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Finally Made A Vid I Am Proud Of

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/16/2013 - 11:05 AM

I have shown a couple of vids in past threads and, to be honest, they have been abysmal LOL

I did it though! I finally made one I am proud of and it was in the trusted old Movie Maker everyone makes digs at :)



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Posted by: Janine Riley on 06/16/2013 - 11:23 AM

Abbie that is beautiful.
Your choice of such poignant music perfectly complements the history of the danger & beauty of a voyage out to sea.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/16/2013 - 11:26 AM

Janine, Thank you!!!


Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 06/16/2013 - 11:26 AM

I like it! It's actually very relaxing and quite beautiful. Definitely good choice of music and I like how long you let the image sit before moving on to the next one.


Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 06/16/2013 - 11:36 AM

I like the way the titles are included and also the transitions. The mood of the music works great too with the paintings.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 06/16/2013 - 11:38 AM


Very Nice indeed And is it me, or has your art reached a new level in this last year?



Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 06/16/2013 - 11:40 AM

The artwork is dynamic and memorable. The music haunting. -W


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/16/2013 - 11:40 AM

Abbie, that's beautiful and it does a great job of showcasing your artwork! The sound track is a perfect compliment, too.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/16/2013 - 11:53 AM

Thank you all so much !!

Rich, I have only been painting a couple of years and it took a year to 'get into my stride' as I had NO idea what I was doing LOL I think, hope, I am finally finding my feet and am now enjoying the experience :)

Philip, commented on your Youtube :)


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/16/2013 - 12:18 PM

If anyone is inspired by Abbie's movie to make one of your own, I have a video tutorial for artists on creating a slideshow of your art with music using Windows Live Movie Maker here:

p.s. Please forgive the intro wording; I filmed it as a companion to my magazine article. :-)


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/16/2013 - 12:26 PM

Here is mine :-)

Also, in addition to the tutorial, I listed a few sources for legal music on my blog post, too:

I hope it helps someone!


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/16/2013 - 12:52 PM

Nikki, that is brilliant!

I had a terrible job finding good music and scoured sites. I will have to link to yours on my Featured tubers from the 1stAngel page


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/16/2013 - 12:53 PM

Thanks, Abbie! Glad I could be of help! :-)


Posted by: Tom Roderick on 06/16/2013 - 12:54 PM

Bravo! Nicely done.


Posted by: Tom Druin on 06/16/2013 - 12:56 PM

abbie .... very nice and the music perfect .Photography Prints .Sell Art Online .beautiful images .


Posted by: Bob Galka on 06/16/2013 - 1:56 PM

Hey Abbie.. nicely done.

But.. ;O) do you have an interactive slideshow of this? It's probably just me, but I don't care for videos of art work. I like to stare at art for longer than most artwork videos provide. I prefer those that have the option to click to pause, go full screen, go back etc. The video is good for grabbing someone's attention on a webpage though and encourage a click through to an interactive gallery... Maybe you have such a set up.... I guess I should have gone to your site first.... ;O)



Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 06/16/2013 - 2:08 PM

Nice piece Abbie...I'm a proponent of some of the older software also. can pause any youtube video by pressing stop -- or even directly on the screen -- there are HD options in the base toolbar as well as full screen options.


Posted by: Bob Galka on 06/16/2013 - 2:20 PM

Well I hope Abbie doesn't take anything I said as a critique about here video skills ;O) I did say.. "nicely done".

No.. I was just commenting on the use of video to present artwork by "forcing" (not really the word I was looking for) the viewer to look at everything. I know about the youtube controls, but they are not ideal in this case.



Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 06/16/2013 - 2:22 PM

I got what you meant Bob -- one can never be too sure what the viewer knows about the video controls ;)


Posted by: Lisa McStamp on 06/16/2013 - 2:28 PM

Beautifully done, Abbie.


Posted by: Mario Labonte on 06/16/2013 - 2:45 PM

Fairway market mural by Victoria BC artist Mario Labonte ...


