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Old 10-29-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
Laurel Alanna McBrine Laurel Alanna McBrine is offline
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Fast Forward Speed Painting Video to Market Portraits




I haven't been here in awhile, so I hope this is okay to share. For the last pet portrait I completed, I set up my Nikon D7000 and filmed, starting with the drawing already completed (monochrome underpainting) to the completed piece. My son helped me create a video from the footage (slightly more than 3 minutes), complete with a favorite Mozart song.

If you woud like to see the brief video, you can find it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0niGTrvMNc

I also filmed part of my last portrait commission (just delivered, a young woman) which I hope to post next as a speed painting demo.

It was a fun project to make this video and I thought some of you might enjoy doing something similar as a way to market your work.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:45 PM   #2
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Cool idea Laurel -- I love it!

For several years, I've included an on the easel section on my website that shows the progression of a recent work in a series of still photos. But the action that you've captured -- showing the paintbrush hit the canvas and setting it to music -- is much more fun and dynamic! I'll have to get out a video camera and see if I can figure out how to put something like that together -- Fun!!
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:54 AM   #3
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Loved it!

My husband and I have been needing to do this for 3 years now and for some reason just can't seem to take the time to figure it out... that was really fun, and people do LOVE to watch!
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:10 AM   #4
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Nice! The music was a good choice, too.

How do you set up your camera? I'd be afraid my body would get in the way of the view.
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