In preparation for this year long project I decided that, in addition to shooting new footage along the way, I would revisit some of the footage I’ve shot and archived over the years. It’s been a real joy rediscovering video that never found its way into a released film. This week’s film is such a case. Shot over eight years ago, it’s a little memory of a morning spent in one of my favorite places with one of my favorite people.
During the past few months of living through this global pandemic, I’ve been trying to be more present and connected to the world around me. To notice more and be more appreciative of even the simplest things. That was one of the origins of this project, to reflect on things that often go unnoticed, or at least unacknowledged. Another is to keep myself challenged and engaged creatively when so much of the work I had planned for these past few months and in the months to come has been put on hold or canceled outright.
These films will vary in length from a minute or so to several minutes. Some will tell stories. Others will be purely experiential. So there you have it. Look for a new film posted here sometime on Sunday each week. I hope you'll find them interesting enough to keep you coming back for more. I’ll keep them all posted throughout the coming year so if someone wants to join in and catchup on the previous weeks they’ll always be available.
Thanks for looking in and I hope you’ll be back.
The project’s inaugural film is an abstract piece resulting from video I’ve been collecting for the past year or two. I’ve been shooting light in motion whenever it happens to present itself to me and I’ve finally compiled some of these shots into this short. It’s scored with a piece of choral music from my talented friend, the musician and composer John Mehrmann, who’s work you’ll be hearing more of as the project unfolds over the next year.