I’m becoming more and more aware of the importance of using film well to document work, explore ideas, present and attract a wider audience and even, perhaps, make a few extra bucks on the internet! I try to take good photos of my work in diverse settings, but when I’ve used a professional photographer, the results are usually much better. I realise we can’t do everything well. I went to ’35mil’ in Frome recently to try out their expert eye/lenses/lighting on the start of some new work, in the hope that the images would be good enough for some new PR. The results were great and I’ll definitely return for more, when my series of Vertical pieces is finished:
A photographer friend and co-member of Gallery4Art, Nic Wingate, recently photographed one of my Earth Worm pieces as a 360˚ image. This has great potential for products which need to be seen from all angles.
V-J Ultra made a film of my work once, and I’ve since been meaning to make my own. Whilst I was a member (and co-founder) of the Scraptors, S-J of Whitespace Productions kindly produced a wonderful film (gratis) of our Stourhead Sculpture Trail. We used it to good end in our fund-raising appeal and it remains a lasting reminder of the trail’s success. Recently, my teenage son and I have been to a couple of animation/film-making workshops via Somerset Film, as he’s interested in this media. We took part in making a Bridgwater Carnival film and made simple animations. It reminded me of doing animation as part of my Art Foundation course years ago, which I really enjoyed.
So now with a taste for it again, I plan to make some “how to make…” films, stick them on Youtube, get millions of hits and make big bucks. That way I can carry on sculpting into ripe old age..! Watch this space…