April 11, 2012
I just completed a blog design for a friend named Averi Raleigh.
Check out “Orange Friday” at http://orangefriday.blogspot.com

I just completed a blog design for a friend named Averi Raleigh.

Check out “Orange Friday” at http://orangefriday.blogspot.com

8:52am
Filed under: blog design michael rowley art 
April 5, 2012
Alter

"Spending my formative years immersed in the world of politicians and PR led to a fascination with the possibilities of repackaging source texts and adding superficial modifications that would profoundly alter perception. "

Check out the artwork by Alexa Meade . I love it.

12:03pm
Filed under: art Alexa Meade artist inspiring 
March 21, 2012
"I Never Was One For Straight Lines"
Charcoal 22” x 28”

"I Never Was One For Straight Lines"

Charcoal 22” x 28”

11:38pm
Filed under: art michael rowley 
March 13, 2012

The “Art of Lament” is the third video in the Lent series I have directed for Sanctuary (Tulsa). 

With the help of a photographer friend in town, I located this abandoned house in between Amarillo and Canyon Texas. With the only entries on my criminal record having to do with trespassing, I was a tad bit nervous about using the location. However, without a “NO TRESPASSING” sign or a barbed wire fence guarding the dilapidated residence, I made myself at home.

This video was shot at sunrise (a great time to shoot anything) and I think it worked to my advantage. The concept for the video was to have rough and gritty textures illustrating the dark message of scriptural Lament. With the sun peeking over the horizon and slowly ascending into the sky, each wall of the house provided many different and interesting looks due to the changing shadows and light.

Another exciting technique I used while shooting this video was a tripod lean. The shots in the footage where it appears to be on a dolly, I was just simply leaning the tripod slowly back and forth on its legs. I don’t think that technique would work well in a traditional video, but the abstract concept allowed it to be an easy and effective way of creating an interesting shot.

What I would do different: I didn’t know there would be text in the video until after I was done shooting. Any time I have text in a video I try and imagine it while I am shooting. If I had done this, it would have been a lot easier to find less distracting placement for my text.

Thanks for reading.

March 9, 2012
Screen-Grab from my shoot from yesterday. The piece will be entitled “Alone”.  I’m super excited about how it is going to turn out.

Screen-Grab from my shoot from yesterday. The piece will be entitled “Alone”.  I’m super excited about how it is going to turn out.

11:43am
  
Filed under: michael Rowley Art video alone 
March 4, 2012

Here is the latest video that I directed for the Sanctuary Lent series. 

Honestly, right now I am too tired to think of a clever post that would be enjoyable to read. So, instead I hope you enjoy this video without explanation.

Thanks.

February 20, 2012
SMUG
Charcoal

SMUG

Charcoal

February 16, 2012

I was recently hired to design some T-Shirts for The Brilliance (Tulsa). Let me know which one you like better.

# 1 “Can The Blind Have Sight”

#2 “Dust We Are and Shall Return”

February 12, 2012
End.
Charcoal

End.

Charcoal

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Filed under: end michael rowley art charcoal amarillo texas 
February 8, 2012