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 :)
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)
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.
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 . . . ;-)
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
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.
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.
@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!
@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!
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 :)
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 :)