Katherine Amy Vegais creating media arts, design, and BurningHotEvents.com
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Hi! I am a multimedia artist, entrepreneur, manager, freelancer, dancer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and more!
Here's a super old (2017) video about me and my art...
This Patreon is supporting not only myself, but the team I manage for my independent online publication, Burning Hot Events. I am not turning any profit here as-of-yet... I am using Patreon funds to pay for my monthly business software expenses, which make both Kataklizmic Design and Burning Hot Events possible. I pay my team members out-of-pocket as much as I can, and I long to give them so much more, because they deserve it.
Kataklizmic Design is a media arts & branding business focused on providing services primarily catered to bands and other artists of all types, as well as business and individuals. I am the owner, artist, and service provider behind the business. I have ample professional experience and great reviews in photography, video production, website design & development, graphic design, and print design (digital prepress).
We want to recruit more members to the team in order to grow and offer exciting opportunities to professional, passionate, dependable, and efficient individuals with big dreams. We're promoting the gig life!
Burning Hot Events offers high quality combination of concert reviews and photography primarily in Phoenix, artist interviews, album reviews, top 10s, and an event calendar! We have covered world-renowned artists such as: Tool, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, P!nk, Ben Folds, Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Blink-182, STYX, Journey, Scorpions, Shania Twain, A Perfect Circle, Lacuna Coil, Lindsey Stirling, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, CHVRCHES, Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte, Def Leppard, AFI, Yellowcard, Sleigh Bells, Underoath, and many more. We've interviewed artists like The Maine, The Wrecks, Post Animal, The Faim, MRCH, Jane N' The Jungle, Swindy, and many more.
We are are working to increase interactivity with our fans! We plan to grow Burning Hot Events and review more types of events and genres, do more video interviews, increase support for the local scene, give further behind-the-scenes peeks into what we do, and more!
Our active team consists of a Manager, Journalists, Editors, and Photographers / Videographers, and a Content Editor:
Owner, Manager, Media Artist: Katherine Amy Vega
- Brandon Biallas
- Brittney Coon
- Mark Greenawalt
- Rodrigo Izquierdo
- Ryan Novak
- Nate Wert
- Katherine Amy Vega
- Katherine Amy Vega (Concerts, Portraits)
- Rodrigo Izquierdo (Concerts)
- Mark Greenawalt (Concerts, Portraits)
- Andrea Stoica (Concerts)
- Jim Hesterman (Portraits)
- Katherine Amy Vega
- Jim Hesterman (Interviews)
- Katherine Amy Vega (Chief Editor)
- Will Bloodworth
- Sean Tingle
Content Editor & Quality Assurance:
- Brianne Dunn (Press Releases, Article Prep)
What We Need Help With...
Equipment, gas, parking, software, web hosting, promotion, time, labor, and more staff members! And if you fund our team, you're not only supporting us... You're supporting the an artistic community and renowned artists that roll into town, because you are helping us to support them!
Burning Hot Events is funded
by Patreon, Google AdSense, and
Brave web browser.
This is hard, valuable work that contributes to and artistically enriched culture and community, and we mean to defy the norm! To do this, there are expenses we need help covering to keep this going and growing. And unlike other publications, we WILL NOT resort to skeezy and obnoxious ads to stay afloat! We have added Google AdSense to the website to help offset costs, but the concentration and quantity of WILL NOT be maxed out, and ads that overlay the content and stick to the screen until they are closed WILL NOT be enabled.
In addition to the donations, we have relevant and reputable affiliates, and we've also signed up for the program with Brave internet browser that allows creators to be funded both through installing the browser, and the option to automatically tip creators monthly.
After resisting introducing ads to the website for revenue for years, we finally gave it a try, and it's not so bad. We are bringing in some change (literally) every day, and we make sure to keep the ads relatively unintrusive. No ads that pop up and make you close them, and no adds that stick to your screen as you scroll until you close them. We've just got some stuff in the sidebars and in between some of the paragraphs. We hope you understand... We need to find a way to sustain BHE, and Patreon doesn't cover all monthly expenses as of yet!
The results have been negligible so far, but we will continue work hard to monetize this project in creative new ways. We are also interested in creating more videos that can be monetized on YouTube, and we need powerful machines to be able to edit videos in a timely manner. This is one of the major projects in development by Kataklizmic Design... The others being " Band Identity" service packages for bands, and the Concertographer Cam web series (sadly, on hiatus).