The brief for Iron in the Soul was to make prints with an everyday object. In this case, a steam iron. These were then turned into a series of stop motion animations. In order to create an animation with a bit of a story, an additional print was made in which the previously carefully ironed white shirt was transformed into a print in its own right.
The initial brief for Mobile St Paul’s was to experiment with four colour silkscreen printing. The images of St Paul’s Cathedral were then turned into a set of mobiles which in turn became the subject of a short video that brought together stop motion animation and filming with a green screen. St Paul’s, one of the most arresting buildings in London, a place which had been built following the Fire of London and which had become a symbol of London’s survival from the Blitz, during lockdown turned its back on its congregation as well as it admirers and closed down.
Bedroom Lullaby was a response to a brief to analyse the room in which I sleep, work and study. The challenge was to communicate the scale and nature of this increasingly claustrophobic space overlooking the Barbican towers, a place totally unaffected by the changing of the seasons. A series of ink sketches were abstracted and then turned into a book which was overpainted in red. This in turn became a stop motion animation with a soundtrack based on a specially-created medal music machine for making a noise from old running medals.
A rendition of St Kilda’s Road, Stoke Newington, home for the first nine years
This version of the video has a track using a recording of a gong, manipulated and overlaid with a metronome soundtrack.
This is a version of blog 17 but with a Barbara Streisand soundtrack.
This is a tribute to the recently created Illuminated River project which is relighting twelve of London’s bridges. At the moment, although it has a small audience with so many people staying away from the centre of London, the newly-lit bridges have no traffic on them and a completely still, traffic-free river to illuminate each evening. This is made in iMovie using the audacity software to generate the soundtrack.
Here the previously-made video now has a home made soundtrack.