Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rodney Dickson on Expression

I will just stop writing here and let the video speak for itself. Rodney says it in a very personal way.

Thanks for watching, and supporting.

Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rodney Dickson Talks About Influences.

Everytime I sat down to speak with Rodney, I was always immensely drawn into his stories. Here is one of those stories where he speaks about one of his major influences, and one that also became a friend.

I got so much footage from Rodney, and I really wanna put it all online, but that would kinda kill the need for a documentary film that I've been working on for over two years.

Thanks Rodney for letting me into your world. I look forward to future filming jaunts with yourself.


BTW, Here's another great video of Rodney while he was painting. Filmed by Emanuele Sferruzza Moszkowicz, when he visited the painter a number of years back. It's amazing to get to watch Rodney paint, as it's such a private experience.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Forrest 'Frosty' Myers speaking about his colleagues.

A short clip of Forrest 'Frosty' Myers in his NY studio speaking with me about a number of his friends, including Neil Williams, Peter Reginato, Christopher Wilmarth, Brice Marden, Mark Di Suvero, and Lenny Contino. Wonderful time getting to hear him speak about his colleagues.

There is much more to come, but it will be in the film. Only so much I can share with you on here.

Enjoy this peek into the life one of the greats of our time.

Thanks for your support.

Jeffrey Collins

Painter and Director.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Custom Audio Isolation

I felt it was finally time to get in some chopping time. I have been meaning to put some holes into my audio isolation rig, giving it easier access to the controls. I made it out of a 3 inch PVC coupling, using heavy duty rubber bands to isolate the Zoom H4n from vibrations. I cut two holes into the body of the PVC with my Craftsman Dremel-type tool, and my Fathers DeWalt drill. I originally began with drilling holes into the corners of what I thought was going to be an easy job...that didn't happen. So I broke back out the drill and drilled many pilot holes along the lines of the windows. Took over 30 minutes to cut the two holes into the PVC. Making sure to wear the proper protection all the while.

I connect the isolation contraption with a Sima Quick Connect, to my Samsung HD Camera.

Now I can much more easily check on my levels and hit those buttons without having to take the Zoom out of the suspension. I'm much happier about using this in the near future. Thanks to Scott Eggleston from the Frugal Filmmaker for giving me the idea that I can isolate my microphones without having to pay $100 for it.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Filming trip coming up!

Holy Moly. I can't believe I waited this long to put another post on this blog. Especially about something so important to me. I've been focusing all my efforts on email and Facebook and Twitter. Yes I am getting ready for another filming trip, and with all the funds raised so far, it looks like it's going to be the biggest trip i've done so far.

I'm going to be heading to NYC on the 28th of April and staying roughly for over a week. With the help of a few of the participators whom i'm going to be filming also. After that, i'm going to be driving around the New England area getting some amazing interviews with people you've wanted to learn from. You can really find out all you wanna know on the indiegogo page. One truly wonderful thing about Indiegogo is they do flexible funding, which means for all you contribute to the project will still go to the film, and not back to you, if the goal is not met.

Thanks for everything! Your help is greatly appreciated.
Jeffrey Collins