Film making is still a relatively new medium to me. As my earliest attempts show; the beginning was crude. A lot of the filming was not done by myself but by the artist SLAM. I edit everything myself.
At first, we were playing around recording clips while piecing. Then we discovered that documenting artists piecing through filming was an interesting way of recording the work as well as the event.
In addition to recording the work in action it gave us, as artists, an opportunity to watch our own and other artists' working progress.
For obvious reasons we rarely watch each other paint, and watching other people's techniques and methods can be really useful and interesting
All my films are filmed on my digital camera and edited on Windows' very basic Movie Maker software. These simple tools with their limited technical ability have given me an enjoyable challenge to play around with on a new creative platform.
My films are still basic and fairly crude but I like to think that I'm learning to work with and utilise it to make better, basic films.
I intend to explore film making and editing further in the future.
NOTE: The films are all uploaded and embedded through YouTube. To watch them in a higher quality, go to my YouTube account: http://www.youtube.com/Svissr1
Some of the films have been published on a dvd through the Life Is Sweet collective. (The visual quality on the dvd is very high.) The dvd was put together by myself, the cover designed by SLAM.
(The dvd can be purchased through the LIFE IS SWEET myspace: http://www.myspace.com/lifeissweet_uk