Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 64GB Card Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 64GB Card Review


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Easy Mini Abstract Art Inspiration PLUS A Color Challenge

Easy Mini Abstract Art Inspiration PLUS A Color Challenge


how have you been getting on with your
mini abstracts I have some more inspiration and a mini abstract
challenge for you today that I hope is gonna motivate your art for this week so
I introduces exercise in my art video last week and it’s actually one that I
talk about and give step by steps for in my get creating book and I’ve already
shared a little on why I like doing these types of exercises and why I think
they’re really useful and can really help in your art so if you missed that
video I will put a link below in the description for it as well as a link to
all the products that I’m using today now this week I thought I would share
the process of another mini abstract but let’s take this one up a little bit and
let’s go for challenge something that I hope will inspire you to do a mini
abstract – so are you up for it do you want a mini abstract challenge now the
challenge I’m gonna base it around colors so if you’re needing a bit of
color inspiration then this is a really handy trick and something you can use to
inspire your work or just get you started so the particular palette that
we’re going to use I want you to either pick a hot color palette or a cold color
palette and then pick a contrasting color from the other color family so if
you picked a hot color palette then you’re gonna pick a cold color to
contrast it and vice versa so get yourself started basically pick a couple
of colors before you get going that are either from the hot or the cold color
family so I’ve gone with cold for mine and my main color is going to be blue
then pick yourself a single color that you’re going to use sparingly but this
time pick it from the opposite temperature color family so for my piece
I’ve got my cold blues and then I’m gonna contrast it with a yellow which is
more of a hotter color now this particular exercise there’s another
version of this that you could also try out as well so here’s some more
inspiration to help you with your color combining and your mini abstracts as
well how about just for a complementary color colors that
sit opposite to each other on the color wheel so for instance my blue the
complementary color to blue is orange so instead of using the yellow as my
contrasting color for my blues I could have used orange today so that’s another
way of looking at this color combining that I hope you’ll have fun with it you
could probably do all of them and just do an abstract with all of them and see
which ones you like best now the other colors that you can use in
this are neutrals like blacks whites and grays so even though I’ve just picked
blue as my main color they are actually two very different blues so they work
quite nicely as contrasts in their own little color bubble and you can watch to
see how I work my main cold colors together and then how I add in my warm
color contrast in this mini abstract there’s just so many ways that you could
do this so don’t feel restricted and just go for it
I remember you don’t have to do the same with me you don’t have to use the same
colors you don’t have to use the same marks this mini abstract exercise is all
about discovering your own mark making your own light your own dislikes your
own color palettes so pick things that you really want to use today and you
really want to just experiment with now when I’m doing these mini abstracts I
really try hard to stay in a moment and to work more on impulse than planning
you can do this you can easily plan these if you want that’s entirely up to
you if you prefer to do that then go ahead and plan them but for me these
mini abstracts are much more about listening to what my gut is telling me
to do and you know where it wants to go next so it’s very reactive and I’m not
really sure where the abstract will go but it is so many that it doesn’t really
take that long before it feels finished to me and I enjoy the so minimalist feel
of these pieces but you know again you don’t have to stick with that yourself
even though we’re working on a very small piece of paper
you could just cover the whole thing and do whatever you liked with it you could
spend a long time on it you could spend a short amount of time on it whatever it
feels right for you now for my piece dad there’s something about the rhythm in it
that I really really like and there’s both a symmetry and an asymmetric
symmetry in this piece today and down to the sort of just the the different
elements that I’ve used the different ways I’ve added in some mark making and
then in the whole piece as well you can see some of the symmetry some of the
asymmetric symmetry that’s going on there and I think I really like that
about this piece but you’ll see that more when we get to the end and as this
piece grew my ideas about it grew too and I changed up layers as I went along
so this is part of what I was talking about being more reactive to it for
example I extended the dark blue area after adding the splatter texture so I
had already put down the dots I put down some dark blue I added the splatter and
then I was right I think actually I needed to make the darker blue a bigger
part of the dot pattern and I wasn’t worried about changing up the shapes of
those dots it was just another way that the details in this piece that have
reacted and changed and as I went along I also quite like the way that the brush
line tails off or kind of feathers on the bottom right-hand side and how that
adds another contrast to the kind of lines and the block colors that are here
in this piece and just as with last week’s piece I’m using a creep paint in
three different ways so I’ve got neat paint from – I’ve got watered down paint
but then I’ve also got the acrylic ink in my paint pens and adding more pattern
detour the neutral colour is a really great way to add texture and interest
but without having to introduce another active color because we picked our
colors at the beginning and we went with a very particular
a pallet so the white and black you know is a no-pressure way of adding more
details without having to worry about putting in a different color and just
shifting the way this color combination works and what I haven’t mentioned is
that one of my blue colors is actually an iridescent so there’s another texture
layer so we’re going on here and that adds to the peace as well so actually
doesn’t take that much to add a lot of texture and interest to many abstracts
I’ve only used a very small amount of product but there’s quite a lot to look
at so I have a real play with your shapes your brushes what kind of brush
marks you can get try feathering some of your layers try adding them as blocks
try adding the paint thickly or thinly that’s gonna change the look as well and
if you can add a lot of interest with just a few colors less than a handful of
colors and just some a few small marks imagine what you’re gonna do with a
larger color palette and on a larger surface so have lots of fun playing with
this one have loads of fun picking out your color palettes I would love to see
it also you know do share with me on Instagram I would be happy to come over
and have a look so don’t forget to play with the color challenge today and I
look forward to seeing your hot color palettes with cold contrasts or your
cold color palette with hot contrasts and if you’re looking for some more
video inspiration for other mixed media art then watch these videos next and
I’ll see you there

Japanese paper art helps engineers measure complex joint movement

Japanese paper art helps engineers measure complex joint movement


(upbeat background music) SHTEIN>>In my job, which is for the most part of a desk job, I would get certain kinds of injuries, you know, overuse injuries
from using the mouse too much. Or in sports, for cycling, for example, I crashed a couple of times. Broke my collarbone. Really painful recovery process. NARRATOR>>With their background in athletics, professor Shtein and PhD student Erin Evke decided to come up with a better solution to measuring a body part’s
range of motion. EVKE>>Currently there does not exist a good way to track the complex motions of your shoulder. And by applying kirigami design
techniques, we’re able to conform to all different parts of the body, including
that of the shoulder. And then by placing sensors at specific locations on the
substrate, you’re able to capture this motion. This can be incredibly useful for
physical therapy, sports training, or even for animation films or video games.

A&M Class of 2011: Javarro Russell

A&M Class of 2011: Javarro Russell


My name is Javarro Russell, I graduated in
2011 from the Assessment and Measuring program at JMU. I’m currently a senior
research and assessment advisor at ETS. My favorite parts of the program was the
community, a very supportive environment that allows the students to flourish and
in ways that you would never believe. You work hard but we’re supported in all of
our efforts and it’s the best part of being a JMU graduate.

