I was recently asked to make a painting for someone who would bring it as a gift to London, UK. Since it would be small I figured it wouldn’t take me long so thought I’d take the opportunity to create a timelapse of the work in progress. I used a little piece of freeware called Gawker from sourceforge.net. I like it because I can set the intervals between frame captures (30 seconds, a minute, etc.) and when it’s done it will generate a little video file I can easily import into any video editing software. I used FinalCutPro, but you can use Adobe Premiere or iMovie or even use the free online creation tools now available on YouTube.
Back when I was the Social Media Director at Akimbo, my good friends at Neighbourhood Arts Network asked me to participate in a night at the Gladstone Hotel, talking to young artists about best practices for self promotion using social media. While we were there they asked me to jump in front of the camera and offer my top five tips for using social media. Here’s what I said:
I look at everything as a potential learning experience so here’s what I learned from participating in this event:
1) It is harder than I thought to sound smart on camera –especially in one take.
2) There were a lot of people who needed the information I knew.
3) I love teaching people new things.
Dennis McCormac from the Ontario Genomics Institute talks about his role at OGI and the work we did together using his DNA sequencing to create a unique portrait.
Cheyenne Robinson and Erica Ngao from Ryerson stopped by the studio to talk about my work, the Toronto art scene and the value of intervention. Here’s what they put together.
I was asked to talk about my work for ‘Genius Loci’ exhibition that opens this week at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Here’s what I had to say…
The painting took a few weeks to complete. I took several process shots while working on it and put them together to create a sort of time lapse document . The music is by Architecture Helsinki.