Art Post No.17

A weekly review on art related activities of Chris Erskine.  This week: start of a new short film project on Irish Corktown.

Artist Chris Erskine

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@erskinec

Art Post No.5 – Studio Clean-Up

The summer has been very busy and the result is one very messy studio.  Before I can start on my winter season of art projects, the studio must be cleaned, no matter how much I hatre cleaning.

Chris Erskine

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@erskinec

#H24 – Post Gala Thoughts – Evening of June 13th

Team Fat Cats and Starving Dogs did not place in the top 10.  While disappointed, I am still proud of our efforts.

Chris Erskine

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@erskinec

#H24 pre-Gala Thoughts – June 13th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

#H24 – Experiencing the Hamilton 24 Hour Film Fest

It’s 6:10 pm and we are counting down to tonight’s Gala. I will be representing the Team Fat Cats and Starving Dogs at the awards event that runs from 9-11 pm.

The goal of competing was to have fun and drive forward my film-making skills. The reason why I started to make films was to create awareness of my art and my interest in Hamilton’s architecture. I certainly think that my goals have been achieved.

Working with Jane, Shani, and Erin was a very rewarding experience. Not only were they fun, but they proved essentially to making an original story. Further, I gain a deeper understanding of the value of storyboarding, white balancing every scene, wide lens, and colour correction. I also gained a deeper appreciation for the amount of film-making talent in the city.

I am not sure what I was thinking about the other competitors. I knew that there were film production companies and a group of actors in the city, but somehow that knowledge did not transition into an appreciation.

For a time, we heard that there were only ten teams competing. This sort of reinforced our belief that the competition was limited, and mostly school based. So, we were surprised to discover at the kick-off that 35 teams were competing. After submitting the film, we learned that some of the teams were made up of people from local and high profile media organizations: Double Barrel Studies, Creative Media, Hive Studies, Inchroma Digital Media, and Lilt Films. Now, the early low numbers for teams entering the film festival seem more caused by fear than a lack of interest.

So, with less than 3 hours to the Gala, I am wondering what are our chances we for making the top 10 list. We made a great film for first-timers. Hoping for the best.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Hamilton 24 Hours Film Fest – Team Fat Cats – Starving Dogs – film done!

June 8, 2014 – Artist Chris Erskine and his team submit their film at 8:03 am Sunday, morning.  The very tired team is pleased with the results and hoping for the best.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Hamilton 24 HRS Film Fest – Intro to Team FatCats-StarvingDogs

June 6, 2014 – Introduction to Team Fat Cats and Starving Dogs, lead by Artist Chris Erskine.  The competition began on Saturday morning at 8:00 am.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec