Revisiting Works

It’s important to reflect and review your past work as an artist.  Reflection leads to deeper insights that you may have not seen at the time you were working on the piece.  It’s easy to forget about the work you have completed (or not completed), but to return is cathartic, and often inspiring.  This piece is from 2009, repetitious and droning.  I remember this afternoon clearly.  And now I can see how that style has been a thread through all of my work.

Poetry of a moment

I was able to film my mother as she recited one her beautiful poems.  I wanted the short project to be a document of her work and it all came together so nicely.  Channeling my art and creativity into the ones who are close to me is so satisfying.  Excited for more collabs!

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The Beekeeper

Repost. One of my favourite things to do is collaborate with my Partner. This is a short I did with him a few years back. I love watching this, and how he works. It was such a warm evening in June and I loved every minute, capturing this moment with him.

Preserves

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.

Hema & Nick

I shot this wedding video this past summer, and it turned out so beautifully. The weather was perfect and the couple was so gracious, it really was an awesome day to be a part of. The music in the video is an original piece composed and performed by the groom, and the video was shot with my ever handy Canon 7D and edited by myself.

Mayfair Farms

This summer I purchased an “Opteka SteadyVid SV-HD Camera Stabilizer” http://amzn.com/B00DRGQETA I decided to try it out when we went raspberry picking at the Mayfair Farms, and I like the end result. The stabilizer can be a bit tricky when you first set it up, but once you get it balanced it works well, and you can get some nice smooth shots.  

Mayfair Farm from James Dixon on Vimeo.