Closer Look: Preservation of African American Architecture; Crafty Apes Visual Effects; And More

Renaissance Apt. located on the downtown side of Auburn Avenue. Photo by Stan Kaady/National Trust for Historic Preservation)
Credit Stan Kaady/National Trust for Historic Preservation

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about Super Bowl tickets for when the NFL’s championship game comes to Atlanta next year. If you want to get tickets before the buying public, here’s what in store from the NFL’s On Location Experiences website: tickets at the $17,500-level get you into a lot of fancy parties and access to on-field activities, as well as seats in the 50 Yard Line Club area. Or you could wait until the tickets go on sale for the general public.
  • 2:25: What happens when civil rights and religious freedom beliefs collide? That’s one of many questions raised by the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of a Colorado baker who refused service to a same-sex couple. A conversation with ACLU of Georgia Legal Director Sean Young and University of Georgia Law Professor Sonia West.
  • 17:30: You may be familiar with special effects in movies, but what about the visual effects that are added in post-production? In part two of our dive into the state’s film industry, we hear from Chris LeDoux, founder of visual effects company Crafty Apes VFX.
  • 39:58: Atlanta is home to numerous places significant in African-American history, including the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals building. And a movement is underway to highlight and preserve some of the lesser known pieces of historical African-American architecture. We explore some of these initiatives with Brent Leggs, director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund; Glenn Eskew, director of the Georgia State University World Heritage Initiative; and Jeanne Cyriaque, a cultural heritage specialist based in Atlanta.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.