After many many years (2, pretty much) of not creating any art videos, I finally made one again!
When I moved house (the first time, and the second time as well), I finally got an art desk. I’d wanted this for a long time: a dedicated space to do my art and leave all my supplies out rather than having to tidy everything away after doing art (which was very inhibiting). That did mean though that I couldn’t do any art videos anymore as I recorded them with my webcam which has to be attached to my computer (which is at my regular desk) to function.
I decided to get myself an ‘entry level’ camcorder. I didn’t want to spend too much money as I was not sure (and still am not, given my propensity to have fleeting intererests) if I’d stick with it. So I went with the Toshiba Camileo S20. The reviews were very good (for the price & size) and it does pretty much everything I need (although it doesn’t have an optical zoom which is the only real downside).
I’m still trying to figure out how to get the best angle on the art work. I have a small desk tripod (it came with the camera) which I used for this video. It came out alright but next time I would like to have the point of view a little more ‘face on’, so you can really see the details of what I’m doing. I’ll have to see if I can figure something out. Maybe a more sophisticated desk tripod would work. My art desk is in what is currently the storage room (we’re hoping to convert part of our house, so haven’t unpacked lots of boxes yet) so there isn’t enough room for a proper tripod. If you have any suggestions or tips I’d love to hear them!
Anyway, in the video below you can see me create this page in my art journal. I hope this is the start of more regular art video updates you’ll see from me!