Please, sir, may I have …

some more?  Just like Oliver, I’m hungry for more. I’m supposed to be sketching and painting on paper and canvas.  What am I doing instead? I’m expanding my skills on the computer.  The more determined I become to do art, the more I want to work with film. All is not lost however. I’m doing […]

I cloned a human!!!

Ever wish there were more than one of you?  Well, don’t over think it – the part about a bigger food budget and more bedrooms and college tuition for all of the YOU’s. I used Adobe After Effects (AE) for the special effect.  I filmed the scene with a camera on a tripod.  The subject […]

A little of this, a little of that

A Canon 5D MKII, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and some video footage for the sides of the cube. I have this idea in my mind that I’d like to have a cube hovering over someone’s hand and that it would have video clips on each side. I want to manipulate it – make it spin, […]

Cart before the horse

Now that filming is complete for the documentary on sustainable farming, it’s time to change the focus of my work.  Some next steps are to get videos of varying lengths ready to submit to film festivals, TV producers, and for DVD sales.  The sustainable farmer for this documentary is Allen Heirloom Homestead, owned by Christina […]

Whew! Filming is complete!

Filming for the documentary is finished.  I filmed on Friday from 7:30 am to … well, I ended up spending the night in the cottage on the farm, because I was too exhausted to drive home.  I’m glad I stayed, because it gave me one more chance to do some early morning filming.   Christina, […]

Allen Heirloom Farm Documentary – trailer

Today I want to share the theatrical trailer that I created for the documentary. We started filming in April.  I was supposed to follow Christina Allen around her farm – shadow her.  At that point most of the plants were still in little tiny containers or flats in the greenhouse.  The garden itself was ready, […]

Drawing Brooke – Phase 3

It’s been a very full day for me.  I got up early and went to my first Tai Chi class.  It was in the side yard of a house overlooking the water.  We were in the shade and surrounded by lush bushes, trees, flowers, grass – all rich and vibrant with color.  The air smelled […]

Jersey Buff Turkeys

I’m taking a break from drawing.  The documentary I’m filming on Sustainable Farming is going very well.  I want to share a couple of still photos I’ve taken at the farm. This is a Jersey Buff turkey.  There are only about eighty in the world and forty of them are at the Allen Farm.  In […]

Day 7 – Drawing Fifteen Minutes a Day

I’m weary. Call it jet lag … or kayak lag.  Yesterday was such an amazing day.  Our day of filming for the documentary started out on the water.  When we arrived at the place where we would launch the rowboat, they took a small, one-person kayak out of the rowboat and put it in the […]

My first official still life

I finished my first official still life yesterday morning.  I have done a couple of still life paintings for classes, to be put into my portfolio.  This one is going to be made into Christmas cards and will be framed and sold in one of the galleries.  I actually wish I could keep it, but […]