Samantha Bond again…….

007 at Beaulieu Motor Museum

It’s not every day you see Miss Moneypenny driving around in one of the James Bond villain’s cars. Whilst we were at the museum we were delayed due to Samantha Bond being interviewed, and then following lunch we bumped into her driving around the grounds of the estate in a Green Jaguar XKR, complete with Rockets hidden in the grille and a machine gun mounted on the back !! The car (from Die another Day) was one of the exhibits. – Apologies for the quality of these, but they were reactive rather than planned and I was lucky to get a couple of clean shots without my kids photobombing the lot.

007 at Beaulieu Motor Museum

The Long Road Home

Had a play with the TriggerTrap Mobile app on the way home from work last night.   Haven’t played with it for a while and it’s a lot more stable than it used to be now, having suffered just one crash (of the application) on the whole trip.  This I suspect was caused mostly by me covering 50m quicker than the iPhone could cope with taking and saving a photo.

Triggertrap was set to Distance Lapse rather than time lapse, triggering a capture every 50m or so.  In practice, some images were captured well within 50m of the previous one and some were considerably further apart.  Again, I don’t think this is a Triggertrap issue, more down to the phone, and Location services being able to keep up with the speed of change.

Anyhow, I managed an impressive 978 shots before the battery died, some 5 miles short of home.  Assembled at 10 fps, the resultant video looks like this.  I did originally have a Kasabian track as the background – it worked well to give a sense of frenzied drive around the M25.  Unfortunately YouTube didn’t like it for copyright reasons so I swapped it out for something royalty free.  It really changes the whole tone of the film though (have a look at the Flickr version for the original soundtrack).

Week 16 – Hidden (and other projects)

Hidden – So many things sprang to mind for this week that it was almost a bit too much. From magical worlds hidden in the fridge, to lost socks poking out from under the washing machine a jumble of images tumbling through my head, some relatively ‘easy’ to set up and shoot some almost impossible without hair, makeup and models. Importantly though, pretty much all of them don’t involve the tabletop set-up that’s getting quite familiar now, and all of them are different to the previous submissions.

Of all of the ideas I’ve had, it’s the very first one that stuck in my mind. Over the course of the week it”s developed in my head and going for this will be both ambitious, and challenging. Totally outside my comfort zone both on a technical and artistic level (in that I’m not sure that I’ll be able to convey the emotional side of it as clearly as I ‘see’ it in my head. Hopefully I’ll have some time this evening to get it sorted and make it in time for the deadline !!

Another interior itch (which has potential to develop into a minor obsession) has been getting worse and I think it’s about time I scratched it. There’s an old Kodak Box Brownie languishing in my loft somewhere. I thought it was with the Cine8, clockwork movie camera, but had a quick peek and it isn’t. so it must be up there with the other super8 cine camera underneath something else. Guess I’ll be up there at the weekend rooting about. I remember using it as a child and I’m more and more interested in seeing if I can get anything decent out of it. Not sure if it still works, nor am I sure that I’ll be able to get my hands on any 620 film for it, but it’s got to be done at some point this year. The trouble with this is that I can see this going somewhere unpredictable and me ending up with a spare room full of chemicals by the summer…… Not sure how this will pan out but watch this space……