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최영태

창의적 | 목회적 | 경영적 정신

최영태는 한국에서 자라면서, 어린 시절에는 스타워즈 같은 헐리웃 영화와 드래곤볼 같은 일본 만화에 푹 빠져 살았다. 엔터테인먼트 분야에 대한 관심은 20여년 동안 영화 제작시각 예술 창작 분야에서 학업과 경력으로 이어졌고, 한국과 캐나다의 여러 예술 기관에서 학생들을 가르치기도 하였다. 다국적 예술가들과 함께 그가 제작에 참여했던 많은 창작 프로젝트는 전 세계적으로 널리 소개되었다.

30대에는 정체성에 대해 진지하게 고민하면서 신앙과 예술을 조화시키기 위한 노력을 기울이게 되었다. 이 고민은 하나님의 부르심으로 이어졌고, 캐나다 리젠트 신학 대학원 (Regent College)에서 기독교 예술학(Christianity and the arts)으로 목회학 석사 학위를 마친 뒤, 캐나다 장로 교단의 웨스트민스터 노회에서 목사 안수를 받았다. 그 후 본격적으로 밴쿠버 기독교 영화제 (Missions Fest Vancouver Film Festival) 위원장을 비롯해 지난 10년 동안 교단을 초월하여 다양한 신앙 공동체를 섬겼다.

이제 영태는 예술과 목회, 그리고 문화라는 세 영역의 접점에서 열정을 가지고 섬기고 있으며, 직접 창작 활동 및 문화 사업도 병행하는 학제간(interdisciplinary)의 목사로 자신을 규정한다. 한 때 자신도 경험한 바 있는 방황하는 예술가, 그 자신이 여전히 그 일부로 섬기고 있는 상처받은 지역 공동체, 자신을 형성하는 데 일조한 깨어진 문화 생태계에 대한 특별하고 진지한 관심과 애정을 가지고 있다. 그런 이유로, 사회를 아름답게 만드는 변혁의 힘을 지닌 예술 창작에 대한 확고한 확신을 가지고, 예술가들의 소명을 양성하는 지속가능한 창작의 삶을 추구하고 있다.​

최근 영태는 이러한 비전을 실천하는 포이에오 (Poieo Center)를 설립하여 그 곳에서 젊은 예술가들의 친구로 지내고 있으며 한 권의 책 <Christian Witness in Cascadian Soil, edited by Ross Lockhart (Cascade, 2021)>에 예술 사역에 관한 글을 기고하였고, 포이에오의 철학이 담긴 <포이에오 영화 프로젝트> 개발에 힘을 쏟고 있다. 아내 제니 그리고 딸 클레어와 함께 캐나다 비씨 주 랭리에 살고 있다.

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Education

  • Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy (with an emphasis in Arts and Culture Strategy), University of Pennsylvania, USA

  • Grad. Diploma in Denominational Studies, St. Andrew's Hall at University of British Columbia, CAN

  • Master of Divinity in Christianity and the Arts, Regent College, CAN

  • B.F.A. Korea National University of Arts, South Korea

  • Graphic Design, Busan Visual Arts High School, South Korea

Certificates

  • Foundations of Digital Marketing and E-commerce, Google, Coursera

  • The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations, University of Maryland, Coursera

  • Foundations of Project Management, Google, Coursera

  • Serving It Right, Responsible Service BC, CAN

  • Wedding Bouquet Designer, Korea Flower Artist Association, CAN

  • Marriage Commission, BC Vital Statistics Agency

  • Ordination, Richmond Presbyterian Church, the Presbytery of Westminster, the Presbyterian Church in Canada

  • Leading with Care, the Presbytery of Westminster, the Presbyterian Church in Canada

  • Talent Lab, Fantastic Film School in NAFF (Network of Asia Fantastic Film), Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea

  • Mass Media and Culture, Cheong-eo-ram Aacademy, South Korea

 

Teaching Experiences in Visual Arts & Filmmaking

  • Seasonal Arts Instructor, Columbia Bible College, CAN (Sep. 2020)

  • Drawing and Painting Workshop Instructor, Graduate Student Society of UBC (University of British Colombia), CAN (Oct. 2013–Oct. 2014)

