In the spirit of trying to embrace the learning curve, I have continued practicing with video clips and editing them into a short story.
This one shows how I moved a painting along over the course of several weeks. Still a bit awkward and choppy but I am definitely getting better at it.
Four Seasons Sailboat
I have been in the throes of an exponential learning curve since June. It has taken its toll on me physically and mentally. However, when you are off balance that is when the most learning occurs. Just saying.
I have now completed art classes times three; making mobiles (a total challenge to these hands of mine), lino carving (a total challenge to these hands of mine) and artful photoshop (yes, a total challenge to these hands of mine.) Having hand surgery soon thankfully.
All the classes I attended were offered through Artful Gathering 2013 and were delivered entirely via the web. Perfect for me, living so remotely and all. I recommend Artful Gathering 100%. The Director Zinnia is my inspiration for moving into filming and editing my own art practice.
So now I am pushing this old dog to learn a life-sized trick…learning how to film and edit so I can create a unique creative space online that is built around teaching and learning about anything Art. Which brings me back to guinea pigs. I am by far the safest subject to torture as I work my way up this steep film/edit learning curve. Sorry in advance, but a woman’s gotta do what a woman’s gotta do.
This short little film begins several video sessions about a series of paintings that I am working on for a November group show at The Depot, in Devonport. I am currently enjoying painting on Perspex (plexiglass) All three paintings are about seasonal changes that can occur in one single day as I glance out my window in the direction of the Waiheke Channel. The first glitch…the film is only a bit over 3 mins but there is another 4 minutes of black out. Use this to meditate. lol BTW…the awesome book I am reading at the moment is called, How To Shoot Video that doesn’t Suck.
Four Seasons – paintings on perpex
I am at a cross roads in my life. Can I make a living being a creative person?
Do I have what it takes to use technology and my teaching background to create an online art retreat down undah?
Okay, so if I do have what it takes, then I need to really get serious and re-learn how to shoot and edit video.
I am serious and I am silly.
For many years of my life I was an elementary and middle school teacher. My specialties were technology and science. What I still love most in the world is watching biology and ecosystems through the lens of my artist’s eye.
A little visual diary drum roll please….
This my neighbour William. Without his help I would be lost. Thanks Will!
Buoy’s turned into water tanks.
Watch Will in action.
Hey, come out to Waiheke Island and spend some time getting creative in the wildness of my spring garden. Working on a series of outdoor mobiles.