I am back! The constant family commitments are over and now there is some free time to do art and film-making.
If you are not using social media to build your collector base then you are nuts. Last week, I posted a Youtube video entitled “Building Your Art Career” by Michael Cuffe. Cuffe provides a really great overview on how to approach social media with the goals of building your brand and collector base.
The Hamilton 24 Hour Film Festival has been cancelled for 2015. I had a great time last year and was looking forward to participating again. As a result, I have decided to produce short film for the 2015 Hamilton Film Festival. My goal is to produce a 2 minute fast pace film that people might enjoy as a break between larger short film projects. This leads me to item 3.
A few weeks ago, I discovered a Youtube channel entitled “Every Frame is a Painting.” The channel explores different aspects of film-making by looking at significant films. One example was the film director, Akira Kira Kurosawa. I was so inspired this introduction to his work that I have purchased four DVDs films:
The Hidden Fortress
I also went to the campus library and got two books on the great director:
The films of Akira Kurosawa by Donald Richie (1996)
The Warrior’s Camera, edited by Stephen Prince (1999)
I keep you posted on my impressions. I hope to use his inspiration for the festival short film project.
The family commitments are almost finished. I hope to return to my weekly video art posts next week. In the meantime, here is an excellent video on how artist should use social media to build their collector based, with or without having gallery support.
The video is about 1 hour in length, but it is well worth your time viewing it. It sums up many of my views about how artists should approach marketing.
Hope everyone is well. Family still keeping me busy. Here is part 5 of my unfinished film on saving the hermitage. I still find it an amazing journey of discovery and what makes the Hermitage such an amazing place to visit and explore.
Busy with family commitments for the next few weeks. Missed the Open Doors event over the weekend which was a shame given the great weather. Below is another draft clip of my personal exploration of Irish Cork-town in Hamilton, Ontario. This is a non-commercial, for general interest, film project. Hope you find it interesting.
Busy with family events, so I am unable to do my regular Odds and Ends postings. Instead, I am quickly posting some raw clips from an unfinished film project on the saving of the Hermitage Ruins. These clips were filmed last summer and were suppose to be short film on the efforts to save this great piece of local history. What I particularly liked about the day and the film is the sense of discovery that one experiences as people explore the Hermitage Ruins that is located in Ancaster, Ontario. I hope this kind of experience is not lost in the future.
This is the official web site of the Save Century Manor Task Force 2 (CMTF2). This task force was created not only to draw attention to the existence of Century Manor, an important Hamilton heritage building in danger of demolition by neglect, but also to provide information on Century Manor and to gain support within and outside our community for our ongoing fight to save and preserve this heritage building through restoration and adaptive reuse.