Recently I spent the afternoon with Bren and collected footage of him canning in his kitchen, making curried apple chutney. I’m always interested in the process, and how things come to fruition, so this seemed like an ideal collaboration. I love working with people that I know, there is something so relaxed about the creative process, and the end result with Bren turned out better than I expected.
Some screen shots from a film I finished entitled “8 Years Later”. I’m so happy with how it turned out. I submitted the film, and it’s been accepted, for distribution through Video Pool, a media arts center here in Winnipeg.
Synopsis: An experimental documentary that abstracts the roads I travel on a daily basis. Tracking shots are layered on each other, turning documented images into a disorientating visual memory. Real audio from the tracking shots, contrast the layered images, disrupting the visual collage.
Bren has been apprenticing with a local beekeeper, and has been getting some real hands-on beekeeping skills. I took my camera out and shot some very casual video of Bren doing his thing. It’s so peaceful, and calming being out there. It was a beautiful evening, and the footage turned out great.
Sound, image and rhythm.
My good friends contributed their song to these tracking shots, and it fits so well. It was an early Wednesday morning when I shot this. Winnipeg was waking up to beautiful day.
“…close-ups reveals the most hidden parts in our polyphonous life, and teaches us to see the intricate visual details of life…”
The Close-Up, 1945