Interview with Candice Taylor

Object Details

Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
Candice Taylor - co-founder of production company Creative JunkFood - talks about the origin of the production company and its focus on music videos and animation. Taylor describes the neighborhood she grew up in and what she learned growing up in southeast Washington, D.C. She talks about what drew her to animation. She started animating as a high school student at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, located in northwest Washington, D.C., and studied communication and media arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. After college, Taylor had the opportunity to work on an animation project and then founded Creative JunkFood. Taylor talks about the creative style of Creative JunkFood's animation projects, thoughts on the creativity of music videos, and Creative JunkFood's approach to music videos. She discusses her personal creative process, what creativity means to her, how the community inspires her creativity, and working with musical artists to create music videos. Taylor talks about the future for Creative JunkFood and her personal goal to be creative the rest of her life.
Interview. Dated 20110422.
1 Video recording (MiniDV)
Archival materials
Video recordings
African Americans
African American artists
Civic leaders
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
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Interview with Candice Taylor, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.01-007.16, Item ACMA AV005233
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