SMOOTH CAMERA!! | Tutorial – BeamNG.Drive – Useful for Crash Compilations! [2016 / Working 0.5.6]

SMOOTH CAMERA!! | Tutorial – BeamNG.Drive – Useful for Crash Compilations! [2016 / Working 0.5.6]


[Intro Music] Hello everybody, this is Jayo here. Today I’m going to show you how to get a smooth free roam camera in BeamNG.Drive! So it’s very simple, all you have to do is press “F11” to go into the world editor, and then go into “Camera”, and then into “World Camera” and then select “Smoothed Rotate”. If you want you can also change the camera speed up here but I’m going to leave it at the default which is 25. So, once you’ve done that you can just hit “F11” again to exit the world editor, and then as you can see now we have a nice smooth camera. So, that is it, it’s very simple to do as I said and this is quite handy if you want to record a crash compilation video or something like that and you want a smooth camera. So if this did help you out then make sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe for more! If you need any more help leave a comment down below and I’ll do my best to help you. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in another video! Goodbye! [Outro Music]

Advice for being comfortable on camera – Vlogging

Advice for being comfortable on camera – Vlogging


what’s up shenanigans John here and I am
back once again once again straightening my shirt out here to talk about
something that I think is extremely important for vlogging I think you’ll
agree whenever I hear the compliment John you’re in natural in front of the
camera that makes me smile ear to ear because a lot of people think being a
natural in front of the camera means you were born with the ability to do it I
disagree and I hear me out yes some people have a tendency to be
more comfortable in front of the camera and it’s probably because of a couple
things first is they probably practice quite a bit I practice quite a bit I
practice at work for giving presentations interviews and things that
I’ve done I practice talking quite a bit and talking is just vlogging many people
aren’t gonna get away with never ever practicing the craft and talking and
being comfortable speaking in front of people is a craft it is something you
have to practice practice talk I talk to myself all the time when I would run and
I’m pointing over my treadmill you’re not seeing it and I would practice
talking to myself I practice things I was gonna say in collecting my thoughts
it is you know like fine tuning a muscle you need to practice you need to be able to
conduct yourself and be able to speak logically and incoherent sentences and
not feel weird when you’re talking in front of people now a tip that I’ve said
on this channel before that I think is an extremely important tip look into the
camera and you talk like you’re talking to a person and I am I’m talking to you
right there sitting right there on your phone or desktop or wherever interview I
think that’s your game console wherever it is I am actually picturing talking to
a person somebody walks into your house and you’re talking to them it’s not
gonna be awkward why would it be any different now so look into the camera
however you need to trick your mind into it pretend that you’re talking to a
person next know what you’re gonna say before you get on camera I know that is
probably common sense but a lot of times and even in the past when I would vlog I
turn the camera on and go I’m gonna vlog I turned the camera on and it would be
awkward because I didn’t know what I was gonna say what’s up guys I’m gonna talk
to you about being good on camera okay now these type of videos I have a
general outline about what I want to talk about and I’ll get on here and I’ll
stick to that but even when I’m doing my regular family vlogs when I turn that
camera on I kind of know what I’m gonna have
going on at that time so I filmed to edit so now when I film I know what I’m
gonna be doing so that I can edit a little bit quicker years ago it used to
take me four or five hours to edit vlogs now I can zip them really quickly
because I’ve logged that way I know exactly what I’m gonna talk about I know
exactly when I’m gonna show and I piecemeal my segments like that so it
gets a lot easier at the end when I’m doing the vlogs and that’s a another tip
for you too but feeling comfortable on it is knowing exactly what you’re gonna
talk about having it planned out now not scripted because again if you script
this and you memorize it it’s gonna come across unless you’re really really
really talented I’m not I have to get on here in freestyle if I try to script
anything it comes across very plainly that I’ve scripted it and it is very
clumsy that’s the best word I have for clumsy now this is another thing I think
it goes without saying but talk with passion talk with excitement you want to
be fake on here because that will come across but again I probably wouldn’t
talk like this when I’m looking at somebody I would be like oh that
actually made me laugh so you don’t have say when you’re watching a video it is
really engaging when somebody is passionate and excited when they’re
talking to you so it’s like amping yourself up a little bit maybe ten
twenty percent more than your natural self it comes across in the camera much
better I’m using my hands a lot I told you before I talk with my hands I don’t
know what to do with them if you’re talking about something that you’ve
liked that you love that you’re passionate right let that be known
that’s why we can watch motivational speakers they’re full of energy and I
guarantee you 100% that’s not how they walk around life you don’t see Tony
Robbins walking around life completely jacked in at school needs on stage he’s
passionate he lists it’s passion from people and it’s engaging and that’s what
we’re trying to do we’re trying to engage an audience when we’re talking to
him on the camera now this last one be confident and I’m going to pull a line
from one of my favorite movies of all time boiler-room Ben Affleck’s character
says when he’s standing at the boardroom table and he’s talking to the people he
tells them to act as if and I’m not gonna go into the full because I think
it’s got some cuss words and he tells them the act is it they’re the owner of
the company is there selling these stocks to people and I’m telling you act
is that you’re the biggest vlogger on YouTube act as if you have a million
subscribers you don’t have to feel like you don’t have a voice because we’re
small youtubers do you know what you’re talking about just because I don’t have
a million subscribers behind me doesn’t mean I don’t know what I’m talking about
I am like you I have the work I’ve put in the studying I’ve
put in the effort here I’ve put out over 350 videos I know a little something
about being on YouTube now has that translated 100% a huge sub-county no it
has it but it has shown me some things over time I know how to video I know how
to edit I know how to talk to people that doesn’t change with the size of
your YouTube audience please don’t lose confidence because you’re a small
Channel don’t do that feel confident own your space this is your space this is
your channel this is your video so when you stand up or sit down or whatever
you’re doing on your vlogs remember remember what Ben Affleck says act as if
act as if you’re the biggest vlogger on YouTube and don’t ever ever lose
confidence because of the size of your channel i’ma leave you with a final
bonus tip here this is one that I’ve learned quite a bit from over the years
learn from editing I’ve gotten better over time even though I was confident on
camera I think probably most of my life but even before I vlog because of my
acting and and and podcast days but watch your videos and learn from them
really take in what you’re doing take in how you talk and adjust you can do some
practice vlogs edit those and see how you come across you can become your own
best critic in that way you can learn to director so I know most people probably
still have a problem here and their own voice and watching themselves I tell my
wife all the time when I’m watching me I’m not editing me I’m editing a person
I’m directing a person tell myself to shut up quite often when I’m editing and
that sounds funny but when I’m editing myself I have a tendency to talk a lot
and so when I’m editing that I learn from that I’m like why am I talking so
much John shut up and I’m probably gonna do it right now cuz I’m rambling every
single time you release a vlog it should be the best version of the vlog you’ve
done learn don’t ever put something out that’s subpar just because you want to
get something out so learn every single thing you put out learn from yourself
looking at yourself listening to yourself you’ll become a much better
editor and you become a much better vlogger because you’ll know what to vlog
you’ll be able to kind of boil down to what you want to say you want to prepare
you want to practice you want to get that confidence you won’t get that
passion across to everyone you’re talking to out here on YouTube alright
guys that’s all I have for you tonight please smash that thumbs up and remember
if you aren’t subscribed please consider doing so and if you’re still
with some of the things that I’ve talked about today tell me down below maybe
I’ll shoot a video and I’ll discuss those a little bit further with you guys
thanks for watching again I appreciate the support and I will see you next time

Dennis Mihalsky: City College Academy of the Arts | Eldridge & Co.

Dennis Mihalsky: City College Academy of the Arts | Eldridge & Co.


