Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action

We live in a world of mixed media. Coming from me, that statement would typically refer to all the different approaches, supplies, and mediums of making art. But at this moment, it refers to the many different vehicles for sharing information: books, blogs, social media platforms, newspapers (I still read those!), magazine, videos, etc.

This year I was formally introduced to the DVD when I traveled out to the headquarters of North Light Books in Blue Ash, Ohio in March. I spent a week there, with an amazing team of people, filming two workshop DVDs that have just been released. Of course I could not resist pulling out my camera at every free moment to document the experience. I thought you might like to have a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes...

Walking onto the set for the first time. Yikes...so many cameras. Where do I look? That is Kristy Conlin in the background, an editor at North Light and my producer for the shoot.

I call this the dashboard, where the video director Ric Deliantoni ran the show.

There were three cameras filming the action at all times. Hmmmm...wonder what is my best angle?

Who knew I would have my own clapper? I was tempted to 'borrow' this as a souvenir but something told me I best leave it behind for the next DVD shoot.

My view from the worktable. Thanks for the smile face guys!

After it was done, they ran the tape as part of the filming production process. I glimpsed with one eye closed to see how I had done.

The crew at North Light. They were beyond wonderful...100% professional and 200% fun.

From start to finish, this has been a memorable experience. And now I have given birth to two, 2.8 ounce DVDs (slipcase and all).

Click here for information, previews, and to purchase the DVDs from North Light Shop. Save an extra 10% on this DVD and all other products in the shop by entering coupon code ALTEREDPAGE10.

The DVDs are now also available for purchase, immediate download, or as part of a subscription package at Artists Network TV.



Congratulations, my friend, your success is SO well-deserved :)

Maureen said...

So happy for you, Seth! Here's to great DVD sales.

connie said...

congratulations seth! how exciting, wishing you much success on your DVD's!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

That IS alot of cameras! I think I'm going to have to get you a pair of rock star glasses & induct you into Deb Trotter's & my club. *wink*

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Very cool behind the scenes reporting Seth. Congratulations.

jgr said...

Seth, Big congrats to you--such an achievement!!

Rita Vindedzis said...

This is beyond cool Seth! I'm so excited for you. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

V cool :)

trish quilty said...

Hi again Seth:
I sat mezermized today, enthralled with your two DVD's. They arrived today and I was so excited, I sat down to watch them right away. Kind of a "Happy 4th" present!
Wonderful job as they were instructional and inspiring. I learned several processes that were intriquing.
I could not figure out how you stay so clean in your black shirt though, as I would have been paint covered in 3 mintues. :)
Thanks again for the great dvd's.
Pat q aka Trishq

Carol said...

Very interesting behind the scenes. Congratulations and continued success.

Lynn Cohen said...

Excited for you. Hey before long you can quit your day job, maybe! Would you want to? Happy 4th!

Darlene K Campbell said...

Great photos. So much going on behind the scenes. Looks a bit scary...and exciting. Thrille dyou have DVD's. Look forward to seeing them.

ArtPropelled said...

Very exciting to share your journey, Seth. I would have been a gibbering idiot in your shoes. Congratulations!

Billie said...

Congratulations on your new 'baby' Seth.

No wonder my films are so dark, there sure were a lotta lights there!

How do you look up to the camera without blinding yourself in all that light? I guess the plus side being if you can't see the camera maybe you can pretend you are talking to yourself and not get nervous?

All the best


I'd definately buy them if you can make a PAL version too next time x

QuinnCreative said...

You are turning into a mixed media star--so happy for you. I've never seen such focused dedication to marketing, and your book and DVD sales show it.

Stephanie said...

Wow Seth ...you are doing it all!!! Congrats ...and thanks for the behind the scenes. So interesting!

improv cloth said...

Happy 4th! Thanks for sharing the video DVD experience.
It was really interesting. The clapboard was sooo cool with the movie title being surface design! Congrats. BTW the DVD preview was awesome. Cheers! Laura

rivergardenstudio said...

I am so glad you pulled out your own camera to share these photos with us... to see what you saw and where you were is wonderful! And you all did such a great job, the DVD's look amazing!