniversary at Memphis' Cook Convention Centre. The show will feature appearances from George Clinton, The Mary Jane Girls and Willie Clayton and there will also be a state of the art, animated, on-screen visual display from the Memphis based Prodigi Arts Group.
Chris O' Conner has grown his creative business from a dorm-room enterprise to five people in nine years, and he's seeking ways to continue growing Memphis-based Prodigi Arts.
At the end of last year, we chose 10 companies who possessed the potential to achieve great things in the coming year. These companies were on the move and we knew 2014 would yield bigger and better results. So it comes as no surprise to us that the fastest-growing and most innovative businesses we could find used their common ground as 10-to-Watch companies for collaboration on new projects.
"The digital world has altered the way businesses communicate with audiences. Regardless of size, they have the opportunity to connect with customers on a more personal basis than at any other point in history.
Seize the Day with Dr. Mary McDonald. Guests: Josh Colfer (Director of Communications) with Prodigi Arts
Lately, civic and community leaders at multiple levels throughout the Bluff City are asking two basic questions: “How do we make Memphis a more attractive city for young professionals and top talent?” and “How do we cultivate a more robust creative community that gives young professionals the desire to stay and build their lives here?
The Memphis creative community will join more than 100 cities around the world during the week of May 12th for a night of sharing and networking with other creative professionals, hosted by Prodigi Arts.
He was just a kid, much like any other kid growing up in Memphis – except for a couple of things. Chris O'Conner was being raised by a single father, Donald O'Conner. Yes, that Don O'Conner. The director of Memphis' own Watoto De Afrika Performing Arts Academy.
Watoto De Afrika (Swahili for "Children of Africa") created the perfect backdrop for Chris O'Conner growing up to even think that the Memphis was due its first animation studio.
Prodigi Arts is a production studio that specializes in 2D and 3D animation, video production and motion design, but President and CEO Chris O’Conner is quick to describe the company as so much more. “Prodigi Arts is a collection of purveyors and storytellers.
At this point in the narrative of Prodigi Arts, we are entering a season of transition and directional shifts to become the kind of creative studio that aligns with our values and talents. Through the acquisition of several new clients in the Memphis area, new talent and a re-designed brand, we are able to work on more intricate projects that reflect the level of aestheticism and detail that we incorporate into our productions.
Memphis-based creative production agency Prodigi Arts has a new logo, website, staff and central message.
The business is expanding its digital repertoire to include photo manipulation, live-action animation and stop-motion. It was founded in 2008 with a goal of bringing the animation industry to Memphis.
Advertising takes on many forms and uses many media. But, it always has the simple objective to communicate, capture, compel, and move audiences to action. In the past, this translated to the purchase of a product/service.
Prodigi Arts is an animation startup that works out of the same incubator that we work out of. While an animation studio may not be your typical high growth potential startup, as a technology company based in Memphis founder Chris O’Conner and all around jack of all trades and Public Relations Coordinator for the company Joshua Colfer, are running the company with the vigor of any startup.
Local animation and motion graphics company Prodigi Arts is preparing for aggressive expansion over the next two years. Prodigi, which has been servicing prominent businesses in the city over the last five years, provides animation and 2D/3D graphics for advertising, presentations, explanations, education, entertainment, in-house training, prototype development and company mascots.
The title on Christopher O’Conner’s business card is completely accurate.Indeed, the 25-year-old Memphis native is the president and founder of a 3-D animation and graphics company. And much like their leader, O’Conner’s staff of 11 employees are also all under the age of 30.