Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Artist Night!

I recently started reading "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron and thought that I'd give the artists night thing a try. I'm sure my attempts will not turn into anything grand, but I thought it sounded like fun.

My first evening was indeed great fun and I couldn't stop laughing as I put these two videos together. The videos turned out horribly, but that doesn't matter.

I bought some cheap play dough at the dollar store and disassembled one of my computers to make a stage area. That was part of the fun, I normally don't like to have computers in pieces, but it was worth it.

The first video was just a test, but I liked it. I put my aging digital camera on the desk and just snapped pictures of some dough. I didn't even mold the blue dough into anything. That's how it came out of the canister. I used Windows Movie Maker to stitch the pictures together - simple enough. I didn't intend to turn this first attempt into a video, but it turned out well enough.

The second video was an adventure. I had plenty of ideas of what I wanted to do with it, but they kept changing as I took the pictures. Unfortunately, my good camera's batteries died after the first video was complete so all the pictures were taken with my phone's camera. I couldn't control the focus or brightness as well on the phone as I can on the camera so you'll see colors and stuff change. Oh well.

That's it for my first artist night. I can't wait until next Tuesday for the next one!