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“The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary” Directed by Tysen Knight (California)

By Mikel Fair / a few months ago
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An Inspiring Story About Tysen Knight And His Passion For Street Art

The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary, Directed by Tysen Knight is an inspirational story. Above all, this film is about the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve your goals and dreams. Furthermore, this film won the Best Feature Film Award at Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2018. It was a great experience, meeting Tysen Knight at the event. He was engaged in all of the film screenings and an active participant in the Q&A periods for every film. Most noteworthy, several attendees asked Tysen about his motivation for creating this film in Palm Springs. Tysen answered that he moved to Palm Springs from New Jersey where he started. As a result, he decided to bring street art to Palm Springs and make this film while on this journey. Synopsis "Street Artist, Homeless Artist or High End Artist all the things that separate them ironically brings them together."

Tysen Knight Interview Part One

  1. Why did you think that the Oregon Documentary Film Festival was a good place to submit and also screen your film? "Oregon feels like a very cultural and artsy city. So I thought this festival would be the best fit for The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary"
  2. What is the title of your film and is there any special meaning to the title? "The Art Of Hustle:Street Art Documentary tells the story of your hustle and hard work in life determines your success in any profession! My hustle just happens to be Art!"
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Tysen Knight Interview Part Two

  1. Why did you choose to tell this particular story? "To highlight the positive side of street art and graffiti! Also to give myself and other artist a platform to showcase their hustle and talents to bigger audience."
  2. Did you discover certain story elements during the production of this film that you never expected to find in the planning stages of this project? "I discovered that it doesn't matter if its Fine Art, Abstract, Street Art or Graffiti we all share one common bond "The Love of Art'' I learned thats the real bond we share as art lovers and artist."
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Cameras And Gear

What camera(s) did you use to during the production of this film? Discuss any advantages or limitations that you may have run into, from an equipment perspective. "Canon Eos 5D Mark III & Nikon D3330 the Advantages were light weight easy to film with. Limitations on battery life but overall excellent cameras and video quality!"

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Tysen Knight Interview Part Three

  1. Did anything happen during the production of this film that was very interesting, but never made it on camera? "While we were filming on Venice Beach a guy was yelling "Weirdo" the whole time . We had to stop production until he was asked to leave the area. I expect nothing less it's Venice Beach!"
  2. How did you fund this film? Did you use crowd funding? Do you have pressure to recoup the production costs somehow? "I funded my own project. I'm a firm believer in investing in yourself. Out of necessity comes genius!"
  3. What kind of audience reaction are you getting to this film? Discuss any Positives or Negatives that you feel comfortable talking about. "Positive reactions some constructive criticism. Overall great response and sound advice."
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Tysen Knight Interview Part Four

  1. What kind of audience reaction are you getting to this film? Discuss any Positives or Negatives that you feel comfortable talking about. "So far I have received positive reactions some constructive criticism. Overall great response and sound advice."
  2. Do you have plans for a sequel or future film that you are working on? "I'm working on my second documentary about a homeless artist (Skratch) who is featured in The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary. The film follows him on his quest to make 15 dollars a day by selling his art work to survive on the streets."
  3. You have completed a documentary film, which is a huge achievement. Do you have any advice for a future filmmaker that is about to start a documentary project? Advice that you wish you had been given before you started yours? "Have a solid goal in mind for your project. Seek out people who share your same goal. Build your mastermind team and more importantly cross the finish line!"
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The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary: Director's Statment: Tysen Knight

''I believe that there's no concrete way to be successful. There's no A to Z. There's no mathematical or alphabetical way of getting there. I want to tell people, just be inspired."

The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary Director's Biography: Tysen Knight

Tysen Knight's love for art has always been in his DNA. As a teenager Tysen would express his art through graffiti. On walls and vacant buildings. He also spray painted and even airbrushed jeans and t-shirts. For classmates and local neighbors for money. Tysen's parents became alarmed with his method of expressing himself artistically. They brought him art supplies and encouraged him to pursue his art in more traditional ways. His parents entered him into an art competition (naacp act-so program) Tysen placed 2nd in the state of New Jersey for his oil painting of an African Queen. Qualifying him for the national competition in Houston, Texas. This experience gave Tysen exposure to all different types of art styles from around the country. Street, fine, pop and urban art define Tysen's artwork. Tysen's artwork touches the subconscious of his collectors and is recognized all over the world.

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About the author

Mikel Fair

My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.


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