♪ [THEME MUSIC] ♪>>HELLO, I AM RONNIE ELDRIDGE, WELCOME TO “ELDRIDGE & COMPANY.” MANY OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGES WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS. ONE IS THE CITY COLLEGE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, A PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADE SIX THROUGH 12 AND CONNECTED TO CCNY. THAT IS WHERE DENNIS MIHALSKY CHANGED THE USUAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS CLASS INTO THE NEWSROOM OF A NEWSPAPER. I LOVE NEWSPAPERS AND I LOVE THIS STORY. WELCOME.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME.>>TELL ME ABOUT THE SCHOOL.>>IT IS CITY COLLEGE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS. IT’S IN INWOOD. WE ARE AN EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM. A LOT OF THE STUDENTS STARTING IN THE NINTH GRADE CAN START GOING TO CITY COLLEGE AND EARNING COLLEGE CREDITS. SOME STUDENTS GRADUATE WITH 60 OR 70. IT IS AMAZING.>>IT IS A DISTRICT SCHOOL. AND THEN, IF YOU ARE FROM OUT OF THE DISTRICT, MAYBE YOU CAN GET INTO IT.>>WE HAVE A FEW FROM THE BRONX AND BROOKLYN WHO KNOW OF THE SCHOOL AND THE PARENTS REALLY WANT THEIR KIDS TO GO TO THE SCHOOL TO BE ABLE TO EARN THESE COLLEGE CREDITS.>>I AM SO ADMIRING OF PARENTS WHO CAN NAVIGATE THE SYSTEM TO FIND A SCHOOL.>>YES.>>IT’S, TOO MUCH RIGHT?>>EVEN AS A TEACHER I DO NOT KNOW HOW IT IS. IT IS A LITTLE COMPLICATED.>>BUT THESE ARE KIDS WHO CAN EARN 60 CREDITS TOWARDS GRADUATION, TO A BA, THEY DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE AN ENTRANCE EXAM OR ANYTHING.>>NO.>>IT’S AMAZING.>>THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO GO TO THE COLLEGE, BUT THAT IS THE REGENTS EXAM. WHATEVER THEIR SCORE IS FOR THAT. MOST OF THEM TAKE THE ELA REGENTS, WHICH IS AN ELEVENTH GRADE CLASS AND THEY TAKE IT IN THE NINTH GRADE OR EIGHTH GRADE AND THEY PASS IT.>>WHAT IS THE STUDENT BODY LIKE?>>WE HAVE ABOUT 600 STUDENTS MAINLY FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, AND WE HAVE STUDENTS BORN IN NEW YORK AND ALSO WHO ARE FROM VARIOUS DIFFERENT AREAS. WE HAVE SOME YEMEN IMMIGRANTS, IMMIGRANTS FROM WEST AFRICA, MOROCCO, PLACES LIKE THAT.>>SO AMAZING. THESE ARE KIDS WHO SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. WHAT PERCENTAGE DO YOU THINK ARE REALLY EASY WITH ENGLISH?>>A MAJORITY OF THEM ARE. I AM THE ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE TEACHER AND COORDINATOR. A LOT OF THEM KNOW ENGLISH VERY WELL. EVEN IF THEY NEED SOME SUPPORT WITH IT, I DO NOT NEED TO DO A LOT OF THE TRADITIONAL ESL STRATEGIES, MORE JUST HELPING THEM WITH FLUENCY AND WRITING.>>YOU TEACH MORE THAN THE NEWSPAPER.>>YES. I ALSO TEACH AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS CLASS, JUST A TRADITIONAL ONE, AS TRADITIONAL I CAN GET, AND A SPEECH AND DEBATE CLASS.>>IS THE PAPER A REGULAR CLASS? OR IS IT AN EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITY?>>CURRENTLY, IT IS A REGULAR CLASS, WHICH I THINK IS THE BEST WAY TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS AS A NEWSPAPER. LAST YEAR WHEN I STARTED, IT WAS MY PRINCIPAL WHO SAID THAT THIS IS GOING VERY WELL. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE NEWSPAPER.>>TELL ME WHAT IT IS LIKE. WHAT GAVE YOU THE IDEA?>>I WANTED TO DO A NEWSPAPER FOR MY ENGLISH CLASS LAST YEAR. I READ AND WATCH THE NEWS, SO I KNOW AS MUCH AS I CAN KNOW. A LOT OF MY STUDENTS DO NOT. EVEN WHEN I BRING UP- DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHO BERNIE SANDERS IS, THEY WOULDN’T KNOW WHO THAT IS. SO THEN I WAS LIKE, WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS NEWSPAPER AND THEN THEY WILL BE INTERACTING WITH THE NEWS INSTEAD OF THE TRADITIONAL MODEL OF ME TEACHING.>>NOT EVERY KID CAN TAKE THE CLASS, RIGHT?>>I WISH EVERY KID COULD, BECAUSE IT IS MY ONE CLASS WITH 34 STUDENTS EVERY YEAR. I DO GIVE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE NEWSPAPER IF THEY WANT TO. IF THEY WANT TO BE A COPY EDITOR, AND LAST YEAR A STUDENT FROM THE EIGHTH GRADE CAME AND SAID CAN I BE THE MOVIE REVIEWER. I SAID, IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, WE CAN DO THAT. HE DID ABOUT THREE REVIEWS. IT WAS FUN TO WATCH.>>YOU ARE NOT A NATIVE NEW YORKER?>>NO, I AM FROM CALIFORNIA.>>DID YOU HAVE A SCHOOL NEWSPAPER IN HIGH SCHOOL?>>I DID, AND THAT IS WHY I WANTED TO BRING A STUDENT NEWSPAPER TO MY SCHOOL, THE SCHOOL THAT I’M TEACHING AT, BECAUSE IN HIGH SCHOOL IT WAS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ABOUT 3000 SOME STUDENTS THERE. BUT, THE NEWSPAPER WAS SO IMPORTANT TO THE STUDENT BODY AND THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. SO, JUST TO SEE MY NAME IN THE NEWSPAPER, OR MY FRIENDS WRITING FOR IT, OR AN ARTICLE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT WE DID, IT WAS EYE-OPENING AND INSPIRING TO SEE THAT. THE COMMUNITY ALSO WOULD CONTRIBUTE ADS. SO, KNEW STUFF THAT WAS GOING ON IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I SAW THAT THERE WAS NOT SUCH A COMMUNITY OR COMMUNICATION AMONG EVERYONE, BECAUSE A LOT OF TEACHERS ARE IN THEIR ROOMS AND STUDENTS GO FROM CLASS TO CLASS. I WANTED TO BRING AS MUCH AS I COULD FROM MY HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER TO THIS COMMUNITY.>>A LOT OF THE KIDS REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD, HUH? IT IS DISCOURAGING TO HEAR.>>ONLY ABOUT LOWER THAN 50% OF YOUTH EVEN TRUST LOCAL NEWS. 75% OF THEM GET IT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA.>>DID YOU SAY TRUST IT?>>YES. TRUST LOCAL NEWS.>>WHAT DO THEY WATCH IF THEY GET IT FROM TELEVISION?>>IT IS NEW YORK ONE OR THE LOCAL SPANISH CHANNEL THAT THEY WILL LISTEN TO. BUT, THAT IS BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS ARE WATCHING IT, SO THEY WALK BY AND THEY HEAR IT.>>THAT IS SO DISCOURAGING, ISN’T IT?>>A MAJORITY OF THEM GET THEIR NEWS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA OR FROM A CELEBRITY THAT POSTS A STORY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE WHOLE STORY, THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE BASICS OF WHAT YOU SHOULD BE KNOWING AS AN INFORMED CITIZEN. THAT IS WHY I REALLY WANTED TO GET THIS, SO THAT THEY CAN SEE THE EFFORT PUT INTO MAKING A NEWSPAPER, AND THEN THE ABLE TO START READING THE NEWS AND SEEING –>>AND THE PRINCIPAL ENCOURAGED YOUR IDEA. THEY LIKED IT.>>YES. SHE LOVED THE IDEA.>>AND IT HAS ENCOURAGED YOU TO GO ON TO OTHER SCHOOLS. BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, IS THERE EVER A CHANCE IT WOULD BE A EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY THAT A LOT OF KIDS WOULD JOIN?>>IT COULD BE SOMETHING WHERE IT COULD ALSO BE AN EXTRACURRICULAR AFTER SCHOOL SO MORE STUDENTS CAN BE INVOLVED. I HAVE A SPEECH AND DEBATE CLASS AND A DEBATE TEAM. SO THE SPEECH AND DEBATE CLASS IS FIVE DAYS A WEEK DURING THE SCHOOL DAY AND THE DEBATE TEAM IS AFTER SCHOOL SO THE KIDS WILL BE GOING BACK AND FORTH.>>YOU ARE GETTING KIDS INTERESTED IN THE NEWS IN MORE THAN ONE PLACE.>>IN THE DEBATE CLASS THEY HAVE TO DEBATE — I BRING UP THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEBATE, SO THEY COME OUT WITH THESE TOPICS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO WHAT IS GOING ON, SO THEY NEED TO DO RESEARCH AND FIND OUT AND IT’S REALLY FUN TO WATCH THEM.>>THEY DEBATE EACH OTHER, THEY DO NOT TRAVEL?