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Ceven Knowles

Multidisciplinary Visual Artist

With over 20 years experience in video production, motion graphics and visual design, I am able to work in many media formats and switch smoothly between different areas of responsibility, such as those of the producer, director camera and editor. My knowledge of technology and new media is extensive and passionate.
I began working with analog video in the 1990’s which developed into an interest in internet media, particularly web cam technology quite early in its development. Later in 2006 I became active in video podcasting. This exposure led to making music videos and video backdrops for use in live stage performance for several internally recognized musicians. In the early 2010’s my documentaries and video art were shown in festivals and museums around the world, eventually leading to commercial video commissions.

A Sudden Change

I had just started getting back on my feet with new self-employment when the Corona-19 virus quarantine hit Berlin. It understandably shut down culture and nightlife but still threw me off track. Stuck with myself and needing a way to survive, it was time to reappraise what it is that I am trying to do.

A lot of other people have found themselves in similar situations to mine. Nearly everyone I know is financially knocked sideways from the effects of what is going on in Berlin. Creatives of all types are taking their space online in broadcasts and series to raise money for themselves. A new wave of culture is flowing through the internet and it excites me! I see a place for myself producing original paid content. A few months ago it was a long term goal and now it is an act of survival. At this time there is not a lot I can do to bring in money other than be creative.

How does a personal website fit into this now?

My intention with the reboot was to present a professional portfolio for winning potential clients. These clients would most likely be small companies and startups until working my way bigger. This approach wasn’t working. I wasn’t standing out and received the same rejection email over and over. I started to get visual work from different nightlife and fetish scenes. I like the people I work with and the projects are fun. My website will benefit from a more authentic presentation of myself and my work than anything else.

There are a lot of projects happening. I work ultimately in adult entertainment but that doesn’t always mean sex. It also means clubbing and parties, nightlife, and a lot of other social and political culture. I try to give each project a proper online space for its own content and marketing. This is mainly not to cross-confuse different audiences. It would be nice to use this space as a larger form workbook.

Please feel free to follow any or all of my work, I’m quite excited to share it!

Current Projects
& Events

Graphic Designer & Video Producer for MEMBERS party. (Berlin)

Video Producer for musician, Billie Ray Martin on her upcoming album to be released in Spring 2020. (Hamburg & Berlin)