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Month: February 2017

A Splash of Paint

In the introduction video on my YouTube channel (jeffwspencer), I stated that my primary goal is to share adventures and life with family far removed by distance.  My tertiary purpose is to share the journey of learning to be a better artist as I learn how to smoosh oil paint on canvas.  Today, however, I am forced to work on the grid of life.  I have found that not only must I practice the art of creating art, but the art of creating digital art in the form of motion graphics and video editing.  I am currently in the...

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Past is Prologue

In a past blog post, I wrote about the untimely death of my sister-in-law, Kelli Hysell, who passed two weeks after her 46th birthday.   One of the impacts of Kelli’s death has been an intense desire to connect with family who are far removed by distance.   It occurred to both my wife and I that we have the perfect vehicle to connect to family and it’s been right in front of us for a long time and we never really utilized it. Have You Ever Heard of YouTube? For the past couple of weeks, I’ve thought about making a video introducing my YouTube channel.  http://youtube.com/jeffwspencer   I never thought that an initial ten minute video could be so hard to make a reality.  My goal is to load at least one video per week to the channel, but this first video was a challenge. What Makes It Hard? I’ve tried making the video in my studio with four different cameras.  Later, at my desk with the same four different cameras.  Finally, after having picked one camera that gave the best picture with ease of use, I took my endeavor outside.  I have asked myself numerous times these past couple of weeks why this first video was so hard to make.   The Truth Shall Set You Free The difficulty has not really been the technical aspects or equipment, but about...

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