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.



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.


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.


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



Seven Samurai

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.


Chris Erskine



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