Monday, January 9, 2012

Video art- why I love it

Video art was one of my biggest fears in venturing out into new media.  I started by determining I was going to specialize in drawing.  However, with one media class I found myself easily attached to technology.  I enjoy Photoshop and Final Cut Pro has become my closest friend.  I love taping images and voice overs, creating interesting effects and overlays.  I find it to be time-consuming, but so was drawing.  I found more excitement in video art, as opposed to concentrating on a single drawing.  I have freedom in video art and I am able to express myself through image and sound, and it can be both abstract and realistic.  Video has emotion that can be experienced with multiple senses, and the creator has more say in how its interpreted by the audience.  I have found video art to be fun to create, allowing me to find myself.  I have been able to express myself better through video art, rather than painting or drawing.  Video art has given me greater opportunities and the ability to create what I want through a set of guidelines.  I am pleasantly surprised by my growth and change in heart.  I feel many can learn more about me and find that I have developed a style since Video Art I.  I love creating work about emotion (anger, frustration, pain) and life experiences.  I feel that memory and past has a great affect on our work as artists.  I wish only to learn more and progress, showing people that I am a true artist, one that can be taken seriously.


  1. Being able to be free with video art is one of my favorite things as well. I started out the same way with just drawing and a little painting but video art caught my attention and being able to play around and learn the new technology is my favorite part too.

  2. I have to admit I was also very nervous and kind of even scared to roam the Video Art department. Even thought right from the get go I knew I wanted to major in the graphic side of art. I have learned so many things in so many ways that it's become confusing at times but I find Video Art just as fun as the painting and drawing side of Studio Art.

  3. I too was nervous getting into this portion of my courses. The freedom of a video seems to give me more stress that that of a piece of different medium. Having Video Art I with you I have definitely seen a personal style that you have developed. A very personal take on subjects with interesting first person views and underlying sounds that I find very enjoyable.