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Creating A painting demo video


For some time now, I've wanted to make small videos of my painting process. I never had the best of cameras, or the best of phones to provide a professional quality of the film. So recently I purchased the right film equipment for the job. With the advice given to me by my good friend Jags ( a professional film recorder and film director), I purchased A Sony camera, good lighting, A tall adjustable stand for my camera, a travel-size microphone, and a long swivel arm for recording.

I recorded a 30min session with my new camera, and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the image. I knew there were better ways to upload film and create a quality video with an intro, music, and end titles. Since this video was created solely for my patrons on Patreon, I wanted to add some extra details to the video.


I used Adobes Premiere pro to put the entire video together. It was a slow learning process and the video took four days to put together. Thankfully the Premiere pro has some learning how-to videos to watch and follow along with. By the time I learned all I wanted to learn to prep the video, I uploaded the video as a private viewing on my Youtube channel. I learned a few things from this process of making my own video...

  1. Filming the painting process gave me more attentiveness to what I wanted to achieve during the 30min of painting. (which isn't very much time)

  2. Adding audio to the video gave me a chance to talk about the "why" and the "how" which gave me a deeper understanding of my own process.

  3. uploading a video to an audience may take time, but it's worth it because it's essentially adding to the experience of painting knowing others will be watching.


I hope this little blog about filming and adding audio was of some use to anyone considering uploading their work to be viewed by others. If you're considering giving this a try, go ahead and jump in and see what happens! You've got nothing to lose.


If you are interested in checking out my Patreon page to view the video go to the link below.


http://patreon.com/aprilsolomonart


~ April


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