3 Slomo Moments: 3 brief film clips

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...

Millenium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

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. 

Millennium Bridge | Image: Lesley Scoble

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…


Millennium Bridge | Reviews

Audi B. | UniteD states

“Fascinating!!! looks like it could have been done in Indian ink. Remarkable! Very creative Miss Lesley Scoble”

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Nadine H. | spain

“That’s AMAZING!!”

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Maggie s. | uk

“Loved it….clever girl!”

Rating: 5 out of 5.
David t. | uk

“Love it except take out the industrial revolution”

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
Lorraine e. | uk

“I love this, amazing!”

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Larry v. | uk

“ Wonderful!”

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Kestrel and the Gardener 
A kestrel in a city wildlife garden | Photo: Lesley Scoble


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...

Kestrel & the Gardener |
What They Are Saying

LOrraine E. | uk

Amazing!

Rating: 5 out of 5.
MAggie S. | uk

Fantastic! But what is the noise in the background?”

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

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,
There is meanness in its half-shut eye,
Watching cyclists and an old man pass by… 

Lesley Scoble

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.
The Yellow JCB Dragon | Illustration: Lesley Scoble
Read the complete poem Yellow JCB Dragon + blogpost here

You can also watch the film sequence on YouTube here

Poem & Film Reviews

Audrey B. | United States

“It takes tremendous talent turning ugly noisy machines into poetry.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Terianne M. | UK

“The man walking past with the stick—it’s brilliant!”

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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. 

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