Jem Raid
Self portrait figurative video art for sale





In the collection of

Still from my video, "The last vestiges of hope"

I offer my videos for sale at $zero, I use WeTransfer to send them to collectors.
I like the idea of the Poetry Film genre, I send a poem out with each one.

Collecting video art

Paraphrasing video collector Robert Bielecki's words from;
Although video art is a relatively recent development in art history, it allows for a unique and differentiated experience from other mediums such as painting, sculpture, etc. Its durational nature requires a longer commitment of time on the viewer’s part to render an aesthetic judgment.

My take on this is finding that as a montage artist I can see transformations between the 'before' and the 'after' of an image. The video software does this in unique ways with some parts of an image emerging before others. This makes the experience for the viewer far more interesting than the simple slide show.

It gives me such great pleasure to know that someone would want to own my work. That in itself is far more reward than any money I might make.

A bit from the past and some techie info

In the past I have produced prints and photo books, using paper and shipping resources, videos can be sent to anywhere in the world via WeTransfer or the recently (March 2019) introduced Firefox Send.

The videos are edited in Cyberlink Powerdirector Ultra: anything I wish to do; there's a DIY tool to do it.

I make the soundtracks using Rob Jackson's iPad apps, Mood, Piano and Guitar Scaper:

I edit some of the tracks in the free and open source program Audacity:

The videos are between 5 and 8 minutes long in either 1440 x 1080 or 1920 x 1080 frame size. They are rendered to MP4 FHD

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