Art Prof has been keeping me busy. Really busy. What’s challenging is trying to keep all aspects of production going at the same time: shooting footage, editing footage, and maintaining Artprof.org. Even though I have hours and hours of footage that has yet to be edited, I am still scheduling shoots regularly to continue creating new content. I always feel behind, but slowly I am creating a system for everything that is starting to become much more concrete and predictable than before. That’s actually what is so time-consuming; when you produce something for the first time and there is no system in place that you can rely on!
One upcoming video course that I am particularly excited about is about Art School Portfolios. Hands down the top blog post here on my blog is an article that provides advice for what to include in an art school portfolio. This video course will exponentially expand on the content in that post, and provide new content, such as the video testimonials from art school students on their experience preparing a portfolio.
The testimonials have been so much fun to shoot. For some students speaking about their portfolio felt like a distant memory, while for others, it was very recently that they completed their portfolio. Every student has their own unique story, but pretty much across the board, it’s incredible how much frustration and lack of resources almost every student had preparing their portfolio.
The idea behind this art school portfolios course is to provide concrete advice and resources for students combined with personal stories and experiences. If you are preparing an art school portfolio, you don’t have to do it by yourself anymore! I know that when I prepared my portfolio 23 years ago, I did everything entirely by myself. It was a really isolating, miserable experience that I am hoping this course can spare some students from.