>>THERE IS A DEBATE LEAGUE BUT IN MY SCHOOL WE DO IT IN THE CLASS AND THEY ARE DEBATING AND GETTING VERY HEATED ABOUT THESE TOPICS THAT I NEVER WOULD’VE THOUGHT THEY WOULD HAVE HEATED ABOUT.>>HOW DO THEY BECOME THE STAFF OF A NEWSPAPER? WHO IS THE EDITOR, HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? IS THERE AN EDITORIAL BOARD? DO YOU DO EDITORIALS? DO YOU TAKE INVESTIGATIVE KIND OF STUFF? WHAT DO YOU DO?>>WE FIRST GIVE THEM ALL THE OPTIONS THAT THEY HAVE. I ALSO SAY THAT THEY CAN ADD ON TO ANY OF THE POSITIONS IF THEY DO NOT SEE A POSITION THAT THEY REALLY LIKE. I WILL TELL THEM THAT THERE IS THE EDITOR IN CHIEF, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS MANAGER, AND THEN WE HAVE DIFFERENT SECTIONS WITHIN SO THEN THE FIRST CLASS THEY GOT TO CHOOSE THE NAME, OF THE WHOLE NEWSPAPER, WHICH IS “THE CLAW WEEKLY.” I WAS LIKE, IT IS YOUR NEWSPAPER WHAT DO YOU WANT TO NAME IT, AND THEY VOTED ON THAT. AND THEN THEY HAVE THE NEWS SECTION, THE DOSE, THE FASHION SECTION IS THE DRIP. WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THEIR FASHION IT IS THE DRIP.>>THE BOYS ARE AS INTERESTED AS THE GIRLS?>>AND THEN WE HAVE THE GOSSIP, EDITORIAL TYPE. AND THEN THE CLUTCH, THE SPORTS SECTION. IT IS INTERESTING BECAUSE GIRLS, YOU DO NOT REALLY — THE BOYS ARE WANTING TO BE ON THE DRIP, SO THERE IS NO –>>NOT A SEXIST THING.>>THEY ARE ALL WANTING TO CONTRIBUTE TO ALL OF THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS.>>WHAT DOES IT INSTILLS?>>A SENSE OF SELF WORTH. THEY SEE THEIR NAME IN THE NEWSPAPER WHEN IT IS PUBLISHED, AND IT ALSO GIVES THEM THE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS WHEN THEY LEAVE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE OF HOW A HIERARCHY WORKS. IT ALSO GIVES THEM A SENSE OF PROACTIVE BEHAVIOR. I TELL THEM THAT THERE IS A DEADLINE, AND IF THEY DO NOT MEET THE DEADLINE IT WILL NOT BE IN THE NEWSPAPER, BUT I WILL STILL GIVE YOU A GRADE. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE GRADE. THEY CARE ABOUT SEEING THE STORY IN THE NEWSPAPER. IT IS REALLY GREAT TO SEE THAT THEY WOULD RATHER JUST BE IN THE NEWSPAPER.>>DO THEY EDIT IT, OR DO YOU?>>THEY EDIT IT. SO THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS. THEY HAVE TO PITCH THE IDEA TO THE EDITOR, THE EDITOR PITCHES IT TO THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THEY GIVE APPROVAL AND THEN IT GOES TO ME.>>YOU HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT THE INABILITY OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TO WRITE ANYTHING. WHAT HAPPENS THERE?>>I THINK THAT IT IS A MIX. ONE, THE STANDARDS HAVE BEEN VERY FOCUSED ON JUST ONE FORM OF WRITING, WHICH IS TYPICALLY ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING BUT DOES NOT REALLY GIVE THEM OTHER OPTIONS OF CREATIVE AND THINGS LIKE THAT BECAUSE SOME STUDENTS ARE NOT GOING TO BE GOOD ARGUMENTATIVE WRITERS, BUT THEY WOULD BE VERY GOOD CREATIVE WRITERS. WITH POETRY, AND JOURNALISM AS WELL. THAT IS ONE OF THEM. ALSO THE TESTING ASPECT WHERE THERE IS SO MUCH TESTING AND IT IS BUBBLING IN. AND IT IS NOT DOING A LOT OF THE WRITING.>>SO IT’S A RELIEF FOR THEM TO GET TO THE NEWSPAPER.>>IT GIVES THEM A LITTLE MORE FREEDOM.>>SOME PLACE I READ ABOUT YOU IS THAT YOU ENCOURAGE REBELLION OR HOW TO HANDLE AUTHORITY.>>I ENCOURAGE MY KIDS TO QUESTION ANYTHING. EVEN QUESTION ME. IN THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS I WILL DO THINGS THAT THEY WILL LISTEN AND GO ABOUT DOING IT, AND THEN I WILL TELL THEM, WHY WERE YOU LISTEN TO ME? THEY SAY I AM THE TEACHER. THEN I SAY, JUST BECAUSE I’M THE TEACHER YOU SHOULD STILL QUESTION. IT DOES COME BACK TO ME AT THE END OF THE YEAR WHEN THEY’RE ALL QUESTIONING EVERY LITTLE THING THAT I’M DOING, BUT THEN THEY START DOING THAT IN THEIR DAILY LIVES WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT I WILL — I DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY AND WHAT IS GOING ON, CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS? BUT I WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO ADVOCATE FOR THEMSELVES, AND THEN IF THEY DO DISAGREE WITH A POLICY, WILL LET US PUT IT IN THE NEWSPAPER AND GET SOME PEOPLE –>>WHAT DO THEIR PARENTS HAVE TO SAY?>>THEIR PARENTS LOVE IT. A LOT OF PARENTS COME IN, BRING A COPY OR GIVE THEM A COPY, AND THEY ARE SO EXCITED AND PROUD TO SEE THAT THEIR CHILD’S NAME IS IN THE BYLINES. THE PARENTS LOVE IT AND IT GIVES THEM AN IDEA OF WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE THE SCHOOL FROM A YOUTH PERSPECTIVE.>>DOES IT CHANGE THE PARENTS’ VIEW OF AUTHORITY?>>I DO NOT THINK SO. THERE IS A SENSE OF RESPECT AUTHORITY AND DO NOT QUESTION IT TOO MUCH. I THINK WITH TEENAGERS THEY ALREADY HAVE THE SENSE OF WANTING TO CHALLENGE EVERYTHING, SO HEARING AN AUTHORITY FIGURE SAYING QUESTION IT, THEY WILL DO IT.>>YOU GOT A MASTERS DEGREE FROM CITY COLLEGE.>>I DID, IN 2016.>>DID THAT PROPEL YOU TO THIS PARTICULAR SCHOOL?>>I DID THE NEW YORK CITY TEACHING FELLOWSHIP –>>WHICH IS WHAT?>>IT IS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO GET PEOPLE WHO DID NOT ORIGINALLY WANT TO BECOME TEACHERS, SO IT HAS A LOT OF CAREER CHANGERS. SO, THEY HAVE THE AGE RANGE A LITTLE BIT HIGHER BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT REALLY WANTING PEOPLE RIGHT FROM EDUCATION SCHOOL.>>WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE?>>I WAS DOING PUBLIC RELATIONS BEFORE THAT.>>YOU WERE COMMUNICATING.>>YES. AND, THE ONE THING IS THAT IT GAVE ME AN ABILITY FOR THIS NEWSPAPER TO TELL THEM HOW IT WORKS FOR BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNICATION WITH THESE JOURNALISTS AND RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE BUILT. SO, EVEN WITH THE CONTACTS, I BROUGHT MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT GALE BREWER TO SPEAK TO THE KIDS. I HAD A FORMER REPORTER FOR THE NEW YORK POST SPEAK TO THEM. I HAD AN ACTOR ON “13 REASONS WHY” SPEAK AND TALK ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MEDIA AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDIA LITERACY AND WHAT THEY’RE DOING.>>YOU CAME FROM CALIFORNIA. WERE YOU ALWAYS INTERESTED IN THE THINGS YOU ARE NOW?>>I ALWAYS WAS. I ORIGINALLY CAME TO NEW YORK BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE SOMETHING AT THE UNITED NATIONS. I WANTED TO BE AN INTERPRETER, SO I GOT INVOLVED IN THAT WAY, AND I INTERNED FOR –>>WHAT LANGUAGES?>>FRENCH AND ITALIAN. AND THEN I TOOK MY FIRST FRENCH CLASS AND IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT THAT IS WHEN I SWITCHED OVER.>>THAT HAPPENS TO ME TOO.>>I WAS LIKE, WE’RE READING LITERATURE NOW, THIS A LITTLE BIT MUCH.>>WAS YOUR FAMILY INTERESTED IN THE COMMUNITY AND POLITICS?>>MY DAD WAS INTERESTED IN POLITICS, HE WAS ALWAYS WATCHING THE NEWS, KEEPING ME UP TO DATE, AND MY MOM WAS INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY, THE SCHOOLS THAT WE WENT TO.>>YOU HAD THAT ADVANTAGE, WHICH SOME OF YOUR KIDS DO NOT HAVE.>>EXACTLY.>>A VERY INTERESTING KIND OF THING. I ALWAYS LIKE TO KNOW WHERE SOMEDAY COMES FROM AND HOW THEY LOOK AT THE WORLD. NOW, YOU ARE EMBARKED ON A CAMPAIGN NOW THAT YOU HAVE SEEN HOW SUCCESSFUL THIS NEWSPAPER IS. I WENT TO THE HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC AND ART BEFORE IT MIXED IN TO BECOME LAGUARDIA AND IT WAS A VERY REBELLIOUS SCHOOL. [LAUGHTER] IT WAS A WONDERFUL SCHOOL. WE HAD A VERY ACTIVE NEWSPAPER CALLED “OVERTONE,” WHICH I THINK THEY MAY STILL HAVE IT. AND THE EDITOR OF THAT WENT TO COLLEGE WHERE HE BECAME THE EDITOR OF “THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR,” AND EVENTUALLY THE EDITOR OF “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT WAS INCREDIBLE. I ALWAYS FOUND THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON THE PAPER, AND THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON THE COLLEGE NEWSPAPER, A LOT WENT INTO THAT PROFESSION. OF COURSE IN THOSE DAYS IT WAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT THING. IT IS VERY EXCITING.