In episode 181 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris Fenwick and I have a conversation that ranges from the use of the golden mean in art, on being a mobile digital media creative, to the difference of excitement versus wonderment in video.
What if no one sees your art? This video essay by Adam Westbrook - Painting in the Dark: The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity – is a thoughtful look at the Vincent van Gogh's obscurity when he was alive and what it means for struggling creatives today.
This video is going to make some podcasting gurus mad. I call them out for their bad advice to use WordPress for your podcast websites. For most podcasters, WordPress is too complicated, too expensive, and a huge time sink to maintain. There are better ways to use your time and money than spending it on a WordPress website.
At the time of me writing this post Skye Taylor's video How To Price a Painting has accumulated 345 comments and over 68,000 views on YouTube. A lot of what Skye says about pricing also applies to digital media creatives.
This BBC-produced documentary The Rules of Abstraction covers the rise of abstract art over the last century. Matthew Collings dives into the questions of how we respond to abstract art when we see it. Is it supposed to be hard and obtuse to understand with mysterious meaning and symbolisms, or is it easy to understand? I’m I stupid if I don’t get it? Does it mean anything at all? As artists splatter and pour paint with wild abandon upon a canvas, is there intentionality to it any sort of meaning at all behind it?
Saturday Night Live and Documentary Now Director of Photography - Alex Buono - talks about visual subtext in filmmaking. Video Business Success Coach Kris Simmons discusses how to control customer endless revision requests.
Podcasting Myth #3 frustrates me because it affects so many podcasters. It goes like this: Use a Blue Nessie, Snowball, or Yeti microphone. These microphones appear to be sold by the thousands. And they are the reason why so many podcasts sound so bad.