We have just finished a short film about a local artist.
Alysn is an artist who works primarily in copper, bronze, stainless steel and pewter metal shims and woven metal fabrics; often altering the original surface by burnishing, texturing, printing, patterning and patinating.
The results vary from subtle to spectacular, and she was ideal material(!) for a film designed to show how she connects the elements she sees in the landscape around her back into her work.
We followed her as she walked the dogs in the morning, through to the basic assembling of the different materials, through to the manufacture of the piece.
Finally we showed the artwork in context in the gallery.
It was a very satisfying project to work on, not least because the artwork was sooooo photogenic! However we also used our tact in filming, and tried not to be intrusive; for example when we filmed the sewing and metalwork, we were at between 5 and 8 feet away from Alysn so not to crowd her.
We also wrote and recorded an original piece of music to fit behind, and give shape to the film.