I successfully applied new tactics yesterday to my train journey project, surveying the left hand side of the journey from Marden to London. Filming the other half of the trip was impossible as one journey pretty much exhausted the camera batteries. More power packs are essential!
I need to map the journey somehow to note where to shoot more footage. A drawn map feels impractical – I’ll probably have passed what I want to film before I can shoot it. An audio map might work, combining both left and right hand sides of the journey into one sound track to note points of interest just before they appear. Its flaw – it relies on trains running to schedule, but I can compensate for problems at each station.
I really noticed the effects of the motion of the train yesterday. I wonder if I can incorporate it into the footage by not using the window as a tripod and allowing the camera to move with the train?