Made with photographer John Hooper and composer Tim Phillips, we created this short film for ‘If You Could Collaborate’, an exhibition of creative, experimental pairings at the A Foundation gallery in London curated by It’s Nice That.
Shot in the Lake District, the film is a 24-hour time-lapse piece using a camera head programmed to rotate twice through 360°. During the day, it captures the natural landscape as it changes over time, then to contrast with the night sky, we introduced a man-made element through flashes of light.
A series of hand-held camera flashes were activated at pre-determined points to match an imaginary musical score of 96bpm. Tim, although aware of the narrative and the rhythm of the lights we had in mind, hadn’t seen the actual footage prior to composing the music. Somehow, when we put everything together it kind of worked!
Every now and then are really magical moments as the light and music crescendo together. There’s no post-production; we left it straight out of camera for its hand-made, raw feel.
For more information, here’s the case study