Generous Gifts from “Profiles in Dust” Crew

At the 2011 Burn, a small group of talented video producers and friends got generous. As part of a public relations gift initiative, they undertook to produce video treatments of selected art projects. The idea was to give Burning Man artists the benefit of what Media Team members do well, and to give the artists new tools to promote their work, their teams and their dreams.

The videos on this blog have all been gifted to the artists, and are being simultaneously made available to you. They are an example of how unexpected generosity serves new friends in original ways, just as it serves art in new ways. These “Profiles in Dust” are a gift from the Burning Man Media Team to all artists and Burners, whether depicted in this collection of films or not.

We encourage you to share these videos with your friends, family, and others who are interested in Burning Man. It’s truly amazing what happens when talent and inspiration unite with the spirit of gifting.

We look forward to exploring the artwork on the playa in 2012.  And, without further ado, we present you with the “Profiles in Dust.”

“Profiles in Dust” Crew:

Justin Gunn—Supervising Producer/ Editor
Terry Pratt—Producer/ Director of Photography
Gregory Sklar—Co-Executive Producer, Management & Logistics
Michael Fasman—Producer
Tom Greene—Producer
Noelle Charles—Producer
Christopher Breedlove—Producer
Mike Hedge—Additional Camera
Ben Page—GoPro Cameraman
Timothy Palmer—Motion Graphics Design
Robert Gibbs—Logistics and Artist Relations
Colin “Donkeyboy” Creveling—Graphic Design
Atom Smith—Music
Tom LaPorte—Executive Producer
Meghan Rutigliano—Executive Producer
Jim Graham—Public Relations Advisor

About the author: Megs Rutigliano

Megs Rutigliano

Meghan "Megs" Rutigliano is Burning Man's Associate Director of the Regional Network. She oversees Burning Man's annual Global Leadership Conference and European Leadership Summit. Meghan explores the art, events and culture of various regional Burning Man communities in her blog posts.

6 Comments on “Generous Gifts from “Profiles in Dust” Crew

  • Rutger says:

    “We encourage you to share these videos with your friends, family, and others who are interested in Burning Man. ”

    I don’t know if more viral videos is what the community needs, considering that the BMorg partly blamed the ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ video on the influx of virgins resulting in so few tickets going to veterans.

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  • kiki enfuego says:

    Thank you!

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  • Flux says:

    Thankyou for sharing this. It is great to have an insight from the artists and also hav a chance to see some that were missed. I was sad when I’d finished watching them all and had to stop ‘being there’ again. :)

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  • virginia says:

    Am almost 68, have never been to BMI but after seeing these gifts…I really want to participate! Fantastical!

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