Steyning Arts art trail – not long to go!

I am exhibiting with some very experienced artists who know their way round a publicity campaign and I’m playing catch-up here with a use of PowerPoint I never could have imagined a few years ago! These are just some of the paintings I’ll be taking and because almost all of them have embedded AR (augmented reality) videos, you might want to get hold of the Artivive app for the full singing, dancing experience. You’ll be able to activate the video once you get your painting home too. Using Artivive: the AR works by recognising a photograph of the painting and … Continue reading Steyning Arts art trail – not long to go!

Fruit flies like a banana …

Originally posted on Exploring Media: Original video made using Blink cameras, greenscreen layer and editing in Filmora Pro. Green screen made using bright yellow green acrylic on sketchbook cartridge paper. Banana image is a cut out from a magazine. Two triumphs in one – my very first home-made greenscreen stop motion video featuring that banana, and an editing discovery that subverts YouTube’s recent no-choice Shorts conversion for videos that might a) be less than a minute long or b) portrait aspect ratio. These links don’t embed in WordPress or are recognised for the making of QR codes so, in… Continue reading Fruit flies like a banana …

Green screen

Film makers do it regularly but this week everyone’s been doing it, thanks to Matthew Highton sharing his pre-greened clip of Boris (Johnson, who else?) looking lost at a meeting. I’ve never used green screen and I had no idea where to start but a quick search of YouTube, relating in particular to Filmora Pro which is the video editing app I use, I found an idiot’s guide which talked me through the process. This not only made it possible to put together the video I had in mind but also made clear that I’m no nearer knowing how to … Continue reading Green screen

On a mission!

Not sure if I’ll succeed but I’m aiming to have everything I show at the forthcoming Steyning Arts art trail fully Artivive-enabled. That means making videos for each of the pieces of work – pertinent ones that add something to the original – setting the videos up alongside their target image on the Artivive bridge, then making sure they scan via the app. After that, I can make cards or posters – table mats if I fancy it – and the app will bring up the video. Well, as long as there aren’t blobs of tomato ketchup in the way! … Continue reading On a mission!

Artivive in the wild!

I’ve mentioned the Artivive app before – it’s an app that calls up video hosted on their site and linked to a specific image. For now, it’s mostly used in galleries where lighting and connectivity are generally good. I used it for my contribution to our lane’s Advent Window fundraiser (for the local school) whereby one window a night is ‘unveiled’ and then stays lit for the rest of Christmas, which meant viewing in the dark from the garden in a village where mobile signals aren’t always great. It was a big test and it passed! Artivive has a torch … Continue reading Artivive in the wild!