Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

3 2 30

I have been going over my inventory of amazing interviews with even more amazing people. I've been thinking of running another filming campaign to help get certain interviews made with a few people I have been talking with for months/years. I decided to make this cool montage of imagery from the interviews so far and realized I'm almost at 30 interviews. Pretty sweet considering that 5 years ago I had this dream to make a film like De Antonio did with PAINTERS PAINTING. Only thing is I ended up going way beyond what his vision was. Especially when I decided that each of these people is so unique it's hard to put them all into one film.

I'm so THANKFUL to all you wonderful people who have let me come into your homes, and studios and interview you. I look forward to continue our journey together, along with all the new names that have yet to be included. Even those that have decided to not be a part of this. I still appreciate all we did together.

In order...
Anders Knutsson
Art Guerra
Carl Belz
Darryl Hughto
Dee Solin
Francine Tint
Forrest "Frosty" Myers
James Panero
John Zinsser
Karen Wilkin
Klaus Kertess
Liv Mette Larsen
Loren Munk
Louise P. Sloane
Michael Brennan
Peter Reginato
Richard Timperio
Robert C. Morgan
Robert Sagerman
Rodney Dickson
Ronnie Landfield
Ruth Ann Fredenthal
Sandi Slone
Seren Morey
Stephen Bennett
Susan Roth
Vincent Como



Sunday, February 14, 2016

Michael Brennan and a Knife.

In 2012 I began my filming that has continued since on painter Michael Brennan. I've been infatuated with his work since I first learnt of it. His ways of thinking about painting and ideas about how one creates. Which truly came to fruition in his 2014 exhibition at Minus Space in Brooklyn NY. Michael has a deep connection through films and literature into his paintings and I believe parts of this film shine light on that. Michael is a professor of painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and if you are of college age and want to study painting, he is definitely one I would want to study with.



Thanks for watching. I hope you got a lot from it.
Jeffrey Collins
Director




Monday, November 2, 2015

Francine Tint Studio Interview

I was introduced to Francine around 2013 during my first visit with Sculptor/Painter Peter Reginato and Painter Dee Solin to the Hamptons to visit ArtMrkt Hamptons. Francine's work was in the same booth as Peter's and while I didn't get to meet her that weekend. I did soon after. We finally got to get together in September of this year and filmed for a couple hours. What you are about to see is a culmination of that day.



Equipment used:
Canon 5D2
GoPro Hero 3
LG G4
Zoom H4n for Audio.


New Films Coming.

I've been working on two new films from my last trip to NYC in September (Thanks Peter!). I interviewed Francine Tint and Anders Knutsson in their studios and got so much wonderful footage. I could easily have just put out all the clips online, but they go better for people when they are compiled together to create a moving story of themselves and their art. As you know I've been doing this work since 2011 and am now creating films specifically for each person. I'm no longer working on one giant film. Too little time, too little money, as a film like that takes so much time, resources, and money, or which I have none of those. I've only recently begun to monetize my youtube site to help raise funds for more shoots, but so far it's only raised under $16.00 in the 4 months since I began the monetization of my page. This is a true passion for me and I hope to be able to make many more of these in the future. I'm definitely missing out on the 1st rule of business, Location, Location, Location... but am working on changing that.

Thanks Francine and Anders for letting me into your studios and your lives to help document your histories.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Art Guerra talks Paintings Pigments, and Particles in Bushwick.

In April 2013 I got to film Art Guerra in his Bushwick Studio. I don't think you've ever seen an artists studio so crammed with paintings. Enjoy!



Filmed with a Canon 5D2 and a Zoom H4n for audio.

www.guerrapaint.com

www.guerraworks.com


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

John Zinsser on Pat Hearn, Peter Schuyff and Philip Taaffe in this Interview Video

Here's another of the recent clips from my interview with John ZinsserKenny Schachter on Facebook reminded those who follow him online that July 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of Gallerists Pat Hearn's passing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/20/nyregion/pat-hearn-art-dealer-in-new-york-dies-at-45.html

As I was thinking about what he was saying. I remembered that Zinsser had spoken about her in his most recent of interviews. What you see below is that interview. He also spoke of Peter Schuyff and Philip Taaffe, two painters he really admires. Dig in and enjoy!



Thanks for watching.

Jeffrey Collins
Director