Yesterday I went down to Kogel bay and had a first go at recording my painting process on video. heh heh it was quite fun – but there is still some stuff I have to learn about this. For a start I had been experimenting with the camcorder and only had 28 minutes of battery life left, and I have yet to buy a back up. Anycase – the only way to begin sometimes is to begin. I set up on a rock with a tripod behind me and my art box, on the tripod in front of me. phew!! Then I got the first painting going:
I got this far when the shutter on the camera closed and I realised that I had not hit “Record” – Oh yeah – beginners stuff.
Then I set up again and did this painting:
And here is the first video. There is a lot I am not keen on. For a start I had my water box down on my right and every time I cleaned my brush my big black hat flops in front of the screen. Also, I was quite nervous – now I wonder what that is about – and did not do the most amazing painting. Oh yes I also cut out a messy piece in the middle and have part one and two. A bit steam-driven but anyway here it is. Please let me know what you think. If you like I will put up the second part of the painting. It is quite a large download. Oh yes #2 – turn your volume down – I gave a running commentary on the painting but all the microphone picked up was the sound of the sea.
When I get some decent editing software I will clean it up a little and repost it.