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/16/2013 - 2:46 PM

Thank you!

I have not got a slideshow. Easily made though


Posted by: Lynn Palmer on 06/16/2013 - 3:14 PM

Very nicely done and I love the music you selected.


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 06/16/2013 - 3:29 PM

Lovely, Abbie, and a great choice of music -- I did, of course, did wonder whether you were the vocalist.

I love art video slideshows, and can lose myself on YouTube, watching them for hours at a time. The well-constructed ones are mesmerizing. :-) I don't design my slideshow videos as anything other than commercials. They're just visual appetizers to coax a viewer into clicking through to my site(s).

Now, if I could only stick to my plan to create a minimum of one video per month . . . ;-)


Posted by: Murray Bloom on 06/16/2013 - 5:31 PM

Very nice, Abbie. Several of your paintings really knock me out.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/16/2013 - 5:39 PM

Thank you and a HUGE thank you to those who loved my paintings themselves. As a self taught learner, all praise VERY gratefully received :D


Posted by: Angelina Vick on 06/16/2013 - 8:01 PM

I just watched your video. It very clean and professional looking. I would be proud to have my work displayed this way.

I liked the soft music too.


Posted by: Jean Noren on 06/16/2013 - 8:09 PM

Abbie, it was great. Fantastic paintings and lovely music.


Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 06/16/2013 - 9:49 PM

Very very smooth, i'm impressed how pro it looks, wonderful art, love the ships and as you know the itch.
And for 2 years of painting, can't wait to see what you deliver in the future .....................

If I may make a suggestion: The music is awesome, I would ad a 2nd track with sound effects. When it shows the nautical images I would have the ocean under the music and the animal paintings would have matching sounds as well. It would make it much more punchy and deliver the story. Just an idea, sorry


Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 06/16/2013 - 10:02 PM

@Nikki, Super as well


Posted by: Xoanxo Cespon on 06/16/2013 - 10:05 PM

Here's one I made of Hernán Ruiz performing one of his compositions in my studio...


Posted by: Tony Murray on 06/17/2013 - 12:15 AM

Awesome Abbie !


Posted by: Tony Murray on 06/17/2013 - 12:19 AM

For anyone who's interested a video is needed for this song: You can sign up for it on Talenthouse.


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/17/2013 - 12:28 AM

@Gunter - Thank you! :)


Posted by: Dan Daugherty on 06/17/2013 - 2:07 AM

Bravo Abbie!!

I tried to make a video for my Family using Movie maker, but I wanted to fade video clips instead of Stills. I ended up using a software I couldn't afford, but it worked well all except for a lack of Font choices.

Here is the video I did for my Family... Music was by Carl Hergasell, My Local Ace Hardware Store owner. Sorry about the watermark...One day I will re-do this video.
Also, I had to preface the video, Jessica was my Niece.


Posted by: Dan Daugherty on 06/17/2013 - 2:09 AM

It's going to take me some time, But I will have to go through all of the video's here...I LOVE the soundtrack on yours Abbie!!


Posted by: Lynn-Marie Gildersleeve on 06/17/2013 - 8:34 AM

Abbie it's a lovely introduction to your work. I particularly enjoyed the paintings in the beginning. They had a southern bluesy feel to them. Self taught... wow.

I've enjoyed every ones vids.

Here is one I did last year after someone who no longer is here encouraged us to try and make a vid of our art. I really had fun making it and vowed I make another. Sadly I haven't done that yet. These are black and whites primarily taken with a Holga.


Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 06/17/2013 - 6:18 PM

Thanks for the inspiration Nikki and Abbie, did mine today:


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/17/2013 - 7:54 PM

@Dan - Your sculpture is beautiful and a wonderful tribute to your niece. I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my own kid sister at 29 a few years ago and it still feels fresh in my mind. My condolences. I've always been impressed by your creations and this piece is amazing, as always!


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/17/2013 - 7:54 PM

@Lynn-Marie - The gentle zooming really adds a sense of depth to your photography, and the soft music is a perfect compliment. A lovely presentation for your art!


