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Designer/director Lawrence Wyatt has freelanced for Santa Monica creative services company Steam on several projects, but the cool new spot for National Public Radio's KCRW is the last time he'll work with them on that basis -- he' s gone and joined the up-and-coming production/design/post outfit. "Innerlevel," the motion graphics-intensive cinema :30 for NPR's L.A. affiliate -- it was directed by David Vegezzi with graphic design by Wyatt -- features a wom an in headphones (above) with what appears to be a network of cables emerging from them. This cinema spot "hits the nail on the head" in terms of what Wyatt wants to do with motion graphics, he says. "It gives you the freedom to go in all directions." The mass of tendrils signifies "being hooked up at all times," and Wyatt, 29, is hooked up to more than a few artistic realms of his own. He studied architectural design at Cal State Pomona and is a gradu ate of Art Center's multidisciplinary entertainment design program. He's also one of the few African Americans in the business -- a fact that can be relegated to the outer level, if you will. "I'm not about to be discouraged by it ," he says. "I
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