>>YES. NOW THE ORGANIZATION IS CALLED STUDENTS DISRUPTING, AND WE ARE EMBARKING TO ADVOCATE AND SUPPORT STUDENTS NEWSPAPERS IN ALL NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.>>HOW MANY SCHOOLS HAVE IT?>>OUT OF 1800, ONLY 200 HAVE THAT. MANY OF THEM, I HAVE SPOKEN TO OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS WHO SAY THAT THEY THINK THE NUMBER IS EVEN LOWER NOW. SO, THAT IS WHY WHEN I SAW THAT, WHILE I WAS DOING MY NEWSPAPER, THAT IS WHEN I THOUGHT WE HAVE TO BE BRINGING THIS TO MORE SCHOOLS.>>DOES CITY COLLEGE HAVE A NEWSPAPER?>>THEY DO. YES.>>AN ACTIVE ONE?>>YES.>>DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY COLLEGES IN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HAVE ONE?>>THERE ARE A LOT OF COLLEGES THAT DO HAVE THEM, EVEN IF IT IS ONLINE. THEY DO HAVE AN ACTIVE NEWSPAPER.>>AND THEY HAVE A VERY GOOD GRADUATE SCHOOL NOW.>>YES. ABSOLUTELY. IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE COLLEGES CONTINUE THAT TRADITION, SOMETHING HAS SWITCHED WHERE IT IS NOT A BIG FOCUS FOR SCHOOLS TO HAVE STUDENT NEWSPAPERS.>>HOW DO YOU HAVE TO GO ABOUT IT? DO YOU FIND A TEACHER WHO WANTS TO DO IT?>>YOU PROBABLY NEED TO HAVE A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH BECAUSE AT FIRST, WE ARE IN THE PHASE OF INFORMING PEOPLE –>>WHO IS WE?>>ME AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MY ORGANIZATION WHO ARE TRYING TO –>>ARE THERE STUDENTS ON IT?>>NO STUDENTS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, BUT THERE ARE STUDENTS WORKING ON OUR BLOG THAT WE HAVE CALLED STUDENT’S FIRST JOURNAL. THEY ARE WORKING WITH US ON THAT AS WELL. WE ARE TRYING TO INFORM PEOPLE OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF STUDENT NEWSPAPERS BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK I HAD ONE, YEARBOOK STILL HAPPEN, THERE MUST BE NEWSPAPERS STILL HAPPENING. IT IS NOW JUST THE FACT OF INFORMING PEOPLE THAT THAT IS NOT THE CASE.>>AND THE BLOG?>>THE BLOG IS RUN BY THE STUDENTS AND THEY WRITE ABOUT –>>FROM YOUR SCHOOL?>>A LOT OF THEM ARE FORMER STUDENTS OF MINE. THEY GO TO COLLEGE NOW. ONE IS AT NYU AND ANOTHER IS AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY. I HAVE THEM WRITE WHAT THEY WANT TO WRITE ABOUT FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE AND A LOT OF THEM HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS. SOME OF THEM LIKE TALKING ABOUT TRANSPORTATION, OTHERS LIKE TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE CAME FROM A SCHOOL THAT WAS MAINLY DOMINICAN AND THEN WENT TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY AND REALLY LEARNED A LOT ABOUT HOW SHE WAS NOT DOMINICAN AND SHE’S NOW VERY CONFIDENT.>>SO INTERESTING. SO THE OUTREACH, ARE YOU GETTING HELP FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION?>>RIGHT NOW WE ARE DOING IT GRASSROOTS. IT WILL BE THROUGH FINDING THE TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS WHO WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO A STUDENT NEWSPAPER.>>CAN YOU DO THAT THROUGH THE UFD?>>IT IS SUPPORTIVE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING, BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE GOING THROUGH JUST FRIENDS WHO KNOW FRIENDS WHO WORK AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS, AND BE ABLE TO PICK OUT A COUPLE IN EACH BOROUGH, BECAUSE I WANT TO ENSURE THAT EVERY BOROUGH IS REPRESENTED, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE UNDERREPRESENTED.>>HOW IS THE EDITOR CHOSEN?>>THEY APPLY FOR THE POSITION ON AN ACTUAL JOB APPLICATION. THEY GIVE US A FEW IDEAS OF WHAT THEY WILL DO, AND THEN WE INTERVIEW THEM AND ME AND MY CO-TEACHER ARE THE PUBLISHERS. SO WE HOLD A FORMAL INTERVIEW WHERE WE SHAKE HANDS AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT WHAT THEIR JOB WILL ENTAIL AND WHAT THEY WILL BRING TO THE PAPER. USUALLY, THIS YEAR, JUST LAST WEEK THE STUDENTS DID HAVE LIKE FIVE WHO WERE REALLY WANTING TO BE THE HEAD OF THE NEWSPAPER. THAT WILL BE A DIFFICULT ONE BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL GOOD AND NATURAL LEADERS. IT WILL BEE WHO WILL BE THE MOST PROACTIVE.>>AND THAT’S SUCH GREAT TRAINING TOO OR DEVELOPMENT AND OPPORTUNITY.>>IN THE INTERVIEWS WE REMIND THEM THAT THIS WILL BE WHAT YOU DO IN A REAL INTERVIEW. DON’T GET DOWN ON YOURSELF IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER. TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE, OR SAY YOU DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT OR THINGS LIKE THAT. THE MAIN GOAL OF THE NEWSPAPER FROM THE VERY START TO THE PUBLISHING AND DISTRIBUTING, IS TO GIVE THEM THE SKILLS THAT WILL CARRY ON AFTER SCHOOL.>>THAT IS SO INCREDIBLE KIND OF PROGRAM. ARE YOU ALWAYS GOING TO BE A TEACHER?>>I WILL ALWAYS BE IN EDUCATION AS MUCH AS I CAN, ESPECIALLY, IT IS MY FOURTH YEAR AS A TEACHER. IT IS NOT WORK FOR ME, I ENJOY IT. I AM EXCITED TO GO TO WORK.>>WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE STUDENTS GO ON TO COLLEGE?>>AT MY SCHOOL WE HAVE A 99% THAT GO. WE HAVE A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR WHO IS LIKE THE FAIRY GODMOTHER, BECAUSE SHE GOES TO THEM AND FINDS OUT WHAT THEY’RE GOOD AT AND SHE FINDS THE SCHOOL RIGHT FOR THEM.>>THAT IS AN AMAZING RECORD. AND THEY ARE ALL CURIOUS?>>THEY ARE ALL CURIOUS. THEY ALL KNOW WHAT COLLEGE THEY WANT TO GO TO, THEY ARE ALREADY EMAILING ME ABOUT VOLUNTEERING FOR ME AND STAYING ON THE NEWSPAPER AND THINGS LIKE THAT.>>LET US GO BACK TO THE WEBSITE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION. IT’S CALLED WHAT?>>STUDENTSDISRUPTING.ORG>>THAT IS VERY ENCOURAGING ISN’T IT?>>[LAUGHING] YES. YES.>>AND THAT IS ONLINE. BUT THE NEWSPAPER IS A REAL NEWSPAPER?>>IT IS PAPER NEWSPAPER.>>AND IT IS ALSO ONLINE?>>NOT RIGHT NOW. OUR GOAL IS TO BE ABLE TO BRING IT ONLINE.>>BETTER NOT TO PUT IT ONLINE. IT MAKES THEM READ IT.>>THE ONE THING I HAVE SEEN IS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY WOULD THEY BE MORE INTERESTED ONLINE NEWS BUT IT HAS BEEN THE OPPOSITE WHERE DISTRIBUTION DAY PUBLICATION DAY–>>BECAUSE YOU SEE YOUR NAME IN PRINT.>>IT IS SO FUN FOR THE KIDS PASS IT OUT AND I SEE A GROUP OF STUDENTS SITTING AND READING THE NEWSPAPER AND POINTING OUT THEIR FRIEND IN IT.>>IT IS WONDERFUL TO TALK TO YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR ENTHUSIASM AND CREATIVITY. IT IS TERRIFIC. YOU SHOULD BE THE NUMBER ONE TEACHER.>>OH WELL, I WOULD LOVE THAT!>>WE HOPE THAT SOME OF THE VIEWERS WILL CONTACT YOU, HOPEFULLY THEY ARE TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS THAT DON’T HAVE A NEWSPAPER.>>WE HAVE A FUNDRAISER ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT THE SEAPORT MUSEUM. WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO JUST SHOW THAT THERE IS A LOT OF SUPPORT OUT THERE AND GALE BREWER WILL BE OUR SPECIAL GUEST.>>GOOD FOR YOU. CONGRATULATIONS, AND MUCH SUCCESS TO YOU.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME.>>THANK YOU FOR COMING. ♪ [THEME MUSIC] ♪

