SLOMO MOMENTS are my experiments in creating brief ‘mindful moment’ film clips, that tell a simple story. The ones I have made so far are in black and white with a drawn ink effect. The visuals and soundtrack are slowed to create a feeling of calm. Put your headphones on while you watch. Slowed down sounds form a music of their own which can be quite relaxing...
The Millennium Bridge, river Thames, seagulls, and the sound of building construction…
I was walking along the Thames riverside towpath during lockdown, when I came across seagulls flying about the Millennium Bridge. I took a short video of the birds, hoping to catch the sound of their wings and the call of the sea. I felt irritated at the noise of building construction that was going on behind me. It was later in editing, when I slowed down the footage, that I became interested in the industrial sounds mixing with the call of the seagull. I liked the conjugation of nature and urban sound. It has, in my mind, an almost musical quality.
Put on your earphones while you watch. Listen to the sounds of seagulls and the unexpected, remarkably soothing tones of industrial hum and clanks of construction…
Audi B. | UniteD states
“Fascinating!!! looks like it could have been done in Indian ink. Remarkable! Very creative Miss Lesley Scoble”
Nadine H. | spain
Maggie s. | uk
“Loved it….clever girl!”
David t. | uk
“Love it except take out the industrial revolution”
Lorraine e. | uk
“I love this, amazing!”
Larry v. | uk
The Kestrel and the Gardener
In a City of London wildlife garden a kestrel lands in front of me to enjoy a snack (a nice morsel of worm) but dining is interrupted by the gardener…
SLOMO MOMENT in a city wildlife garden. A kestrel enjoys a snack, but dining is interrupted by the gardener...
LOrraine E. | uk
MAggie S. | uk
Fantastic! But what is the noise in the background?”
The JCB Yellow Dragon
The Yellow Dragon
The Yellow JCB Dragon is an industrial beast. A beast that digs and drills up roads making too much noise disturbing the peace…
The giant machine is closed; but in repose,Lesley Scoble
There is meanness in its half-shut eye,
Watching cyclists and an old man pass by…
Some people may be lucky enough to get serenaded below their window by a romantic. But not I! I get a JCB road digger directly below mine, digging and drilling for an entire week! The incessant noise giving me a mental aberration! So I write a poem about it. Then run for the hills.
Read the complete poem Yellow JCB Dragon + blogpost here
You can also watch the film sequence on YouTube here
Audrey B. | United States
“It takes tremendous talent turning ugly noisy machines into poetry.”
Terianne M. | UK
“The man walking past with the stick—it’s brilliant!”
Thank you for taking the time watching my Slomo Experimental film clips. I hope you enjoyed them. Would love to know what you think! I welcome any feedback about them and appreciate all comments and reviews.