This weekend I will be meeting up with the composer David Ward that I met on the train and discussed a possible future collaboration.
Since our first encounter we have been communicating by e-mail. Our proposed collaboration will take the form of David writing a 20 minute piece for cellist Rohan de Saram and pianist Ryan Drucker with projected stills and video from myself. Both pieces of work will be inspired by my masters proposal.
Excited and eager to begin taking photographs and film I have been frustrated by the weather that changes from rain to wind to overcast. Windows of opportunity have been small and arise when I am teaching and cannot escape!
Time however has not been wasted as I employ myself in research and idea generation. The responsibility of producing a professional twenty minute film that is a perfect marriage to the music weighs heavy. I am both excited and nervous.
One of the ideas I have been researching is time lapse photography. There is much to be found on the internet on the subject and many tutorials on YouTube. With the large number of photographs required to make a small sequence rather than counting in my head and pushing the shutter release myself 1000 times I have invested in a device called an intervalometer. For around £10 this handy piece of equipment can be set to take a given number of exposures at various settings.
As I said earlier I have been frustrated at not being able to get out with my camera but this evening after work I managed to capture this little sequence. Now confident with my new gadget I wait impatiently for that next clear weather window!