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/17/2013 - 8:04 PM

@Gunter - Great work, and great choice of music to showcase your photography!

I do have one small suggestion that you might wish to consider. You may think about rearrange the photos slightly to end with a non-person photo, or a photo of yourself. As it is, with the woman's headshot and your name rolling in at the same time, it implies that the photo is you rather than that she is your model. Maybe that's just me, though?

All in all, a great video!


@Everyone - I know there were a few videos I didn't get a chance to watch in their entirety yet, but I need to chase my little munchkins before they destroy the living room...more than they already have, lol!


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/17/2013 - 8:19 PM

These are wonderful!! Thank you all for sharing so much!


Posted by: Gunter Nezhoda on 06/17/2013 - 8:25 PM

I was thinking about that Nikki, I put the part with my photo and credits in the middle because I was afraid I can't hold the attention of the viewer for 4 min., but I do agree with you. I might change it ................ but not today anymore :)


Posted by: Julian Sula on 06/17/2013 - 8:38 PM

Well done Abbie!


Posted by: Lara Ellis on 06/17/2013 - 9:59 PM

Nice!! Very well done! I love your nautical themed paintings too! :)


Posted by: Dan Daugherty on 06/18/2013 - 12:00 AM

Wow...There are some Great Video's here.. A person could learn a lot hanging out here...LOL

Thanks Nikki...


Posted by: Kay Pickens on 06/18/2013 - 8:29 AM

Abbie, I really like that. You did such a nice job. The music fits the paintings so perfectly too. Thanks for sharing. It's on my to do list, but haven't made one yet.


Posted by: Nikki Marie Smith on 06/18/2013 - 9:20 AM

@Julian - I love time lapse videos! And what dramatic music you chose to accompany your painting process. Well done!


Posted by: Natalie Holland on 06/18/2013 - 3:19 PM

Beautifully done, Abbie! :)


Posted by: Michael Hoard on 06/18/2013 - 5:31 PM

Abbie, I watched your video and enjoyed it, I liked the oil of the conversation, very nice composition.


Posted by: Janice Drew on 06/18/2013 - 5:45 PM

Abbie, this is very well done. You should be proud of your work. Love the music that accompanies the paintings.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/18/2013 - 5:53 PM

Thank you so much!!

Great video Julian AND painting!


Posted by: Patricia Cleasby on 06/18/2013 - 7:05 PM

Great videos.
Really lovely Beth. So many great paintings since I've been to your site. How fast the time goes....


Posted by: John Lyes on 06/18/2013 - 8:37 PM


Posted by: Warren Thompson on 06/18/2013 - 9:30 PM

Nice one Abbie. I will have to try Movie Maker.


Posted by: Patricia Strand on 06/18/2013 - 9:43 PM

Beautiful job, well done! Very pleasant to view -- great choice of music, too. I especially like your "Inland Waterway" paintings, because I've rarely seen those types of boats. I hope you do more of those :)


Posted by: A M Johnson on 06/18/2013 - 9:47 PM

Very nice Abbie and all the others in this thread! I usually "skim" videos but I actually watched Abbies in its entirety. That means your video was particularly amazing. :)

Since I am a photographer, I do BTS videos, not slide shows. This is my first one I ever did. It sucks more than a Hoover but for some reason it has been ripped off in part for music videos!

The one I really like that I did: Kelley, the model in the bikini is getting married at the end of the month.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/19/2013 - 7:32 AM

John, your work is fabulous!

Great vid Warren

AM loved seeing you dance LOL


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/19/2013 - 7:34 AM

what on earth does PWNED mean??


Posted by: Xoanxo Cespon on 06/19/2013 - 7:39 AM

Great stuff everyone!!!

Here's another one of mine, poetry, photography and the beautiful music of Maestro, Hernán Ruíz...


Posted by: A M Johnson on 06/19/2013 - 9:04 AM

@Abbie, PWND is what the kids say when they mean "owned" as in gotcha!


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