Art Post – 1-2-3

Urban Landscape Artist Chris Erskine
Urban Landscape Artist Chris Erskine

I am back!  The constant family commitments are over and now there is some free time to do art and film-making.

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Michael Cuffe

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.

Two

I am waiting for the line, prop, and location
I am waiting for the line, prop, and location

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.

Three

Every Frame a Painting
Every Frame a Painting

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

Yojiambo

Sanjuro

Seven Samurai

I also went to the campus library and got two books on the great director:

books
books

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.

Cheers.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

 

Hermitage – Part 7

Visual Artist - 24 May 2015
Visual Artist – 24 May 2015

 

Here is part 7 of the Hermitage.

 

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Art Post – Building Your Career

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Chris Erskine Artist _ Hamilton, Ont.
Chris Erskine Artist – Hamilton, Ont.

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.

See you next week.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Hermitage – Part 6

Artist Chris Erskine - Hamilton, Ont.
Artist Chris Erskine – Hamilton, Ont.

Hope everyone is having a fun long weekend. Here is another installment of a walk around the Hermitage Ruins, located in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Irish Cork-town – the green hills of Hamilton

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Chris Erskine Artist
Chris Erskine Artist

I continue to be busy with family commitments.  Things should clear up by the end of the month.  Here is another raw clip from my work-in-progress film project.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Hermitage – part 5

Odds and Ends

Chris Erskine Artist - 11 My 2015
Chris Erskine Artist – 11 My 2015

 

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.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Hamilton’s Irish Cork-Town and Sunday Mass in the 19th Century.

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Chris Erskine Artist - May 4th 2015
Chris Erskine Artist – May 4th 2015

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.

 

Chris

 

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec