RANDOM HAPPENINGS – A NEW TIME CAPSULE FILM

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A lot of this year has been dominated by photography… various projects have had me shooting more photos than films. For example… various family portrait sessions, the color//colour lovers project was mainly stills and my latest course – TANGIBLE Time Capsules has been centred around holding real photographs by getting your images off devices… plus I’ve been shooting with the Lumia 1020.

I have been capturing video sporadically, but I’ve not had enough time for editing, to make my films, and this has been affecting my creative spirit. I see in movement, lots of my photos have motion within and capturing video is my real passion.

So I was determined to make a film of our Easter break… (in fact a film of our first camp of the season is also in the works – and maybe a bike film?).

A “Random Happenings” film is something I encourage my course participants to create, as it’s just a collection of moments, put together in no particular order (maybe with a theme or a thread), thus provoking a feeling that takes us back to that moment, when we watch in years to come.

Blessed with amazing weather, I was squealing at the amazing light. Give me dappled sunlight in a wood or the golden hour and my camera & I are happy.

Huge thanks to our boys, who are so generous with their support to be filmed. I often get questions from people asking if they mind being documented, and currently they’re cool with it, getting involved in the process and cheekily reminding me how lucky I am to have them as subjects! – and believe me I’m so grateful. As I realise this might not last, so I’m making the most of it while I can…

If this kind of film making appeals to you & you’d like to capture your moments on video and make them into Time Capsule films… Well, Creating Time Capsules is coming back… a summer long course – combining photos & video capturing your moments, plus the TANGIBLE element of printing your photos. For details and updates of when it’s coming… please join my MAILING LIST.

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All footage shot on the Canon 5Dm3 with 35mm 1.4 lens.

 

 

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  • mummydaddyme

    Blogtacular has reinforced to me that I really want to do one of your video courses! x

  • alisonchino

    Xanthe this is just gorgeous! I’m obsessed with these yellow fields (we don’t have them back in Arkansas) and I can’t stop taking photos of them! My big kids don’t love being my photo subjects anymore (sniffle) but I have one who will still run in a field, so I just run along with him!

  • Chloé Browne

    I can’t tell you enough how much I love this. I didn’t realise you made films – what an inspiration!

  • Tahnee

    oh xanthe! that silhouette skyline with one of the boys towards the end.. made me breathe out loud in absolute awe! my goodness I love stopping by x

  • Jeri_Taira

    Love, love, love. Hammocks yes please ;-)

  • Emily Beale

    Beautiful Xanthe, makes me want to take my boys outside for an adventure!