Art Sherpa Buying Guide and Art studio Supply List

Art Sherpa Buying Guide and Art studio Supply List


[opening music] Hi! I’m Cinnamon Cooney. I am your Art Sherpa, and I am really excited to be sharing this with you today. This is about how to set up a studio as a beginner. I get asked a lot what my recommendations are for what brushes to I need to buy? What paint do I need to buy? What do I need to have in my studio? Now, when I started on YouTube, I did actually make one of these videos, but having been here for a little bit, I’ve come to understand from answering your questions and constantly being in a conversation with you that you might need some more information on things. And honestly, we’ve expanded the project set in the conversation from the beginning. So I am really happy to be doing this update. I think it’s gonna help you out a lot. In the description below, if you click the little “more” button, there’ll be some links. There’s a link to The Art Sherpa dot com, where this is all gonna be written out so that you can have it, and print it out, and look at it, and have it anytime you wanna see it. I’m also probably gonna stick it on blogger and I’m gonna throw it up on Facebook. Cause I want to make sure you guys have the information you need and that art store experience, instead of being frustrating and overwhelming, is a lot of fun. It’s like Woohooo! I’m going to the art store and I’m gonna get a big ol’ haul! That’s what I really want for you, and I want you guys to have an easy time and I want you guys to be relaxed and mellow about your art experience, even though right now I’m not that mellow. It’s kind of strange but, ba da be da. Kinda owly mood. Alright. The number one question that you guys have been asking me is, what is my basic palette? And this is an interesting kind of question for an artist because I have a base palette that’s a limited palette, that I use here on YouTube, and I did this so that you guys could save some money. So that I wasn’t constantly painting with crazy paints. I kind of try to go to the same colors again and again for projects, and on occasion add a new color for fun and interest. So my base palette is this. If you come to the table you’re gonna see this here. Alright, so I’m gonna push these forward a little bit. My basic palette is Titanium White. Mars Black. Dioxazine Purple. Quinacridone Magenta. Burnt Sienna. That is not in it. Phthalo Blue. Cadmium Yellow Hue. Cadmium Red Hue. Yellow Oxide. So that’s what I really started out with when I was on YouTube. But there was a couple things that came up with that base palette, I would like to talk to you about real quick, which is these which is these two fabulous, delicious, yummy, wonderful Cadmium colors. Now listen. The reason I recommend hue for people, a lot of times, is that real cadmium pigment is super expensive. Kind of only necessary if you’re a professional. There is a difference between hue and true cadmium pigment that’s why we all paint with it. But also there’s controversy. That’s right. There’s so much controversy around these two pigments. In fact, when I’m taking a break from politics, I just get into the cadmium controversy to just kind of keep myself up on that energy. So, these are hue. Hue is perfectly safe. Hue doesn’t have any cadmium in it, and if I was painting with kids or I had any kind of a metal allergy, I’d be kind of inclined to use hue. But honestly, you should always be checking your paints and materials to make sure what the safety guidelines are. Because just cause it’s acrylic painting and it says non-toxic on the bottle, doesn’t mean you can drink or eat any of it. I really say this all the time on my show. Don’t eat paint. Now, real cadmium pigment, though, dun-dun-dun. Look. This has been studied a lot. And the paint companies have looked into this. There was a European study done about this. In fact I’ve included a link to a really important article about this. Awesome. You know what else? There is… Where did it go? I don’t know where- Oh! Pyrrole Red. Now, this is actually comparable to pure cadmium pigment to the eye. It is also comparable to cadmium pigment to the pocket book. So you know, I’m gonna say for just the purposes of being a student, you know, stick with hue. Enjoy that. If you find yourself a professional artist, and you really know what you’re talking about you’re gonna know that cadmium has already been really investigated and short of guzzling it down, and we’re back to don’t eat paint. You’re all good. Alright. Base palette, controversy, addressed it. Those are the colors. The list is down there. Other things I like to have in my studio is palete paper. You guys are always asking me, what are you painting on? I paint on this kind of wax paper called palette paper. This is not the ony solution in the universe. Not at all. There’s lot of solutions. There’s plates. There’s kind of glass palettes. I just really like this one. I like the Gray Matters because it shows up better on camera. And I also like the Strathmore. It’s a really good palette paper. So. That’s what I’m painting on. That’s what I’m painting with. Guess what else I have. I have an expanded color palette. That’s my complex palette, and those are a whole bunch of other colors. I’m gonna pull them over here. I’ve got Ultramarine Blue. I’m got Burnt Umber. I’ve got Phthalo Green. I’ve got Quinacridone Red. I’ve got the Aqua, or Southern Ocean Blue. The Prussian (blue). The Hooker’s Green, no they’re not kidding. The Naphthol Crimson. The Australian Sienna. The Cad Yellow Light. The Cad Red Light. Zinc White. Or Mixing White. Those are just my toys. You don’t have to have to have all those paints to enjoy your art experience. I’m just telling you what I have going on because you ask. But you know what? The truth is, this is your art journey. This is your studio. You don’t have to paint with any of these brands. And you don’t have to have all these colors. All of the projects have a materials list and most of the creators out there that do lessons or have workshops or teach things, they have one of those. And, you know, it’s all good. It’s all viable. There is not one way to do a painting. There is an infinite number of ways of doing paintings, which I like a lot. I like that it doesn’t have a simple, whatever answer. I think it’s important to be able to wash your brushes. There’s been a lot of discussion about this lately. In my previous video I talked about you could just use Dawn soap. And that’s true for synthetic fibers. I don’t really recommend that for a four hundred dollar Kolinsky sable brush. But for, you know, synthetic brushes, Dawn is great, but I really like “The Master’s Brush Cleaner.” And then I really have fallen in love with “Jack’s Linseed Soap.” There are about fifty other brush cleaners on the planet. I’m just telling you the two that I enjoy. I also always keep in my studio ninety-one percent rubbing alcohol. Now, seventy-one also works, but this sucker takes dried paint out of stuff. If you have a stick, that you’ve just left your brush, and it’s just a stick now, this will recover it. It’s really incredible. Got a video in the i-Card, all about it. Painter’s tape. This is not what’s at Home Depot. It’s an artist’s tape. It’s by Scotch 3M. You know, I get this for an inexpensive amount of money where I’m at, but it’s cost to cost. Just some sort of tape that really helps you make a straight line. I talk a lot about having chalk. Or watercolor pencils. But what I’m really talking about is, you need a way to make marks on a canvas, that doesn’t bleed into your paint. That’s all it is. I got these Artist Loft really inexpensively. I got this chalk from my kids. Mm-hmm. Took it right away from them. Ok. Canvases. I have these packs of canvases. And let’s be honest. Some of the canvases have some crazy coatings on them lately that can resist paint. I’ve gotten some really good reports from you guys. There’s some people who just lightly rinse them off and allow them to dry and that seems to be fixing the coating um, applying a coat of gesso seems to be fixing the coating. I like to use like a flow agent and then just brush it on and that fixes the coating. But you’re looking for a pre-stretched canvas. These are all kind of stapled on the back, and I get them in economy. You can paint on canvas paper. Yes, you can. You could paint on Bristol paper. There’s a lot of stuff that you can paint on. This is just what I’m painting on. You might paint on masonite board, and that is completely ok. Brushes. You guys ask me a lot about brushes. Where to get ’em. What to get ’em. And everybody’s out of Goldilocks. Alright. I did not know I was gonna be starting such a rigmarole when I discovered, and this is her, the original Goldilocks. Which is a number ten bright by Simply Simmons, extra firm filament. Isn’t she cool? Isn’t she fun? So, here’s the deal. Brushes are an interesting thing, in the life of everybody. Right. Brushes are really fun. But, when I started out, I was like, Hey, just get an economy pack of brushes. If you check the i-Card, if you watch the video, I’m like, Economy pack of brushes. The issue with off brand economy paints, or off brand economy brushes, there really isn’t an oversight for any of these companies and so some of them will make a good brush, but some of them will make a brush where all the bristles will fall out. And I don’t feel like it’s very economical to go buy a cheap brush if all the bristles fall out. I think what’s great is to know what you’re looking for in a brush, and it doesn’t really matter where you buy it as long as you know what you’re looking for. So when I got Goldilocks, she was pretty fantastic. She was three dollars, which, I guess, what she costs most places, and that’s not her official name from the company. By the way. That’s been messing with everybody and I’m really sorry for that. In fact, uh, if you go to The Brush Guys dot com, they actually added the word “Goldilocks” to the listing cause nobody, everyone kept calling them up. I didn’t know them at the time. Going, “I need the Goldilocks brush!” And they were like “I don’t- I don’t know what that brush is.” So, this is her. Number ten. Simply Simmons. Extra firm filament. You know what was messing with you guys, though? I’ll tell you. So, at Michael’s they don’t have this one. They have these two. This is not that brush. This is a fabulous, nice multi-media brush. And this is a great natural bristle for oil. Not the same brush. See how this is the dark filament? And this is white? And this is kind of a sable brown? These are both great brushes but they are not this brush. I like this brush. I like this brush because the filaments are very firm. Too firm for makeup. Again, if you did the Big Art Quest and you watched the brush one, I’ll talk about that. Now this is actually their long handle. When I say in videos that I don’t like long handle, I’m