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
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.

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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.

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Loren Munk AKA James Kalm Talking about how history has helped him.

August 2013 I sat down with the Painter/Historian Loren Munk AKA James Kalm (The Guy on the Bike) in his Brooklyn Studio to talk about his work as a painter along with his work as a historian. In this interview he speaks of a paper he wrote and what happened after the paper was published. It's quite the amazing story. Dig in.

For a link on the article Loren speaks of in this interview, here you go...

Thanks Loren and Thanks Kate!

Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Michael Brennan Talks about painting while priming a canvas in Brooklyn,...

I don't share very many clips from Michael Brennan on here. I don't know why that is, being that I have had many many wonderful conversations about painting with him. He is a wealth of information about painting and paintings history, more in tuned with the contemporary history of painting, which is the type I am more interested in. I decided to share this section from our second interview as I felt it was germane to the situation here. Plus you get to see something you don't see very often with painters. How they prime their own canvases. This seemingly banal subject is one many of us take seriously and with pride.

Thanks Michael for allowing me to film your world of painting. Looking forward to the next session.

Susan Roth Interview about her history and how she has dealt with change in her work.

If you are visiting here, you already know who Susan Roth is. So I'll just let this interview clip from our second session speak for itself.

Thanks Susan, Thanks Darryl, and Thanks to ALL of you that have helped me in any way to get to where these films are today. You are truly appreciated.

Jeffrey Collins