i’ve been keen to add a post here for over a week now. i’m having such a good time with the projects i’m involved with that the small window of opportunity has been quite elusive, until now.
i’m making this film on a part time basis and as such feel happy that i’m making good use of the time in and around the mill.
over the previous 3 saturdays i’ve recorded footage of very diverse activities happening in the mill. i’ve also had some very serendipitous moments of which my favourite has been working with the volunteers of the model railway. before they begun neatly packaging the rolling stock i was invited to film with them the driver and guards eye view of the model railway. when we looked at the rushes the reactions were overwhelmingly positive. getting that close with a camera rewarded all the hard work as the level of detail in the model makes the footage compelling viewing.
to date the model railway has a 70 year history.
i’ve enjoyed the walks outside the mill. the surprising aspect has been the diversity of environment at an equal number of steps away from the mill.
i’ve nearly completed all the filming. i have a session this week and at this i hope to get the remaining internal footage i need. this will leave the last few external shots to be made. i have my fingers crossed for favourable wether.
my post production process is on going. i’ve been researching the final resolutions of the film and think i’m almost at a decision about this. editing the footage will lead me to the linking keywords and then it’ll be a case of going through all the compressing and assembling the film. when i say it quickly there’s not much left to do really.
i’ve found that filming internally at the mill has been easy because i’m known to the staff. i’ve chatted to them before beginning and they have been at ease when i’m filming. i’m looking forward to the final stages of the film where i link it all together.
i’m looking forward to when i can share the film with the staff of the museum as in making the film i’m seeing new aspects of the museum.
upon reflecting about my process so far i see that i’m evolving in the way i consider something. for this film i’m happy to stay with a wide aspect of the subject in so much as i’m not fixating on detail within the scene. this is quite an adaption to my thinking as i consider that previously i might well have been over focussed on detail believing that that was what was important. i see through this film project that sometimes detail can bog down something unnecessarily. i am getting a sense that in looking at a wider picture i leave space for curiosity to find the detail when more detail is needed to help further the interest. i am of course thinking here about the viewer of the film. am i learning how to manage my expectation of detail ?