Designing an Artbook, the art studio

The art and filming workstation

The Art Studio for my artwork and creating the current Designing and Filming the current artbook project.

This is the setup for my painting area. It’s also one of the setups used for filming the videos. Camera to the left is the video camera/mic and next to it the 35 mm used for still shots when and where needed.

Not shown is an easel area for filming and camera shots of art visuals used for the videos.

Working on Ep 16 now.

YouTube: Craig L Haupt to see the results of this video series of ‘Designing an Artbook’

Designing an Artbook, Ep 15

This episode features two more paintings of the 48 primary paintings, #5 ‘The Candy Store’ & #6 ‘Stickman’ that are included in the in-progress design of my second ArtStory book. This episodes goal is to play catch-up as to align the Video Episodes postings of the 48 paintings to match my social media platform (FaceBook, Blog, etc.) weekly postings.

This Youtube posting should achieve that alignment. Also included in this Episode is another ’fictitious Letter’. A fictitious letter from a fictitious person with a fictitious question. The ‘Fictitious Letters’ chronicle my history of becoming an artist. The introduction of the ‘fictitious Letter’ aspect will also give me a chance to integrate my artistic history/autobiography into the episodes.

Ep. 15 Highlights age 14 to 16

Ep. 14 Highlights age 8 to 13.

Ep. 13’s Fictitious Letter highlighted my beginnings at age 7.

Overall view of the “24 Album Cover” book Episode series project is Highlighting the artistic design, writing stories, creating art images, computer applications including InDesign & Photoshop, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to convert the self-published ArtStory project to printed form.

The ArtStory book will feature 48 full color images, 77 supporting images, and 24 short story/vignettes within a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 plus page self-published book.

YouTube video: Published: 3-22-21 Links: Website:

Musical guest for Episode 14 ‘End of Video Credits’ background music: Vanessa Peters (BMI) “Just Down”©

​Musical guests for past Episodes:

Episode 14: Lee Steelwright (longtime friend) First attempts on his newly acquired Bongos “Habanera Beginnings”© Used with permission

Episode 13: Jen Pruitt & Shannon Cassidy “Ukazoo!!” © Used with permission

Episode 12: Charles Roe “16 Kittens 12 Monkies”©

Episode 11: Ryan Simmons “Why Not Now”©

Episode 10: Paul W. Greenbeck “Abandoned Symphony for Chamber Ensemble” Music and Orchestral Mockup© 2020

The Second ArtStory Book in the Making-2

Over the past several months I have been researching the concept and possibility of a second ArtStory book. It has now entered the stage where it has become a viable project. As part of the promotional aspects I am creating a series of YouTube videos to let viewers see the process of creating my second ArtStory book, “24 Album Covers”.

I uploaded the first video yesterday, “Episode One, Second Book Beginnings”.

The video project will highlight the progress of creating a self-published ArtStory book from beginnings to launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to working with the printer for publication.  At YouTube just type in Craig L Haupt.

The first few video’s will be uploaded about three weeks apart while I work with the learning curve of writing scripts, filming, relaxing in front of the camera, lighting, and film editing process besides working on the book text and design itself. With time and experience I hope to figure out a one or two week posting schedule as I solidify a second Kickstarter campaign during the spring of 2021.

They do not list the names of subscribers or viewers so there is a sense of confidentially. Only comments would give any recognition.

Below is the YouTube link if you would prefer to copy and paste to the YouTube search box.



Thank you,