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.