Using YouTube–especially if you have to show time or movement

Artist John T. Unger has the right idea using YouTube to promote his sculpture. He writes:

My original plan was just to upload some footage of the fire pit with both gas and wood fires so people could see what it looked like, but then I took it a little step further to give the piece some serious entertainment value as well. I interspersed video with photos of customers and locations to give a better picture of who it is that buys the art as well as why. And since it's a pretty diverse crowd (from a lesbian couple who put it in a stone circle, to restaurants, to the Catholic Archdiocese of chicago, to neighbors and families) I think it's worth getting that message out there. People like to know that other people like what they like, right?

Choreographing live flame to dance to the beat is tricky, but it sure looks cool. Let me know what you think. If this takes off at all, I  think I'll do a whole series of rockin' art videos.

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4 thoughts on “Using YouTube–especially if you have to show time or movement”

  1. Whoa! This is great! I am inspired to go farther than I had planned. And I want a bowl. I’ll be in touch!

  2. Chris Petrauskas

    The work and video are both great but to reiterate Sari’s comment, it’s a real problem to use unlicensed music in commercial promotion. One resource I’ve found is that local unsigned bands are quite often eager to share their work in exchange for attribution (once signed it’s usually not their choice anymore). There is also the Podsafe Music Network which could help you find similar-minded musicians. http://music.podshow.com/ C.

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