Exploring | Moments that Matter

We recently moved to a rental house while our new house is being built and there is this long stretch of land just two streets away. I don't know who it belongs to, or if we're allowed in there but there aren't any fences or signs and there are big electricity lines running through it so I figure it's fine to explore in. It's full of mud and tons of large crater looking holes filled with water, all dotted around. The colours are rich, and there's always frogs and birds hanging around to look at. I've started taking the kids there regularly after school because it's just easy to walk and play there and I love that there isn't any actual playground equipment, just the natural environment. 

One of the students in my Filming Life Workshop asked me about using slow motion in films so I needed to think of something to film to use for the tutorial I would make. The first idea that came to mind was this spot and our adventures there. I had this idea in my head to create an emotional film of them playing in this spot, so that we could always remember this season in our lives. The in between. I wanted to create a film that felt creamy and dreamlike. Something that would encapsulate the essence of childhood, and of their relationship together. So I filmed this with my lensbaby (SO CHALLENGING btw) at 50fps and slowed it all down in post. The song, is my "voice" in the film (figuratively - it's not actually me!). My love letter to them. 

This post is part of a blog circle I'm in with a group of amazing artists called Moments that Matter. To follow the circle, click here and see what matters to Lauren Kennedy this month.

PS - There are still spots available for the September run of Filming Life - An online DSLR video workshop for photographers. Click here to book your spot.

This post is part of a blog circle I'm in with a group of amazing artists called Moments that Matter. To follow the circle, click here and see what matters to Lauren Kennedy this month.