  • Watercolour Workshop Instructor, Regent College, CAN (Feb. 2014)

  • Executive Art Director, POST-i, S. Korea (2012-2013)

  • Summer Scenario and Storyboard Workshop Instructor, Busan Visual Art High School, S. Korea (May-Aug 2011)

  • Summer Portfolio Workshop Instructor, Modago Art Institute, S. Korea (June-Aug. 2011)

  • Portfolio Workshop and Moving Image Studies Instructor, Composite Arts Academy, S. Korea (2007-2010)

  • Drawing and Watercolour Workshop Instructor, Gogamdo Art Institute, S. Korea (2000-2002)

 

Film/Video Projects

  • Co-director/DP/Editor - commercial video, "Red Clover," CAN (2023)

  • Creator/Executive Producer/Producer - A documentary Series “Poieo Film Project," CAN (2020-present)

  • Producer/Director/Videographer/Editor - 25mins interview video “A Blue Heron,”Richmond Presbyterian Church, CAN (2011)

  • Producer/Director - 1min animated logo “The Parable of the Wheat and the Weed,” Mission Central, CAN (2020)

  • Videographer, footage only - “Soul Sustainability,” CAN (2015)

  • Assistant Director - 135mins feature narrative film “In Love and the War,” RG Entertainment, South Korea (2011)

  • Co-producer - 17mins short film “The Reply Letter,” Certainway Studio, USA (2010)

  • Director/Producer/Writer/Editor - 6mins commercial “Barnabas,” Indie, South Korea (2010)

  • Director/Producer/Writer/Editor/2nd Cinematography - 64mins feature documentary “Jinwie,” Indie, South Korea (2009)

  • Art Director - 6mins short film “The Thorn Hearted,” K-ARTS, South Korea (2009)

  • Assistant Director/Art Director/sound Operator - 13mins short film “My Neighbor,” Ppool Frame Studio, USA (2009)

  • The 1st Associate Director - 9mins TV commercial “Tap Tech Massager,” NEOARI Media, USA (2008)

  • Director/Producer/Writer/Editor/Cinematography - 2mins experimental film “Screenplay,” Indie, South Korea (2006)

  • Associate Director/2nd Cinematography - 38mins middle length documentary “The Harvest Ceremony of Grassland,” Korea Arts Council, Documentary, South Korea and Mongolia (2006)

  • Director/Writer/2D Animator/Editor - 4mins 2D animation “The Art Is,“ Indie, South Korea (2005)

  • Videographer - 5mins documentary “Thailand,” Ppool Frame Studio, South Korea & Thailand (2005)

  • Videographer - 11mins documentary “Indonesia,” Ppool Frame Studio, South Korea & Indonesia (2004)

Art Exhibitions

  • "Artspacific: A BC-Wide Juried Competition and Exhibition," The Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, Langley, BC (2022)

  • "Elemental: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water," Langley City Virtual Gallery, Langley, BC  (2022)

  • "A Reconciling Hope," Lookout Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2017) 

  • “Square Foot Prayer Project,” Lookout Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2014)

  • “Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Incheon Culture Gallery, Incheon, South Korea (2014)

  • “Unfamiliarity,” Regent Prayer Chapel, Vancouver, BC (2014)

  • “Awkward Harmony,” GlasMoog-MinusEins-Foyer Gallery, Germany (2009)

  • “An Old Gym for Audience,” Korea National University of Arts, South Korea (2007)

  • “Exciting Station,” Busan Subway Station, South Korea (2007)

  • “Ichthus,” Kyungsung University, South Korea (2005)

Graphic Design Projects

  • Website design for New Eden Foundation, Vancouver, BC (2022)

  • Photography for Dr. Sven Soderlund, Abbotsford, BC (2021)

  • Photography and Design for Silas Lee's Music Single Album, Vancouver, BC (2021)

  • Consultation for a children book project, Jenkinson & Goode Productions, Vancouver, BC (2021)

  • Consultation for film project pitch materials, Jenkinson & Goode Productions, Vancouver, BC (2021)

  • Web design for my personal website, Wix program, Vancouver, BC (2021)