talking like this long. Not everybody’s got a short handle. I’m gonna have to start over again. If that’s causing anybody any grief, I’m really sorry. This is what they’re calling their long handle. This is a number ten. I just like her because she’s functional and she’s inexpensive. However, she’s not the only brush that does this exact job. This is a Richeson 7530. Number ten bright. Just as good. Right. I just found this. Number ten The Silver Grand Prix. I really actually like this brush quite a lot. I’m really excited about this. And it has a copper ferrule. Which, I think, is super cool. Also is fantastic. And what these three brushes have in common and how I pick, like- I think I didn’t grab my bright again. I’m so silly. Here she is. What I really really like in a bright, what I want in a bright, is these filaments will be short. So when I’m in an art store and I think I’ve got a good flick. In other words, too firm for makeup, but won’t take paint off my car, then I line them up and I actually look to see who has the very shortest filaments. Guess what. This one wins. And then I look to see if they’ve done a real sharp edge on it. That’s what you’re looking for. It doesn’t matter where you find that brush, you’re just gonna want to make sure those filaments don’t come out of it. Right. And you’re gonna want to make sure that they’re short. See, this is what’s called a flat. Look how much longer that is. See the difference between the bright and the flat? We talk about that in the brush quest. Well, that is not gonna be as firm for pushing paint- I love doing this on my face- as these are. So that’s what’s happening there. And I really hope that clears it up. But listen, I’m here. I’m here for questions. I’m here. Now, I have the list of brushes that I think you should start out with. I think everybody needs a number ten bright. Just not because that’s actually true, but that’s my feeling. [chuckles] And that’s my best recommendation to you based on my experience. That’s how I formulate these ideas, is I look back and I go, what would really really help people? What’s really effective? What wouldn’t mess them up? And then I say to myself my number ten bright is my go to brush and so then I recommend that to you. And then I’m like, you need a number six. And you need a number four. This is like a number eight right here. But here’s a number two. I have pulled out, where I put them, I don’t kn- Oh! I put them places. Alright. So here’s like a number four bright. Right. And that’s what a number eight looks- See you need a number four, and you need a number six, and ideally it would be great if you add in an eight and a two to that. Is that in the list? Yes, it is. Well, actually, here’s the list. Then I feel like you need some of these filberts, which were in the list. Right. And a filbert, we’ve learned, through the internet, means cat’s tongue. So basically I’m licking a cat’s tongue on my face. You don’t want to do this with everything because sometimes brushes are made of goat and squirrel. Um. Horrible moment in my life about that recently. But these are just made out of synthetic fibers and they wash easily. We talk a lot about cloud brushes, and you need one. Hard to find a good cloud brush. Hard to find one. Here’s my thoughts on cloud brushes, but I think everyone should have one. This is my favorite cloud brush. I don’t even know what the brand is anymore but I can find it whenever I’m out. The- It’s very thick and stiff and the bristles are shorter. Everyone wants to make thses have really long bristles, but you want shorter for this kind of stiff thing. But the other great cloud brush. This actually came from a sip and paint. Right. Because whenever their brushes get real bad they get rid of them, but this angle, man, that is the idea cloud. And, if you can’t find any of that, this is a deerfoot stippler. See him? Deerfoot stippler. That’s the whole mystery there. A lot of them are soft, cause they’re for watercolor, so you gotta feel them. You need them to be like a thistle. That’s all I’m saying. That’s all I’m saying. Wide brush. Yes! You can use one for painting the house. Yes. Yeah. They have them for paint, and they’re cut for that, and they’re manufactured for it and that’s fantastic, and that’s what I have here. I’m gonna actually do a live on Facebook where I’ll go and show you buying at Home Depot, cause that’s fine. If you want to do happy little trees, you need a fan brush. In acrylic painting, needs to be a stiff filament on this. This is the issue with almost all fan brushes. Is they’re not firm enough. Are you getting kind of a trend? Because I’m painting in heavy bodied paints. I’m not painting in soft bodied paints. When people paint with soft bodied paints, guess what they like. The like the softer filaments. But we’re not. We’re painting with heavy bodied paints, so we like the firmer filaments. So you need the detail rounds, and I have that listed as a six, a four, and a two. Right. But also I keep talking about the micro mini’s. This is what I’m talking about. They’re miniature brushes. You can find them in the miniature painting section. You’re just talking about teeny tiny, teeny tiny little brush. What are those for? That’s for branches. When you’re like, “I can’t paint branches!” That’s about having a fluid paint. This is in the recommended list. Fluid soft body paints. Branches!!! Solved. All those branch problems, right here. Totally solved. Gesso. Cause stuff happens, and then you don’t like it. And then you want to paint over it. Or the coating sucks. Gesso. Gotta have it. Yes, you have to varnish. Spray varnish. Have to do it outside. I’m allergic to this stuff. My husband has to use it because I can’t do the propellants in it. This is my point about art supplies. Why we don’t need to be hysterical about what’s in our art supplies. Read everything. Always read the safety on every single art supply. Right? This is not edible stuff. This is not food coloring. So, it may be non-toxic. It may not have the OC’s, but it might have stuff going on with it. The paint manufacturer’s really like you. They want you to keep painting. They’re gonna wrote a whole bunch of information on the bottle. Always read everything. I don’t know your allergies. I don’t know what you’ve got going on at home. So if you read what’s on the bottles, or on the website, then you know. And there’s always, always, and I’m even here to help with that. There’s always an exchange. If you’re like, “Man, I’m allergic to this thing,” I might know a product. Some artist in the aisle next to you might know a product. We’re a helpful community. That is just how we are. We like to help each other out. So, I like to have that there. Glazing liquid. And I have retarders. So, this is my favorite of the glazings. I like this one because it slows down the drying time. However, that’s relevant to me cause I’m in the studio and it’s really really hot and it dries out my paint real fast. You might want a glazing liquid that dries fast. That would be the Liquitex glazing, but this one dries slower and does glazes. And then this is a retarder. So when they say the words open or retarder, and I think it’s a good thing to have in your studio, this is what they’re talking about. I can’t- Oh, hairdryer! Doesn’t have to be a good one. I got one of those. And easels. This is an easel by a company called Jack Richeson. This is a Best Easel. This is a Best Easel. This is the European. I have it in the description. I have it in this list. I’m not trying to hide it from you. But here’s the thing on easels. There’s a lot of brands. I’ve just always painted on this. This is like seriously, from the time I was in the crib, I been wanting one of these easels. My mom has just always had them in the house. Do you have traditions like this in your family? I do, definitely. This table easel I have here. This is my favorite style of table easel. I love this, cause it goes like this, and it sits very nicely on the table, and it holds a lot of different size canvases, and it’s so stable. But here’s what you need out of an easel. Needs to be stable. Shake ’em. Go to the art store and shake ’em. Mine’s like a rock. I love my easel. I’ve had a bunch from this company, other companies, I just know this company. I am not sponsored at all. This is just what’s happening in my studio, and this is just my way of saying, hey, this is what I’m experiencing. I want you to experience a good time and hopefully together and in an ongoing conversation that we’re having you can have a great time stocking up your studio. I have the list set up in the order that you might want to add to it because, look. At the end of the day this is just art, and people do great art with a number two pencil, and lined paper. You’ve gotta do what is best for you and you’ve got to- My general recommendation is this. Get the best materials that your budget allows for. And buy from a company that cares that you did. You know, and those are generally companies that have websites. Have social media. Have more information about their products. You know I- If you’re in Australia, you know, the two brands I know from Australia are Mont Marte and Matisse. Right. But you want somebody who has laid their boots on the ground that wants your business that cares. So if you get a tube of paint your tube of paint should never be clumpy. If you get a tube of paint that isn’t right you want them to care about that experience. You want to have somebody to write to say hey, this is what happened to me. If you have a question about a product, you want that. If a company isn’t willing to provide that to you I don’t really think they should get your business. That’s my opinion. Right. So, that’s what I recommend to people. That’s what I do in my own life. If a company is willing to take care of me then that makes me feel really good about buying from them. So it’s not that you have to have my brand of paint. You don’t. I just, I like these. These make me happy. This is a personal choice. And I don’t mind telling you want my personal choice is, but your personal choice is valid too, and I support that. And I hope this is a good, updated, um… materials list video for you to help you, you know, set up your studio, and I hope that blog, The Art Sherpa dot com helps out. Check the i-Card for the quest cause we go deep. You think this was deep? We actually go deeper. We go on for a really long time talking about all this stuff. But this is the most updated stuff, and you know what? I’ll probably be making another one of these. Later! Because, when it needs to change, it needs to change. I hope you guys are great. I hope you feel validated and loved in your lives. And I want to see you at the easel really really soon. [Come join us live. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at eleven a.m. central] [Or enjoy one of the hundreds of paintings available on replay anytime.]

This Cheap Cinema Projector LENS Will Make your Jaw Drop

This Cheap Cinema Projector LENS Will Make your Jaw Drop


This lens was made in Germany and it
was for 35-millimeter cinema projectors like this kind of huge cinema
projector in this episode we will see how to adapt this lens on a mirrorless
camera and use it as a photo and video lens this lens is sold around $100 right
now on eBay and as almost all projector lenses it has no diaphragm so you are
forced to shoot at f/2 all the time The main problem with this lens is that
there no official way to adapt it so I had to do some Frankenstein work and
create my own adapter after some testing I found out that the back of the lens
fits almost perfectly inside this old helios 44 empty body all I had to do was
to add some rubber bands to make it stay firmly in place and finally I plugged
the thing into an M 42 flat adapter to get the Infinity focus for all my rubber needs I use an old bike inner tire That I simply cut with scissors the
rubbers are really strong and black so it’s perfect to create some
do-it-yourself lenses because the lens only aperture is f2 there is a lot of
light coming in and colors are very well defined there’s something vibrant and artistic
to the color redition and not only because I shot the test in
the museum the lens is extremely sharp in the
center making it a great tool for capturing details for example the details in the building
structure are very well defined even at f/2 and still the environment is not
overexposed you can see here that the corners of the lens are way more soft
but they do not vignette and that’s a plus at f/2 even in the dark museum
environment the lens delivers a clean image without rising the ISOS because the center of the image is so
sharp portraits are just amazing so the background is not as melted as if
it was an f1.4 lens but still it’s easily the subject in a very
organic way as I already mentioned in previous episodes projector lenses are a
true secret treasure that get you some amazing quality for really cheap all you
need is to learn to adapt them and work on your manual focusing you can check in
the description links to the other projector lenses I reviewed before and
you can also visit the weird lens museum for free right now so don’t forget to
subscribe to get the new episode follow me on Instagram to check my weird
experiments and I see you real soon bye you