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05 September 2009

Dance of the Dinosaurs

The last few weeks here in the States have been nuts. I'm looking at many different options for producing my art, and trying to get good etsy photos taken. Since I'm so finicky about such things, I have not been happy with any of the photos that have been taken. This in turn became a search for a DSLR camera. That in of itself is a full time job. Especially when you have many of your family and friends that are serious about photography. I appreciate the help, but sometimes it's hard when everyone is so convinced about their proven cameras.

One thing I can't dispute is the quality of some of the Canons. I recently found out how good the Canon 5D Mark II was recently while I was working on one of my newest sculptures. My father-in-law, Carl Olson, decided to shoot video of me working on this sculpture. I spoke a bit about the inspiration and the method. This was an impromptu shoot and was not rehearsed. So, if you have ever wondered how I really sound and look while being covered in saw dust and sweaty... Well! Here you go.

Dancing Dinosaurs from Carl Olson on Vimeo.

We plan to take more video of me finishing this sculpture and others as well. On that note, here you go, and I hope you like it.

6 comments:

veronica said...

I'm speechless....absolutely beautiful....loved your explanations about your inspiration, process, background music...evrything. Can you include it in the main page of your future etsy shop? That's a silly question, don't answer it.

V

JEM 'n Tonic said...

V, I'm very glad you liked it. I will have more up, and I will see what I can do about putting it on my Etsy page. That's a great idea I hadn't thought about before. So.... Thank you for giving me new and better ideas.

Ben Newman said...

Great video, Eric. I fall to pieces in front of a camera but you talked through your work wonderfully and I love the title for your sculpture.

JEM 'n Tonic said...

Ben, Thanks for the comment. I didn't think I did so well talking thru it, but then again, we are always more critical of ourselves.

michael robertson said...

very nice! it's interesting to see how you work and it's always cool to see the face behind the art. In regards to your comment, there's nothing wrong with just doing abstracts. my fine art stuff is abstract and honestly, I find it more difficult to do than my illustration work!

JEM 'n Tonic said...

Thanks Michael. I like doing my abstract. I just wish I could illustrate better. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.