  • Creative director, annual reports of Poieo Centre, CAN

  • Creative director, Logo, Certificate, Laurel, T-shirt design for Missions Fest Vancouver Film Festival, Vancouver, BC (2020)

  • Creative director, annual report of Poieo Centre, Adobe Illustrator, Vancouver, BC (2019)

  • Creative director, web design for Poieo Centre (v. 1), Wix program, Vancouver, BC (2019)

  • Brand Identity, The Blood Brother Inc. Seoul (2013)

  • Brochure Poster design for Korea and Serbia Art Exhibition, Adobe InDesign, Seoul (2010)

 

Arts Communities

  • Poieo Centre, Founder / President, Vancouver, BC (2019-present)

  • Passion Fruit, co-founder, Vancouver, BC (2013)

  • Shalom Art, Director, K-Arts, Seoul (2005-2007)

Church Ministries Experiences

  • Communications Director, Peace Portal Alliance Church, Surrey, BC. (Jan. 2023 - )

  • Assistant Minister, Richmond Presbyterian Church, Richmond, BC. (Sep. 2019 - Aug. 2021)

  • Chaplain, Dunwood Place Seniors Complex, New Westminster, BC.  (Apr. 2018 - Mar. 2020)

  • Youth Alpha Film Group Leader, Vancouver Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, BC (May - June 2018)

  • Youth Pastor,  Vancouver Korean Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, BC (Nov. 2014 - Aug. 2017)

  • Church planting Intern,  Origin Church at UBC, Vancouver, BC (2012-2013)

  • Leader, HRC (Hope Retreat Centre), South Korea (2005-2007)

  • Military Chaplain Assistant, The 631 Artillery in South Korea (2002-2004)

 

Publication

  • "Arts Ministry beyond the Sunday Worship Service: How Can Arts Ministry be Missional in Public Arena?” in Christian Witness in Cascadian Soil, edited by Ross A. Lockhart (Cascade Books: Eugene, OR. 2021)

 

Awards, Grants, & Scholarships

  • Avondbloem Experimental Fund at the Presbyterian Church in Canada (2021)

  • Canadian New & Renewed Ministries Grants at the Presbyterian Church in Canada (2020, 2021)

  • Presbyterian Innovative Ministries Grants at the Presbyterian Church in Canada (2019, 2020)

  • The Ellis-Weston Award for Excellence in Church History and Reformed Theology at St. Andrew’s Hall/Vancouver School of Theology (2019)

  • Dr. D.C. MacDonald Scholarship at St. Paul’s Simcoe Presbyterian Church, ON (2018)

  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Victoria Scholarship (2018)

  • Angus Funds at Vancouver School of Theology (2018)

  • Joseph Chung Scholarships at Regent College (2013)

  • Merit based scholarship at Korea National Univ. of Art (2007 First semester)

  • Merit based scholarship at Korea National Univ. of Art (2006 Second semester)

  • Merit based scholarship at Korea National Univ. of Art (2006 First semester)

  • Merit based scholarship at Korea National Univ. of Art (2005 First semester)

  • A Feature Film Project, “In Love and the War” (Released April 27th, 2011)

  • A Short Film Project, “The Reply Letter” The Tribeca Film Festival, Korea Independent Film “Winner” (2011)/ New Filmmakers, New York (2010)/ New York International Film Festival (2010)

  • A Feature Documentary Film Project, "Jinwie,” The 10th Jeonju International Film Festival, Korean Feature Film Competition (2009)

  • A Short Film, “The Thorn Hearted,” SESIFF (2014)

  • A Commercial Film, “Tap Tech Massager” Amazon.com: Health & Personal Care, eBay, etc/ Nationwide Channels in NYC (2009)

  • A Short Film, “Screenplay” The 14th Independent Film and Video Makers’ Forum, “Selected Choice” (2009)

  • A Middle Documentary Film, “The Harvest Ceremony of Grassland,” Arts Council Korea (2006)

 

Committee

  • The Co-chair of Creative Moving Pictures Festival (2020–2021)

  • The Chair of Creative Moving Pictures Festival (2019–2020)

 

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