So you’re an indie artist and you want to have your work in a commercial gallery. I asked the curator of the gallery I work in for the 5 things he recommended artists do to prepare themselves for submission – the best strategies for getting your work in an art gallery.
Check out how to create superpowered motion capture puppets in Adobe Character Animator! I designed Wolverine in Adobe Illustrator, used Photoshop to get him ready for Character Animator, and was able to make a singing berserker with Adobe Character Animator’s motion capture and lip sync capabilities!
Today’s the final day of Udemy’s Easter Course Sale– where they have all the courses as low as they ever go with the prices.
I’ve got a wide menagerie of creative photography, video editing, animation and sound editing courses each for $10.99 here – from Model Photography For Beginners to Learning Lightroom to Motion Comics and Adobe Character Animator, I’ve taken all the skills I’ve developed in making my own surreal pop art and filmed tutorials for each in hopes of spreading the gospel of the DIY indie art life.
Even though these are online courses, Udemy is set up where instructors like myself are easily reachable and responsive, and the courses have lifetime access. My courses are also downloadable so you can watch on your mobile device even without internet access.
A collaboration with hair guru Jenny Strebe aka The Confessions of a Hairstylist, filmed in her studio in Scottsdale Arizona.
hairstylist: Jenny Strebe
music + visuals: Primordial Creative
Surrealist video is a favorite thing to both watch and make. I’m especially fond of the true surrealist artists of the 1920s-40s who were able to create dreamlike strange effects using simple in-camera techniques and inventive video and sound editing.
In this snippet from my course on creating Surreal Video in Adobe Premiere I show you a few strategies for using overlays to create surreal effects.
Adobe Character Animator is celebrating the very first network tv show produced with it in “Our Cartoon President”, a spinoff of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s special guest cartoon Trump.
I’m such a huge advocate for Character Animator- I’m working on my own new show using the motion capture digital puppet software, and I’ve done multiple animated shorts and music videos using it. Once you have your puppet created, you can plug any audio and behaviors into it to make a dynamic character without dealing with the complications of key framing or frame-by-frame animation.
“Our Cartoon President” is, in my opinion, an awesome showcase of the software. There’s a real lively movement to these characters in a way that a lot of other cheaply animated shows can’t achieve.
If you’re intrigued by Character Animator, I encourage you to check out my Udemy course! I’ve got just 20 $10 Udemy coupons for the course here.
Photomerge strategies for creative panoramic photography using Lightroom Classic – I take you out of the studio and up on Mount Lemmon near Tucson, Arizona to shoot panoramic images in a few different ways using the Fuji X-T2. Then, we head back home and dig into Lightroom Classic comparing how in-camera panoramics stack up against the merged horizontal and vertical versions from Lightroom!